Skip to comments.LNG tank valve won't release gas. Help.
Posted on 07/24/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT by VA Voter
I filled a 20lb LNG tank this afternoon and now with the valve open it won't release the gas. BBQ ruined.
The guy where I got the gas says the valve is stuck or broken closed inside.
Is there anything I can do?
You’re gonna need a hammer and a chisel.....
Will a lit match help/
There is nothing that can’t be fixed through the judicious use of explosives.
Close the valve... beat on it with a hammer, gently... and, try again...
If that doesn’t work, you’ve probably got to get a new tank
Not sure, but have a video camera handy for a Youtube moment, just in case....
Build a large wood fire.
Gently place the tank in the middle.
Quickly back off at least 1/4 mile.
Enjoy the show...
Go get a new tank.....
Turn off valve.
Disconnect from barbeque.
Re-connect, making certain fittings are tight and the little rubber gasket is in place.
Open valve slowly.
There is a fuel flow restricter inside the valve which shuts it off if it detects too much flow. You must shut off the valve and remove downstream pressure before it will reset.
Are you sure the tank valve wasn’t opened with the grill burner valve in the open position? If it was the new design will not let much gas flow. If this happened, shut the burner valve off and shut the tank valve. Disconnect the gas line and then reattach the gas line, open the tank valve and light the grill the way you normally would. Never open the tank valve with a burner valve in the open position.
Are you channeling Gunner or Eaker, by any chance?
take it to a Blue Rhino (not Olympia Snowe, the other kind) and trade it in. i think they take old tanks.
I’m sure you mean LPG not LNG! If it is liquid natural gas just leave it alone in the sun and in a few minutes say “howdy” to Jesus!
Get the most annoying person you know to try. If will open for them with out a problem making to you look dumb.
Quite often a bbq will act like this if one or more burners is left open when the gas valve is closed.
Try making sure the burners are turned off, connect the LPG and turn the tank valve on but wait five minutes before trying to open the burner valve to light it.
Always turn off all burners prior to closing gas valve to keep this from happening.
You know that grace before meals at the Eaker house includes the line “Please Lord, let us not have to stop, drop, and roll.”
Turn off the grill valve, if there is one. Turn off the tank valve. Disconnect the tank and reconnect it without much torque. Test for leaks with dish detergent/water mix. Tighten a little if necessary. Try it again.
If that doesn’t work, exchange the tank for another one.
LOL = “stop, drop, and roll, Dick, roll.”
He randomly detonates stuff just fer kicks, too?
I run with a dangerous pack.
One of mine did that once.
I had had it filled, connected it to my grill, and I can’t remember why, but I had to disconnect/reconnect it and after that it wouldn’t work.
Took it to get it refilled, connected it again and it worked fine.
[I hear the dogs all wear flack jackets]
bbq ruined?? not possible. Go get some charcoal at least.
My children still salivate any time a smoke alarm goes off.
I had them convinced for years that it was dad’s dinner bell...
Nuke the site from orbit.
It’s the only way to be sure.
Take the tank to a wide open field, remove yourself from it by at least a quarter mile, aim at it with a 30-06, gently squeeze trigger and enjoy.
Yes. LPG not LNG.
Not exactly. Stuff just sorta happens around him...
And....there’s the definitive solution, right there, I’ll tell ya what.
Just like that Russian guy with the dogs, Pyrolov. ;)
Well, I can sure empathize with that....:)
And someone to hand your Beer to while you say “Watch This!”
Not that it will help you now, but it would be a good idea in the future to have a spare tank handy. I’ve had tanks with bad valves in the past and there’s not much you can do with them at a time like this. I’ve also found that instead of getting your own tank refilled, you use one of those services (available at places like Home Depot or Lowes) where you simply exchange your empty tank for one that’s already been refilled. These companies (like Blue Rhino) will replace faulty valves on tanks turned into them. I haven’t had any problems of this sort since I made the switch.
The regulator on my grill likes to stick. I rap on it a few times, and back in business!
May not be your tank. Could be regulator.
Turn everthing off and unhook your tank.
Reattach hose fitting to tank.
Turn on valves on grill, does it work?
If no? Turn the grill valves back off, and gently (gently) tap on the side of the tank valve.
I went through a long process with that problem earlier this year. I concluded it was the STUPID fittings used on grills. There are two types, one with a black plastic ring that screws over the outlet of the tank, the other (all metal) screws inside of the tank. The one with the ring is newer and it caused me the problems, and I’M SURE it was what you used. The black plastic design has an extra valve in it...as mentioned by others.
Anyway, it took some effort, but I converted all of my propane appliances to the inside design and so far, so good. I have no idea why they messed up a perfectly good system.
There should be a bleeder screw on the side of the valve. Open that with a standard screw driver to release the excess pressure in the tank.
Put your cigarette out before trying this.
Noted BBQ expert George Goble answers your question here...
Do you happen to have an old regulator - the ones that take a wrench to install around the garage? If so, install it and see if it works. I keep one of those just to use on tank valves that are stubborn.
Is the valve handle moving or not?
If the handle spins call your fire dept and ask about disposal. If its jammed, put it in a chest freezer for an over night. Tap gently when you remove it with a hammer(on the handle straight down) do multiple smacks with increasing force, use a piece of wood in between the handle and the hammer. Try spinning the valve between smacks.
Liquid propane is a liquid, and if water was introduced at the fillup your looking at an ice plug. The colder everything is the brittler they will be.
Make sure if you crack the valve and get a leak you in a place where the tank can be 100 feet plus away from flames and structures. A tarp to throw on top if it leaks might be a good idea
Probably late to the game, but shoot it asap!
Or do as my buddy and I used to do.... grab the 338 magnum, sit about 300 meters away and shoot it! Great entertainment for the whole family (although not recommended).
Did Microsoft enter the gas BBQ market recently?
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