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How to Attach a Propane Tank to a Char-Broil Grill

Elizabeth Knoll

Enjoy tasty grilled food with your Char-Broil gas grill. Outdoor grilling adds a different taste to food than what you can achieve indoors. While there is some dispute on whether food cooked on gas grills or charcoal grills tastes better, a few facts are clear -- gas grills are less messy and simpler to maintain.

Before you can throw that steak on your Char-Broil gas grill, you must first connect the propane tank to it. This tank provides the needed fuel to your grill.

  1. Place the propane tank into the designated spot under the grill. Slide the retaining arm over the top of the tank to secure it in place.

  2. Turn all the control knobs on the grill to the "Off" position. Turn the knob on the propane tank to the "Off" position by turning it clockwise.

  3. Remove the protective cover on the outlet of the propane tank. These typically pull right off.

  4. Align the grill's regulator in a vertical position with the tank, and push the regulator nut on to the threaded connection of the propane tank. Turn clockwise until hand-tight.


If you smell propane gas at any time during operation of your grill, you likely have a leak. Examine all hoses, fittings and connections to find the leak before continuing to grill.