Oh no! You're out of gas. Don't worry, changing a gas tank is easy, even for those who wouldn't consider themselves "handy." I used to be one of you and I speak to you from the other side.
First things first -- here's a list of tools you'll need:
End of list. See! Very easy already.
We're including the picture below so we all know which piece of equipment we're referring to, what it looks like, and what it's called.
The image above shows a regulator (the thingy with the 2 gauges) attached to a gas tank.
Let’s take this step by step.
- Close the Gas Tank. Turn the Gas Tank Valve clockwise until it tightens up.
- Turn off the Shut-off Valve (you might have two whereas the picture above has one). All you need to do is flip it so that it's perpendicular to the lines (we’ve got a helpful pic below)! Yay!! Now the gas is off.
- Disconnect the regulator from the tank. Place your wrench on the Hex Nut, and turn the wrench counterclockwise to loosen the nut.
- Grab your new Gas Tank. Pull off the orange plastic cap, and tightly screw the regulator back onto the new gas tank.
- Open the gas tank. Turn the Gas Tank Valve at the top counterclockwise. If you hear hissing, turn the tank off and try to tighten the regulator at the hex nut. That means that gas is leaking, and you'll want to make sure the connection is as tight as possible so that doesn't happen.
- Adjust the PSI. Set the desired PSI using the Pressure Adjustment Knob. Then open the Gas Shut-off Valve(s) by flipping them parallel to the lines again (pictured below).
- Pat yourself on the back. You are a freakin' G who can do anything.