Propane tank

What Size Propane Tank
Is Right for You? 

The following are sizes and specifications of some of our most commonly used tanks for residential and small commercial applications. Propane tank dimensions and capacities may vary by manufacturer.
120 Gallon Tank (420 lb. Cylinder)

120 Gallon Tank
(420 lb. Cylinder)

Ideal Use: Popular for residential uses other than primary home heating.
Uses include water heaters, fireplaces, pool heaters and auxiliary heaters.

Distance/Position: Cylinders can be placed against a building, and more
than one cylinder can be connected together for higher volume use
where a 500 gallon tank is not feasible. A maximum of four cylinders can
be placed together. A typical residential application would require two to
three cylinders.
120 Gallon Tank Specifications
  • HEIGHT: 4’ 6.5”
  • DIAMETER: 30”
  • LPG CAPACITY: 96 Gal.
500 Gallon Tank

500 Gallon Tank

Ideal Use: Commonly used for residential and small commercial heating
applications, or where a higher BTU load is required for multiple uses.

Distance/Position: Must be installed at least 10 feet from any building or
property line.
500 Gallon Tank Specifications
  • HEIGHT: 3’ 10”
  • LENGTH: 9’ 10”
  • DIAMETER: 38”
  • LPG CAPACITY: 400 Gal.
1000 Gallon Tank

1000 Gallon Tank

Ideal Use: Rarely used in a residential application, a 1,000 gallon tank is usually
specified for commercial or agricultural operations with high volume usage and
very high BTU loads.

Distance/Position: Must be installed at least 25 feet from any building and at
least 10 feet from any property line.
1000 Gallon Tank Specifications
  • HEIGHT: 4’ 4”
  • LENGTH: 15’ 11”
  • DIAMETER: 41”
  • LPG CAPACITY: 800 Gal.

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