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All About Propane Tanks

Here’s the one-stop propane tank shop! Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about propane tanks in one place. Have other questions? Post below in the comments & we’ll let you know!

What kind of propane tanks are there?

Propane tanks fall into three categories:

1. Above Ground Tanks
2. Underground Tanks
3. Vertical Tanks

What propane tanks are available through AmeriGas?

AmeriGas offers the following types and sizes of propane tanks. This is just a sampling of tank sizes available – we can customize just about anything a customer wants.

Above Ground Tanks:

500 gallon propane tank

500 gallon tank

1000 gallon propane tank

1000 gallon tank

3,000 gallon propane tank

3,000 gallon tank

30,000 gallon propane tank

30,000 gallon tank

Underground Tanks:

Underground Propane Tanks

Underground Propane Tanks

Check out the Timeline of an Underground Tank Installation to see the photos of the entire process. This particular installation occurred in Chester, NJ.

 

Vertical Tanks:

 

The V-120, 120 Gallon Vertical Propane Tank

The V-120, 120 Gallon Vertical Propane Tank

Vertical 1150 gallon tank

Vertical 1150 gallon tank

 

What are some of these rules and regulations about tank placements?

The placement of a propane tank is not something decided upon lightly. In fact, there are many federal, state and local ordinances and regulations that must be observed at all times. Here are a few of those regulations:

Tanks under 125 gallons water capacity:

  • must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner
  • must be placed a minimum of 5 feet from a crawl space opening

Tanks 125-500 gallons water capacity:

  • must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building
  • must be at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property

Tanks up to 2000 gallons water capacity:

  • must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building
  • no part of an underground tank of this size shall be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property

 

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7 Comments

  1. Dan
    Posted March 24, 2015 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I have a 1000 gallon propane tank that I would like to sell, Please get back in touch with me.

    • Glen Gault
      Posted April 25, 2015 at 7:57 am | Permalink

      I am looking for a 1000 gal. tank Glen 205-234-8202

  2. Frank Wailand
    Posted April 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    We are working with a client that wants to install a vertical storage tank at his service station in Lackawanna, NY. Please let me know the tank sizes available.
    Clearly, the foundation design is critical for vertical tanks, please inform me of the procedure after a tank is decided by the owner.

  3. Charlie FitzGerald
    Posted June 4, 2015 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Am I correct in my understanding of the code that I can place (2) 100 lbs propane tanks next to my house to provide fuel to my indoor stove provided it meets the other requirements in terms of distance from ignition source, pressure tests etc…..Thanks

  4. Garrett Gabriel
    Posted June 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to figure out the rules and regulations of using propane tanks in a bistro that i am trying to open in order to provide fuel to my stove / burners. Does anyone have any knowledge that would be helpful??

  5. Richard A Goddard
    Posted June 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I am setting up a field camp. I will be using a propane range and oven supplied by a 100 pound bottle, How far should the bottle be from the stove?

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