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    All About Propane Tanks

    Posted by Heidi N

    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

    3000 Gallon Propane Tank

    3,000 gallon tank

    30000 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:


    120 Gallon Vertical Propane Tank

    The V-120, 120 Gallon Vertical Propane Tank

    Vertical 1150 Gallon Propane 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


    More Information:

    Propane Tank Installation: A Live Blog

    Safety Series: Propane Leak Checks

    The Pros and Cons of Tank Ownership

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