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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I read my bulk-tank gauge?

Your tank gauge is located on the top of the tank, usually under a lid or hood which can be lifted up to view the gauge. Look for a gauge dial with numbers from 5 to 95. The numbers indicate the percentage of propane in the tank. When the level reaches to 30%, please schedule a delivery online or call customer service.

How much propane is in my new AmeriGas tank?

Our tanks are filled to 80% capacity. The 80% fill rule is a preventative safety measure against the fluctuations that happen inside a tank. Propane, like water, will expand with added heat. Propane, however, will increase in volume nearly 17 times greater than water with the same temperature increase. To allow for this expansion, propane containers are filled to only 80% of their capacity.

For more information on how much propane there is in different sized tanks, visit our Tank Sizes page.

What should I do before I dig near my propane tank?

In many cases propane gas lines run underground between your propane storage tank and your house or business. That’s why it is important for you to know exactly where your gas lines are located and to avoid digging in that area. If you are an AmeriGas customer and your home or business improvements include landscaping or exterior home improvement work, please contact us before you start digging. We will work with you to locate your propane gas lines and ensure that your renovations or grounds maintenance do not put your safety, or the safety of others, at risk.

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