How much does my propane tank hold

20# cylinders hold approximately 5 gallons of propane.

30# cylinders hold approximately 7 gallons of propane.

40# cylinders hold approximately 10 gallons of propane.

100# cylinders hold approximately 25 gallons of propane.

420# cylinders hold approximately 100 gallons of propane

500 gallon tank hold appoximately 400 gallons of propane

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Choosing a propane company

Home             When installing a new propane system or switching providers it is important to choose the right company. When you begin this process talk with your neighbors,find out who they use. Ask them what to be prepared for with that company. Good questions to ask are whether the company services propane equipment,  do they have a good track record with customers and safety, and do they charge any fees. These are all things to consider before signing up with a propane provider. Believe me it is better to ask these questions now rather than trying to switch after the fact. Most companies are great to work with and can be really flexible with pricing and availability. Check with your local town office and see who they recommend. Often times one company does most of the work in your town or city.

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Propane Lawnmovers, sound crazy? Maybe not…..

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Oil or propane for your heating system

People are always trying to decide whether to heat with propane or oil, here is a list of the top ten things to consider:

 1. How you are currently heating your home?

 2. If you are using oil, how old is our system? If it’s time to replace it, then we should talk about switching you over, but if you have a five-year old system then keep using oil.

3.  Oil has more BTU‘s or energy content (136K), propane has less (91K).

4. If you have propane at the house then you can take advantage of the versatility and cleanliness of propane.

5. Oil is typically more expensive in a whole house application per gallon.

6. Propane is versatile and once it’s in the house it can be used for cooking, drying, hot water, grilling, generators and anything else you can think of using fuel for in your home.

7. What is required for maintenance with your system? Oil systems require an annual maintenance .Once a year it is recommended that you clean your furnace to achieve optimum performance and ensure a long life for your furnace or boiler. The cost for an annual cleaning ranges from $100-$250 a year. Propane systems should be service bi-annually. 

8. Always consider the efficiency of the boiler or furnace. Some units qualify for energy credits that can serve as an additional incentive for selecting that unit.  

9. Both fuels are good choices and both have life expectancies of about 20 years.

10. When you’re deciding on which fuel to install get a few quotes and consider these things and you can’t go wrong.

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What is propane?

Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. It is derived from other petroleum products during oil or natural gas processing. It is commonly used as a fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, barbecues, portable stoves and residential central heating.
The processing of natural gas involves removal of butane, propane and large amounts of ethane from the raw gas, in order to prevent condensation of these volatiles in natural gas pipelines. Additionally, oil refineries produce some propane as a by-product of cracking petroleum into gasoline or heating oil.

The supply of propane cannot easily be adjusted to meet increased demand, because of the by-product nature of propane production. About 90% of U.S. propane is domestically produced.

The United States imports about 10% of the propane consumed each year, with about 70% of that coming from Canada via pipeline and rail. The remaining 30% of imported propane comes to the United States from other sources via ocean transport.

After it is produced, North American propane is stored in huge salt caverns located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; Mont Belvieu, Texas and Conway, Kansas. These salt caverns were hollowed out in the 1940s,[7] and they can store 80 million or more barrels of propane. When the propane is needed, most of it is shipped by pipelines to other areas of the Midwest, the North and the South, for use by customers. Propane is also shipped by barge and rail car to selected U.S. areas.

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Different Tank Sizes

The most common size tanks are 100 gallon tanks and 500 gallon tanks. The 100 gallon tanks are refered to as 420s because of the weight of the tank with propane in them.

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Propane 101

Good Morning/Afternoon,

         This site is dedicated to the world of propane. Specifically how to get started, how to choose the right tank for your home, the best questions to ask your propane company and anything else that you may need to know about propane. I will collect the best information for you from all over the web and from all my resources and combine it on one site to serve as your main source of information for any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting this my site and please ask questions or leave a comment.

   Thank you, Jeremy Twomey

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