What propane tank size is right for you?
Written on: October 25, 2021
If you’re planning to install new propane appliances or are building a new home that’s powered with propane, choosing a storage tank that’s the right size is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make.
Ideally, your propane tank will be large enough to power your current (and potentially future) load of appliances, but not so large that you’ll have to pay more than necessary whenever you schedule a fuel delivery.
Typical Propane Tank Sizes
Here’s a guide to common propane tank sizes and their application in your Texas home.
These common tank sizes are primarily designed for hot water heaters, fireplaces, or space heating. It can also include power a range or clothes dryer.
- 54.5” height and 30” in diameter
- Holds 96 gallons of propane
A 250-gallon horizontal propane tank can support multiple appliances such as a clothes dryer, fireplace, and stove, in addition to a modest-sized home heating system.
- 7’10” long and 30” in diameter
- Holds 200 gallons of propane
A 500-gallon propane tank is the perfect fuel source for backup generators, or providing power to residential central heating and small commercial projects.
- 9’11” long and 37.5” in diameter
- Holds 400 gallons of propane
Thousand-gallon tanks are typically used in large-scale industrial, commercial, and residential applications, or for homes that have large propane pool heaters.
- 16’1.5” long and 41” in diameter
- Holds 800 gallons of propane
Other Common Propane Tank Sizes
RV propane tanks help keep your fridge and hot water running, as well as power your RV furnace and stove burners. There are two types of propane tanks used in RVs: ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) tanks, which are permanently mounted, and DOT (Department of Transportation) tanks, which are removable.
- Common sizes are 20-lb: 18” long and 12.5” in diameter, 30-lb: 24” long and 12.5” in diameter, 40lb: 29” long and 12.5” in diameter
Portable Grill Tanks
20-lb portable grill tanks (sometimes called “bottles” or “cylinders”) are perfect convenient propane source for and portable grills.
- 18” height and 12” in diameter
Need to find out more propane tank installation in Bryan, Navasota and beyond? We can help! Contact the pros at J&B Propane today to learn more.