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When natural gas is not available the best options for a residential whole home generator is Liquid Propane (LPV). LPV tanks vary in size and we will help you pick the right size for the project. We try to determine the maximum number or days your generator can run until your tank needs to be refilled. It’s a good idea to get 4-5 days of run time to match the tank and generator. When filled, the volume of propane is approximately 80% of the total tank capacity to allow for expansion.
120 Gallon Tank
A standard 120 gallon tank holds 96 gallons of propane and is generally installed for residential hot water or space heating with sufficient storage if you add a range or clothes dryer. Each tank is 54.5” in height and 30” in diameter. Also known as a 420 lb.
250 Gallon Tank
A standard 250 gallon tank holds 200 gallons of propane and is generally installed for central heating and small commercial applications. Each tank is 7” long and 30” in diameter.
500 Gallon Tank
A standard 500 gallon tank holds 400 gallons of propane and is generally installed for central heating and small commercial applications. Each tank is 9’ 11” long and 37½” in diameter.
1000 Gallon Tank
A standard 1000 gallon tank holds 800 gallons of propane and is generally installed for commercial and industrial applications. Large commercial and industrial installations may require multiple 1000-gallon tanks. Each tank is 16’ 1½” long and 41” in diameter.
We offer underground tanks from 300 to 1000 gallons for an excellent, low profile storage solution. These tanks are environmentally friendly, constructed of heavy steel and are specially painted with a mastic coating to prevent corrosion. They increase curb appeal because only the tank dome stays above ground; it houses the regulator, gauges and filling port. A small amount of excavation is required.
Propane Tank Ownership
Depending upon where you live, LPV tanks can be owned or rented. It’s really a personal opinion on which is better. If you are comfortable with maintaining a tank then ownership is a good option. If you’d rather have someone else maintain the tank, rental is the way to go. Rental is obviously is less expensive of an investment.