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The optimal size of a propane tank depends upon its intended use. Tanks for home heating and cooking are generally 250 to 1000 gallons, whereas tanks for grills normally hold approximately 5 to 10 gallons of propane. More »

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A 500-gallon propane tank is a steel storage tank that holds liquid propane gas for residential use. The 500-gallon term means the tank has a water capacity of 500 gallons, according to Midway Gas. It must be safely loca... More »

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Portable propane tanks come in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 to 100 pounds. The 20-pound tank is the size most often used for gas barbecue grills. It holds 4.7 gallons of liquefied propane. Other portable sizes inclu... More »

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A 500-gallon propane tank is a steel storage tank that holds liquid propane gas for residential use. The 500-gallon term means the tank has a water capacity of 500 gallons, according to Midway Gas. It must be safely loca... More »

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Eastern and Gastec are retailers that provide propane tank size charts on their websites. Additionally, Propane 101 is an online resource that gives information regarding propane tank sizes for commercial and residential... More »

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Check the propane tank size on the side of the tank, or else measure its dimensions and compare to standard sizes for propane tanks. A propane tank should only be filled to 80 percent of its capacity; for example, a 5-ga... More »

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One method of purging a propane tank involves bleeding out the shipping air and then filling the tank with propane vapor instead of liquid propane. This process is repeated for several cycles. Another method involves usi... More »

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