Propane Tank Sizing Information

Learn about the propane tank sizes to choose the right one for your home!

If you need a propane tank for your home, Rinker Oil & Propane is here to help!

Our trained, experienced service technicians will come to your home or business to thoroughly go over your propane usage and needs. Some of the questions we would ask include:

With the information that the answers to our questions provides, we’ll help you determine which propane tank is the right size to meet your needs.

We also provide dependable propane delivery along with expert installation and service of propane appliances including furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and space heaters.

Propane tank sizes

Here are some of the common propane sizes and how they would work for your home.

20-lb. tank

  • 18 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter
  • Holds approximately 5 gallons of propane
  • Very portable, easy to pick up and carry
  • Usually exchanged at a tank exchange station for a fresh tank
  • Can be refilled at a refill station
  • Used for grills, portable generators, and outdoor propane appliances

33-lb. tank

  • 2 feet tall and 1 foot in diameter
  • Holds approximately 8 gallons of propane
  • Very portable, can be picked up by one person
  • Can be exchanged at a tank exchange station for a fresh tank
  • Can be refilled at a refill station
  • Used mostly for RVs and commercial applications

100-lb. tank

  • 4 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter
  • Holds nearly 25 gallons when full
  • Portable for two people (recommended)
  • At-home exchange service is available
  • For one propane appliance like a fireplace or space heater

2x 100-lb. tank setup

  • Two 100-lb. tanks are connected with a switchover valve
  • When one tank runs out, the valve automatically switches to the full one
  • A red/green indicator tells you when to replace the first tank
  • For one or two propane appliances like a range or dryer

420-lb. tank

  • 4 feet tall by 3 feet in diameter
  • Holds 100 gallons of propane
  • Not portable
  • Refilled onsite by propane delivery company
  • For water heating, pool heating, and standby generators

500-gallon tank

  • 5 feet tall by 10 feet long
  • Holds 400 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • Can be installed aboveground or underground
  • Refilled on-site with propane delivery
  • For whole-house heating and homes with many propane appliances

1,000-gallon tank

  • 5 feet tall by 16 feet long
  • Holds 800 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • Installed either aboveground or underground
  • Propane delivery for on-site refills
  • For very large homes and commercial applications

Are you planning to install a propane tank at your Southern Tier region home? Contact us today for a consultation!