PROPANE TANK OPTIONS

  • Propane tanks come in many sizes—the size that works best for your home will depend on how many and what kind of propane appliances and equipment you intend to use.
  • Below you will find a visual reference of typical propane tank sizes we install. Please note that the list of uses below each tank model is just a guideline—your actual use may vary.
  • All above-ground tanks provided by Canyon State Propane are white; underground tanks may vary in color.

100 Pound Propane Tanks (AKA 100# Cylinders)

  • Commonly installed for residential cooking and fireplaces.
  • Size: vertically placed, tank is approximately 48” in height and 18” in diameter.
  • This tank holds approximately 23 gallons of propane.
  • Due to the small size, these tanks are able to be placed in area with fewer restrictions. The minimum distance from a door or window into a building is 3 feet. The minimum distance from a source of ignition is 5 feet.

NOTE: These cylinders are not made with a gauge. For this reason, most common set ups include two tanks with an automatic change-over regulator and indicator between the tanks. When this indicator changes from green to red, it means the first tank has run out.

 

120-Gallon Tank (AKA 420 lb.)

  • Commonly installed for residential hot water, generators or space heating. Also used for pool heaters.
  • Size: vertically placed, tank is approximately 54” in height and 30” in diameter.
  • This tank holds approximately 100 gallons of propane.
  • The minimum distance from a door or window (aka: an opening) into a building is 5 feet. The minimum distance from a source of ignition is 10 feet. Up to 4 of these tanks are permitted to be placed next to each other, assuming the other restriction clearances are met.

 

57-Gallon Tank (AKA 200 lb.)

  • Commonly installed for residential cooking and clothes drying
  • Size: vertically placed, approximately 43” in height and 24” in diameter.
  • This tank holds approximately 50 gallons of propane.
  • The minimum distance from a door or window (aka: an opening) into a building is 5 feet. The minimum distance from a source of ignition is 10 feet.
  • This tank does have a gauge so you always know how much propane you have.

NOTE: It looks identical to the 120 gallon tank but is a bit smaller. See picture to right.

 

 

500-Gallon Tank

  • Commonly installed for central heating, hot water heaters, and dryers. This tank size is appropriate for most houses ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Also used for pool heat.
  • Size: horizontally placed, this tank is approximately 9’11” long and 37” in diameter.
  • This tank holds approximately 400 gallons of propane.
  • The minimum distance from a building is 10 feet. The minimum distance from a source of ignition is 10 feet. The minimum distance from a property line is also 10 feet.

 

1000-Gallon Tank

  • Commonly installed for whole home systems. This tank would be appropriate for houses ranging from 4,500 square feet and up. Smaller houses with more appliances may also take advantage of this size as well.
  • Size: horizontally placed, this tank is approximately 16’ 2” long and 41” in diameter.
  • This tank holds approximately 800 gallons of propane.
  • The minimum distance from a building is 25 feet. The minimum distance from a source of ignition is 25 feet. The minimum distance from a property line is also 25 feet.

 

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