Propane Tank Options & Sizes - What You Need To Know

December 9, 2019

Propane Tank Sizes

Propane is safely stored in either above or below ground tanks and can be either owned by the customer or leased from Great Valley Propane. Zoning laws may dictate the size and/or placement of propane tanks on the property, or it may simply come down to your preference of where you choose to put them. Either way, we will make sure you have the right size tank and that its placement meets all existing regulations.

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Great Valley Propane offers a wide variety of propane tank options to meet the needs of both residential and commercial customers alike. From smaller, above-ground options to larger buried tanks, Great Valley Propane has the solution that is best for you.

Our above ground tank options include:

100-pound Propane Tanks

  • Common Uses: Cooking, dryers, barbecues, commercial temporary heat on job sites
  • Size: Approximately 4 ft. tall x 1 ½ ft. in diameter
  • Capacity: Slightly less than 25 gallons when tank is full

200-pound Propane Tanks

  • Common Uses: Home fireplaces, cooking, dryers, barbecues
  • Size: This tank is approximately 3 ½ ft. tall x 2 ft. in diameter
  • Capacity: Contains a little less than 50 gallons when full

420-pound Propane Tanks

  • Common Uses: Home heating, hot water, dryers, fireplaces, generators, pool heat.
  • Commercial Uses: Heating, commercial cooking, dry cleaning and temporary heating.
  • Size: Approximately 4 ft. tall x 3 ft. in diameter
  • Capacity: Will hold approximately 100 gallons when filled

500 Gallon Propane Tanks

  • Common Uses: Whole home systems, home heating, generators, pool heat
  • Commercial Uses: Heating, cooking, dry cleaning, temporary heating
  • Size: Approximately 3 ½ ft. tall x 10 ft. long
  • Capacity: This tank holds approximately 400 gallons when filled

1,000 Gallon Propane Tanks

  • Common Uses: Whole house heating, generators, pool heat
  • Commercial Uses: Heating, cooking, dry cleaning, temporary heating
  • Size: Approximately 3 ½ ft. tall x 3 ½ ft. wide x 16 ft. long
  • Capacity: Tank holds approximately 800 gallons when filled

Below ground tank options:

Great Valley Propane also offers multiple underground tank options ranging from 500 gallons to 1000 gallons for a less visible, space saving storage solution. These tanks are environmentally friendly and are specially coated to prevent corrosion. They are typically preferred as tank size increases as very little of the tank is visible and as such is much more aesthetically pleasing. More of our customers select this size tank.