HOW DO I CHECK
MY PROPANE TANK?
It is very important to know how much propane is in your
tank. Not only will this prevent you from running out of
propane, it helps us to know when you order propane
how much we can expect to be filling.
Checking your propane is easier than you think!
While each individual tank may vary slightly, all propane
tanks have a liquid level gauge, usually located on the
top of the tank.
As you can see, propane gauges may have different ranges, but they all include
numbers ranging from 5 to 95. These numbers represent the PERCENTAGE of
liquid propane that is in the tank. In the picture on the left, the tank is 76% full.
If this gauge was on a 500 gallon tank, there would be 380 gallons in it. If it
was a 120 gallon tank, there would be a little over 91 gallons in the tank.
In the gauge on the right, you see that a part of the gauge is shaded in red. If
your tank has a gauge like this and if the needle is in the red, DON'T PANIC!
The beginning of the red section is 20% - on a cold day, this will last you at least
one or two days. In the summertime, this will last you a week or more.
|HOW DO i CHECK MY
HEATING OIL GAUGE?
It is equally important to know how much oil is in your tank. With
inside tanks, they're a "blind fill" - our driver can't actually see the
tank and fills it through the pipe on the outside of your house. If too
much fuel is put in, our driver may not know it and it could overflow.
PLEASE know how much oil is in your tank when you order.
heating oil tanks
hold 265 gallons.
Most gauges simply show how full the tank is - 1/4
full, 1/2 full and so on.
Some gauges (not pictured here) display the actual
number of gallons of oil in the tank.