How Much Does a Full Propane Tank Weigh?

Written on: February 6, 2023

Tank FAQs

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Chances are you use propane in and around your Hudson Valley home. That means you have at least one propane tank. Propane is an extremely versatile fuel. It has numerous applications, and so people use it in varied quantities. Some homes have aboveground or underground propane tanks that supply all the propane-fueled appliances in their home. Propane tanks range in size from small enough to be portable to large enough to handle commercial and industrial demands.

What’s the Weight of a Full Propane Tank?

You can calculate the weight of a full propane tank if you know a few pieces of information. First of all, what is the tare weight of the tank? A tank’s tare weight is how much it weighs when it’s empty. That number should be stamped on the tank’s collar. It may be written at T.W. Secondly, you should know the capacity of the propane tank in gallons. Thirdly, you need to know that one gallon of propane weighs 4.2 pounds. Multiply the number of gallons the tank can hold by 4.2. That will tell you the weight of the propane when the tank is full. Then add the tare weight of the tank. The sum of the tank’s tare weight plus the weight of the propane it can hold when full is the total weight of the full propane tank.

What Size Propane Tank Do You Need?

Downey offers a wide variety of propane tank sizes. We provide exchanges and refills for the portable cylinders used for BBQ grills, portable heaters, cooking stoves, and RVs.

Downey Energy exchanges and refills propane cylinders in the following sizes:

Downey also sells and installs aboveground and underground propane tanks for the home. We lease aboveground tanks as well. Here’s a guide to the propane tank sizes we carry and how they’re commonly used:

Not sure which size propane tank you need? One of Downey’s propane experts can help you determine which one is right for your household.

Downey Energy has served our residential and commercial clients in the Hudson Valley for over a century. In that time, we have earned the loyalty of our customers through our dedication to service and reliability.

In the Hudson Valley from Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County and northern Westchester County, Downey Energy provides safe, expert propane tank installation and BBQ grill tank exchange and refills.

Contact us today to learn more about the propane tank services we offer.