Checking My Tank | Propane Resources

Learn how to read your propane tank gauge and determine when you need propane.

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If your propane gas gauge reads 20%, there is plenty of time to refill your tank.

We carefully select the right size propane tank based on your estimated usage and need for propane delivery. The 20% ensures that we have more than enough time to refill the propane gas tank. If your gauge reads lower than 20%, you are welcome to call us to make sure that we have your propane delivery scheduled.

 

How to Find Your Gauge

Gauges are on most Kauffman Gas tanks.

Underground Propane Tanks

Locate the top of your tank - the dome is commonly located 8-12 inches above ground.

Locate the top of your tank - the dome is commonly located 8-12 inches above ground.

Remove the cover. The gauge is almost center.

Remove the cover. The gauge is almost center.

This gauge's needle points to the right at 76%.

This gauge's needle points to the right at 76%.

Aboveground Propane Tanks

Locate the gauge on top of your aboveground tank.

Locate the gauge on top of your aboveground tank.

This gauge's needle points to the left at 10%.

This gauge's needle points to the left at 10%.

Don't have a gauge?

We track how much propane gas you use with each delivery. To be safe, we try to refill the tanks at 20%.

How to Read Your Gauge

Percentage to Gallons Conversion Chart

Tank Size in Gallons (lbs)
Gauge Reads 60 (200#) 120 125 (420#) 250 500 1000
80% 48 96 100 200 400 800
70% 42 84 87.5 175 350 700
60% 36 72 75 150 300 600
50% 30 60 62.5 125 250 500
40% 24 48 50 100 200 400
30% 18 36 37.5 75 150 300
20% 12 24 25 50 100 200
10% 6 12 12.5 25 50 100

Note: Aboveground propane tanks are designed to be filled to 80% of capacity. Underground propane tanks are designed to be filled to 85% of capacity.

Weighing Your Grill Tank

An empty 20lb tank will weigh around 18-20 lbs. 
A full tank will weigh between 38-40 lbs.

Most people do not know how much gas they have until they run out. The best way to ensure you never run out is to always have a full spare tank.

Aboveground Tank Specs

Cylinder Tank Specs

Underground Tank Specs

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