PROPANE TANKSTank Sizes
Hicksgas maintains a large inventory of various-sized propane storage tanks to allow timely installation for new customers. If a customer does not own their own tank, we can provide tanks ranging in size from 120 to 1000 gallon capacity.
A typical home will usually need a 500-gallon tank. Large homes or a home with a swimming pool or large shop may require a 1000-gallon tank. A trained Hicksgas service representative will evaluate your potential gas usage based on the appliances you have, the design of your home, and your family’s lifestyle in order to select the appropriate size tank for you.
Underground propane tanks are also available. These tanks have the benefit of being buried out of sight in your yard.
Are you looking for an above ground or below ground propane storage tank?
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When you choose to have Hicksgas provide a company-owned tank, you get the benefit of free tank maintenance. You take pride in your home and yard, and Hicksgas wants to keep our tanks looking good as well. We provide scheduled tank painting and leveling, as we consider this an important part of maintaining the gas system.
Above Ground Tanks
Above-ground tanks are fast and easy to install, in some cases, they can be located right next to the house. Hicksgas offers a range of sizes to meet your needs.
Out of sight, out of mind! With underground tanks, the only visible part of the tank is the lid used for filling. The tanks are durable, maintenance-free, and typically last up to 40 years. Hicksgas will coordinate the entire installation process!
HOW TO READ
THE TANK PERCENTAGE GAUGE
Most propane tanks have a liquid level gauge that will tell you the percent level of fuel in the tank. The gauge will be located on the top surface of the tank.
The gauge will be marked with numbers from 10 to 95. These numbers mark percentages, so if the gauge needle is pointed to 62, then your tank is 62% full. If it is a 1000 gallon tank, then you have approximately 620 gallons of gas in the tank. If it is a 500 gallon tank, then you have approximately 310 gallons of gas in the tank. Unlike the meters on delivery trucks, the tank gauge is not temperature compensated so the read is an estimate of the fuel level.
The tank gauge indicator is not a precise measuring device, but gives a general reading of accuracy.
LOCATING AND OPERATING YOUR TANK VALVE
The main valve is located under the tank lid.
Turning the valve handle Clockwise, like a water faucet, will turn the propane system OFF.
WE MUST INSPECT THE SYSTEM
BEFORE RE-ESTABLISHING SERVICE.