How Long Does My Propane Tank Last?

Written on: June 21, 2021

Leasing Your Tank From Boehlke Is Worry-Free!

propane tank installation wisconsinIf you want propane in your home, you need a propane tank.

Boehlke Bottled Gas customers not only get reliable propane delivery, but also can take the work and worry out of having a propane tank with our affordable propane tank leasing. We safely and expertly install, maintain, and repair the propane tank. That saves you a lot of money not only in up-front purchase and installation costs, but in the long run as you won’t have to deal with big repair bills if something goes wrong.

We also offer wireless propane tank monitoring, so we (and you) know exactly how much propane is in your tank 24/7 and exactly when you need a propane delivery.

New propane users often don’t know much about their tanks, so we have compiled some basic information to help you feel more at home with them.

Propane Tank Life Expectancy

Propane tanks being made today have safety and durability at their top priorities. Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or more without fail, while underground propane tanks usually only last between 20 and 30 years due to the soil around it and installation, respectively.

Propane Tank Sizes

We will help you determine what size propane tank you need. It depends on how often and for what purposes you want to use your propane tank. Residential tanks are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 100-pound to 1000 gallons.

Propane Tank Regulations

Boehlke Bottled Gas is committed to the safe and correct installation of your propane tank. That includes knowing and following all local, state, and federal regulations for propane tank placement.

These are some of the most important regulations:

Propane tanks under 125 gallons water capacity: Must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner and a minimum of five feet from a crawl space opening.

Propane tanks between 125 and 500 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building and at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property.

Propane tanks up to 2,000 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building and no part of an underground tank can be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property.

Want to learn more about our affordable propane tank leasing? Get in touch with Boehlke Bottled Gas today!