Okaw Valley Propane 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 up 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 service representative will evaluate your potential gas usage based on the appliances you have, 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 and out of sight in your yard.
When you choose to have Okaw Valley Propane provide a company-owned tank, you get the benefit of free tank maintenance. You take pride in your home and yard, and Okaw Valley Propane wants to keep its tanks looking good as well. We provide scheduled tank painting and leveling, as we consider this an important part of maintaining the gas system.
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. If the tank’s lid is in the middle of the tank, the gauge will generally be mounted flat with the tank surface and outside of the lid. Tanks with the lid on the end, may have the gauge under the lid.
Most gauges 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.
IF GAS SERVICE IS INTERRUPTED,
WE MUST INSPECT THE SYSTEM
BEFORE RE-ESTABLISHING SERVICE.