Propane Tanks

Propane Tank Sales, Leases & Installation

K.B. Johnson offers the perfect propane tank solutions in parts of of Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Eastern Lee and Eastern Chatham counties!

K.B. Johnson Oil & Gas carries a wide range of tank sizes to suit the needs of your home or business — from smaller tanks that provide propane for multiple appliances to tanks with the capacity to heat a large home or a commercial complex.

In addition to tank sales, we offer affordable tank leases. For a small fee, you can rent a premium propane tank from us. We’ll install it and handle all the upkeep and repairs. If your propane needs change, we’ll replace it for you, too!

Available Tank Sizes

60 Gallon Tank

A standard 60-gallon tank holds 46 gallons of propane and is generally installed for residential cooking and clothes drying. Each tank is 43” in height and 24” in diameter. It is also known as a 200-pound tank.

120 Gallon Tank – Vertical/Horizontal

A standard 120-gallon tank holds 96 gallons of propane and is generally installed for residential hot water or space heating with sufficient storage if you add a gas range or clothes dryer. This is also the standard tank size we typically set for propane fireplaces. Each vertical tank is 54.5 inches in height and 30 inches in diameter. It is also known as a 420-pound tank. Each horizontal tank is 68 inches long and 24 inches in diameter.

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250 Gallon Tank

A standard 250-gallon tank holds 200 gallons of propane and is generally installed for residential space heating or a couple of home appliances like water heaters, clothes dryers or gas ranges. This tank size can also accommodate a whole-home propane standby generator. These tanks are 7 feet and 11 inches long and 30 inches in diameter.

325 Gallon Tank

A standard 325-gallon tank holds 260 gallons of propane and is generally installed for central heating and applications in smaller homes or for whole-home standby generators. Each tank is 10 feet long and 30 inches in diameter.

500 Gallon Tank

A standard 500-gallon tank holds 400 gallons of propane and is generally installed for central heating and small commercial applications. Each tank is 9 feet and 11 inches long and 37½ inches in diameter.

1,000 Gallon Tank

A standard 1,000-gallon tank holds 800 gallons of propane and is generally installed for commercial and industrial applications. Large commercial and industrial installations may require multiple 1000-gallon tanks. Each tank is 16 feet and 1½ inches long and 41 inches in diameter.

If you own your own tank, please fill out this customer-owned tank affidavit.

Propane Tank FAQs

Q: How long will a propane tank last?

A: Home propane tanks are built to last. When properly maintained, a propane tank is good for 30 years or more! Leasing a tank from us ensures that you’ll receive appropriate upkeep and repairs.

Q: Is there a fee for leasing a tank?

A: Yes, there is a small fee for your tank lease — but you get a lot of security for that minor expense. Purchasing and installing a tank is expensive, and owning a tank means you’re on the hook for the cost of permits, maintenance, repairs and replacement. K.B. Johnson handles all of this when you lease a tank!

Q: Do you offer tank monitoring?

A: Yes, we do! For a nominal fee, we’ll install a wireless propane tank monitor. This state-of-the-art device tracks your propane levels in real time. You can follow the readings with a smartphone app, and our team can track your fuel usage to know precisely when you need a propane delivery.

Q: How much is a 125-gallon propane tank?

A: We sell and lease 125-gallon tanks to service individual appliances. The cost depends on the product, the placement and the orientation of the tank. Contact our team today for more information.

Q: How can I tell the amount of propane in my tank?

A: K.B. Johnson propane tanks have a gauge located on the top. These tank gauges look like a car speedometer and have markings from 5% to 90%. To determine how much gas is in your propane tank, multiply the reading by the capacity of the tank. For example, a 500-gallon propane tank at 40% = 500 x 0.4 — 200 gallons remaining in the tank.

PLEASE NOTE: These figures are approximate and can only be used to determine estimated gallons in the tank. Temperature and gauge accuracy may make some readings unreliable. And remember, if your tank gauge reads less than 30%, be sure to give us a call or order online to schedule a fill-up right away!

How much fuel should I order if I want to fill my tank?

Almost all KBJ Propane tanks have a gauge located on the tank. Most propane tank gauges read anywhere from 5% to 90%. To determine how much gas is in your propane tank, multiply the outage reading by the capacity of the tank.

For example:
A 500-gallon propane tank at 40% = 500 x 0.4 = 200 gallons remaining in the tank.

K.B. Johnson proudly offers propane tank services throughout sections of Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Eastern Lee and Eastern Chatham Counties. Contact our team for more information or to arrange a tank installation.

Note: To allow for propane volume expansion and safe deliveries, a propane tank holds slightly less fuel than its official full capacity. For example, with a 275-gallon tank, the actual usable capacity is 220 gallons. Please keep this in mind when placing your order.

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