Michigan’s Largest Locally
Owned Propane Company
Where should I set my Altogas Propane Tank?
The most common propane tank sizes used today are: 250 gallons, 500 gallons and 1000 gallons. They must be at least (10) feet from both the house and the property line.
For proper delivery service, your tank should not sit more than (80) feet from your driveway. We do carry a (100) foot hose; however, we reserve the extra length for obstacles like cars and snow banks.
The numbers on your gauge tell you the percentage of gas remaining in your tank. The gauge to the left, for example, shows a tank that has 35% of remaining propane and is based on the total amount it can hold. (Note: You should never allow your tank to fall below 10% capacity.)
TO FIND OUT HOW MANY GALLONS YOU HAVE LEFT, simply multiply the percentage on your gauge by your tank size. For our example above, that would be .35 X 250 = 87.5 gallons remaining. Make sure you know your tank size (150, 250, or 500 gallons)
If you ever smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off all the gas at the tank. Open the area to fresh air. Do not do anything that could cause a spark. Call us immediately!
Letting your propane tank run empty creates additional hazards. If you run out of gas and lose pressure in the system, a potentially hazardous condition can result. If you do run out of gas, follow these steps: