1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank

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Buy your own 1000-gallon propane tank from Long Beach off-coast port and save! You’ll benefit from a better propane price per gallon when you own your own tank, plus propane is typically less expensive than gas.An above-ground propane tank is less expensive to install than an underground propane tank. If you don’t mind the look of the exposed propane tank, and local weather doesn’t preclude it, installing the propane tank above-ground saves money both on installation and on maintenance and repair costs. If you live in a flood zone, you might be required to install the propane tank above ground.

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An above-ground propane tank is less expensive to install than an underground propane tank. A 1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank is a perfect choice of propane tank for residential use. If you don’t mind the look of the exposed propane tank, and local weather doesn’t preclude it, installing the propane tank above-ground saves money both on installation and on maintenance and repair costs. If you live in a flood zone, you might be required to install the propane tank above ground. This 1000 gallon propane tank size is perfect for central heating and hot water heaters.

1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank size

1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank

Typically, 1000 gallon propane tanks are used for whole home systems, home heating, generators, and pool heat. 1000-gallon propane tanks are also used for commercial applications, such as heating, cooking, dry cleaning, and crop drying. The tank is about 4′ 2 15/16″ tall and 16′ 1/4″ in length. This 1000 gal propane tank size is appropriate for most homes 4500 square feet and larger. It is the common tank size that metered systems for communities will be drawn from. At Long Beach Offcoast port a 1000-gallon propane tank for sale at the best price.

Why should I go in for a 1000-gallon Above above-ground propane Tank?

With this above-ground 1000-gallon propane tank for sale, you can save installation time and costs compared to underground models. The underground tank requires professionals to excavate your lawn. There’s also the risk of “floating,” meaning that the tank could shift under the ground if it’s not completely settled on a sturdy foundation. Above-ground tanks, such as this, stand several inches off the ground and are safer for flooding conditions.


Propane stores well is clean-burning, and is easy to refill. Simply lift the lid on the propane tank, and check the gauge inside. The best time to call your propane dealer for a refill is when it’s at 20-30 percent full. Propane is odorless, but an odorant is added to it so that it will give off a smell if it’s leaking.  If you have questions about the operation of your appliance or gas systems, contact your local gas dealer. Never allow your gas container to be filled above the maximum safe level. A regulator is required for use to reduce the pressure of the tank to the working, usable pressure.

Features of 1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank

  • Class 150
  • ASME certified, meaning that once it’s installed it is not portable
  • Above ground tank


  • Still under factory vacuum seal, must have a local propane provider fill the tank for the first time.
  • The first fill requires the propane provider to break the suction seal by filling the POL valve with Methanol. After that it can be filled through the ACME fill valve.

1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane tank specifications

  • Water Capacity: 1000 Gallons
  • Outside Diameter: 41″
  • Head Type: Hemi
  • Overall Length: 15′ 11″
  • Overall Height: 4′ 2 15/16″
  • Leg Width: 16 1/4″
  • Leg Spacing: 9′ 0″
  • Weight Empty: 1737 lbs.

Should I get a 500 or 1000-gallon propane tank?


The place to start when deciding on which tank to purchase is figuring out what size of tank you will need. A 500-gallon tank is best for homes that are under 3,500 square feet and use several propane appliances like a hot-water heater, a stove, a dryer, and a refrigerator. If your home is larger than 3,500 square feet, you may want to upgrade to the 1,000-gallon tank.

1000 gallon above ground propane tank is a perfect choice

A 1,000-gallon tank is perfect for a large home with more square footage. You can easily heat your entire building and run all your appliances off of a 1,000-gallon tank! These tanks are also great for smaller businesses looking to use propane for larger commercial and industrial appliances such as fryers, steam cookers, griddles, and convection ovens. In short, you can answer this question yourself once you know the square footage of your building and how many appliances you are hoping to power.

Long Beach Steal Corp has the residential propane tank sizes and installation services you need to ensure your home is safe and comfortable year-round—at the most affordable price. Our specialists are here to help you determine what tank size and placement best suits your home’s—and your property’s—unique needs.  Everything from design, and permits, to excavation, is done by our in-house team.

Propane Tank Installation

1000 gallon propane tanks for sale

Propane Tank Above Ground

Aboveground propane tanks are designed to withstand a variety of natural elements, from rain and snow to extreme heat and cold, and are available for purchase.

1,000 Gallon Propane Tank (Horizontal)

Once you’ve made the wise decision to turn to propane to power some or all of your appliances, such as your furnace, endless hot water heater, and an alternate heat source such as a stove or fireplace, you’re going to need a place to store that gas.

How to Figure Out What Size Propane Tank

Propane Tank Installation – 1000 Gallons

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buy 1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank

Say you live in a 3,000-square-foot home and rely on propane gas to heat your home and power a backup generator in case of power loss. You’re also using propane for a gas fireplace, your tankless water heater system, and a pool heater. And, you also have a gas line attached to your outdoor grill that uses propane gas to fire up that grill for barbecues or family outdoor cooking.

Buy 1000 Gallon Propane Tank

That’s a lot of propane to rely on, and it would be recommended that you have a 1,000-gallon horizontal propane tank installed on your property to hold the amount of gas you would need over a one-month period.

You might also be a business owner who has decided to utilize propane as your main energy source. Chances are the 1,000-gallon storage tank will work best for you as well, as this size tank is recommended for commercial cleaning appliances, commercial cooking needs, commercial heating, and even crop drying equipment.

Recommended Locations

Just where would you install a propane tank of this size? For a 1,000-gallon horizontal propane tank, it is recommended that it be installed at least ten feet from the home or commercial building. These tanks can be installed above or underground.

1000 Gallon Bulk Tank

1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank for sale

This tank is for high-end users. This includes large houses, houses with heated pools, restaurants, resale outlets, etc. Installation requirements include being at least 25′ from any important building.

If you choose to have your storage tank installed below ground for aesthetic purposes, it is highly recommended that you rely on professionals like those available from Diversified Energy. These professionals have knowledge about proper codes and safety requirements that you or an unlicensed contractor might be unfamiliar with.

Both above- and underground propane storage tanks should be installed away from any vehicular traffic; underground tanks should not be installed beneath driveways or outdoor buildings such as a garage or shed.

Offering Both Horizontal and Vertical

replaced the 6 x 420 lb propane tanks (in the background) with a single 1,000-gallon torpedo tank.

Diversified Energy offers all of the tank sizes listed earlier on this page; however, only the 120-gallon propane storage tank is offered in horizontal and vertical configurations. Diversified sells the 1,000-gallon propane storage tank only in the horizontal configuration.

Vertical 1,000-gallon propane tanks are less common than horizontal ones. The horizontal shape allows for high-capacity storage with low visibility when installed above ground; if a 1,000-gallon tank is vertical, it would be harder to install inconspicuously behind shrubs or hedges as you can with a vertical 120-gallon tank. Many homeowners and business owners prefer tanks to be installed in such a way as to be discreet; when the underground option is not available, you can opt for a vertical tank that can be placed behind shrubs, fences, or outbuildings.

For installation purposes, a vertical 1,000-gallon propane storage tank would simply require too much excavation to place underground; the horizontal shape makes it easier to install it underground and leave the tank dome visible for filling purposes.


The main benefit of having a 1,000-gallon horizontal propane tank is that you’re going to have all the propane you need over a one-month period to power all of the appliances that propane gas is used to operate.

Essentially, you’re guaranteed not to run out of propane before your next propane delivery with this large size storage tank.

The corrosion-resistant steel of your 1,000-gallon tank makes it safe to install below ground, so you have the benefit of not having the tank in sight if you choose not to and also to increase your outdoor space, as you won’t have this large tank taking up any part of your yard or business property.

An added benefit of a 1,000-gallon tank is if you choose such a tank if your home is not quite as large as that recommended for this size tank, or if you’re powering fewer appliances then you would need a 1,000-gallon tank to power. Thus, you would have a larger amount of propane gas on hand for your needs and require fewer deliveries over a year—cost savings!

Available from Long Beach Steal Corp

If you live in LA or parts of VA or SC, or in or near Mount Joy, PA, you can join the more than 25,000 satisfied customers who rely on Long Beach Steal Corp for propane delivery, storage tank sales, and installations of all sizes tanks including the 1,000-gallon capacity, emergency responses to gas leaks and other situations, and sales and installation of various gas products such as grills, stoves, fireplace inserts, and water heaters.

Diversified Energy, in business since 2000 and currently the 31st largest retailer in the U.S. employs trained and professional technicians who can lay out and install gas lines, install propane storage tanks, and deliver your propane following an automated “watchdog” system so you never even need to call—propane comes to you as soon as you need it!

What size propane tank do you need?

Tank sizes range from portable 20-lb. containers to tanks that can hold over 2,000 gallons. The size of your propane tank will depend on the size of your home and the number and size of appliances using propane.

Your geographical location and local climate can also play a role in choosing your propane tank size. For example, a tank for heating in milder climates may not need to be as big as a tank for heating in a colder climate. This guide can help you determine the right size tank for your needs and location.

Propane Tank for Sale

Review the propane tank size guide below for more information on propane tank sizes. It is important to note that a propane tank is only able to be filled to 80%. The tank details will highlight how many gallons you get when full.  We offer corrosion-resistant steel or lightweight aluminum, horizontal vs vertical, low profile, and standard shapes. Our prices of propane tanks are always discounted to ensure you the best value at a cheap price

 Ground Propane Tanks

1000 Gallon Propane Tank

Dimensions: 16′ 2″ long and 41″ in diameter

Uses: Large commercial appliances and heating, fleet, and transportation refueling.

Industrial 1000-Gallon Propane Tank Installed on Construction Site

A 1000-gallon propane tank holds 800 gallons when full.

Why Is It Important to Pick the Right Size Propane Tank?

This guide is devoted to helping you pick the right-sized propane tank. However, you may be wondering: why is it so important that I pick the right size?

The right-sized propane tank can help you save on your energy bills by controlling how often you need to fill it up.

While buying a tank that is too big isn’t too much of a disadvantage, buying a tank that is too small will affect your budget because you will need deliveries more often. Also, since you’re buying a smaller quantity of propane, the cost might be slightly higher.

1,000-Gallon Tanks

Long story short about the 1,000-gallon tank? It does everything that the 500-gallon tank does, but it is twice as big.

That means this tank is also suitable for heating homes and pools and for powering generators. However, because this tank is so large, you should not buy it unless your home is at least 4,500 square feet.

1,000-gallon tanks are also popular for agricultural uses.

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What’s the Verdict?

If you currently own your above-ground container or are considering purchasing one you should be aware of your responsibilities regarding the safe operation and maintenance of your container. By understanding your role in keeping your propane container operating safely and efficiently, you can keep your family secure and enjoy all the benefits that
propane delivers.


A well-maintained container will last for many years. It is important that you know how your container and delivery system work, what your responsibilities are, and what to do in the event of a safety-related emergency. Customers who own their containers are responsible for the upkeep and protection of the container. It is also your responsibility to comply with all local,
state, and national code requirements.

Propane container installation, maintenance, and repair should be performed only by a qualified service technician. If you own your container, you are responsible for finding a qualified service technician to service your container. It is a good idea to identify and talk to qualified service technicians — before the problem occurs — to make sure they are capable of servicing your container in a timely and safe manner.

Many propane marketers provide preventive maintenance and repair services. Ask a propane marketer for more information on these programs. The National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) and the DOT requires periodic recertification of stationary cylinders
by qualified service technicians. DOT stationary cylinder recertification periods
vary from five to twelve years. The owner is responsible for the cost of recertifying the cylinder.


Propane containers have distance and
placement requirements depending on
the type and size of the container. For
example, ASME containers between 125
and 500 gallons must be installed
At least 10 feet from a building or line of an
the adjoining property where DOT cylinders
can be placed next to a building with
certain restrictions.

When installing your container and any
enclosures around the container such as
fences or boxes, there are code requirements
that you must follow. Also, keep in mind that
a propane delivery truck and personnel will
need clear access to the container.

Best deals DOT and ASME tanks for sale

We offer DOT and ASME tanks. DOT (Department of Transportation) tanks are certified to travel. Use them for food trucks, tow motors, grills, or other units that move. ASME is a certification, and once this type of tank is installed, it doesn’t move. ASME tanks are typically larger and used for home heating.

We also carry the essential propane tank cylinder parts and accessories you need for your propane system. Every tank needs a regulator to reduce the pressure of the tank to the correct working pressure. We carry single-stage, two-stage, and twin-stage regulators.

Beyond propane supply, we’re here to help you do business better. Your dedicated account manager will work to understand your business, so we can optimize your day-to-day operations and plot your long-term path to success. From training your staff to monitoring your usage to budgeting, Long Beach Off-Coast Port is an expert teammate to help your business run smarter.

laws and safety measures for propane tanks

Because the laws and safety practices change within the propane industry, tank installation and maintenance should only be performed by those who are familiar with these codes and regulations regarding LP Gas tanks. This cannot be stressed enough. DO NOT MOVE, REPAIR OR MODIFY ANY PART OF AN LP GAS TANK OR ANY PART OF THE GAS PIPING SYSTEM.

The information provided within this section is for consumer educational purposes only and is intended to better familiarize users with propane tanks and their parts. Portable tanks, known as bottles or cylinders are used as a fuel source for gas grills as well as forklifts. Stationary propane tanks are often found behind homes or businesses supplying all propane-fueled appliances in the structure. Stationary tanks are also used to refill cylinders and mobile containers at bottle plants.

  • Things to note to better understand tanks

This means that while mostly identical in appearance and attached fittings, propane tanks are subject to higher pressures and the two types of tanks are very different and cannot be filled with either of the two LP Gases. Propane tanks are for storing only propane. This section covers related subjects such as

  • Basic explanations to help LP Gas consumers to better understand tanks
  • Various sizes of propane tanks and how it relate to demand requirements
  • Installation of and basic facts about underground tanks
  • An overview and explanation of the tank installation process
  • Safeguarding and protecting of propane tanks
  • Propane supplied to vaporizers for high-demand application

4 reviews for 1000 Gallon Above Ground Propane Tank

  1. Frank storm

    Thanks very much so the quick delivery. My grand parents needed a propane tank in our family ranch. I made a purchase online and delivery and installation was effective in five working days. Outstanding online support team .Thanks very much for the constant update through our the process.

  2. Rose Kim

    Adorable, I have learnt enough from your blog post. Thanks for helping me make a right choice of propane tank.

  3. Francis Fox

    “Mr Austin and the entire Long Beach Steel Corp staff were very professional and were great to work with. They were always taking my calls and giving appropriate tips about the installation of a 1000-gallon propane tank as promised. Their work and cleaning up after the job was complete were excellent. No hidden fees as well. I would recommend them to anyone needing propane tank installation

  4. Melvin Gilmore

    Awesome communication with Mr Adams. He addressed all my queries thoroughly prior to my purchase, and promptly made all the requested adjustments. If you’re seeking high-quality propane tanks, I strongly recommend Long Beach Steel Corp. Despite my numerous inquiries, he remained courteous and delivered as promised. Thank you very much

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