How do I read my propane tank gauge?

 

Trying to figure out where the gauge is on a propane tank, and then how to read it to figure out if you need a delivery can cause frustration for a lot of homeowners. Read on to learn how to properly read and determine your need for propane with this handy guide.

 

Finding Tank Gauge:

Sometimes propane gauges will be underneath a cover on a tank, inside the tank if it has a lid or in plain view on the tank itself.  These two pictures show where most propane gauges are located.

 

Reading Tank Gauge:

  • 80% is considered a full tank
  • Make sure to order more gas before your tank gauge reads below 30%

Here is a chart for understanding the different percentages that read on your tank gauge.

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