When and How to Order Gas/Propane?

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When and How to Order Propane

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The numbers on your gauge tell you the percentage of gas left in your tank. The gauge shown below, for example, shows a tank that has 35% of its propane left, based upon the total amount it can hold.

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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 left. Make sure you know your tank size (usually 120, 150, 172, 250, or 500 gallons).

[alert title=”WARNING!” style=”warning”]WARNING! 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! Also, please see Propane Guide for more information. (951) 676-1916[/alert]


If You Run Out Of Gas

Letting your propane container 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:

Turn off all control valves on all gas appliances.

  • Turn off the shut-off valve on the propane container(s).
  • Call your propane supplier to arrange for delivery and advise them you are out of gas.
  • Don’t turn the gas back on yourself. Let the propane supplier do it. When you schedule your fill, be sure it is for a time when you will be at home, so the propane supplier can relight and check your appliances and system to assure that they are operating properly and are leak free.
  • Immediately after your tank is refilled, have a service technician check to see that all safety controls are functioning properly and the piping system is leak-free.

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