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500 Gallon Propane Tanks for Sale

 

Buy your own 500-gallon propane tank from Inter-modal Container Ltd 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.

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Buy 500 Gallon Propane Tanks Online

Buy 500 Gallon Propane Tank Online

Buy 500 Gallon Propane Tanks Online

Are you ready to purchase your own propane tanks?

Owning your own propane tank has several advantages, the greatest being the freedom to shop around for the best propane prices and services.

Beyond that, you can finally leave fixed pricing, annual fees, and poor customer service behind.

Just make sure to have the tank installed in a safe way that follows all codes and regulations.

Inter-modal Container Ltd Services gives you peace of mind knowing that your propane tank and connections are installed safely, properly, and with quality workmanship.

We offer our 500-gallon propane tanks (plus more!) for sale

ASME STEEL PROPANE TANK
500 GALLON AG/UG TANK

These horizontal tanks are available for above-ground or underground installations. Available in 120 through 1,000-gallon capacities. “AG” above-ground tanks are painted and “UG” tanks are coated for underground use. “AG/UG” tanks are approved for above or below-ground use.

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Inter-modal Container Ltd Now Supplies a Full Line of Gas-Powered Appliances

In today’s world, everyone is looking to be more fuel efficient due to the rising fuel prices and the threat to our environment. Having high-efficiency appliances running in your home is not only going to save you money every month on fuel costs, but it will also provide for a better world in the future.

 500 gallon LP tank, a 20kw Generac, Raypak gas pool heater, and Noritz 1111 tankless hot water heater installed at his home.

All of these are great high-efficiency products that will benefit your home and your pocket. Here is some more information on all of these appliances:

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500 Gallon LP Tank

  1. You are not tied to just one gas supplier. You can pick any gas company you choose.
  2. The tank is buried underground so it will not take up any space in your yard.
  3. Propane is a clean energy source, so by having a propane tank you are practicing environmentally friendly behaviors.

20kw Generac

  1. It can be installed in almost any type of home.
  2. It can back up a multitude of air conditioners in your home and other additional rooms.
  3. It is extremely corrosion-resistant because of its aluminum fixture.

Raypak Gas Pool Heater

  1. It doesn’t matter if you have natural gas or propane, this system works for both types of fueling systems.
  2. It’s extremely weather and wind-resistant, provides years of durability, and it will not rust or damage your pool.
  3. They take up a lot less space than traditional heaters.

Noritz 1111 Tankless Hot Water Heater

  1. You can save up to 40% on your current water heating bill.
  2. You won’t have any hot water shortages because a tankless heat water when needed.
  3. These heaters have a lifespan of up to 20 years.

Reliable Power Systems can now supply a full line of these gas-powered appliances through our gas supply houses, so don’t hesitate to ask about all that we can do.

Have questions about any of these appliances? Give us a call at Reliable Power Systems today!

This 500 gal propane tank size is perfect for central heating and hot water heaters. Typically, 500-gallon propane tanks are used for whole-home systems, home heating, generators, and pool heat. 500-gallon propane tanks are also used for commercial applications, such as heating, cooking, dry cleaning, and crop drying. The tank is about 3′ 11 1/2″ tall and 9′ 10″ in length.

This 500 gal propane tank size is appropriate for most homes ranging from 2500 to 4500 square feet. It is the smallest tank size that metered systems for communities will be drawn from. Inter-modal Container Ltd offers a 500-gallon propane tank for sale at the best price.

With this above-ground 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 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

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

Specifications

  • Water Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Outside Diameter: 37.5″
  • Head Type: Ellip
  • Overall Length: 9′ 10″
  • Overall Height: 3′ 11 1/2″
  • Leg Width: 15″
  • Leg Spacing: 5′ 0″
  • Weight Empty: 920 lbs.

Underground propane tank 500 gallons. Buy your own propane tank from Inter-modal Container Ltd 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.

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The underground Tank is ready to bury with a Durable Coating

This 500 gal propane tank size is perfect for central heating and hot water heaters. Typically, 500-gallon propane tanks are used for whole-home systems, home heating, generators, and pool heat. 500-gallon propane tanks are also used for commercial applications, such as heating, cooking, dry cleaning, and crop drying. The tank is about 5′ 9 3/8 tall and 9′ 10″ in length.

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This 500 gal propane tank size is appropriate for most homes ranging from 2500 to 4500 square feet. It is the smallest tank size that metered systems for communities will be drawn from. Inter-modal Container Ltd offers a 500-gallon propane tank for sale at the best price.

Valspar “Q-thane”, a ready-to-bury, special underground propane tank coating, was developed specifically to give your 500-gal underground tank superior durability and corrosion resistance for decades to come. Because propane is a nontoxic fuel that won’t contaminate water sources or soil, these large tanks can be buried underground without any risk to the environment. Plus, it won’t disrupt the look of your landscape!

Propane stores well are clean-burning and are 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.

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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

  • Class 150
  • Quality steel construction
  • ASME certified, meaning that once it’s installed it is not portable
  • Below ground propane tank 500 gallon

Specifications

  • Water Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Outside Diameter: 37.5″
  • Head Type: Hemi
  • Overall Length: 9′ 10″
  • Riser Height: 5′ 9 3/8″
  • Leg Width: 15″
  • Leg Spacing: 5′ 0″
  • Weight Empty: 953 lbs.

500 500-gallon propane Tanks are the perfect tank for homes and businesses!

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Are you looking to purchase a 500-gallon propane tank (or a series of tanks) for your home or business?

If so, talk to us at Inter-modal Container Ltd to see what is right for your situation!

We offer stand-alone 500-gallon propane tanks

Maybe you aren’t sure if you need a 500-gallon tank or another size. If so, here are a few tips for you:

Make sure to consider several factors that influence how long a tankful of propane lasts: 

Residential Propane Tank Installation

First, what are you using the tank for? If you are using propane only to heat your home, it will last longer than if you are using it for heat, plus power to appliances.

Second, how big is your home? A bigger home requires more energy to heat, and therefore, uses propane more quickly.

Third, how efficient is your home? Homes that are well insulated and have quality windows and doors require much less heat energy since they lose heat to the outdoors.

In the end, know this: 

An average home furnace burns 500-1,200 gallons of propane per year. An average homeowner uses between 200-300 gallons of propane per year for hot water. 

That means that if you have an average-sized family, live in a moderately sized house, and use propane for heating and hot water a 500-gallon tank is perfect for you!

It is important to remember that your tank must be installed and hooked up according to state and federal codes and regulations.  For your safety, please make sure you select a reputable installer.

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500 Gallon Propane Tank

Dimensions: 9′ 11″ long and 37.5″ in diameters: Primarily used for home heating or homes with 2-3 propane appliances such as supplemental or space heaters, hot water heaters, and generators.A 500-gallon propane tank holds 400 gallons of propane when full.So you’ve decided to ditch the electric heat system and go with the cleaner, more efficient alternative: propane. One of the first things you’ll need to know when making the switch is: What about propane tanks? What propane tank sizes are available and what size will I need to meet my propane supply needs?First, what is a propane tank and why do you need one? A propane tank is a storage container where the propane you’ll need for your heating system or other gas-powered appliances is kept. Storage tanks are generally designed to hold a month’s worth of propane, so tank sizes vary depending on the size of one’s home and one’s monthly propane usage.Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes; more common ones include the 120-, 250-, 330-, and 500-gallon tanks. They come in horizontal or vertical configurations, though many of the sizes over 120 gallons are available only in horizontal forms. Above- and below-ground, installation can be chosen.A 500-gallon horizontal propane tank is best for smaller homes that rely on propane gas to power entire home heating systems or various appliances, such as stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, and even outdoor lighting. The most common of residential propane tanks, the 500-gallon unit is recommended for homes at least 2,500 square feet.Read on to get more details about the uses and benefits of a 500-gallon propane storage tank and decide if this is the best choice for your home and propane needs.

Uses

As discussed, the use of a 500-gallon horizontal propane tank is to store the propane needed to power one’s home. This tank size is also used by many small commercial businesses that rely on propane for heating, lighting, alternate heating, and hot water; commercial cooking establishments might turn to propane to power their stoves. The 500-gallon tank can also be utilized for agricultural purposes, such as tobacco curing, dry cleaning, or peanut drying. If your home has a central heating system, the 500-gallon horizontal propane tank is most commonly recommended. When filled to 80 percent (accounting for expansion, propane tanks are only filled at 80 percent), the 500-gallon tank holds 400 gallons of propane. Basically, you will need to calculate how much propane you will use on a monthly basis when determining the required tank size. If you’re running a furnace, fireplace, hot water heater, clothes dryer, and possibly more, you’ll likely go with the 500-gallon tank.

Recommended Locations

Your propane storage tank is required to be ten feet from the propane line and a minimum of ten feet from a home or building.Both above- and underground installation options are available for the 500-gallon horizontal propane tank. To meet strict regulatory guidelines, it is recommended that homeowners and business owners utilize licensed technicians from a propane supply company to handle the installation of a storage tank, particularly for underground models.Wherever a tank is installed, it should always be easily accessible for propane delivery trucks. Locked fences, too much shrubbery, and a blocked driveway are all obstacles that make it difficult or even impossible for delivery drivers to complete a propane delivery.

Benefits

Perhaps the top benefit of choosing a 500-gallon propane storage tank is savings: by choosing a larger tank, you’ll be able to accept delivery of more propane in one trip. A lower price rate for buying propane in large quantities could apply, saving you money over the course of a year.With this tank size, you’re also assured of having the amount of propane you need between deliveries, so there’s much less of a chance you’ll run out when you need your propane supply the most. It’s not fun to run out of your power supply for your home heating system in the middle of the night during a bone-chilling cold spell. The horizontal configuration also works well if you choose to have the tank installed aboveground; the lower unit could be more inconspicuous than a vertical tank.

Available from Inter-modal Containers Ltd

Are you an East Coast resident living in NC or in the Mount Joy, PA, vicinity? Also serving parts of VA and SC, Inter-modal Container Ltd is a great choice when it comes to propane delivery and tank leasing or purchase as well as installation. The company, the 31st largest propane supply company in the U.S., serves more than 25,000 satisfied customers from its nine service centers located in  CA and Pennsylvania.

You can buy a 500-gallon horizontal propane tank from Inter-modal Container Ltd. The company offers highly trained, licensed technicians to handle your tank’s installation, whether it be above- or underground. Rest assured all requirements and regulations will be adhered to for your installation. Of all the residential propane tank sizes, the 500-gallon propane tank is the most common one. When the winter weather hits, you should at least have an idea of how long a 500-gallon propane tank lasts for a house.Here’s the deal:A 500-gallon propane tank can last anywhere from 1 month and 23 days to 14 months and 4 days. For the exact time, check the chart and graph for different sizes of homes further on.

500-gallon tank is a residential propane tank for houses. It can be installed underground, in the basement, or even in a large garage.

An average US household consumes about 750 gallons of propane per winter. That means an average US household will need about 2 full fills of a 500-gallon propane tank per winter (a 500-gallon tank holds a maximum of 400 gallons of propane; the 80% safety rule).

On average, a US household will burn through 750 gallons of propane every winter. Data Source: US Energy Information Administration

We will have a closer look at the lifetime of a 500-gallon tank. This will enable us to more precisely figure out how long will 500 gallons of propane last in houses with square footage ranging from 500 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft.To figure out exactly how long a 500-gallon propane tank for your house, we need to take into account these key parameters:

  • Size of your house. Bigger houses require more heating; a 500-gallon propane tank will run out sooner than in the case of smaller houses.
  • Heating requirements (location). Houses in the North US require higher BTU heating output than houses in the South US. Example: The 500-gallon propane tank will last longer in Texas than in Chicago.
  • How harsh is the winter? In harsh winters we will burn more propane than in mild winters. As we can see from the data for average US household winter consumption for the period from 2010 to 2016 above, the 2013-2014 winter was the harshest and we burned 830 gallons of propane on average vs. 750 gallons of propane on a standard winter.
  • The energy efficiency of your propane-powered heating devices. High energy-efficiency propane furnaces with above 90 AFUE ratings, for example, will spend less propane for the same heating output than 70 AFUE rating furnaces. That means a 500-gallon propane tank will last longer.
  • 80% max. propane tank rule.

How Much Propane Do We Burn Per Winter? (Size Of Home)

As you can see from the EIA data, an average US household burns about 750 gallons of propane every winter. We also know that an average single-family house’s square footage is about 2,200 sq ft (Data from Statista; period 2010-2019).We can calculate how many gallons of propane we burn during the winter per square feet:750 Gallons Of Propane ÷ 2,200 Sq Ft House = 0.34 Gallon Of Propane Per Sq FtBased on this, we can calculate the average winter propane usage for different home sizes (these are rough average estimates):

Home Size (Square Footage): Propane Consumption (In Gallons):
500 sq ft 170 Gallons
1,000 sq ft 340 Gallons
1,500 sq ft 510 Gallons
2,000 sq ft 680 Gallons
2,500 sq ft 850 Gallons
3,000 sq ft 1,020 Gallons
3,500 sq ft 1,190 Gallons
4,000 sq ft 1,360 Gallons

Now we know how many gallons of propane different size homes will, on average, burn throughout the winter. We can use this data to calculate how long will 500-gallon propane last:

How Long Does A 500-Gallon Propane Tank Last For Different Home Sizes

First of all, we need to figure out how many gallons of propane a 500-gallon propane tank actually holds. Instinctively we think it’s 500 gallons; it’s 400 gallons. We only fill propane tanks up to 80% of their respective full volumetric capacity. That is done for safety reasons. If a propane tank is heated, the propane expands and creates pressure on the outer layers of the tank. That means that a full 500-gallon tank holds 400 gallons of propane. Its total energy content is 36,600,000 BTUs (100% efficiency). Before we look at the table of how long will a 500-gallon tank last for different sizes of homes, let’s look at an example of how you can calculate that. Example: How long does a 500-gallon propane tank last for a 1,500 sq ft house? Based on average estimations, we know that a 1,500 sq ft will burn through 510 gallons of propane in 6 winter months. We also know that a full 500-gallon tank contains 400 gallons of propane. Here’s how we can calculate that:

  • 510 gallons of propane will last for 6 months.
  • 400 gallons (full 500-gallon tank) will last for how many months?

400 Gallons × 6 Months ÷ 510 Gallons = 4.706 MonthsThat means that a full 500-gallon propane tank will last for 4 months and 6 days in a 1,500 sq ft home. We can use this principle to calculate after what time the 500-gallon tank will be empty for different home sizes:

500-gallon Tank Longevity Chart

House Size (Square Footage): How Long Will A 500-Gallon Propane Tank Last?
500 sq ft 14 Months and 4 Days
1,000 sq ft 7 Months and 2 Days
1,500 sq ft 4 Months and 6 Days
2,000 sq ft 3 Months and 25 Days
2,500 sq ft 2 Months and 25 Days
3,000 sq ft 2 Months and 11 Days
3,500 sq ft 2 Months and 1 Day
4,000 sq ft 1 Month and 23 Days

Now, these are just estimations, based on statistical averages. An important factor that can increase or decrease the specified time of how long will a 500-gallon propane tank last is the energy efficiency of your propane-powered appliances. That usually means a propane furnace. High energy efficiency propane furnaces (with above 90 AFUE rating) will require less propane for the same heating output. These superb units can prolong the time how long a 500-gallon propane tank last by up to 25%.You can read our entire article about how long propane tanks last (any tank from 1 lb to 1,000-gallon tank) here. If you’re deciding between a 500-gallon vs 100-gallon, 250-gallon, or 1,000-gallon propane tank, you can check how similar calculations for:

  • How long does a 100-gallon tank last?
  • How long does a 250-gallon tank last?
  • How long does a 1,000-gallon tank last?

If you have any questions about the calculations or the longevity of 500-gallon propane tanks, you can use the comments below and we’ll try our best to help you out.

Need something bigger or smaller than 500 Gallons? We offer a variety of tank sizes

120 GALLON

120-gallon propane tanks are perfect for homes or small businesses.

500 GALLON

500-gallon propane tanks are Ideal for large homes or medium commercial operations.

Enjoy commercial capacity with a 1000-gallon propane tank.

OTHER SIZES

Don’t see the tank size you need?  We offer custom sizing and configurations!

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Not sure what size tank is right for

your home, farm, or business?

We would love to talk with you and help you determine which size tank is right for you!

Please Note:  We do not sell or service

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26 reviews for Buy 500 Gallon Propane Tanks Online

  1. ADAM MCELROY

    The folks at this company really know their stuff. I recently placed an order for a 500-gallon propane gas tank, to use for heating purposes at my home, and I must say it’s a game changer. I use it for running my fireplace, drying clothes, heating water, and whatnot! The tank holds a solid 400 gallons of gas which lasts a good while. They recommended filling the tank at 80% so that the gas has space for expansion. What’s so cool about them is; that they guide us about where to put the tank (10 feet away from the house and propane lines).

    The best part is; that they offer both underground and above-ground installation options, which is a pretty good offer because you can make a choice according to your space and preferences.

  2. Ariana Cage

    I got a good deal for a 500-gallon propane tank. You can trust them for the purchase of any tank type and size. They gave me some real-deal advice about the safety and daily usage of it and told me that I could always call them in case of any issues. Business is not only about the prices but It’s the little things that count, and these guys nailed it.

  3. Kim Torez

    I was not happy with the driver of the delivery truck. He was pulled out for access alcohol on the highway and my tank did not arrive on the expected date, but their customer support handled it professionally and I got the tank in good state with another truck driver.

  4. Lasonya

    “The staff at Inter-modal Container LTD was extremely helpful. Right from the placing and order to the billing, everything went very smoothly. Mr Bright was immensely patient and took the time to explain the installation procedure to me. I would be happy to recommend this clinic to anyone.”

  5. Dianne Dice

    I’m glad I call this wonderful company! Michael was extremely helpful, great service and great prices. I would definitely recommend to others who need propane service. Thank you for being awesome!

  6. J Rosa

    These guys never compromise on quality. They didn’t just deliver the thing, they guided me from A to Z about where it should be placed and how to use it more efficiently.

  7. Denis Brown

    I bought a 500-gallon above pronpane tank from Inter-modal container and before it was delivered I called Mr Bright about the installation proper. He got it exactly where I wanted it. I was very pleased with my experience with Inter-modal container.

  8. Jennifer banks

    Got their 500-gallon propane gas tank and I must say it’s a wallet-friendly price for a tank that big

  9. Peterson D

    Thanks very much for your services. Got our home propane tank installed just three days after purchase. we are ready for the winter.

  10. Mittie

    Thanks on your marvelous services. keep doing the perfect job and wish i could do 5 stars

  11. Eula

    Thank you so much for the quick delivery of the 1000 gallon propane tank yesterday regarding the urgent project I’m working on.

  12. Sam white

    Mr. Bright was very helpful and responsive in completing the sale. The delivery date was very quick, and the driver was super professional. He was able to deliver into a very tight spot without any issues. Very pleased with the purchase.

  13. Jeffry

    Keep up the good work. our company is proud of your services.

  14. Brandy

    Good delivery timing. i appreciate the proper work in installation of 500 gallon propane tank.This is why I love to recommend others to keep working with you

  15. Dean

    Ray did a great job getting us the 500 gallon propane tank we wanted at a very reasonable price and very quickly. The truck driver that delivered our container, I think his name is Mike, he is awesome, very good at his job, very polite and professional. We are planning on purchasing another container and will only purchase it from Inter-modal container. They are awesome! Keep up the great work! Thanks.

  16. Sally

    Outstanding services. My son had a chat with them through email. They came to the house and did all the installation without my son around. My son came back and so happy as he found that the propane tank he paid for was exactly what was delivered at our residence.

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  19. Nikki hampton

    So glad that I chose you, thank you. Had a good time with your entire team from day one
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  20. Sherlene

    I rarely post reviews, but for these guys I gladly make an exception. Everything was perfect, thank you so much.

  21. Jill Smith

    I had many questions regarding propane tanks and contacted them. They have guided and helped me a lot. I had too many questions, but they never lost their professionalism or patience. Now I succeeded after following their detailed step by step instructions. Delight

  22. Louisa

    I have gone through the reviews and will probably come for a propane tank as soon as i move to my new residence. Just one question. Is it possible to swap my old propane tank and add some cash to get a new one?
    Thanks?

  23. Francine

    Excellent services. I had just one issue especially with the response time through email. But you guys finally did a perfect 500 gal installation job. Thanks once more

  24. Brooklyn S

    “The team is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, it is a delight to work with them.”

  25. Rosetta

    Great experience so far. New propane hook up. Great with follow ups and necessary information

  26. Alannah

    Inter-modal Containers LTD is the best! They installed an underground tank and did bbq and fire table hook up/assembly. Super nice, responsive and communicative. Propane prices much better than our former provider.

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