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Propane Tank Dimensions

Propane tanks come in all shapes and sizes and finding the exact dimensions can be obtained through the tank manufacturer or propane company. The propane company installing an underground propane tank will also provide exact hole dimensions for digging. Below are the common dimensions of propane tanks and approximate hole dimensions for underground tank placement.

Propane Tank Dimensions by Size

Propane tanks are manufactured by several different companies in the United States and although each tank manufacturer has a different set of specifications and dimensions, they are generally comparable in their measurements. Below are the approximate dimensions of propane tanks commonly found in the US.

150 gallon
250 gallon
500 gallon
1000 gallon
Length
Diameter
Weight
85"
25"
320 lbs.
92"
30"
485 lbs.
120"
37"
950 lbs.
190"
41"
1750 lbs

 

Underground Propane Tank Hole Dimensions

When people decide they want to have an underground propane tank installed, they often don't know what the hole dimensions should be and wind up either digging a huge hole that is far too big or they dig a hole that will not accommodate the underground propane tank to be installed. Hole dimensions that do not conform to requirements can lead to postponement of the installation and possible service fees. Be sure to contact the installing company for what they require in terms of dimensions. A better approach would be to have the propane company communicate directly with the excavators. Below are common underground propane tank hole dimensions.

 
250 gallon
500 gallon
1000 gallon
Length
Width
Depth
96"
48"
40"
144"
60"
46"
216"
60"
60"

 

*Propane Tank Measurements and Hole Dimensions Note

The dimensions listed here are not exact dimensions and they should not be used as a precise guide for tank installation or hole excavation. They are listed here so that people seeking this information get a general idea of the hole measurements and propane tank dimensions. Consult your propane company for actual and accurate measurements and tank dimensions.