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Propane Safety


Where should I set my Choice Propane Tank?

The most common propane tank sizes used today are: 330 gallons, 500 gallons and 1000 gallons. They must be at least ten feet from both the house and the property line. For proper delivery service, your tank should not sit more than eighty feet from your driveway. We do carry a hundred foot hose; however, we reserve the extra length for obstacles like cars and snow banks.


Tank Gauge Reading

Propane Safety Guage Reading Michigan

The numbers on your gauge tell you the percentage of gas remaining in your tank. The gauge to the left, for example, shows a tank that has 35% of remaining propane and is based on the total amount it can hold. (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 remaining. Make sure you know your tank size (150, 250, or 500 gallons)


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!


Letting your propane tank 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:

  1. Turn off all control valves on all gas appliances.
  2. Turn off the shutoff valve on the propane container(s).
  3. Call Choice Propane to arrange for delivery and advise them you are out of gas.
  4. Don’t turn the gas back on yourself. Let us do it. When you schedule your fill, be sure it is at a time when you will be at home. This way we can relight and check your appliances and your system to ensure they are operating properly and leak free.
  5. After your tank is refilled, have a service technician check IMMEDIATELY to see that all safety controls are functioning properly and that the piping system is leak free.