There are different sizes available for propane tanks. The 250 gallon propane tank is designed to be used for heating residential homes. This unit can also be used to heat water and for cooking purposes. During the warmer months of the year, it is the size used most often for homes and can handle a normal or average amount of energy use. Homes that are large, may require one of the larger sized tanks.
This particular size of propane tank can be filled a percentage of the way. When eighty percent is filled, the unit actually holds about two hundred gallons. This amount is enough to provide 18,266,00 BTUs. The unit can measure about thirty inches by ninety inches, which allows it to be placed either above or below the ground. An empty tank can weigh around six hundred and fifty pounds.
People commonly search for used 250 Gallon propane tanks because they make excellent smokers and/or barbecue grills. There are many plans around the internet for a DIY BBQ made from a propane tank.