# What size propane tank do I need for a grill?

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The most commonly used propane tank, the 20 lb tank is the standard size tank for barbecue grills, mosquito magnet, turkey fryer, small space heaters. However, the 20 lb tank can be used on several more propane applications. A 20 lb propane tank holds 4.5 gallons of propane and weighs 37 pounds full.

## Are all propane tanks for grills the same size?

There are many different types of propane tanks for homes, grills, vehicles, and related applications. These tanks are not only different sizes, but they are also often made from different materials for different use cases.

## Can I use a 15 lb propane tank instead of 20 for grill?

Make sure you get one that can be refilled. Major point: Exchange services under fill the tanks to only 15 lbs. rather than the about 20 lbs that they will safely hold. Refilling gives you the full capacity.

## Is there a difference between a 15 and 20 lb propane tank?

This means that you are truly only receiving 3.5 gallons (15 lbs of propane = 3.5 gallons of propane). Your local garden center or propane marketer normally fill your propane tank with 20 lbs of propane or 4.7 gallons. Some people might ask what the big deal is, because it’s only a difference of 1.2 gallons.

## How much does it cost to refill a 20 lb propane tank?

A 20 lb propane tank will cost approximately \$14-\$20 to fill. The rate you pay depends on the refill cost, usually \$3- \$4 per gallon. Since a 20 lb tank holds about 4.7 gallons of propane, multiply the cost of propane per gallon by 4.7. For example, \$3 X 4.7 = \$14.10.

## How long will a 20 lb propane tank last at 10000 BTU?

If the heater is running constantly it will burn a full (actually 20 pounds) tank in about 35-40 hours.

## How much propane does a grill use per hour?

Most propane tanks weigh around 18 1/2 pounds when they are empty. Place your tank on a household scale and subtract 18 1/2 from that number. From there, you can determine how much you have left. An average size (500 sq-in) grill will use about 1 1/2 pounds of propane an hour cooking medium to high.