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post #1 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Who's Heating With Propane?

I just paid $4.90 gal.

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I use kerosene and pay 5.25 a gallon. I belive my heater holds around a gallon or slightly more.I can get almost a whole days heat out of a tank.

And I don't have to to worry about venting or off gases.
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We heat the house with propane and are down to 25% in the tank. They will only deliver 200 gallons at a time. Strange thing is I filled a portable 20# tank and was figuring it would be outrageous. It was only $16. The curious matter is that the place that filled it gets there gas from the same supplier we do at home.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM
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A 20 lb tank holds 4.72 gallons

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We heat the house with propane and are down to 25% in the tank. They will only deliver 200 gallons at a time. Strange thing is I filled a portable 20# tank and was figuring it would be outrageous. It was only $16. The curious matter is that the place that filled it gets there gas from the same supplier we do at home.

Propane Guy answered 4 years ago The capacity of a 20lb tank can vary slightly. For filling purposes we use a marking on the collar of the cylinder that reads WC##. This is the water capacity of the cylinder in pounds. This number varies due to slight variations in the diameter and shape of the cylinder and welding differences. If you take that number and multiply it by .42 ( or 42% ) you will have the propane capacity in pounds of that particular cylinder.

A gallon of propane weighs 4.2 lbs. So if you divide the number from the first equation by 4.2 you will have your answer.

For example...WC47.1 is stamped on the collar.

47.1 x .42 = 19.79Lbs of propane. 19.79 ÷ 4.2 = 4.72 gallons.

Hope this clears it up for you!

So, $16 divided by 4.72= $3.38 per gal.

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Only my opinion, but I think some suppliers are taking advantage of the current shortage and cold to gouge. My sister just paid about $3.00 a gallon for a fill, and I thought that was robbery. the pre-season lock up prices were in the $1.75 range.

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I heat both my house and my shop 40x60x12 with LP.

This is brutal...

I also heard, many suppliers are not honoring there pre-season lock in prices.

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There's some places up here charging 6-7 bucks a gallon...

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I just heard from my nephew who said price in Peoria, IL right now is $6.50.

Our tank got filled three weeks ago @ $2.03 That will last us through the winter

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