How do I read my oil or propane tank gauge?

How do I read my oil or propane tank gauge?

Fuel Oil Tank Gauge Reading

 

275 Above Ground tank (most basement tanks)

typically holds 260 gallons of oil when at capacity.

 

1/8= 32 gallons

1/4= 65 gallons

3/8= 92 gallons

1/2= 130 gallons

5/8= 162 gallons

full= 260 gallons

 

Propane Tank Gauge Reading

 

Propane tanks vary in size and is only filled to 80% Capacity.

 

A 420 lb tank holds 100 gals at 80% capacity (short, fat upright tank-standard ).

 

10%= 12 gallons

25%= 30 gallons

50%= 60 gallons

75%= 90 gallons

80% (full)= 100 gallons

 

A 330 gal tank holds 260 gals at 80% capacity (looks like a submarine).

 

10%= 32 gallons

25%= 81 gallons

50%= 163 gallons

75%= 244 gallons

80% (full)= 260 gallons

 

A 500 gal tank holds 400 gals at 80% capacity (above or under ground).

 

10%= 50 gallons

25%= 125 gallons

50%= 250 gallons

75%= 375 gallons

80% (full)= 400 gallons

 

A 1000 gal tank holds 800 gals at 80% capacity (above or under ground).

10%= 100 gallons

25%= 250 gallons

50%= 500 gallons

75%= 750 gallons

80% (full)= 800 gallons

 

How do I read my oil or propane tank gauge?

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