Is propane a safe fuel?

Propane, one of the cleanest burning fuels available, is the clear choice for our environment. Propane burns cleaner than gasoline and other fossil fuels. It emits lower levels of carbon dioxide and particulates and doesn't produce sulfur dioxide, a primary cause of the greenhouse effect. Propane is non-toxic and vaporizes quickly, so it won't contaminate soil or groundwater. Propane is also a natural by-product of the gas refining process and in plentiful supply - there's enough propane to meet America's needs in the 21st century. Most of the propane used in the United States is produced right here. All these factors make propane one of the most versatile fuels you can find.

What happens if your tank runs out of propane?

First, you need to close all propane tank or cylinder supply valves.
Second, you need to call us before doing anything else.

What is propane?

Propane is a very versatile fuel. It continues to grow as an industry and the prices are reasonable. It is a non-toxic, colorless, it is odorless but an odorant as described above is added. It is an American-made fuel that is commonly used for space and water heating, cooking. Now there is an increase in using it to fuel vehicle engines.

Why isn't my tank filled to 100 percent capacity?

Propane is delivered and stored in liquid form. Propane liquid will expand nearly 17 times as much as water over the same temperature increase. As a result, tanks and cylinders are never completely filled with propane-gas liquid. Tanks are filled to about 80 to 85 percent of their capacity. This leaves a space above the liquid, which allows the propane liquid to expand freely due to changes in temperature.

There are several important characteristics to understand about LP gases when they are stored in containers. First, heat added to LP gases in a tank or cylinder is transferred directly from the air surrounding the container. Hot days, cool nights, rain and snow are a few of the many factors that affect the temperature of the liquid. Because of these temperature changes, you may see fluctuations in your container gauge.

How do I tell how full my tank is?

Your tank should have a gauge located on the top of the tank, usually under a lid. The numbers on the gauge tell the percentage contained in the tank. For example, if you have a 500-gallon tank with a gauge reading 50%, you have 250 gallons (500 * 50%) in your tank. Please contact your local VanderYacht Propane Inc. office if you gauge is reading 20 percent or less.

Where can I place my propane tank?

See the diagram on our installation page.

Where can I find more information about propane?

More information can be found at


 Tank Switchout

Leasing a tank from another company. No worries, VanderYacht propane can switch out that tank to ours. We will transfer any remaining propane from the existing tank to our propane tank. Depending on the style of tank. Some tanks may not allow us to transfer gas. That does not affect the swap out progress though. Once finished, a simple call to the previous company and they will come pick up the old tank. Start saving today and get your tank swapped out.

Various Sizes


We have propane tanks ranging from 120-gallon all the way up to 1000-gallon propane tanks of on-site fuel storage. Click the button below to see a list of what we offer! Some tanks are not listed though. We also stock BBQ cylinders ranging from 3/4 gallon to 10-gallon cylinders, 7-gallon forklift cylinders, and the standard 25-gallon vertical (100 Pound). Do not hesitate to call, does not hurt to ask.


Remote Monitoring

This new feature has changed industry. This allows us to better forecast deliveries, making sure that when our truck arrives your tank will be delivered to. We can install a wireless remote monitor onto the propane tanks gauge. Once installed the gauge sends VanderYacht Propane the propane percentage level of the tank. Rent or Buy this device we offer both. Make sure you call and get yours today.

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