Did you know Wells Brothers in Plano, Texas, fills propane cylinders (tanks) and we charge by the gallon? The two most common issues customers have with propane cylinders are age and amount. As per the State of Texas, we enforce both of these laws.
Did you know that propane cylinders have a born on date that is stamped on the cylinder’s collar? They are valid for 12 years or the manufacturer’s recommendations. After that date, they are considered expired and we can’t fill that cylinder.
The most common cylinder we fill is called a grill bottle or a 20-pound tank. These types of cylinders will hold 4.5 gallons of propane. Propane weighs 4.2 pounds per gallon. This gives us a total capacity of 18.9 pounds. This information is important in the State of Texas only allows 90 pounds of propane to be transported in a closed-body vehicle. This means the maximum number of cylinders you can haul in your car is four.
Closed-bodied vehicles such as passenger cars, vans, and station wagons must not be used for transporting more than 215 lb. water capacity [90 lb. propane capacity] but not more than 108 lb. water capacity [45 lb. propane capacity] per cylinder unless the driver and engine compartments are separated from the cargo space by a vapor-tight partition that contains no means of access to the cargo space. NFPA 58,§188.8.131.52(B)
I hope you will consider us the next time you need a fill-up.