120 Gallon Propane Storage Tanks

Looking to power your heat, fireplace, or stove with a propane supply and seeking the appropriate propane tanks for the job? There are some options to choose from based on how much propane you use on a monthly basis.

Chances are you’ll do fine with a 120 Gallon Horizontal Propane Tank or Vertical Tank, depending on where you’ll be placing the unit. Either type can be placed aboveground near the home.

Let’s take a closer look at a 120-gallon propane tank and why it just might be a good fit for your current propane needs.


The 120-gallon propane tank is designed to give a residential customer a propane supply of 30 days based on limited propane use.

Thus, this tank would be considered if you’re using propane for a water heater, space heater, or stove. These propane tanks are also great for specialty uses, such as specialty cookers, fryers, and smokers; pool heater; or gaslighting.

If you wish to heat your home with propane rather than electric, then a 120-gallon horizontal propane tank or vertical propane tank should be sufficient to meet your monthly demands.

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Recommended locations

Propane tanks 500 gallons or less are installed above-ground and are placed beside the home. There is no guideline as to the number of feet that a 120-gallon tank should be set off the building (250-gallon tanks are set a minimum of 10 feet from a dwelling).

Tanks are not situated inside the home nor in a garage, shed, or other structure.

Offering Both Horizontal and Vertical

There are both horizontal and vertical configurations for a 120-gallon propane storage tank. Mainly, the vertical tank can be placed closer to the house, while the horizontal is generally placed a farther distance away.

Tank placement and space are essentially the main considerations when choosing between a horizontal or vertical tank.


Basically, the greatest benefit of having a 120-gallon storage tank is that it offers a steady propane supply when you need it, whether you’re heating your home, drying your clothes, or cooking.

Designed to provide a month’s supply of propane, the 120-gallon propane storage tank is perfect to meet a home’s modest propane needs.

Available from Diversified Energy

Diversified Energy, with locations in North Carolina and Pennsylvania and a service area encompassing parts of Virginia and South Carolina in addition to NC and PA, employs licensed technicians with the ability to install all types of propane storage tanks.

From automatic propane delivery designed to meet your specific needs to repairs of gas lines and propane gas products, Diversified Energy is your one-stop shop when it comes to using propane to power your appliances, furnace, and fireplaces.

In addition, Diversified Energy offers a purchasing or leasing option when it comes to propane storage tanks.

With Diversified Energy, you can rest assured that all storage tanks are installed to adhere to coding and safety requirements and guidelines.