Bulk Propane, Propane Refilling, and Propane Accessories in Bozeman, Montana
Propane fuels much of what we do in Bozeman, Montana. Whether it heats your RV, powers your generator, or fires up your grill, the last thing you want to find is an empty tank when you need a full one.
When your propane tank gets low, Owenhouse Ace Hardware is here to help. Come to Owenhouse to exchange your empty tank or purchase a new one.
Prefer to refill your tank? At Owenhouse West, we make it easy. You’ll find our bulk propane tank in the northeast corner of the parking lot alongside a convenient call box, saving you the hassle of lugging your empty tank inside.
When you refill your tank at Owenhouse West, we’ll make sure your tank is safely filled to the maximum legal limit. Or, if you just need to top it off, we offer propane by the gallon, so you only pay for the fuel you need and receive.
Types of Propane Cylinders and Sizes We Carry
Propane cylinders, known to most as propane tanks, are the most common class of gas containers. Tanks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from 1,000-gallon tanks that can power and heat large homes to the standard 20lb tanks that fuel grills, generators, and patio heaters. At Owenhouse Ace Hardware, we carry a variety of cylinders and sizes and are happy to help you find the one that’s right for you.
Propane Cylinders and Sizes
- 16 oz cylinders: These lightweight and compact propane tanks are ideal for fueling camping stoves, lanterns, portable heaters, tabletop grills, and more.
- 20 lb cylinders: This upright cylinder is instantly recognizable as the popular choice for most residential uses. These tanks hold approximately five gallons of propane and can fuel a variety of applications, including gas grills and patio heaters.
- 30 lb cylinders: Measuring nearly two feet tall, 30lb tanks remain portable and suitable for outdoor residential use and hold approximately eight gallons of propane.
- 100 lb cylinders: For larger applications, such as indoor fireplaces and gas cooking ranges, these large cylinders hold roughly 25 gallons of propane.
Propane Tank Exchanges
Not every propane tank can be refilled. Tanks with 100 lbs or less capacity must be requalified within 10 years of their original manufacture date. You can find your tank’s manufacture date stamped on its collar in month/year format. If an “E” follows the date, this indicates it has been inspected and requalified for an additional five years. For example:
- A tank stamped “05/09” was manufactured in May 2009 and expires after 12 years, in May 2021.
- A tank stamped “05/08 E” was manufactured in May 2008 and due to expire in May 2020 but has been requalified for use until 2025.
If you’re unsure whether your tank can be refilled, don’t worry–the team at Owenhouse West can help. Before refilling your tank, we’ll inspect it to ensure it is safe, including checking the manufacturing date, requalification date, and other safety and compliance measures.
Many customers prefer to skip the steps above and, instead, exchange their old tank for a new one. Tank exchange is quick and convenient: instead of taking the time to inspect and refill your current tank, you can simply return it and receive a filled tank in return. Your new tank will be pre-filled and pre-inspected to ensure it hasn’t expired and meets all safety protocols, so you can just grab it and go.
Maximize Performance and Safety With Propane Accessories
At Owenhouse Ace Hardware, we offer various propane tank accessories that will help you maintain your tank and optimize its safety and performance.
Come Shop Our Selection Of:
Hoses: Propane hoses are essential components to connect your tank to appliances. Adapter hoses are made of durable rubber and come in many sizes to suit various tanks and devices.
Adapters & Fittings: Propane tank adapters and fittings attach to the end of hoses, allowing safe connections between tanks and appliances. We carry a wide selection of adapter types and sizes, including Acme valves, POL valves, and OPD valves.
Regulator Kits: Propane regulators control the distribution and flow of gas from the tank to the appliance.
Questions About Propane? Talk With One Of Our Local Experts Today!
Whether you need to buy or exchange a propane tank, refill your empty tank, or pick up tank accessories, Owenhouse Ace Hardware has what you need. We stock many tanks and accessories in-house, so you can swing by any day of the week and find everything you need.
Need to refill your tank? Head to Owenhouse West to get a refill or top it off. We’re here 7 days a week, so you can stop by and refill your tank right when you need it. If you’re unsure whether to exchange or refill your tank or have questions about parts and accessories, stop by or give us a call. The experts at Owenhouse are always happy to help you find what you need and get you back on your way!