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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:12 PM #11
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Bigger is better! We use our fireplace everyday. Turned to midflame is about 30k btu. You get approximately 90k per lb/gal. Running for 3 hrs/day = 1 lb/gal. Figure your use like that. We got our new fireplace on 4 Feb and already had the tank refilled once!
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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:33 PM #12
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Actual figure....good information...thanks
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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:41 PM #13
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They want to put in 100 gallon tank (fireplace, stove, water heater). I want to go to 300 gallon for possible other uses in the future.
100 gallon tank would hold 80 gal. 300 would hold 240 gallons.

80% is full.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:44 PM #14
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BUY BUY BUY!!!!!!!!

What are you using it for? Heat? Stove? Hot water?

Are you buying an existing house? They have the hybrid furnaces that will run either electric or propane. You can choose based on cost of "fuel".

Baker Petroleum is usually the cheapest if you own your own tank. If you don't, everyone charges around $2.49/gallon delivered. Subtract about $1/gallon if you roll your own.

If your elec company is DEC (DE Electric Co-op) their rates are really cheap. Probably close to half the rates in Baltimore.

Chesapeake Utilities (who also owns Sharp Propane) also has their pipeline all the way down to Lewes (my parents new house in Lewes has Nat Gas) now so it's only a matter of time before natural gas becomes available to the smaller cities.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 06:53 PM #15
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A 100 gallon tank is a waste of time/money.

Get a 275/300, or 500/1000 and bury it. You won't get any price breaks with 70-80 gallon deliveries.

After about 2.5 - 2.75 refills the tank should pay for itself.
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How big? I have an underground tank I purchased when I built the house. Can change suppliers any time I like.
Calvert county has some screwed up rule that underground tanks have to be tested and if you switch companies they have to retest the tank on your dime.
Word is the big name politically connected rich fuel supplier pushed for the refs.
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amerigas was raping us so i dug up their tank and told them to pick it up, they weren't happy thinking they had us 'over a barrel.'

switched providers but ended up just leasing their tank. should have bought though to keep my options open.

really wish i could find someone who would price off some established index vs just charging us whatever they want each time.
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amerigas was raping us so i dug up their tank and told them to pick it up, they weren't happy thinking they had us 'over a barrel.'

switched providers but ended up just leasing their tank. should have bought though to keep my options open.

really wish i could find someone who would price off some established index vs just charging us whatever they want each time.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 07:31 PM #19
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amerigas was raping us so i dug up their tank and told them to pick it up, they weren't happy thinking they had us 'over a barrel.'

switched providers but ended up just leasing their tank. should have bought though to keep my options open.

really wish i could find someone who would price off some established index vs just charging us whatever they want each time.
Most do. They just overcharge when they own the tanks.

https://www.indexmundi.com/commoditi...pane&months=12
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amerigas charges extra per gallon at each fillup. when I discovered I was paying about $1 per gal extra for tank rental... I got my own tank installed. Btw - ironically Amerigas was best deal to install my tank for me.

now I play southern state against amerigas and others and get the best price. they won't play best price unless you are getting 250 or more gallons... make it worth their while.

bury 500 in the yard, good for 25 years or so. and buried they usually will fill to 85% instead of 80%. (muffled bomb I guess!)
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