Propane FAQ: Where to Buy, How to Fill & More
Authored by Tractor Supply Company
Authored by Tractor Supply Company
Your local Tractor Supply makes propane fill-up easy. We’re your go-to propane supplier for lighting the grill, keeping the heat on, and getting your RV ready for the road. Bring your current cylinder or purchase a new one in store. Once our friendly propane handlers check the cylinder or tank is following regulations, we will fill it up. Tractor Supply Company only charges you for the fuel we put in.
When you arrive, take your cylinder right to the dispensing station. Propane cylinders and propane tanks cannot be brought inside the store. Tractor Supply stores can fill grill cylinders, heater tanks, generator supply. We have stores that can fill RVs - please call ahead to confirm your local Tractor Supply can.
Tractor Supply Company inspects all tanks for certification date and condition before refilling. These inspections are to meet national propane rules and policies. Propane tanks that cannot be filled based on inspection:
We check all valves for leaks after the filling process. If your tank is leaking, we must keep the tank as NFPA regulations prevent us from releasing a leaking propane tank.
New propane tanks are water-tested, then emptied and filled with a neutral gas by the manufacturer to protect the inside from rust while shipping. All new tanks must be properly purged before the first filling - otherwise, the internal pressure may rise and cause the safety relief valve to open. All barbecue-type cylinders must be equipped with an overfill prevention device (OPD valve). Cylinders older than 12 years (10 years in Canada) must be re-qualified before they can be filled.
Make sure you keep yourself safe when handling tanks. Follow these safety guidelines for transporting propane tanks:
What is propane?
Propane is an odorless and colorless gas. It is stored in a liquid form that is nontoxic and is otherwise known as liquefied petroleum gas.
What is the difference between refilling propane tanks and exchanging propane tanks?
Refilling your propane tank is a better value than an exchange. You keep your tank; we fill to the maximum legal limit, and we only charge for the number of gallons we fill. Exchange tanks are not filled to the maximum legal limit, 20lb tanks often contain only 15lb of fuel.
Is Tractor Supply propane refill cheaper than flat rate?
Flat rate propane refills cost you more money. At Tractor Supply, you only pay for what is put in.
With flat fee refills, you pay for the entire capacity of the tank regardless of the amount needed to fill it, even if there is fuel left in your tank.
Does Tractor Supply always have propane handlers on-site?
No. Due to some states having very strict testing protocols, it is not possible to always have a certified propane handler on. Please give your local Tractor Supply store a call to confirm someone is available.
How big of a tank can Tractor Supply fill?
Tractor Supply can refill propane portable tanks up to 100lbs (25 gallons).
How does Tractor Supply charge for propane refills?
Propane refills are charged by the gallon. This gives our customers a quick and convenient access to propane when they need it most.
Does Tractor Supply offer propane delivery?
No, Tractor Supply does not offer propane delivery currently. Visit us in store to have your cylinder or RV fuel topped off.
Get ready for grilling, grab the heating fuel, or have your RV tank full for hitting the open road with propane refills at Tractor Supply. Visit your local store for more details and state-specific regulations.