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Terry Garnett’s Propane is proud to be the #1 Central Texas propane provider offering friendly, professional, and comprehensive propane gas deliveries and propane services to our many customers in the Texas Hill Country.

Serving Central Texas customers since 1981, our propane service is the safest and most dependable propane service on the market today. We will continue to provide the best for you and your family. We look forward to working with you. Our goal is to help our customers to enjoy the many benefits of their energy-efficient propane system.

If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please feel free to call us at 512.894.4480 during office hours and we’ll be happy to assist.

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Propane Safety Tips For Your Home

To readily recognize a leak, know what propane smells like . Propane leak detectors, similar to carbon monoxide detectors, are available. Call us to obtain one.
If you smell a leak, immediately evacuate everyone from the building and call us or the fire department from your neighbor’s phone. DO NOT remain in the building, use the telephone or light switches or try to determine the source of the leak by yourself.
Be aware of where gas service lines are located, especially when working in your yard.
Water can damage the internal safety mechanism in the gas controls of an appliance. If you suspect that your appliance gas controls may have gotten wet (because of flooding, for example), have us replace them immediately.

General Frequently Asked Questions About Our Austin Propane

Anytime your tank runs out of propane or the valve is physically shut off at the tank. Anytime there is an interruption in service.

There will be a gas ticket on the door indicating how many gallons were put in the tank and at what rate, your propane tank will reflect a higher reading.

125 gallons

The gauge under the lid will give you an estimate of how much is in the tank- it reads by percent, so on a 259 gallon tank for example, 10% is equivalent to 25 gallons.

An average household may use 800- 1200 gallons a year. Approximately 75% of usage occurs between December and March. If you feel there is excessive usage we can perform a safety inspection to check for leaks.

You can adjust your settings/temperatures on your appliances.

Vacation settings for water heater, turn off the thermostat.

80% of the actual capacity.

You can adjust your settings/temperatures on your appliances.

Heart of the Hill Country, 400 Mercer St. Dripping Springs, TX, but we deliver throughout Central Texas. We are in the delivery business!


Propane bottles are regulated by the Texas Department of Transportation, and may not be filled using a truck meter. They must be filled by weight.

There was a build-up of pressure in the tank and the relief valve is releasing it. Relief valves are set to discharge at 250 psi.

Contact us immediately: there could be several reasons.

Energy-Saving Propane Tips For Austin and Central Texas

Water Heaters

  • You can save more than 10 percent on your water-heating bill by turning down your water heater from the standard 140 degrees to 130 degrees.
  • To extend your water heater’s life and increase energy efficiency, drain it every six months to remove lime deposits and sediment.
  • Install flow-restricting showerheads. You can reduce hot water usage by up to 50 percent without affecting shower pressure.
  • Repair leaky faucets. A leak that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes wastes 3,200 gallons of water a year.

Home Heating

  • Residential heating systems need regular tune-ups.
  • Change your furnace filter monthly.
  • Clean filters will save you money on your heating bill.
  • If you are purchasing a fireplace, consider selecting one fueled by propane.
  • Protect against drafts around windows and doors by caulking and weather-stripping.
  • Consider investing in a furnace thermostat timer that can save money by lowering your home’s temperature when you are not at home.
  • Propane fireplaces burn more efficiently than wood-burning models and distribute heat more evenly throughout the room.

Home Appliances

  • Gas ranges with electronic ignition systems will use 40 percent less energy than a standing pilot system.
  • Be sure that all burners are burning with a blue, cone-shaped flame. A yellow flame indicates clogged air inlets or burners that need adjustment. Contact our service department immediately if you do not see a blue flame.
  • Check the seal on your oven door. Gaps or tears in the seal will let heat escape and waste energy.

Frequently Asked Propane Installation and Service Questions

On an underground tank: It weighs the tank in the ground & allows it to settle once covered. On an above ground tank, all of our propane tanks are sold with the understanding that they will be filled upon installation.

To prevent possible tank floatation, which can be dangerous as well as costly. Also, due to the lack of heat reflective coating on underground tanks, we cannot fill the tank with propane until it is buried.

For our service technician to accurately assess your needs we must gather a few key pieces of information as well as meet you on-site in some cases.

Your final is the completion of your propane system installation and is usually performed on your second trip.

1. your appliances are in place, connected, and vented
2. your cooktop is converted or your lp gas conversion kit is present (if we are converting)
3. water and electricity are on
4. if you have a pool, it must be filled with water

Carbon monoxide can build up and become a safety issue without proper ventilation. To provide propane to your appliance legally, it must be properly vented.

Vacation settings for water heater, turn off the thermostat.

All propane related work must be performed by a licensed firm which holds a current license with the State of Texas Railroad Commission; L.P. Gas Division. Your safety is our top priority and we do not allow another company or individual to be responsible for our work. Included in your proposal pricing is a Texas Railroad Commission Certified Hazmat Safety Inspection.

120 Gallon Vertical Tank
Dimensions: 48î x 38î (4ft tall x 3.16ft diameter)
Capacity: 80% = 100 gallons of liquid propane

250 Gallon Tank
Dimensions: 30î x 93î (2.5ft wide x 7.7ft long)
Capacity: 80% = 200 gallons of liquid propane

500 Gallon Tank
Dimensions: 37î x 120î (3ft wide x 10ft long)
Capacity: 80% = 400 gallons of liquid propane

1000 Gallon Tank
Dimensions: 41î x 194î (3.4ft wide x 16.1ft long)
Capacity: 80% = 800 gallons of liquid propane

In most cases, our Technician will perform a Hazmat Safety Check Inspection which you will need to be present and sign for.

Manufacturer Recommendations are to replace regulators 12 or more years old.

All newly purchased tanks (excludes 250 gallons above ground) are warranted for defects for 5 years from the date of installation. Our 250-gallon ground refurbished tanks have been restored and are warranted for defects for 1 year from the date of installation.

– 250 Gallon Under Ground: 10ft long x 5 ft wide x 5 ft deep
– 500 Gallon Under Ground: 12ft long x 5 ft wide x 5&1/2 ft deep
– 1000 Gallon Under Ground: 18ft long x 5 ft wide x 5&1/2 ft deep

The exterior propane line trench must be a minimum of 18î deep.

You must set your propane tank no closer than 10ft from your house or any other combustible source (ie: a/c units, decks, pools, ignition sources, etc)

You may set the smaller 120-gallon vertical propane tank 3 ft or more from your house but it must still be at least 10ft away from any combustible source.

Propane lines should be in their own trench.

Appropriate tank size depends on a few key pieces of information such as appliances, square footage, and whether you will be adding any more appliances in the future. Please feel free to contact our office for recommendations.

Your proposal is valid for 30 days (if all information & details remain the same).

  1. Contact our office & speak to our staff who can discuss details.
  2. Request a personalized proposal & setup a service meeting (if recommended by our office).
  3. Return the signed & dated proposal to our office.
  4. One of our staff will call you to schedule your tank installation/service work, verify details & answer any other questions you may have.
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