As a rule of thumb, a medium-sized grill on high heat will use approximately two pounds of fuel per meal. Following this rule, a 20lb propane tank will provide 18-20 hours of cooking time on a medium grill. A larger grill can burn through 20lbs of propane in as little as 10 hours.

## How long will a 20lb propane tank last on a stove?

For most small camp stoves, your tank will generally last **about 5 or 6 hours**.

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How To Calculate The Time A Propane Tank Will Last.

Propane Cylinder/Tank Size (lbs) and BTUs Rates | Approx. Burn Time |
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20 lb Propane Tank Last at 50000 BTU | 8.64 Hours |

## How long will a 20 lb propane tank last at 15000 BTU?

A standard 20 lb propane tank should last **about 18-20 hours** on most grills.

## How long will a 20 lb propane tank last at 30 000 BTU?

So if you had a 21,500 btu heater it would run basically 20 hours on a true 20lb bottle. With a 30,000 btu heater you multiply 21,500×20(pounds)=430,000 and divide by your heater size of 30,000btu. Which gives you **14.34 hours** if you run it at full all the time.

## What size propane tank do I need for a gas stove?

If you need propane for your gas fireplace, standard hot water, clothes dryer or stove—then this is the tank for you! **500 GALLON TANK**. If you’re looking to heat your entire home, or multiple appliances, then a 500 gallon tank best fits your needs.

## How much does a 20lb propane tank cost?

A 20 lb propane tank will cost **approximately $14-$20 to fill**. The rate you pay depends on the refill cost, usually $3- $4 per gallon. Since a 20 lb tank holds about 4.7 gallons of propane, multiply the cost of propane per gallon by 4.7.

## How many hours will 100 lbs of propane last?

Examples. At a consumption rate of 26,000 BTU per hour, your 100-pound bottle will fuel your propane fireplace for about **84 hours**, equivalent to 3.5 days of continuous 24/7 operation.

## How much propane will a 50000 BTU heater use?

So, for example, if you run a 50,000 btu/h heater for one hour, it will consume 50,000 btu of energy. Then you need to know that propane has about 92,000 BTU per gallon. So in that one hour usage of your heater you used 50,000/92,000=. 54 or **a little over a half gallon of fuel**.

## Does propane go bad?

“While both gasoline and diesel fuel degrade with time, **propane never goes bad**,” he said. “It won’t degrade through any natural process like it can with other fuels. That’s why propane is a great choice for applications like emergency generators that may only see use every handful of years.”

## How much propane is in a 5lb tank?

The 5 lb tanks hold about **1 gallon (sometimes 1.2 gallons)** of propane while the 20 lb tanks hold about 4.5 gallons.