Rent a Propane Tank or Cylinder

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PROPANE TANKS AND CYLINDERS

-FOR RENT-

420# CYLINDERS 

500 & 1000 US GALLON TANKS

STANDARD RENTAL POLICIES: 

PAYMENTS & INITIAL CREDIT

  • All new customers must provide a valid credit card prior to receiving goods or service. Initial services will be charged to this credit card.
  • Auto-charge customers may choose to authorize Ready Propane to use the credit card on file for follow-up service. This simplifies the payment process. E-transfer and other forms of payment are also accepted by Ready Propane.   

INITIAL RENTAL PERIOD

  • A minimum initial rental period of 1 year is required for all rentals.
  • Rental fees are paid annually, in advance.
  • After the initial rental period ends, contracts automatically renew year to year.

ANNUAL VOLUME REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW RENTALS 

  • We expect rental customers to consume at least 250 liters of propane per year (i.e. 1 average fill / year into a 420# cylinder). If this level of consumption is not anticipated, buying a new tank or cylinder is likely a better option for you.
  • Due to low consumption, we do not rent cylinders which are only intended to service a residential cook-top. Sale only.
  • Due to low consumption, we do not rent cylinders or tanks which are dedicated solely to a back-up generator. i.e. Used solely as emergency fuel storage. Sale only.
    • Note: If you already meet the minimum consumption levels, tying a new rental cylinder to your existing one may be the best solution for your generator. The more storage you have in the event of an outage, the better. 

200# CYLINDER RENTALS

  • We no longer rent 200# cylinders due to the high cost vs. low storage capacity. Sale only. Surfside RV is the only exception, due to mandated size restrictions at this location. 

TO QUALIFY FOR A RENTAL 420# CYLINDER(S) OR LARGER HORIZONTAL TANK:

NEW RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

  • Residential rentals can be installed at a single family residence, on mobile & manufactured homes, on park model homes, on stationary RV’s*, or at a seasonal residence or cabin.
  • All rentals require a designated civic address, a valid email address, and a mailing address.

Rental cylinders for stationary RV’s* :

Due to excessive demand, we have limited rental stock available for this purpose.  

  • RV rentals are only available for:
    • Building sites, prior to transfer to a newly constructed home or business. 
    • All-season “live-in” customers at locations which permit full-time occupation. 
    • The limited number of RV parks we currently service.

NEW COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

  • We want to help your business succeed. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements. 

GAS-FITTING, RV HOOKUPS, AND GAS APPLIANCE ISSUES

For everyone’s safety, any regulators or rigid piping attached to your home or business must be installed by a Licensed Gas-fitter. This work should scheduled BEFORE cylinder delivery.

RV hookups and gas appliance issues also require the services of a Licensed Gas-fitter, or a Certified RV (or Appliance) Technician. 

https://www.technicalsafetybc.ca/alerts/directive-requirements-connection-fuel-supply-mobile-units-manufactured-housing-and 

Please note that Ready Propane does not provide Gas-fitting services. We specialize in propane delivery and propane storage only. There are many competent gas-fitting companies available locally to help with permitting, installation, and appliances. Check on-line. We can also provide a local referral if needed.

CYLINDER & TANK DROP FEES

  • For all cylinder deliveries, we charge a fixed drop fee** from Yellowpoint to Buckley Bay, and west to Port Alberni.
  • 250, 500, & 1000 USWG tanks require specialized delivery & lifting equipment. Fees are determined by site.

**Our drop fee includes delivering and placing your new cylinder in its final location, connecting the cylinder to the existing regulator (pig-tail) hose, and leak-testing the final connection. Propane fuel is extra. Locations not accessible by truck, hand-truck, or dolly will be charged as horizontal tank drops.  

OTHER MATERIAL FEES

  • 24″ x 24″ concrete pads for 200# & 420# cylinders (if not supplied by homeowner) 
  • Appropriate concrete pads for horizontal tanks should be installed by the purchaser prior to our arrival. 
  • Manifold kit (required if connecting 2 or more cylinders) 

RENTAL CYLINDER PICK-UP FEES

Except in cases where:

  • the customer is in default,
  • cylinder removal is requested “immediately”,
  • and / or specialized pump-out or lifting equipment is required to evacuate or remove the equipment;

those requesting pick-up of their propane cylinder at the end of their rental agreement will not be charged a pick-up fee.

However, any propane remaining in the cylinder (and any pre-paid rent) will not be credited back to the customer. As such, we recommend burning the propane level down to less than 10% (or empty if any slope is involved) before requesting pick-up.

Most pick-ups will occur within the timeline of regular scheduled deliveries to your area.

PLEASE DO NOT attempt to move, remove, or modify rented storage equipment without prior authorization from Ready Propane. Doing so may be unsafe, and can cause damage to the equipment for which you may be liable.

 

Never worry about fuel again with our proven Remote Monitoring System. 

Rent your tank or cylinder from Ready Propane and receive free remote monitoring with no annual charges. 

To qualify:

  • Customers must agree to be on our “Auto-fill” program.
  • You must have cellular coverage at your location.
  • Customers must also consume at least 500 liters of propane annually to remain on the program (approx. 2 average fills into a 420# cylinder). 

Don’t think you qualify but still want a monitor? No problem. For a small annual fee we can add remote monitoring to your system regardless of your usage.