[QUOTE=jasontheory;11216]How would I go about converting propane lb's that I am buying in cylinders into propane gallons so that I can look at my spend in one UOM?
Thanks for any help you can give me.[/QUOT
i bought 300 gallons convert it to what percent
the 4.29 lbs per gal number is correct, so 100 lbs of propane is 23.58 gals. If you've ever had one filled, you know it's never completely full, the hardware and mechanism on the tank (the overfill prevention device) have to have some room to work and take up some room themselves, so TSC is probably right that it will hold only 22.9 gals
I think lbs is a more accurate measurement of what you are actually buying since it won't be temperature dependent. I believe the 20lb tanks you get at home depot are more than 5 gallons by volume to safely accommodate for expansion as others have mentioned.
Having said that, I've been a natural gas user until this past year, so who the hell knows. As a skeptic, I tend to believe they are going to short us anyway.