DuroMax and Propane

The Perfect Match for Home Power Backup

Propane as a Fuel Source

Propane has gained widespread recognition as an excellent fuel source across various applications in the power equipment industry. Its unique properties and numerous advantages contribute to its status as a popular and environmentally friendly energy alternative.

The Benefits of Using Propane to Power Your DuroMax:


๐Ÿƒ Clean Burning: One of the most significant advantages of propane is its clean combustion. When burned, propane emits fewer greenhouse gases and pollutants compared to traditional fossil fuels such as gasoline. This characteristic contributes to improved air quality and reduces environmental impact.

๐Ÿ›ž Easy to Transport: Propane is commonly stored and transported in portable containers, making it accessible even in areas without direct pipeline connections. This transportability enhances its usability in remote locations and during emergencies.

๐Ÿช Readily Available: Propane is readily available at most grocery stores, hardware stores, gas stations and convenience stores.

๐Ÿ”ง Reduced Maintenance Costs: Appliances that run on propane generally require less maintenance compared to those using traditional fuels. Propane burns cleanly, resulting in fewer deposits and carbon buildup, which can extend the lifespan of engines and components. Additionally, propane is non-toxic and doesn't contaminate soil or groundwater in case of spills.

๐Ÿ’ต Cost-Effective: Propane often offers competitive pricing compared to other fuels. Its efficiency and energy density translate into cost savings for consumers.

Now that we know why propane is an excellent choice for a DuroMax Dual Fuel or Tri Fuel Generator, what sizes tanks are available?


Propane tanks come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and usage scenarios. The size of the tank you choose depends on factors such as the intended use, frequency of use, available space, and the amount of propane required. Here are some common propane tank sizes and their typical uses:

20 lb (5 gallon) to 30 lb (7.5 gallon) cylinder

These are small, portable tanks often used for recreational activities and outdoor cooking.

Uses: Portable grills, camping stoves, small outdoor heaters, limited backup power for smaller (4000-Watt Generators) and other small appliances.

40 lb (10 gallon)ย cylinder

This size is commonly used for small residential appliances and moderate heating needs.

Uses: RVs, residential cooking, catering and commercial grilling, and outdoor heating.

100 lb (25 gallon) cylinder

Larger than the previous sizes, this tank can provide extended heating and backup power.

Uses: Residential heating, space heaters, and backup power for smaller homes.

420 lb (100 gallon) cylinder and larger

This size is often used for homes with higher heating demands and some commercial settings. These tanks are typically installed above or below ground and are suitable for various commercial and residential uses.

Uses: Residential heating, larger backup power needs, small commercial applications, and some agricultural uses.

Propane's clean burning characteristics, versatility, transportability, availability, reduced maintenance costs, and cost-effectiveness make it an excellent fuel source. Paired with a DuroMax Dual or Tri Fuel Generator, itโ€™s the fuel that will deliver whole home power backup in an easy to manage package.

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