Manchester Tank & Equipment Built-In Handle Small Propane Tank, 5-Pound

Last updated date: April 12, 2021

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9.0

Manchester Tank & Equipment Built-In Handle Small Propane Tank, 5-Pound

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We looked at the top Small Propane Tanks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Small Propane Tank you should buy.

Editor's Note April 12, 2021:
Checkout The Best Small Propane Tank for a detailed review of all the top small propane tanks.

Overall Take

This portable propane tank has a built-in handle, and it complies with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications for propane tanks. The company tests all their cylinders with pneumatic air, and coats them with powder-coat paint to prevent rust.


In our analysis, the Manchester Tank & Equipment Manchester Tank & Equipment Built-In Handle Small Propane Tank, 5-Pound placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Manchester Tank & Equipment Propane Tank features a colonial white powder coated finish, vertical cylinder design and a scalloped foot ring. Contains a QCC1 Acme Valve, boxed and dot construction. Includes a new OPD overfill protection device. Product weighs 5 pounds.

An Overview On Small Propane Tanks

Many homeowners use propane tanks to transport and store the propane needed to run their grills, outdoor equipment, patio heaters and generators. These tanks can weigh around 20 pounds when empty, and they weigh even more when filled up. They can be large, heavy and cumbersome.

Smaller “mini” propane tanks are much better suited for camping, tailgating and other types of outings.

These smaller tanks generally weigh around 5 to 10 pounds, so they need to be filled up more often. The tanks are sold empty and need to be filled before use. Places like U-Haul, Home Depot and Walmart have propane filling stations, as do many local gas stations and convenience stores. You can also buy propane cylinders that come filled with gas, but these are smaller and should only be used once.

Before buying a small propane tank, read the product descriptions to see how much gas the tanks can hold. You might choose a smaller one to bring along on a short camping trip. If you are planning for a season of outdoor tailgate parties, opt for something bigger.

The Small Propane Tank Buying Guide

  • Tanks that are made from steel and are powder-coated are durable and more resistant to rust and damage.
  • Propane cylinders are easy to use, but they may not be as cost-effective as larger tanks.
  • Propane tanks and cylinders are highly flammable and must be stored properly. Never keep them inside a garage or anywhere in your house. Keep them outside, on a firm surface (like concrete) that is away from any ignition sources.