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Propane Tank Storage? Not in your Car!

Propane Tank Store... Tip# 6 Can I store my propane tank in my car or truck? Propane tanks stored in any building, car, truck or other enclosed structure can be extremely dangerous.  This guideline holds true for  vertical propane tanks, forklift propane tanks, marine tanks, yes all propane tanks. All propane tanks have a pressure relief valve designed to discharge the [...]

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What does Propane Smell Like?

What does Propane Smell Like? Excellent Question!  Some people say the treated propane smells like rotten eggs, while others think it smells like a skunk. Propane is odorless in its natural state so a chemical is added to ensure that leaks can be detected.   If you smell propane there is a chance that you have a gas [...]

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Understanding Proper Propane Tank Pressure!

How much pressure is in my propane tank? According to the publication NFPA58, a propane tank with 20 pounds (5 Gal) of gas at 70°F would have a pressure of 145 psi; at 90°F pressure would increase to 180 psi; at 105°F pressure continues to rise to 235 psi, and at 130°F pressures of 315 psi would be reached. Why [...]

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New Propane tank purging is important.

Why does my new propane tank not fill properly? All new propane tanks must be purged of air and moisture before being filled for the first time with propane.  The purging process, which must be done by a trained propane service  professional, requires that a small amount of propane vapor gas is injected [...]

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Can the Weather Affect my Propane Tank and Supply System?

Can the Weather Affect my Propane System? Propane tanks and related gas components can be affected by weather.  For Example. Flood waters may:  1) Float your propane cylinder and damage the connections.  2) Plug or damage the propane tank relief valve. [...]

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Is Your Small Propane Tank Stored Safely?

Propane Cylinder Storage? Be Safe? What do you need to know to safely store small propane cylinders? Never store a propane cylinder indoors. Never store or place a propane tank in areas with excessive heat. Never store a spare cylinder under [...]

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How Can I Check for Leaks on my Propane Tank?

Checking for Leaks on your Propane Tank!  Checking for  propane tank leaks is easy if you have the right product.  Most propane dealers or R/V stores sell a liquid product available in a spray bottle that will bubble when sprayed on any area of your propane cylinder or fittings that has a leak.  Any leak will be visible by [...]

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Propane Detectors - Important Details to Know!

Propane Detectors - Important Details to Know! Fact:  Propane cylinders or tanks, not matter what size or dimension, no matter if used for a forklift, a buffer, a boat, gas range, gas grill or any other propane gas appliance,..... can leak.  Of equal importance is the gas line system with its many connections [...]

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Painting a Propane Tank - Not as Simple as You Might Think!

Painting a Propane Tank - Not as Simple as You Might Think! Don't use house paint to paint a propane tank or propane cylinder.   Expansion of the steel and temperature changes will cause the paint to peel. Clean the tank.  Remove any rust, dirt or oils from [...]

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Propane Regulator Selection - Choose the Right One!

Propane Regulator Selection - Choose the Right One Simply Stated:  You need a propane professional to ensure that your regulator will safely and adequately care for your propane needs. Here are a few issues that propane tank professionals might consider: Total BTU demand of all appliances!   [...]

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