When it comes to arranging a home or office there is always a lot to figure out. You’ve got to think about where you’re going to put furniture, appliances, electronics and additional décor. If you use propane, you also need to consider the placement of your propane tank. So where should you put your propane tank?
If you are in the process of picking out a new propane tank, it’s important to determine exactly what kind of tank you want and need before determining its location. Below is a breakdown of the three standard types of propane tanks:
Placement of a propane tank needs to follow specific safety regulations put in place by the National Fire Protection Association. Tanks also need to be easily accessible for refilling and in the event of an emergency.
Tanks that hold between 125-500 gallons of propane as well as underground tanks that hold up to 2,000 gallons need to be installed at least 10 feet away from buildings and property lines. Above-ground tanks that hold 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of propane need to be a minimum of 25 feet away from buildings and property lines.
Smaller tanks (those that hold less than 125 gallons of propane) are required to be at least 10 feet away from windows and air conditioners and at least 5 feet from openings that lead to a crawl-space.
Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. Figuring out what you need propane for will help you determine what propane tank size you need.
No matter what your propane tank needs are, Hocon Gas can help. We offer a wide selection of propane tanks, including both above-ground and underground, in a variety of sizes. Every propane tank we sell is made of heavy-gauge steel and is coated in a layer that decreases the chances of corrosion.
The professionals at Hocon Gas can help you determine what your propane tank needs are and then assist you in finding the right kind and size. We serve Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, Danbury, Guilford, Suffield, Shelton and surrounding areas in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.