‘Why it’s important to properly install propane tanks,’ a new report from the Salinas propane company

  • On the same note, avoid locating the propane tank where it will be in the path of vehicles and farm equipment.
  • The tank also needs to be located a safe distance from structures in the event of a fire or earthquake damaging the tank.
  • It’s also helpful to position the tank so there is a good 10 to 12-foot clearance that is easy to keep clear of weeds, shrubbery, trees and electrical posts. Even a small grass fire can be hazardous near the propane tank. A storm or earthquake could possibly dislodge trees or posts causing them to fall on or near the tank, potentially damaging the tank and gas pipes.
  • Securing and anchoring the tank is also important. A heavy rainstorm can soften the ground causing a heavy tank to shift and sink. An earthquake can also cause an unsecured tank to shift and break pipes and loosen connections.
  • Making sure all of the connections are tight and secure and that the propane flows where it is supposed to go, with no leaks.
  • Locate and operate the main shut-off valve in the event of an emergency
  • Set up a regular delivery schedule to avoid running out of propane

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