If you are switching to propane fuel to power some of your home’s appliances, the first thing you need to do is have a propane tank installed. But you can’t install your propane tank just anywhere. In fact, there are several regulations you must follow based on the size of the propane tank you are having installed and other factors.
If you are going to install a horizontal propane tank that is larger than 450 feet, you must follow a certain set of installation requirements. For example, you cannot install the tank within 10 feet of your home or building. And you must also make sure that your propane tank sits at least 10 feet away from any ignition source, including generators, air conditioners, outdoor electrical outlets, etc. Additionally, you need to make sure your propane tank sits at least 10 feet away from any property line.
If you plan on having a vertical propane tank installed, a different set of requirements apply. For instance, you can have the tank installed so it sits on the outside wall of a building. However, the tank must be at least three feet away from any door, window, or opening, and it must sit at least 10 feet away from any ignition source. Additionally, you cannot have your propane tank installed within 10 feet of any mechanical air intake.
If you have any questions about the best place for your new propane tank, we can provide additional information. Contact us today!