At Collingwood Fuels, we want to help you power your essential machinery and systems, and that includes things like your furnace and hot water heater. One of the ways we do this is by offering expert propane tank installation services. This process is a big undertaking, so it’s always best to prepare yourself as much as possible. In this article, we’ll go over more about what to expect when your tank is installed so that you can navigate the process as smoothly as possible. Additionally, we’ll be focusing on underground propane tanks since the logistics involved are more complex.
- Choose the Tank. Before we start on propane tank installation itself, you’ll need to decide what size tank you need. Our team does not expect you to know how much fuel your property will need off the top of your head, and we will consult with you about these needs in order to make our recommendation on this matter.
- Once you have chosen the right tank, the next step in the installation process is to excavate the area where it will be buried. Your tank needs to be placed at least 10 feet away from your building, as well as 10 feet away from the edge of your property. Our team will survey the ground around your home or business to find the ideal spot for your tank.
- The next step in the propane tank installation process is to lower the tank into the hole dug for it, and to hook up the lines that will carry the gas from the tank to your essential systems.
- Lastly, our team will backfill the space over the tank and ensure that it is covered by a thick layer of earth.