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The Storage of Propane

I consider propane the best fuel to store in bulk.  Large tanks (1000 gallons or larger) are readily available and are easy to get filled.  There are very few regulations on its residential storage.  It is stored in the tank as a liquid under pressure.  When the pressure is released it turns into a heavier than air gas.

The big consideration when deciding where to place your tank is the terrain.  Propane gas being heavier than air will flow downhill like water in case of a leak.  Place your tank downhill from your residence and other important locations if possible.  I have seen it flow downhill and accumulate under a building until it reached an ignition source. …

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