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What are some tips for propane gas tank installation?

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The most important tip for propane gas tank installation is to let a professional do it. Having a propane gas tank installed by anyone but a professional is illegal. There are numerous safety precautions and legal requirements to be met for a system to be approved and used by a home's resident.

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The propane company that does the tank installation will make sure that all requirements are met. This includes any trenches that need dug for wires and pipes, concrete pads for the tanks to sit on and holes dug if the tank is going underground. The installation company will also handle connecting the wire and pipe connections to the home. The lines that run inside the home, in some situations, can be ran by the homeowner or the construction company building the home if it is a new construction. In order to find out if this is possible, homeowners would need to check their local regulations and also check with the propane company.

Homeowners need to decide if they are going to buy the tank or rent it. There are some companies that offer the tank free with service through their company. It is recommended that homeowners install propane gas detectors to help sense any possible gas leaks that could occur in the home.

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