Propane Tank Installation

At First Fuel & Propane, we are committed to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses warm and appliances running efficiently. Not only are we a dependable propane delivery company, we also provide propane tank installation, system maintenance and service. This page addresses the factors and steps involved in installing a new propane tank.

Determine Tank Size

The first step to propane tank installation is determining which size tank is appropriate for you. We install tanks as small as one gallon fork lift cylinders to 2000 gallon tanks. Scroll through our propane gas tank gallery to see pictures of the sizes and varieties of tanks that we offer. In addition, we will help you select the right propane tank size for your unique needs.

Prepare the Site

Once the appropriate tank size is determined, we need to select a spot on your property to install it. We will begin by reviewing the regulation allowed zones of your property.

Below is an illustration of the allowable areas. Please use this only as a guide. We will work with you to make a final decision.

Placement Guidelines

Under 125 gallon water capacity, above ground

5 foot minimum from crawl space opening or structure
. 10 foot minimum from intake to direct vent appliance, central A/C compressor (ignition source) or window A/C (ignition source).

125 to 500 gallon water capacity, above ground

10 foot minimum to nearest line which may be later built upon. 10 foot minimum from structure, intake to direct vent appliance, or central A/C compressor (ignition source).

Up to 2000 gallon water capacity, above ground container

25 foot minimum to nearest line which may be later built upon. 25 foot minimum from structure.

Up to 2000 gallon water capacity, underground container

10 foot minimum to nearest line which may be later built upon. 10 foot minimum from structure, intake to direct vent appliance, or central A/C compressor (ignition source).

Concrete pads are not required for above ground tanks. However, it does make tank installation quicker and easier.

Our Installation Process

When our propane technicians arrive on site, they will go through the following process:

  1. Use crane to set and install tank in proper location.
  2. Dig 18” trench and run lines to all propane units.
  3. Back fill the propane line and place warning tape on top of ground.
  4. Install monitor on tank, to make sure you never run out.
  5. Complete final hook up of line to propane units and test to make sure there are no leaks.
  6. Start propane units to make sure they are running properly.

Contact us for a free quote for installing a new propane tank or swapping out an existing company’s tank. Call us at 518.828.8700 and one of our certified service representatives will help you.

For additional information about the propane tank installation process, visit Propane101.com.

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