ThompsonGas Propane Tank Installation Process

Posted by ThompsonGas on July 16th, 2018

Propane tank installation is an exact and meticulous process that should only be performed by licensed propane dealers and companies like ThompsonGas. This task is not to be attempted on your own, nor is it legal, under any circumstance, to install your own propane tank. Contacting a reputable gas company and service like ThompsonGas is advised when the need for a brand-new propane tank installation arises. Choosing the right company to install your tank and provide you constant supply of propane gas is critical to ensure the safety and quality of the installation as well as sustainable maintenance and operation of your propane system

Preparing for the tank installation requires determining the proper tank size and placement of the system to be installed. Consider your requirements and consult with propane dealers to make sure you are choosing the right specifications for your installation. Once you have decided on the appropriate tank type and size, your propane company will make the necessary arrangements to ensure the proper placement of the tank. They will also ensure that all permits and distance requirements are met before going through with the installation. Some companies may require for a trench to be dug to meet code requirements. All in all, propane tank installation preps should take into account propane tank size selection, distance rules, and permitting requirements.

When it comes to underground propane tank installation, propane dealers and companies must ensure that the underground hole conforms to all required specifications. They cannot be in the way or direct path of propane delivery trucks, interfering with or causing potential obstacles for delivery operations.

The installation process differs between propane dealers, but it will typically involve the use of a proper size crane lift to place the propane tank securely on the concrete pad, pre-built blocks, or the pre-dug hole (for underground propane tank installations). When the tank has been leveled and set, installers are ready to run the gas yard line, hooking either end of the line to the propane tank regulator and gas pluming stub. After this, the trench can be covered with backfill so that the test for system leaks can start. Once everything is in place, the tank is ready for filling. Following safety inspection and other required tests, installers will turn on pilot lights, check the proper operation of appliances, and review the installation as they do a system walk through with you.

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This article was written by ThompsonGas. Family owned and operated since 1946, ThompsonGas provides propane services to more than 130,000 residential and commercial customers across 18 states. ThompsonGas is currently one of the top 15 propane companies in the U.S.

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