Propane is a source of cost-effective, energy efficient clean energy and safe energy. That’s why more and more people have been turning to it over the years. See below to find more details about how Collett Propane can help you, or call us for more information.
Propane tanks installation
The installation process for propane tanks is not very complicated, and in most cases can be completed in a couple hours by one of our trained and certified propane service technicians. Once a spot on the property has been chosen for the tank, we offer above and underground tank options.
Above ground propane tanks are set on concrete blocks, in order to keep the tanks up off of the ground. This helps to protect the tank from rust, and also allows our customers to keep the grass trimmed down around the tank. The service tech will then trench a line underground over to the structure where the propane is being used. The underground line is either plastic or copper depending on how far the line has to be run. Either material works, and is certified to be used in propane installations. In most residential and commercial propane installations, two regulators are used on the system. One regulator is used at the tank, and then another regulator is mounted at the house. These regulators cut the pressure down in stages to get to the working pressure of propane appliances. In smaller installations, where the tank is close to the house, one regulator can be used, and is hung at the tank.
Underground tanks take a little longer to install, but do offer the customer the ability to hide the propane tank in the yard. Collett Propane Inc. subcontracts our burial work out to a local excavator, who has been burying tanks for us since we started the program in the late 1980’s.
Once a spot in the yard has been chosen, our service tech and the excavator will come out, dig the hole, place the tank in the hole and back fill. Underground tanks and above ground tanks are hooked up the same way.
However, underground tanks are buried with an anode bag for cathodic protection. The anode bag will stop the process of deterioration of the tank from rust. We also entomb the tank in sand. The sand will keep any ground water from sitting on the tank. Both of these procedures are done in order to keep the tank safe and working properly for as long as possible.
If you have any questions about the tank installation process, please feel free to contact our service department. We would love to answer any questions that you may have.
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Collett Propane has been in business for almost 70 years. We do not sell gimmicks, just a quality product at an affordable price. We want all of our customers to be informed before they make a decision.
Call us today at 937-372-9194 for all of your propane and propane accessories.