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Information about Tank Installations

A propane tank installation is something that is to be performed by a licensed propane professional only. Attempting to install your own propane tank is not advisable under any circumstance. Nor is it legal.  Direct Propane Services offers free tank installation bids.  We will send a service technician to your home or business to discuss the installation and answer any questions that the customer has about the installation.  We offer a turn key installation, which makes it convenient to customers and will result ina years of trouble free propane service.  You will only have to call us for your propane installation needs and services.  Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Tank Installation Preparation

Once you have chosen the appropriate tank size for your home or business, then you need to make an appointment with Direct Propane Services to come out and set your tank.  We will send an authorized service technician to your home or business to install the tank. Other decisions that need to be made prior to the service technician arriving:

·         The proper placement of the tank.  The tank needs to be installed to meet the distance requirements .

·         Pour a concrete pad or have concrete blocks to place tank on.

·         You also need to check the regulations in your subdivision and building restrictions that may have certain requirements that need to be met before installing the tank. 

·         The proper permitting requirements have been met.

·         Installation of tank will be in direct path of the propane delivery truck once it is installed.  Preventing a driver from running over septic systems or in a customer’s yard is something to think about before installing the tank.

·         For underground installations, some people prefer to dig the hole to reduce cost.  If this is the case, the hole must be dug prior to the service technician arriving to install the tank and must be dug with the correct dimensions.

·         Any other preparations that need to be made by the customer or company, will be discussed prior to the installation.

Installation Process

The service technician will arrive at the scheduled time with the proper equipment to install the tank.  The tank will be set and leveled on a concrete pad or blocks if it is an aboveground or in the hole if it is an underground.  After the tank is set and leveled, the service technician will install the gas yard line hooking each end to the gas plumbing stub out and the propane tank regulator.  They will then cover the trenched line up and begin a pressure check (also known as a leak check).  Usually before performing the leak check, the propane delivery driver will arrive during the installation and fill the tank with the requested amount of gas.  Following the pressure check and safety inspection, the installers will light the appliances, check for proper appliance installation and proper operation.  If the customer has any questions, they can ask the technician about the installation, service and/or delivery schedules.