The above diagram offers basic guidelines for the proper placement of propane tanks. In order to install your tank quickly and efficiently, there are a few things you should be aware of.
You should have at least one appliance that is connected and "propane ready."
Electricity must be available so Consolidated Gas can start up the appliance(s) and run a pressure test (or a Gas Check if this is a new installation).
All gas lines must be run from the appliance(s) to the outside of the home.
A 3/4" diameter black iron pipe extended from the house 3 inches and installed 12 to `8 inches above ground should be installed before service can be connected.
The propane tank must be installed no more than 80 feet from a designated hard-surface driveway so there is appropriate access for deliveries.
The first 25 feet of copper tubing trenched is free; beyond this charges are:
- $3.50 per foot to trench and back fill, or
- $2.50 per foot to trench only (customer completes back filling) or
the cost of copper tubing if customer both trenches and back fills.
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