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Old 11-16-2010, 11:04 PM   #16
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Propane Tank buried vs. above ground


One of the advantages of a buried tank is it's not going to BLEVE ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLEVE ) from being overfilled due the suns warmth. If it were to develop a leak you might not be able to smell the propane since it's heavier than air.

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It will never explode from overfilling or heating as it has a relief valve. They fill it 80% full of liquid and leave the other room for vapor/expansion.
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contractor says that he has his propane tank underground and that they have some kind of system in place where the tank is surrounded by these air filled bags(?)and is checked once a year.
...a mystery to me....

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