Outdoor Electrical Outlet and Propane Regulator
Is there a mandatory separation distance from an outdoor electrical outlet and a propane regulator with manifold?
I've found some separation requirements to fireplace vents, property lines, ac units, and crawlspace doors. What about electrical?
I'm planning to have a propane line ran to the house with a manifold for multiple devices. Spot selected to mount the manifold is near an outdoor electrical outlet with weather proof cover.
The clearances from relief discharge are:
-3' from building openings, appliance vent outlets, and moisture exhaust ducts
-10' from mechanic air intakes, appliance air intakes and sources of ignition (an electrical outlet is a source of ignition)
These are the clearances under the Canadian natural gas and propane installation code. Yours may be different. Your installer should know. If they don't, get a new installer.
I wish it were that easy to find a competent installer. That's why I'm asking.
The previous tank I had installed, by a nationally known propane supplier, was located next to the crawlspace door; there was no three foot separation. The drivers who filled the tank never mentioned it either.
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