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Old 09-14-2020, 02:59 PM   #1
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Propane Tank Coating


I plan to bury a Trinity 500 gallon propane tank. It has never been below ground, but have some scratches and rust on it. Can anyone suggest a coating to apply to the mentioned areas and how to prepare the same?
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I saw a This Old House or similar on this and I remember that you have to be careful about groundwater floating the tank out and breaking the lines, releasing the propane and maybe kaboom.
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I see no difference of that and a underground pipe line. I suspect there is plenty of information on the web for pipe lines . Cathodic protection required for a propane tank? I have no clue. Butane tanks are more commonly buried so there may be more information on the buried subject.




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I saw a This Old House or similar on this and I remember that you have to be careful about groundwater floating the tank out and breaking the lines, releasing the propane and maybe kaboom.
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:24 PM   #5
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If I wanted to get as long a life as possible from the tank... I would not bury it.
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Re: Propane Tank Coating


Check out Propane 101 for some good answers.
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When I was an inspector if a tank was going in a place with high ground water or danger of flood, it had to be placed on a concrete slab and strapped down before it could be covered.
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