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Re: Diesel Fuel Tank converted to Propane Tank?

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11-07-2012 16:19:49

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Call the propane suppliers in your area, and find out what they charge to install a tank and connect it to your house. You really don't want to try to reuse anything, and they won't want to either.

By "hot water heater" I assume you mean a "boiler". (a boiler is a big water heater that is used to heat an entire house; never mind that it doesn't actually bring the water to a boil). Whoever is installing the boiler should also install "black" (steel) pipe from the heater to somewhere outside the wall. Depending on the size of the boiler, it will be between 1/2" and 1" i.d. pipe. The propane company will typically install a secondary regulator on that pipe, which will then be connected with 3/8" or larger tubing back to the primary regulator on the tank.

After the tank is installed and connected to the boiler, the boiler installer will need to come out and adjust the boiler.

Check with your neighbors who run propane to get recommendations on suppliers. Propane suppliers vary considerably in price, reliability and integrity. Most will install a tank for a nominal fee and waive the rent if you meet a minimum annual purchase. If you're in an area with no competition, they may insist that you buy your tank or pay rent.

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11-08-2012 11:00:29

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 Re: Diesel Fuel Tank converted to Propane Tank? in reply to MarkB_MI, 11-07-2012 16:19:49  
Thank you sir. Your post is extremely helpful. I love just getting a BASE knowledge like this so when I talk to professionals I've already gotten stupid questions like this out of the way :)

Your input helps me a lot. I appreciate it.

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11-08-2012 11:05:09

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 Re: Diesel Fuel Tank converted to Propane Tank? in reply to Emily, 11-08-2012 11:00:29  
I fink dats a bad idea you should hook it up to a triple A battary and run it off the eletcric poles and make sure it goes through water, ya know

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