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Chad D
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I know the propane storage tanks should not be "pointed" at the house. If one happens to be pointed at the house, what would the proper distance be? This one was at least 50 feet away. I'm sure this is also dependent on the size of the time (which I did not verify). I'm much for this situation so far.

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Chad: NFPA 58 covers LP tanks and location. Above ground tank distance from the house depends upon size of the tank. 50 feet away the tank could be huge. Some jurisdictions require the tank to be anchored, however, I've never heard of regulation about which way the tank "points". I'm not sure what is front or back on an LP tank!

The illustration of standard distances does show the tanks parallel to the house, however, not sure that is required. http://www.propane101.com/images/propane-tank-distances.gif

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Chad D
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Mike,
Everything I have read shows that same infographic. I'll just assume what I saw is correct due to larger distance. Out of all of the tanks I have come across, this is the first time the tank was not parallel with the house and seemed odd.

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The link in Mike Casey's post is not working, do you have an updated one by chance?
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Mike Casey wrote:Chad: NFPA 58 covers LP tanks and location. Above ground tank distance from the house depends upon size of the tank. 50 feet away the tank could be huge. Some jurisdictions require the tank to be anchored, however, I've never heard of regulation about which way the tank "points". I'm not sure what is front or back on an LP tank!

The illustration of standard distances does show the tanks parallel to the house, however, not sure that is required. http://www.propane101.com/images/propane-tank-distances.gif


The link is not working, do you have an updated one by chance you are referencing?
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