Propane Storage

Propane is a good alternative fuel for cooking and heating in trailers, motor homes or campers. Remember portable propane heating and cooking equipment is not designed to be used indoors without proper ventilation.

If you want to install permanent propane for your home, you will need to acquire the proper permits. Installation will need to be done by State-of-Utah licensed contractors, in order to comply with state and local installation codes.

As with flammable liquids, you should not store extra cylinders in your attached garage.

They should be stored in an unattached garage or shed. If you store propane and flammable liquids together, they should be separated by at least 10 feet. Do not store where there are high temperatures. Expansion can cause the relief valve to open allowing propane to escape. As with all flammable material, it is a good idea to have a fire extinguisher near the storage area. A good size extinguisher is a 2A10BC.

The small disposable cylinders should be stored outside the home, as well. When exposed to fire, they are as dangerous as a stick of dynamite.

When you transport the cylinders, always keep them upright. Remember the odor when the tank is filled. This is what propane smells like. If you smell, hear, or see propane leaking evacuate immediately and call the fire department

If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Fire Department at (801) 568-2930.