Is it ok to leave propane gas tank in a garage with the door cracked open?
My friend is kicked out of the house he was leaving and moved to my home. So he brings his stuff and left it in my 2 car garage including two propane gas tanks. I told that it's not safe to leave a propane gas tank store in an enclosed area. I live in a townhouse and HOA not to leave anything outside. I told him to return it to the local store but he didn't. Instead, he cracks the garage doors open to improve ventilation. Is it ok to leave propane gas tank in a garage with the door cracked open?
- STEVEN FLv 711 months ago
If it doesn't leak, it is safe to have it under your bed.
If the gas is leaking, it needs ventilation to dissipate.
- glcangLv 711 months ago
Fine to store non leaking tanks indoors
- Anonymous11 months ago
Much ado about nothing!
- GTBLv 711 months ago
no, propane tanks must be stored outside
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- M JohnsonLv 611 months ago
Generally yes, with no source of ignition. If you have a gas water heater out there, not a good idea. If your "friend" won't put them elsewhere, then rethink "friend."
- opinionatedLv 711 months ago
not if there is any power in the garage, such as a light switch
- Spock (rhp)Lv 711 months ago
Who is going to notice if they're out back?
- TavyLv 711 months ago
Everyone stores the tanks in a shed or garage. It's sealed ain't it?
- JohnLv 611 months ago
Propane is odorless and colorless. No propane on my property.
- BBGLv 711 months ago
I've always stored my propane tanks in the garage. If the valve is closed, what's the problem?
I mean, you're not going to store the tank OPEN and let the gas evaporate, right?
You store your car and your lawn mower in the garage and those have gas.
Am I missing something here?