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?

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  • 11 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.

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Fine to store non leaking tanks indoors

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Much ado about nothing!

  • GTB
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    no, propane tanks must be stored outside

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  • 11 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."

  • 11 months ago

    not if there is any power in the garage, such as a light switch

  • 11 months ago

    Who is going to notice if they're out back?

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Everyone stores the tanks in a shed or garage. It's sealed ain't it?

  • John
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    Propane is odorless and colorless. No propane on my property.

  • BBG
    Lv 7
    11 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?

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