I've stocked up on propane. It's an excellent fuel. Never goes bad. A tank holds a tremendous amount of energy in a small space. That being said, I was hoping to store my tanks horizontally. Turns out that might lead to an EXPLOSION! There's a relief valve on the top of grill tanks. If that valve emits vapor, that's not a big deal, but if the tank is on its side, the relief valve will emit liquid, which will become 270 times the amount of vapor that would have been released.
That means an explosion folks. So, propane is great, but be careful how you store it. Here is a link to more detailed safety information on propane storage:
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While cleaning the food bins today, I found a bag of black beans I didn't know I had and didn't see on the last cleaning. I am so stoked! I get black beans with my rice for the next month!
But I use a propane camp stove. The refill on a tank is $18 to $22 (including tax) and I can't really afford extra refills. I can refill it once every three weeks. I'm worried that if I am running the tanks for a straight two hours of cooking that I'll run out of propane early.
Because of this, I want to make beans using as little propane as possible. I thought about doing a camp fire because that is free for me but all my cooking pots have plastic handles and I melted my kettles whistle by heating it on the camp fire. I don't want to do that to my good pots. This part is in here in case you have suggestions for that.
So until I have an all metal pot, I'm trying to make beans using as little propane as possible. I got boiling water and I'm soaking the beans in it for now which got me thinking...... keep reading on reddit ➡
Went outside earlier and our propane tank is gone. We called our propane company and they took it because there was a decrease in usage. This decrease was caused by our rinnai heaters freezing and bursting during the winter. Our propane company installed the rinnais incorrectly and there was tampering (thermistors are supposed to heat the rinnai when below a certain temp, they were gone), so we already were annoyed with them. But they came at night, without calling us and took our tank. The tank is theirs, but we pay for the propane the second it pumps into our tank, so there was a couple hundred dollars worth of propane, they already said they wouldn’t be giving back. Is there anything we can do legally? We are unable to cook our food now, and they took propane we owned.
I'm not new to prepping in general. But I'm looking at my options for cooking during a power outtage. I currently live in an apartment with an electric range. I am not a fan of cooking and have zero experience cooking with a charcoal/wood/propane, so I don't know if I should buy a camp stove or small grill (grille?) that would fit on my balcony. I'm aware that this is against regulations and possibly dangerous, this is a "use in emergencies only" idea until housing prices drop (they will, right? ...RIGHT???) So I have to take storage space into account as well as storing gas/charcoal possibly for some time. I live with a spouse and no children or pets so it can be small. I can bring it to a friend's house to practice cooking. Any advice on what to start with?
Trying to get into cooking and figured my best bet is to buy a 1 burner propane or butane stove.
Obviously not going to cook in the car but wondering if there's any issues simply storing these in the car on a hot day? I know people use these so if there is an issue i'm curious how people deal with this.
I get it, there are a TON of purists out there that give shit to people that cook on propane grills.. and frankly I love grillin on charcoal but it’s way less convenient for the daily grind.
i cook a lot of tri-tip roasts (among other large cuts of different meats) for the family and I almost never have the time to do a full BBQ session during the week. My wife will just throw it in the oven at a nice low temp until internal temp gets to about 120ish degrees then I’ll take it out to the raging hot (propane) grill that I spent 11 seconds turning on and just sear all the sides for a few minutes. I’ve seared on cast iron on my stove top before but it’s super Smokey and my vent fan doesn’t always keep up very well. I love charcoal and use it on the weekends and for gatherings and stuff but propane is my go to for the daily grind. Even if I’m making a small cut of meat I’ll use my propane grill the vast majority of the time just because the entire process can be done in under 10 minutes... keep reading on reddit ➡
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San Francisco is unique place. The city is 50 degrees Fahrenheit year round, and COVID-19 has forced restaurants to host guests outside.
The combination of outdoor seating and cold weather has given rise to increased demand of outdoor heaters. For this very reason, San Francisco is experiencing a propane shortage. Quarantine sees no foreseeable conclusion; it is safe to assume that as other parts of the country get colder, there will be increased use of outdoor heating, reliant on propane.
This will lead to a nationwide shortage of propane.
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Or is it just me?
I feel like an idiot asking this but I've always wondered..
I'm not American and I've never been to Texas, but is there actually propane stores? Where I live you can buy pretty much any BBQ and tank at any local hardware store. There are a few BBQ places that specialize in them but I have never come across a business that specializes in propane.
Moving into a new build and the builder was going to do oil above ground heat, and now is suddenly switching to propane (got this through the agent, so not sure on the details).
Am I in for a rude awakening in terms of heating costs? Also a little concerned about the tank and how much room it's going to take up, but I'm also used to the big "pills" that people have out in the boonies. Are there smaller ones for city houses?
16ft x 32ft In ground pool Around 16,000 gallon Auto cover Have solr cover also Central Indiana
Looking for extending the season a little bit but mostly just want the water a little bit warmer and a more consistent temp during normal season. Most of the time I think I just need it to be 5-10 degrees warmer.
There is already an old propane gas line next to pump where I assume they used to have a gas heater. Not sure on my electrical situation on if I need a new wire ran but I assume if I went with heat pump I could need electrical work done.
I’m not as concerned about up front cost as much as on going operating cost and maintenance
So based on that which should I get and any recommends on exact model for pool size
I'm new to the RV world and I'm currently helping out my sister with her RV renovation. She has a fixed propane tank and I was wondering if there are places around that either will refill the tank or will let her refill her tank on her own. I've read the Love's offers this, but I can't confirm with anyone real. I've watched SOME diy on how to do it, I just need to confirm WHERE they can refill at periodically while they're on the road.
1997 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision
Hi all. First post here, looking forward to kitting out my van. I've found a lot of great information through this sub, but the one thing that I don't see a lot about is propane storage. Where do you all who use propane in their van store it? What safety measures do you all use? I really want to build a capable stove into my countertop, but am wary of housing it in my van where it could leak.
Title pretty much says it all—I have a few of those small green propane tanks you can buy almost anywhere. Moving out of state pretty soon and I want to be sure I can get them off my hands nice and safely. Any thoughts? Thank you!
Hi All -
recently moved into an older home (1945) and quickly noticed the heating equipment is all 20+ years old - boiler, oil tank, and electric hot water heater. I met with a family-owned oil company today to discuss options and they are proposing either switching to propane (there’s an existing propane line) for ~$21k, or just upgrading all the units for about the same price. They’re helping walk through the MassSave program and get rebates and loan, etc. They want 10% down.
Met with a local heating guy who said keep oil, get a combo boiler to eliminate the hot water heater, and replace the oil tank for $17.5k. He wants a 50% down payment and to do it this week or next so not enough time to secure the loan.
My plan is to talk to company 1 about guy 2’s plan and see if they can work with that at a lower price if possible. Wish I could do natural gas, but the gas line ends 200 ft before my house lol.
Any thoughts of advice will be super appreciated, idk what to do! First time h... keep reading on reddit ➡