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How long does stored propane last?

This is a discussion on How long does stored propane last? within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; I'm calling the supplier on this question, but I would assume it lasts longer than regular gas? I'm going to try to get the biggest ...

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    How long does stored propane last?

    I'm calling the supplier on this question, but I would assume it lasts longer than regular gas? I'm going to try to get the biggest tank they have (If they will let me).

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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    Long time my friend, farmers out here in the middle of nowhere, have like 1000 gallon tanks that they use over the course of a year, my guess is it'll last longer then that if need be!
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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    As far as storage propane if stored properly, out of the weather, rain etc, in a proper tank with no leakage then propane will store as long as there is no leakage. Since propane has no known degradation. As far as usage your use of it will dictate that point. It is a great fuel for storage as long as it is stored properly, not inside your home and not near any source of fire.
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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    Good post! I've been considering getting a propane tank for awhile as well as a propane generator. I think I will take the plunge!
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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    I have small camping propane tanks that are over a decade old and they still work fine. No worries there.

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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    So maybe I should move them somewhere else a little safer. Right now I have stored in my secure spot but about 6' from breaker box and in the basement. I dont want to put them in the shed though for the fact that thieves are everywhere in my neighborhood. Any ideas?

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    Re: How long does stored propane last?

    I use a 1000 gallon buried propane tank that can heat my home for an entire season even if the grid is down for that entire time. It is much harder for someone to mess with a buried tank, but it does cost money for the excavation. I top it off twice a year so I am always ready.

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    It’s really great posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princessawe View Post
    It’s really great posts.
    Here's another one

    I used a 20 year old 20lber last year that was stored "OutBack"
    The only issue is that it was too old to refill and a 20 gage slug ,9mm 115FMJ,22lr bounce off, a SS109 does no such thing.

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    With propane you just need to worry about how long the container will last. Also take into account whether the container is designed to feed vaporize gas like a 20lb grill tank or liquid propane like a forklift propane tank.
    Last edited by rickkyw1720pf; 08-31-2014 at 08:30 AM.

 

 
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