Propane tanks stored in a shed
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Why Storing An Extra Propane Tank In Your Shed Could Be A Mistake
Storing an extra propane tank in your shed can pose significant safety risks due to the highly flammable nature of the gas, which can ignite or explode under certain conditions.
Propane is denser than air, allowing it to pool near the ground from leaks or partially open valves. It can then travel to ignition sources, potentially causing a fire hazard.
Improper storage may also lead to asphyxiation due to gas accumulation. Even if your shed is only partially walled, rising outdoor temperatures can increase the risk of combustion.
Therefore, it is strongly advised not to store propane tanks in enclosed spaces such as sheds, garages, attics, basements, or carports, no matter how well-ventilated the area is.
Instead, propane tanks should be stored outside in a cool, well-ventilated area, away from direct heat sources, on a flat surface at least 10 feet from potential fire starters.