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Propane tank sizing?

Propane tank sizing?

Propane tank sizing?

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Hello,

Anyone have any useful code, literature references suggested to learn how to size a propane tank? This is to supply a propane water heater.

Thanks for any help

RE: Propane tank sizing?

I do not think so. It comes down to how often do you want to have to fill it. Homeland Security made an effort to limit the maximum size.

RE: Propane tank sizing?

Look at NFPA 58.

Also look at these. They likely have too much information but they cover a lot of material that goes into a propane system.

https://3g6cu11ojvlx3zngctj0eiv8-wpengine.netdna-s...
http://www.squibbtaylor.com/uploaded/Blackmer%20Ha...
https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/lp-ga...

Rule of thumb (from a propane provider) - size the tank and piping for 24 hour total operation for a week. The provider will monitor the actual usage for the first month or so to see how long it lasts. That will determine the refill/delivery schedule.

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