What is the Propane Gas Service Line?

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The propane gas service line (also known as the LPG yard line) that runs between the tank and the structure housing the gas appliances is the service piping. Typically, the propane yard line consists of copper tubing or plastic polyethylene piping. For the entire outside portion to be safe and serviceable, the service piping requires correct installation and to be legally in conjunction with the propane tank.

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Why You Should Choose Propane vs. Natural Gas

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Texas Propane vs. natural gas are both common fuels utilized for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. Choosing between one or the other can be difficult. Texas Propane explains the benefits of our propane gas when compared to natural gas as a heating fuel.

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Propane Cylinder Requirements in Texas

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Rules and regulations pertaining to Texas Propane cylinders and LP Gas bottles account for their portability, as well as their variety of uses. There are numerous propane cylinder requirements, which involve storage, transportation and acceptable use. Texas Propane will list the requirements related to cylinders themselves.

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Texas Propane Provides Important Information about LP Gas Space Heaters

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Texas Propane space heaters are frequently referred to as room heaters because they are designed to heat a portion of a building such as a room or living area. While these heaters are portable and can easily be moved, they are subject to limitations and installation requirements for the protection and safety of users and property. Texas Propane will discuss important information to know about propane space heaters.

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Texas Propane Discusses the Type of Outdoor Propane Heaters and Safety

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Propane patio heaters and outdoor heaters are becoming extremely popular and are increasingly visible at restaurants and on backyard patios. As the name implies, outdoor heaters are for outdoor use, not for temporary indoor use. While an outdoor heater may seem suitable for a replacement indoor heat source, it is not designed or intended for indoor use simply because it is very dangerous. Outdoor propane heaters are typically portable, but attempting to move them while in use can be dangerous. Texas Propane will discuss important the available type of outdoor propane heaters, as well as a safety tips.

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Texas Propane’s Liquid Withdrawal Valve

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The liquid withdrawal valve is commonly known by its manufacturers given name such as Chek-Lok or Checkmate. However, the proper name is “actuated liquid withdrawal excess flow valve”. It serves as critical role in propane tank liquid evacuation. This valve is also utilized in other applications requiring the use of liquid propane.

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Texas Propane’s Propane Vapor Return Valves

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Also known as the vapor equalizing connection or vapor equalization valve, the vapor return valve is required on all ASME propane tanks. Texas Propan typically uses this valve during hot summer months in Texas. In the event that liquid must be evacuated from the container, the vapor return valve will be used.

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Fixed Liquid Level Gauge – Propane Bleeder Valve

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The fixed liquid level gauge, also known as the bleeder valve is the one and only gauging device that accurately depicts the level of propane in the tank when it is being filled. The face gauge is not to be used during the refueling process. This article will explain why the bleeder valve is open during the refueling process. Many individuals believe that using the fixed liquid level gauge during gas delivery results in a significant amount of propane lost. Even if two cubic feet of propane gas is lost through the bleeder valve, this is only 0.05 gallons of gas. At $2.00 per gallon, this would be equal to ten cents worth of propane expelled through the bleeder valve.

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Propane Tank Service Valve

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The propane tank service valve is the point at which propane vapor enters the gas plumbing system for use by downstream LP Gas appliances. All ASME propane tanks consist of a service valve that functions as a primary shut-off device when used in vapor service systems. Propane operation of the service valve is crucial for safety reasons and gas utilization. If you smell propane in your house, make sure to turn the service valve off immediately!

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Propane Tank Float Gauge

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The propane float gauge is for consumer use only. The float gauge is not to be used for filling as it only provides an approximate tank percentage and cannot be considered 100% reliable. The fixed fixed liquid level gauge is utilized for filling. Tanks with float gauges measure the volume of the tank as a percentage of the total capacity of the container. If the gauge reads 50% on a 250 gallon propane tank, the tank has approximately, 125 gallons of propane. While many believe this is a pressure gauge or a gallons gauge (some older tanks do have gallons gauges), it is really a gauge that indicates the volume in the tank as a percentage of the tank’s total capacity.

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