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Adequate Capacity

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KYLECODY

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Have a home where the only gas need is a gas range. There first shot was using a barbecue sized propane tank...at least they have an actual gas line going outside and didn't set it next to the stove.

This is FHA and their only guideline I found states that utilities, mechanicals, etc have to have adequate capacity. Common sense tells me a small 20 lb tank isnt adequate for a 2000 sf home but I see no guidance on what is. Was hoping to say something more professional sounding than "it just needs to be bigger".
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Hmmm. Most propane tanks are rented. I would comment and move on.
 

AMF13

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Doesn't seem like a big deal if only for cooking. You can always buy an extra for cheap.
 

Elliott

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Where's the shut off valve? Cost to cure is a $1200 electric range. I'd have to think current code is a 120 gal tank.
 

CindyR

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i do see that from time to time around here. i can't say i have ever considered capacity. It is a somewhat unusual setup but some folks just can not cook on an electric stove. But, most folks don't cook very much anymore either. Lots of food gets delivered or comes in the door ready to eat or just stick in the microwave (or flop on the BBQ grill). No one really cooks coffee or standard stuff on the stove anymore so i would think that little tank will last for weeks and weeks or maybe months and months. i say let it go as is.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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I'm thinking hotdogs in my fire ring if a little warmer
 

KYLECODY

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Where's the shut off valve? Cost to cure is a $1200 electric range. I'd have to think current code is a 120 gal tank.

Or a $400 electric range;) I made it subject to an electric range or an adequate tank. They ended up installing a 100 lber the next day which looked adequate to me. Looks better than a barbecue tank sitting on a 10X10 concrete slab.
 

AMF13

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So I guess five 20 pound tanks < one 100 pound tank? :whistle:

Cuz now I got to get propane delivered, can't just run to the gas station. :leeann2:
 

Mr Rex

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