Using a cylinder indoors is not only illegal, it is terribly unsafe. Keep in mind that a full propane barbeque cylinder contains enough liquid to produce over 300 cubic feet of vapor. A fuel source such as that should not only be stored outdoors, it should never be used indoors.
Is it safe to use a propane tank inside the house?
Answer: NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) regulations make it unlawful to take any tank larger than a 1-lb tank inside a residence. The regulations were written to protect you from potential problems such as a leaking propane tank, fire, and possible explosions.
What size propane tank do I need for my home?
Typically, a home needs to be at least 2,500 square feet, and use propane for multiple appliances for a 500-gallon tank to be the best choice.
Can you reuse small propane tanks?
Propane tanks are designed to be refilled with propane and reused numerous times before they degrade to the point where safe disposal is required (See Reference 2). You can reuse your propane tank either by exchanging it for a full one, or by refilling it at a propane refill station.
How much does a 500 pound propane tank cost?
Average Prices By PoundTank WeightSuitable forTank Price420 lb.Home heating or hot water, dryers, fireplaces, generators, pool heat$700500 lb.Small whole-home systems, home heating, generators, pool heat$1,5001,000 lb.Large whole-home or small business systems, home heating, generators, pool heat$2,5001 more row
What can I do with empty 1lb propane tank?
In general, to dispose of 1 pound propane cylinders, attach the cylinder to an appliance. Turn on the appliance and light the burner in a well ventilated outdoor area. Run the appliance until the flame is completely extinguished then turn the empty cylinder into your local household hazardous waste collection site.
Is it cheaper to own your own propane tank?
Owning a propane tank does not directly make it cheaper, but it can save you money on rental contracts. You can spend between $40 and $2,500 per year on rental fees if you dont own your tank. It costs $400-$2,000 or more to purchase a propane tank depending on the size.