If you have a residential standby generator that runs on liquid propane, or LP, gas, you’ll need to have a tank installed near the unit if you don’t already have one. As long as that tank is filled, your generator will have a steady supply of LP that will keep your home powered while the utility grid is down.
We use a 2013 Bobcat mini loader that makes it easy for us to do backyard and other hard-to-reach LP tank installations. We can bring the dirt out to the dump truck quickly and easily, a method that is much better than using wheelbarrows and ramps. This is an efficient process that allows us to provide our customers with a full turnkey generator and LP solution.
Here’s how the typical tank installation works:
- We use a backhoe to dig a hole in preparation for placement of the LP tank. For a 500-gallon tank, the average size hole is 10 feet by 4 feet.
- In some installations we will then dig a driveway trench so that underground gas piping can run from the tank to the generator.
- Next, we put the tank in the hole and fill with a backhoe to cover up the tank. We then replace the sod as well as the driveway. When finished, all that will be visible will be an 18-inch cover to the gas line.
If you ever need an LP or natural gas tank installed on your property, call the experts with Reliable Power Systems today.