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Underground Propane Tank Installation in South Florida

If you are unable to connect to a natural gas line, turn to our technicians at Reliable Power Systems. Our team can efficiently set up an underground propane tank on your property, providing comparable fuel benefits for all of your appliances. We will help you choose a proper-sized propane tank and install it.

Underground tanks are discreet and can last 30 to 40 years. Get in contact with us today, and let’s set up an appointment to install an underground propane tank in your South Florida or Florida Gulf home or business.

Pros and Cons of Underground Propane Tanks

Before purchasing an underground propane tank, it’s important to understand the different advantages and disadvantages that come with it. Our experts can advise you on every aspect of this process, from choosing a tank to installing it.

Along with being energy efficient and sustainable, underground propane tanks have many benefits, including:

  • Easy Installation: An underground tank is relatively easy to install, usually taking around three to four hours.
  • Safe: Propane is a safe substance, and any leaks (although unlikely) would not harm the local water or soil.
  • Appearance: Placing the tank underground saves space and keeps your home appealing in appearance.
  • Temperature: No matter what the temperature is outside, the surrounding earth will insulate your tank.
  • Security: A visible above-ground tank can be susceptible to vandalism, making it less desirable for property owners.

While there are a number of benefits to underground tanks, you should also consider the drawbacks. Underground propane tanks can cost a bit more due to the excavation and labor involved in the installation process. Additionally, above-ground propane tanks are generally easier to maintain than underground units.

Underground Propane Tank Installation

Speak with our knowledgeable technicians at Reliable Power Systems when choosing the right tank for you. We will assess your home or commercial building’s needs and help you select the right size from:

  • Up to 125 Gallon Units
  • Up to 500 Gallon Units
  • Up to 2000 Gallon Units

Once we know what unit you need, we will choose an area that meets the size requirements. We must avoid spaces that have components already in place, such as water lines. However, the best bet is to install the tank under your driveway or parking lot, which will make the tank run more efficiently and add value to your property.

Here’s how the typical tank installation works:

  1. We use a backhoe to dig a hole in preparation for the tank placement. For a 500-gallon tank, the average size hole is ten feet by four feet.
  2. In some installations, we dig a driveway trench so that underground gas piping can run from the tank to the generator.
  3. Next, we will put the tank in the hole and fill it back up with a backhoe to cover up the tank. We then replace the sod or driveway as needed. When finished, all that will be visible will be an 18-inch cover to the gas line.

Underground Propane Tank Regulations

Our team can help determine the proper placement of your underground propane tank. We are experienced in dealing with the federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations that must be observed during the underground propane tank installation process, including:

Tanks under 125 gallons:

  • Must be at least ten feet from a window air conditioner
  • Must be placed a minimum of five feet from a crawl space opening

Tanks with 125 to 500 gallons in capacity:

  • Must be placed a minimum of ten feet from a building
  • Must be at least ten feet from a line of adjoining property

Tanks up to 2,000 gallons in capacity:

  • Must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building
  • No part of an underground tank of this size should be less than ten feet from a building or line of adjoining property

Contact us today at 239-214-0342 for underground propane tank installation in South Florida or the Florida Gulf.

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Reliable Power Systems 21st Anniversary 2002-2023
Angi 2022 Super Service Award 10 years in a row
Angi 2021 Super Service Award
Angie's list Super Service Award 2016
BBB Accredited Business
HomeAdvisor Top Rated
Kohler Generators Authorized Dealer
Generac Power Pro Premier
Tesla WallConnector Approved Electrician
Angie's list Super Service Award 2020
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