today’s technology, propane tanks are being installed underground, and
that’s making many, many homeowners happy. All that’s visible
above ground is a small dome for refilling, testing and servicing.
And it’s not just homebuyers who demanding buried tanks for aesthetic reasons. More and more, new neighborhood and subdivision rules are requiring that all utilities and buried.
With underground tanks only the dome is visible.
Single-family homes are served by various propane tank sizes depending on their annual usage. Underground tank sizes range from 250 gallons for single appliance usage to a 1000-gallon tank for a very large home with all gas appliances. Most often a 500-gallon tank is sufficient for an average home.
Luxury homes, second homes, multifamily homes, and even in entire developments. .
Buried tanks are installed near the home and connected with underground piping.
They’re an excellent, low profile solution for storing a cost-efficient energy.
Durability of your tank?
Your tank is constructed of heavy steel and then given a coating of special paint that prevents corrosion. The tank is maintenance-free and typically has a lifespan for up to 30 to 40 years.
Once your tank is installed underground, the only thing above ground is the tank dome. It houses the regulator, gauges, and filling port. It is easy to hide, and to landscape around.
Where can I place my underground tank?
location of your underground tank
underground tankis important. Generally,
they can be installed anywhere on your property as long as they can be reached by our delivery trucks. For complete rules about the placement of LP-Gas containers, please visit our Underground Tank Setback page.
How big of a hole do I have to dig?
They only require a small amount of excavation (approximately 4’ wide by 12‘ long by 5’ deep) and can be installed easily. Just make sure you consult with your local Blue Star Gas office. They’re skilled, certified and know the process better than anybody. For a comprehensive fact sheet, please download our Underground Tank Requirements.
Contact your local Blue Star Gas office to see if you qualify for an underground tank.