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Propane in your homeWhether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current one, propane offers a variety of great benefits. It can be used to fuel some or all of your appliances and offers increased comfort for all your daily activities. Here are some reasons to include propane into your build or remodel, courtesy of the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

propane tank colorsIn these last days of summer, you may be spending more time outside. For many of us, that means sprucing up our yards: planting flowers, trimming hedges, and maybe adding a fresh coat of paint to our garages, sheds, shutters, or other outdoor surfaces.

But before you aim that paintbrush at your propane tank, read this.

The first thing you need to know is you can’t paint your tank any color you’d like. NFPA 58, the industry standard for safe LP gas storage and handling, dictates that propane tanks be painted a heat-reflective color, such as white.

improve outdoor spaceSummer means spending more time outside. But propane usage in the summer isn’t limited to your grill. There are lots of ways propane can help you improve your outdoor area. Here are a few, from the Propane Education and Research Council.

Outdoor Fireplaces

They offer the coziness of a bonfire with the simple flip of a switch. And when it’s time to turn in for the night, you don’t need to haul out a bucket of water. They’re just as easy to turn off as they are to start up.

propane grain dryerWhat’s the only piece of equipment farmers trust to replace their tried-and-true propane grain dryers?

A dryer from the newest generation of propane grain dryers.

Results from the Propane Education and Research Council’s 2014 Propane Farm Incentive Program found these new dryers are the top choice for farmers for drying grain.

Here’s some of the features they loved:

digDoing some digging this weekend?

Not so fast. You can’t see them, but propane and other utility lines are buried all around. And even planting a garden can disturb them. So before you pick a shovel, pick up a phone.

Minnesota law requires homeowners or contractors to notify utility line owners before they dig. They can do this by calling Gopher State One Call (GSOC) at 8-1-1, or at GSOC can be contacted up to 14 days before a dig.

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