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Happy Labor Day from all of us at Lakes Gas. It’s a great day to fire up the grill, relax, and soak in the last days of summer. No matter what you have planned, we’re glad to power your work life, home life, and all the fun activities in between.
Propane is an inexpensive fuel source. But there are ways to stretch your fuel budget even more by using this efficient, versatile fuel.
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Summer is winding down, but you’ve probably got a few weeks of grilling left, depending on the weather. But if you were thinking of extending your BBQ season into the fall by firing up your grill inside your garage, think again. Grills are the leading propane-fueled equipment involved in structure fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But an easy way to protect yourself is to keep them outside, where they can properly vent.
Here are some other propane safety tips from the NFPA.
- Handle propane-powered equipment cautiously and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Store cylinder tanks outside of the home.
- Have your propane gas equipment inspected by a professional regularly to detect possible leaks or malfunctioning parts.
- When lighting a pilot, carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- If you smell gas, leave the area immediately and call the fire department from outside your home.
By following these simple rules, you can enjoy propane year-round safely and with peace-of-mind.
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If you’ve read our blog before, you’re probably somewhat familiar with propane-powered vehicles. You know propane fuels buses and farm vehicles, and even some cars you pass on the street. But here are some things you may not know about propane autogas, courtesy of the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
There are different kinds of propane vehicles. You can either buy a car meant to run on propane or convert one designed to run on gasoline. If you’ve purchased a vehicle designed to use propane, it can either be dedicated, meaning it only runs on propane, or bi-fuel, meaning it can run on propane or gasoline.