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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.
How do you use propane? Maybe it heats your home or grills your burgers. Maybe it runs the buses your children take to school every day. Perhaps it powers vehicles, dries grain, and heats water to keep your farm operation running smoothly.
Whatever your favorite uses for propane, there are more you could be exploring. And when you do, you’ll enjoy clean, affordable energy in other aspects of your life.
Here are some other uses for propane to look in to.