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How To Prepare for Residential Propane Tank Installation

If you’re thinking about having a residential propane tank installed at your house, you may be wondering what to expect. There are some steps that you can take ahead of time to ensure a smooth installation on the day of your propane tank delivery.

When you do need a residential propane tank installation, give our team a call. We can help you make the process seamless from start to finish. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about what you can do as a homeowner to prepare for your new propane tank installation. 

Prepare Appliances

The first step to preparing for a residential propane tank installation is to get your appliances ready. Make sure each one is in the proper position and check that all of the proper venting is connected. If you’ve never had propane appliances before, our team may need to help and we are happy to do so. 

We will give you a call ahead of the installation to ask some questions and get an idea of what you will need to be completed on the day of delivery. We will always make sure that the tank is installed and connected safely to each one of your individual appliances. You don’t have to worry about any part of a residential propane tank installation being a DIY job full of guesswork when you partner with our team. 

Clear the Way 

Your next step is to make sure there is a clear path for our delivery truck. On the day of installation, clear out the driveway and the side of your house where we will be delivering the propane tank. You can park cars along the street and move any toys or equipment to your garage temporarily. Doing these things in advance helps us to connect your propane tank quickly without any delays. 

Prepare the Foundation 

You also want to make sure that you have a proper foundation in place that is sized for your propane tank. Some tanks are much larger than others, in which case you would need a larger foundation. You can use anything from gravel to concrete as a foundation to create stability. Keep in mind that you want this foundation to be at least three feet away from your home for a smaller tank, and 10 feet away from your home for a larger tank. This isn’t just a recommendation. In many cases, it’s the law for safety reasons. 


Communicating with our team is the key to a smooth delivery. It helps us to know exactly what to expect so that we can be prepared for your unique propane tank installation. If you are new to propane as an energy source, we can take extra time to help you connect your appliances and understand how your new energy source works. 

We can give you tips for ensuring that your propane lines are always secure and identifying problems early if you ever have any. Then, when it’s time to swap your current tank out for a new one, we can also help you with that. 

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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