following general guidelines are provided as a
starting reference point when building or planning a
residential construction or remodel project.
We strongly encourage you to contact DiSanto Propane
for guidance and safety advice specific to your
A printable PDF version of these guidelines is
Location of DOT
Location of ASME
1. Regardless of its size, any ASME tank
filled on-site must be located so that the filling
connection and fixed level gauge are at least 10
feet from external sources of ignition (i.e. open
flame, window A/C, compressor, etc), intake to
direct vented gas appliance or intake to a
mechanical ventilation system.
2. May be reduced to a 10 feet minimum for a
single container of 1200 gallons water capacity or
less if it is located at least 25 feet from any
other LP-Gas container of more than 125 gallons
3. Minimum distances from underground
containers shall be measured from the relief valve
and filling or level gauge vent connection at the
container, except that no part of the underground
container shall be less than 10 feet from a building
of line of adjoining property which may be built
4. Where the container may be subject to
abrasive action or physical damage due to vehicular
traffic or other causes it must be either, (a)
placed not less than 2 feet below grade; (b)
otherwise protected against such physical damage.
All Federal, State
and Local ordinances and regulations must be
observed at all times.
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