80 foot trench for propane line

Donystoy

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LX2610HSDCC, B/H, Loader, plus numerous other attachments. B7200 sold
Dec 10, 2013
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In truth we may not have any other real options than propane. The heat pump idea leaves me cold (so to speak)...
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I would certainly recommend propane as a heat source. I have a 30 x 52 shop with a second-floor loft that I heat with a propane on demand wall hung boiler. Great for zoning separate areas. Main floor is radiant, and second floor is rads. All on a 500-pound propane tank that is filled once a year. I also have baseboard electric heaters set lower in case the main system fails. I retired from the trade and do not know of any A/C mechanics that have a heat pump in their own homes. With a more temperate climate on Vancouver Island it could still be an option but do not expect a blast of hot air. With a heat pump you would have air conditioning in the summer and if you have another heat wave like last summer you might appreciate it.
 

AndyM

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Sep 21, 2016
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They really push the heat pumps out here - lots of subsidies and press. I like to have options. If the power goes off (something I expect more of in the future with this push to overload the system) the idea of having an alternative source of heat appeals to me.

The explosion fear was because we live in a very forested area that has a history of wind blowing down large trees - she is concerned one could hit a big tank of propane. Not sure how a 500 or 1000 gallon tank is rated for such a thing.
 

#40Fan

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Jul 21, 2022
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Blowing up a propane tank is extremely hard. Without the presence of oxygen inside the tank, it will leak and burn off the vapor, but not explode.

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