Using propane isn’t any different than using conventional natural gas electricity to heat your home. The only difference is that propane has to be delivered to you. But don’t fret, Jack Gas has been handling propane delivery in NJ since 1969, and because of our decades in the business we can assure you that we’ve been certified and knowledgeable about this process from the beginning. We’d like to demystify the process of ordering gas to make it easier on you.
Look for a company mark
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When propane is delivered to you, look for its company mark. There should probably be a sticker that will identify the company which is servicing the tank. In case you don’t find a sticker or a mark on the outside, look inside the dome for something similar that gives you the name and number of the company, it lets you know who is familiar with your tank and the LP Gas system. If you are living in a rented house, ask your landlord for information about the propane company servicing the tank. If you have just bought the home, get in touch with the propane company servicing the tank. Also, if you are having propane gas delivered for the first time, ask the delivery person to show you what it smells like. We can help you become familiar with scent so that if there is a leak you’ll be able to detect it and let us know immediately.
There are certain things the company should be informed about in advance
If you’re switching to propane, there are a few things you should tell the company about. You should tell us about any septic tank location. You should let us know about any overhead power lines for safety purposes. In case our delivery person is delivering at night, he may not be able to see low hanging overhead power lines which are highly risky. If the truck tank hits them, it might result in power loss. We should also be informed about any sprinkler systems. They can get damaged if the truck runs over them by chance.
Propane is delivered as a liquid and its volume varies with change in temperature
The volume of any liquid in any container is directly related to its temperature. The liquid propane volume in any LPG container is also related the same; its volume rises with the rise in temperature and falls as the temperature falls. Propane is stored and delivered as a liquid. In comparison to other liquids regarding temperature and volume, it is no different. The volume of any liquid will rise and fall according to change in temperature.
A fall in tank percentage does not indicate a leak
It doesn’t matter if the propane tank is being filled partially or completely, the bleeder valve is always used during the delivery process. The delivery man always writes the ending percentage on the fuel ticket after the delivery which is often 80%, if the tank has been filled. Even if the face gauge reads 75% following delivery, the tank is at 80% because the bleeder valve indicates the actual propane liquid level (which is more than 80%) in the tank, not the face or dial gauge.
It is necessary to have a leak test performed
According to NFPA 54 (2006), 8.2.3 states, "Immediately after the gas is turned on into a new system or into a system that has been initially restored after an interruption of service, the piping system shall be tested for leakage. If leakage is indicated, the gas supply shall be shut off until the necessary repairs have been made". The leakage test involves simply the testing of the reliability of the system plumbing joints and the seal of the pipe joint compound. The test is conducted for safety measures and precautions and this is why the law demands a leak test, better safe than sorry.