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How You Should Be Storing Your Grill's Propane Tanks
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
A colorless and odorless gas, propane is extremely flammable and can wreak serious havoc if not handled correctly. Despite the fact that 61% of Americans use propane for their barbecuing endeavors, many are unaware of how to actually store their tanks safely — luckily, we're here to help.
Per Reader's Digest, keeping your propane in an enclosed space runs the risk of leakage, which — when paired with poor ventilation — could result in an explosion. Instead, keep your tanks outside in an upright position, and keep them at least 10 feet away from any flammable items outdoors.
While freezing temperatures are okay, high temperatures can build pressure inside the tank and risk explosion, so keep your propane tank in a shaded area below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Likewise, store tanks away from the reach of children, as exposure to the gas can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.