Our service department will come out to your residence or place of business and do the following:
Propane tank will be filled after all work is complete.
Tank Installation Process
Godfrey Propanes experienced propane service technicians will come out to your home or business to set your tank. All work will be done safely and professionaly. We feel that you will be very satisfied when the work is complete, and will tell your friends about the exceptional work that was done with courtesy.
LEASE TANKS: All lease tanks are reconditioned tanks by Godfrey Propane and are filled on a regular basis. The charge is a once a year low payment, with the first year free. All tanks have new valves, paint, etc.. See lease program page for the process.
PURCHASE TANKS: The option to buy a new propane tank is always available. We have all sizes to choose from.
UNDERGROUND PROPANE TANKS - ITS ALL ABOUT CURB APPEAL
Installing underground tanks makes homes equipped with propane even more desirable for buyers. Since only the dome is visible these tanks can be blended into most landscaping designs. They are available in range of sizes, and even large-capacity tanks can be installed with minimal visual obstruction.
All underground propane tanks are installed with cathodic protection (magnesium anode & dielectric union) to prolong the life of the tank.
At Godfrey Propane we are very experienced with installing underground tanks, as they are rapidly becoming very popular with new home builders. The tank stays hidden, and all you see is a small black lid two feet above the ground.
NEW! We are now leasing underground tanks in some situations which makes it even cheaper than ever for our customers. For more info, call 817-277-6328 or metro 817-261-2023.
Underground propane tanks and piping are subject to electrolysis. The electrical current which occurs naturally in the earth acts as a tiny drill on an unprotected tank. The current will literally drill a hole in the tank wall, rendering your underground tank useless. One protective measure that helps prevent damage by electrolysis is the attachment of a magnesium anode bag to the tank itself. The anode bag releases electrons which protects tank from electrolysis and corrosion.
BACKFILL-COVERING THE TANK
Although propane tanks are made of steel, buried tanks are in constant contact with moisture and other elements in an environment that is harsher than that of an above ground tank. Ensuring that the integrity of the ASME vessel is not compromised, the hole and the tank should be covered with masonry sand as a safe material for backfill. Rocks or abrasives that are in contact with the tank will shorten the usefill life of the propane tank. Tank size is obviously a factor in determining the amount of backfill required for an underground installation.
The high pressure underground gas line that we use is polyethylene plastic and must be buried within 12-18" below grade. The line can be run up to 500 ft as long as it is sized properly. Of course the further the distance, the more costly it will be. And anything over 20 ft will require the assistance of a machine trencher at a reasonable price. The customer also has the option to dig the trench or have it done by a contractor on site.
Regulators are mandatory equipment on all propane installations. Regulators reduce tank pressure to the operating pressure of your appliances. Two regulators are used to insure maximum efficiency, one on the tank and another at the house. The first stage regulator is located on the tank and reduces the pressure to approximately ten pounds per square inch. The second stage regulator is located at the house and releases the propane at the appliance pressure. Regulators should be replaced every fifteen years or sooner if they become defective.
This is an example of what your tank should not look like. It is important that your tank be a white or silver color so that the sun and/or heat will not be attracted therefore allowing the proper expansion inside the tank.
This is an example of the silver galvanized paint finish which adds years of added protection and beauty to our tanks.
This is an example of a white paint finish which is also a good color for any size tanks especially in this region of the country.