Safety FAQs

From propane generators to RV propane, Ted Johnson Propane has many propane gas service options to fill your needs.

What are the Benefits of Propane?

Propane Benefit 1 Up to 56,000 miles of pipeline and more than 6,000 retail dealer locations make propane readily available throughout the United States. Propane Benefit 2 And because propane is stored in portable tanks, it can be used in areas beyond gas mains. …

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Where can I legally put a propane tank?

Propane tanks must be outside and at least 10 feet from a building opening such as a window, door, vent, etc.  Tanks from 500 – 2000 gallons are set 25 feet away from a building or property line. 2000+ gallon …

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Can I Stop in for a BBQ Gas Refill for BBQ Tanks?

Yes. Please stop by if you need to get a BBQ gas refill for BBQ tanks. Most BBQ tanks are vertical containers. The best method of transporting your propane container is to secure it in the vertical position in a …

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Why does propane smell so bad?

Propane in its natural state is odorless. After it is produced, odorant is added to the fuel which allows for its detection. The odorization of propane permits the early detection of leaks before gas concentrations reach hazardous levels. The odorant …

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What determines that price of propane?

The oil refineries set prices based on several factors, such as: the cost of crude oil, the size of the gas reserves, their refining costs, and the old law of supply and demand.

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What is Propane?

In 1910, Dr. Walter O. Snelling, a chemist and explosives expert for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, was contacted to investigate vapors coming from a gasoline tank vent of a newly purchased Ford Model T.  Dr. Snelling filles a glass …

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What do I do after an earthquake?

Be sensitive to the smell of propane.  If you smell propane please call us (626) 337-9616. If you suspect a leak, please read about leaks.

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Wildfire Preparedness

Important Things To Do before A Wildfire Clear at least a 10-foot area around your propane tank and gas grill of any debris.  Remove anything combustible, such as leaves, brush, vegetation, or rags. Make sure the gas grill and all …

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Flood Preparedness

Propane Safety What to do before a flood: Make sure you have an adequate supply of propane in your tank. Make sure your propane tanks are fastened down securely. Make a list of instructions on how to turn off the …

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Where does propane come from?

Propane is one of many petroleum hydrocarbons that come from either crude oil or natural gas wells. Almost 87% of the propane used in the United States is produced here, with about 55% of the US production being the by-product …

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