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Wanted: above ground L.P. tank(s)

Solid_Fuel_Man
Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,307
edited May 2017 in Buy, Sell, Barter
Looking for good serviceable 120gal vert, or 500gal horizontal tank. New England to N.Y. considered. I can pick up.
Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!

Comments

  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,307
    Bought a tank 500gal.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    If you need some large expansion tanks let me know, I have a couple B&G 90V tanks I could send your way.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,975
    I don't know how to say this but.

    I don't think LPG is considered a solid fuel.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    ChrisJ said:

    I don't know how to say this but.

    I don't think LPG is considered a solid fuel.

    LP tanks are often used for large thermal storage vessels in the solid fuel business, I suspected he may be shopping for tanks to be used as buffers. But that suspicion is from following his posts over at the wood burner chat rooms.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    ChrisJkcopp
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,307
    Lol, well I actually am going to use it for LP, my fuel oil was appriaching 7 years old. Decided ti sell the oil boiler and tank as a lot. Going ti use LP as backup for many reasons. But good guesses, i already have large thermal storage for my wood setup. Will take advantage of that with LP as well.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    ChrisJ
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,037
    When you pipe a fossil fueled boiler to a large thermal tank, consider involving a small % of the tank. My LP boiler only heats about 25 gallons at the top of the tank.

    This gives me an ideal buffer for my small zone and also allows fast recovery for DHW if the wood or solar is offline for a period.

    It also reduces standby loss from the tank at LP expense.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Solid_Fuel_Man