Our LP system is quite different here, we pay a deposit on one tank, then with a quick phone call a new full tank is delivered usually within a few minutes, swapping out the empty. You may want to still check on how they fill, as some weigh the tank on a scale as they fill.
You haven’t stated what type of horizontal tank is being considered: DOT portable type or ASME RV/motor fuel type.
The portable type has to be removed to be refilled. This could become a real pain if mounted on the roof. … The ASME RV/motor fuel type can be permanently mounted and refilled in-place.
Nor, have you indicated if the tanks are for a liquid or vapor system. … i assume you are looking at a vapor system. I see no reason vapor tank could not be mounted on the roof. The line pressure is a regulated vapor pressure, therefore, height above the equipment would make little difference. … Just remember it has to be refilled.
I suggest mounting the horizontal tank in a compartment with an access door to the outside.
Rod – good points. I have a roof rack style system on my truck which distributes the weight. I have had 5 full weight adults up there and no issue. The truck is a 79 grumman and it’s insanely well constructed, the ex owner had a 500 pound iron bread over bolted to the wall side panel …. it survived.
To get them up there at first is no biggie, I assume the gas company can fill them while they are up there and not have to move them.
Other thing to keep in mind, is getting them on the roof, they will weigh in full at over 160 lbs, you might need to have some sort of protective support to protect your side walls or roof, then there’s how to lift them that height if your not at your home location.
Yes, there are horizantal tanks. The local gas company lends them and the refill on the 100 lb is 35 bucks where I live.
They have them I am just curious if there are any special considerations with where I want to put em
Thank you for the input Rod
I don’t believe height above appliances is a consideration here. I’ve seen LP installations on pickups in the roof bay above the cab of pickups here. So I’d check further on this, but don’t think it will be a problem. Of coarse I think you know you need special tanks for horizontal use. Good luck on your build!
I am finally in the final build stage of my truck and I am having an issue, I don’t expect you all to give me a solution i know you all have your own things to do – but maybe you could provide me some info, feedback or opinions on this.
I live outside the USA and local code says that no gas tanks can be placed on the back or front of the tuck. So no read mounting. My local gas install guy who is certified says I can put horizantal tanks on the roof and if properly mounted and blocked by direct sunlight they will be fine. My truck has a intricate roof rack system with security so they dont hit an overpass or something.
However, a friend who works in restaurant installation says I should not install it on the roof, not because of a risk of it hitting something but because he was told propane should not be installed above the appliances level due to something with density.
I know nothing about LP and am curious if anyone can weigh in on putting it on the roof or ideas as to where. My truck doesnt have any real space under neath and back and front are no goes.
Truck LP Tank Placement
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