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Propane tank safety

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Airtime, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Here is an interesting video that puts propane tank protection in some perspective. I think a couple take-aways are:
    - You don't want any tanks located near your house
    - If there were a fire you need to protect the tank from the fire.
    - Probably need to protect it from gun fire as well.

    Just thinkin...

  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    interesting, thanks for posting. Note though, that the 3rd to last explosion was a transformer and I believe the last 2 were rail cars.

    Interesting take on shooting an LP tank:

    also check this out, shooting a tank with no fire around it:

    no explosion, though the tank can become a missile.
  3. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    When i was cleaning up meth labs we would recover prop tanks that had been converted to hold ammonia. We would vent them from a distance by shooting them with a 223, it will put a hole in them most of the time.
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