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What is propane good for?
#1
Sounds like a stupid question, but where does propane have an advantage over other fuels?

The reason I ask is, I just got a free brand new, 100 gallon propane tank that's completely full. Currently I don't have anything in my house that runs off propane.

FYI natural gas is not available where I live.

Also FYI, I just got a free natural gas clothes dryer that I could convert to propane.

So I've decided that I'm going to purchase a propane oven/range because my current electric setup sucks. I figure 100 gallons of propane will literally last me years if I only use it to cook. The question is, what else should I use it for?

Should I convert my generator? I know propane is lower maintenance and burns cleaner, but it's more expensive, right?

Should I convert that clothes dryer to propane, or keep using electric?

I have an oil boiler (summer/winter hookup), should I change anything with that? Maybe get a propane hot water heater and do something else for heat?

Any other ideas?
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#2
Best is that it will last damn near forever. We have a 1500 gallon unground tank that feeds the house and the whole house genny. Unlike gas you don't have to worry about it going bad. Once on site you don't need to worry about it getting turned off like natural gas.
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#3
I can tell you what its not good for... grilling.

Hybrid hot water heater? Fireplaces? Explody ballons?
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#4
It's not good for anything. As a favor, I'll pick it up and get rid of it for you.

Justin
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Ten*K;153377 Wrote:I can tell you what its not good for... grilling.

Hybrid hot water heater? Fireplaces? Explody ballons?

And why is that? 20 plus years of using it and no problems.
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#6
It's god's gas
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#7
Cooking, heating water, heating your home, running a generator, lighting, fueling your vehicle, running a refrigerator, drying your clothes.
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#8
You can mow like a mofo.

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#9
It's nice because you get a lot of BTUs per cubic ft as compared to other commercially available combustible gases. That makes storage and transportation nicer since the container sizes are smaller. As a comparison, you'll get better than 50% more BTUs per cubic ft from propane over natural gas.

Emptymag;153393 Wrote:You can mow like a mofo.

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Disappointing.
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redeye202;153387 Wrote:Cooking, heating water, heating your home, running a generator, lighting, fueling your vehicle, running a refrigerator, drying your clothes.

Lol did you read the original post? I asked what propane is best at, not everything it can possibly be used for.
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