propane guidelines

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Fire Marshal approval is required before the installation of any propane tank. To gain this approval, please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Please check out the installation guidelines, listed below, as well as the Placer County Propane Installation Guidelines, to make sure your project is in compliance.

  2. Please go through the Propane Inspection Check Sheet (fillable), to ensure you meet all the requirements.

  3. Please fill out the Residential Propane Permit (fillable), and submit to plans@truckeefire.org.

  4. Please fill out the Project Application Form, located under the Plan Review section of this website.

  5. Lastly, go ahead & schedule an inspection of your install site, by filling out the Inspection Request Form, & you will be on your way!

    All forms may also be printed and submitted by mail to:

    Truckee Fire Protection District
    PO Box 2768
    Truckee, CA 96160

    or by fax to:

    530.582.7854

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call us: 530.582.7850

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UNDERGROUND TANKS

• Underground LPG tanks are inspected, and approved by the local fire district having jurisdiction prior to building final.

California Fire Code

  • Per California Fire Code 6107.5: Protecting Appurtenances from the Elements. A protective cover shall be installed over all gas meters, regulators, valves and equipment so to provide protection against sliding, drifting and impact of snow and ice. The minimum design for the protective cover shall be equal to, or greater than the Building Design Load (determined by the appropriate building department) and shall be securely supported to the ground or diagonally to the building wall.

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TRENCHING:

• The minimum cover shall be shall not be less than 12”. Where external damage to the pipe from external forces is likely to damage pipe cover shall not be less than 18”.

• Field applied wrapping shall be limited to short sections which have been stripped for threading purposes and field joints. Spirally wrap as listed, minimum 10 mil tape to a 40 mil thickness 6” beyond th e joints.

• Underground plastic piping must have a tracer wire (minimum 14 AWG) or tape for its full length, one end shall be brought above ground at building wall or riser. Plastic pipe may terminate above ground where an anodeless riser is used.

TESTING:

• Test pressure to be used shall be min 10 psi for 15 minutes. For piping carrying gas pressures in excess of 14 inches water column pressure, test pressure shall be not less than 60 psi for 30 minutes.



resources

PROJECT APPLICATION FORM

RESIDENTIAL PROPANE PERMIT

PROPANE INSTALLATION INSPECTION CHECK SHEET

PLACER COUNTY PROPANE INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

LIQUID PROPANE GAS TANK INSTALLATION

• Regardless of its size, any ASME tank filled on-site must be located such that the filling connection and fixed liquid level gauge are at least 10’ from any external source of ignition (ie: electrical service, open flame, furnace, A/C compressor, etc.) intake to a direct vented gas appliance or intake to a mechanical ventilation system.

• Tanks up to 125 gallons shall be at least 5’ from buildings and property lines. Tanks of this size may be located adjacent to the building it serves under certain conditions as shown in the detail.

• Tanks of 126 to 500 gallons shall be at least 10’ from buildings and property lines.

• Tanks of 501 to 2000 gallons shall be at least 25’ from buildings and property lines.

• A single tank not exceeding 1,200 gallons may be 10’ from buildings and property lines provided there are no other tanks within 25’.

• For installations above 5000’ elevation installation shall be as prescribed by the local Fire District.

 
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INSTALLATION OF EXTERIOR GAS PIPING MATERIAL:

• Gas piping which is above grade may be wrought iron, steel (black or galvanized) yellow brass or internally tinned copper.

• Underground gas piping may be plastic (PE) rated for use with gas, or factory coated steel pipe.

• Gas piping must be new or previously used for gas only.

 
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