This coming weekend is suppose to bring the first blast of temperatures in the 20’s to our service areas. There are a ton of construction projects in the works that cold temperatures could really put a damper on. From pouring concrete to finishing interiors, cold weather does its job of slowing things down.
Here are some great tips for using propane heaters on a winter job site from ForConstructionPros.com.
At site using propane cylinders to power heaters:
- Make sure propane cylinders are in good condition;
- Transport cylinders upright and in a secured position;
- Do NOT use a cylinder of more than 100 lb. of propane inside;
- Check all cylinders for leaks with an appropriate leak detection liquid.
At sites using external propane tanks:
- Locate tanks a proper distance from the property lines and structure;
- Tanks should be located on stable ground;
- Have a qualified propane technician make all the connections;
- Protect the tanks and piping from worksite impact.
When using propane heaters:
- Choose an appropriately sized heater;
- Keep heater away from combustible materials;
- Only use in well ventilated areas;
- Use heaters with safety shut-off valves;
- Only qualified technicians should repaid equipment.