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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Propane…

32 degrees - 2:25 - foggy...

This afternoon one of our two 500 gallon propane tanks was delivered.  Tony had previous cut out and cleared an area for the propane tanks to sit that is 200 feet away from the house and cannot be seen.  If we have to have propane tanks, I don’t want to see them!  The area is big enough to fit four 500-gallon tanks, but hopefully we won’t need that much.  Tony also had all the conduit lines ran and buried between the house and the propane tank area.  So when the propane guys got here they just had to unload the tank from their truck…


…then Tony jumped into the excavator and placed the tank…



…then the kids had to check it out…


…then one of the propane guys and Tony (down in the hole)
had to push the propane line thru the 200 feet of conduit…


…so it popped out in this hole by the house (the last 6 feet where the
hardest, having to push thru the last of three 45 degree bends)…


…after the conduit was pushed thru then it was time to hook up the regulator…


…then fill the tank (looking out the back window) and
after $1067 worth of propane we are done!


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