Is there a danger in carrying a propane tank up to a third floor apartment?

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes, there is a danger of having a propane tank inside any building,let alone an apartment building. I have seen a 20-pound tank destroy a 5-story building, not to mention many balcony fires caused by people illegally using a non-electric grill in their apartment. There is a good reason it is prohibited by many national fire codes in the USA.

  • In
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It will be easier carrying the propane tank up to your apartment than it will be carrying the rest of the grill, but in either case grilling on your balcony is strictly prohibited, regardless of if it is charcoal or gas. Buy yourself a George Foreman grill.

  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    There are lots of dangers. Here's just a few.

    1. You could ding the walls and have to pay for the repair

    2. You could carry it wrong and hurt your back.

    3. It could slip out of your hand and take out someone walking up behind you.

  • 5 months ago

    As long as you don't drop it you should be fine.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Hernia inducing.

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    That depends. How clumsy are you?

    Many apartment complexes have very strict rules about how large a propane tank they will permit in residences, you should look at your lease carefully. If it's a small tabletop grille you're fueling then you're probably fine with the little one-pound bottles you can get at Walmart. If you're trying to lug a 20-lb tank up, you might be way over the line. So read up and avoid any hassle with the landlords.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No propane tank should ever be brought indoors.

    I am a ex fireman. Basically your bringing a live bomb into the house.

  • 5 months ago

    What size is the tank?

    Is the tank full?

    Is it open?

    Are the stairs in decent condition?

    No. Usually not.

    • Tomalochk
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Let us say that the tank is around 5 gallon , it's 3/4 full , is open , stairs in decent condition but the carrier is smoking .

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Danger as in what? Its going to get heavy carrying it up there for sure and not safe if keep or put in the apartment.

  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    With the valve open or closed?

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