Mobile gas tank: features, pros, cons

Our site of advice in one of the previous articles told you about the features of heating a house with gas cylinders. In some cases, this is justified. At the same time, many owners who have chosen this method of providing their home with heat make their own hands or buy mobile gas tanks. Let’s talk about them in detail.

Mobile gas tank on a trailer

Recall that it is advisable to resort to heating a house with gas cylinders if:

  • House area no more than 150 square meters.
  • It is well insulated.
  • Soon the settlement will be gasified.
  • There is an alternative, additional heating option – a stove or electric convectors, for example. That is, the heating system is combined.
  • They don’t live in the house all the time, they come for the weekend.

In any case, the owner of a house heated by gas cylinders is faced with the question of their regular refueling. This problem is solved by a mobile gas tank..

Mobile gas tank

In an article about autonomous gas supply at home, the portal wrote about gas tanks. Traditionally, this is a container with a volume of 2.7 thousand m3, which is permanently installed on the site or buried in the ground. But many homeowners do not want to dig up a plot. In addition, if gasification of the village is expected, then what to do with the massive gas tank? And ordering a large amount of gas at once, which will be delivered in the tank, can result in significant costs.

It is easier and more economical to make or buy a mobile gas tank. The whole structure most often looks like this:

  • A regular trailer for a car measuring 1.6×1.2 meters.
  • The gas cylinders themselves.
  • Gas valves.
  • Insulation for cylinders, for example, foil isolon, is used in winter.
  • Studs, corrugations, hoses, tubes, fittings – all accessories for mounting a gas cylinder system.

Mobile gas tank on a trailer

According to user reviews, 4 cylinders of 50 liters each are not enough, you still have to often go to the gas station. Many owners buy 3 cylinders with a volume of 200 liters each – these are used in LPG trucks. And it is no longer necessary to carry a trailer with cylinders to a gas station so often.

Important! According to the legislation on the transport of dangerous goods, no more than 15 gas cylinders with a volume of 50 liters can be transported in a private car, that is, a total of 750 liters of “blue fuel”. Mobile gas tanks with a volume of 600 liters, as in the example, can be used.

The advantage of a mobile gas tank is obvious – it is easy to take the cylinders to the filling station to refuel. You do not need to transfer cylinders from a metal box near your home or a separate boiler room, manually load them into a car. The structure is attached to the car and is ready to travel at any time. Besides, 600 liters of gas will be enough for almost two weeks even in winter. So you often don’t have to go for a gas station.

Mobile gas tank on a trailer

The cost of a mobile gas tank, according to the owners, is about 70 thousand rubles. You can buy a ready-made structure on a trailer on the Internet for 75-90 thousand rubles. This is noticeably more than you have to spend on the usual installation of several cylinders near the house, because only the trailer itself costs about 30 thousand rubles.

However, if the main gas is connected to the house, the owners can always sell the mobile gas tank and recoup the costs of it..

Important! A trailer with filled cylinders must not be driven into the garage! It should be left outdoors in a well-ventilated place. In the cold, the cylinders are insulated.

We state: a mobile gas tank is beneficial if the owners decide to heat their private house with gas cylinders. The costs at the first stage are not so great, and the convenience and refusal to regularly drag the cylinders, the reduction in the number of refueling is difficult to overestimate.

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