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No. Like larger cylinders, they should be stored outside or in a separate shed not within 5 feet of any opening to the building. (Basement windows, doors, vents etc.)
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All propane tanks should be stored outside or in a detached shed, protection from elements and at least 5 feet from any openings to the building (basement windows, doors, vents etc.). Never store in the basement.
Take all expired propane tanks back to an outlet that refills them. Do not keep them around your home or garage and do not include them with your regular refuse pick-up.
No. On March 2, 1992, the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Fire Safety, adopted regulations limiting the use of propane barbecue grills in multi-family buildings.
The specific code section reads as follows:
N.J.A.C. 5:18-3.3(h) 3: Propane cooking equipment such as barbecue grills shall not be stored or used on any porch, balcony or any other portion of a building within any room or space of a building, within five feet of any combustible exterior wall, or within five feet vertically or horizontally of an opening in any wall.
While these grills may be very convenient for the residents, they present a serious fire, explosion and life safety problem for residents and firefighters alike.