Burying a propane tank for a generator


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  • Chris Smyers
    Chris Smyers  6 hours back

    You should scoop up that slate and put it in the back of your pickup. That is pretty stuff to make an outdoor fireplace or surface finish for concrete. Us southerners drool over slate finishes.

  • Donnie Robertson
    Donnie Robertson  2 days back

    Great work

    • AvionicsGuru
      AvionicsGuru  2 days back

      The propane tank is sat in water !, wouldn't some drainage to take the water away have been prudent ?.

      • Chris Smyers
        Chris Smyers  6 hours back

        NO, they get buried with huge sacrificial anode zincs to deal with the rust, electrolysis issues. Bury a tank and ground it properly and it will last 75 years.

    • jay west
      jay west  3 days back

      First several feet of excavation in regular dirt had me worried, then he hit rocks, stones, stumps....now it’s a Camarata video.

      • Pyro4eight6nine
        Pyro4eight6nine  3 days back

        why bury the red/yellow tape is it some kind of marker for the electric/pipes? wouldn't the plastic just degrade?

        • Charles Rose
          Charles Rose  3 days back

          Thanks Andrew!

          • 793131 Dgdtransport
            793131 Dgdtransport  2 weeks back

            He is the best

            • TacoBus
              TacoBus  2 weeks back

              There's something unsettling about the way the hammer melts into the stone like butter.

              • Lazarus Magellan
                Lazarus Magellan  1 months back

                any advice on how to get an empty tank of this size for cheap?

                • Werner Pfeifer
                  Werner Pfeifer  1 months back

                  Are such systems protected against vandalism?

                  • Raymond Morales
                    Raymond Morales  1 months back

                    Hi Andrew i am from Puerto Rico and follow all your videos. I also have a emergency stand by gas generator installed in my house with ATS and it has been the best investment i have ever made in my life. Your videos are addicting, keep up the good work👍👏

                    • zweg1321
                      zweg1321  1 months back

                      Why do you folks put your propane tanks in the ground

                    • ShakeyBalance
                      ShakeyBalance  1 months back

                      I feel like this guy is half of Andrew's business

                      • Joelynn Carter
                        Joelynn Carter  1 months back

                        Do you have to bury those tanks, or is that customer preference?

                      • S Newland
                        S Newland  1 months back

                        Wow, that ribbon over the lines is really smart! Is that common practice?

                        • S Newland
                          S Newland  1 months back

                          I'm assuming 'boots' was the homeowner.

                          • William Heath
                            William Heath  2 months back

                            Does anyone know the name of the music he uses in the beginning when he’s digging the trench

                            • QQTrick1QQ
                              QQTrick1QQ  2 months back

                              Nice work

                              • Mo Musau
                                Mo Musau  2 months back

                                @18:48 watch your step :)

                                • oldredcoonhound
                                  oldredcoonhound  2 months back

                                  33:00 loading up for a big bonfire lol

                                  • Brian Navalinsky
                                    Brian Navalinsky  2 months back

                                    I love it when people stand in your swing radius...


                                    • Lawrence Powell
                                      Lawrence Powell  2 months back

                                      Ive thought about doing the same thing myself. Burying a propane tank. But i dont know if its building codes or common sense not to put a pressurized metal tank in a hole with water in it. Are concrete slabs not a requirement?

                                      • Malfeitor
                                        Malfeitor  2 months back

                                        If you work really hard..maybe someday you be as god as this girl!

                                        • Sandia Noodles
                                          Sandia Noodles  2 months back

                                          34:30 what a fairy

                                          • The Geezer
                                            The Geezer  2 months back

                                            I usually hate background music in YT vids as it so often sux cock, but in Andys videos its actually quite good with some decent rifs n sounds. Good editing skills in these videos as well.💯💨✨💨🥇😁

                                            • Matthew Paul
                                              Matthew Paul  2 months back

                                              What’s that old sayin no rest for the wicked lol awesome work Andrew you could run that excavator in your sleep

                                              • Anura Yapabandara
                                                Anura Yapabandara  2 months back

                                                east cost do things differently than west.. hmm some what less issues from the city. feel like less city inspection for me in the east.. however your work is grate.

                                                • DusKeyOwl
                                                  DusKeyOwl  2 months back

                                                  This the coolest channel to watch. Feels like you're outdoors in the muck while sitting comfortably at home.

                                                  • Davida Michaele
                                                    Davida Michaele  3 months back

                                                    I really like all your video's and your many talents .. thank you for the many hours you have spent sharing them . I can relate to many of of your jobs having a 1978 Terrimite mini back hoe with a 1983 B/S (Briggs and Stratin ) engine and repairing it often here in upper Marlboro Md . 20774 . Is there a way to chat or stay in touch now and then?

                                                  • zohanrock
                                                    zohanrock  3 months back

                                                    "I should have just brought this with me, then I wouldn't have needed it.", spoken from true experience.

                                                    • zohanrock
                                                      zohanrock  3 months back

                                                      anyone else get the Lego Movie vibe with the new music?

                                                      • Tim S
                                                        Tim S  3 months back

                                                        @Andrew Camarata, I love watching your videos and following your projects. This one concerned me a bit - you have to be careful with buried tanks, when they get half full of air (half empty of product), they get extremely buoyant. There was a lot of ground water as you dug your hole, and I didn't see you guys anchor the tank to the stone underneath. Bad things happen when ground water rises and the tank runs low: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPPuX7a-Y_I

                                                        I also note the absence of an obvious sacrificial anode for corrosion control. these two details may be worth a revisit for the sake of the customer's installation longevity.

                                                        • daniel james chamberlin
                                                          daniel james chamberlin  3 months back

                                                          You know that modified bucket you have there worked like a dream.. Super huge capacity and very little loss. Awesome. Needless to say the quick change system really does make a difference as seen in this video.. 3 buckets 0 loss in time. Well unless you didn't bring the attachment.

                                                          • AstronomyToday
                                                            AstronomyToday  3 months back

                                                            2:50 me going through andrew's old videos.

                                                            • Islamic Space Program
                                                              Islamic Space Program  3 months back

                                                              ROCK AND A HARD PLACE MR. HOMEOWNER. ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

                                                              • Kirk Wilson
                                                                Kirk Wilson  3 months back

                                                                Propane prices are going to go through the roof, sad watching people install such things.

                                                                • LabCat
                                                                  LabCat  3 months back

                                                                  Why is your power system so bad?

                                                                  • LabCat
                                                                    LabCat  3 months back

                                                                    @Andrew Camarata Hello sir!
                                                                    I meant the system itself, here in europe there are also trees which fall over ground lines...no problem.
                                                                    The system itself is the problem, 110V over thick aluminium cables..we have 230V and small diameter copper wire.
                                                                    Despite that most of your infrastructure looks really bad, just look at the power meter you dug a trench to, its crusty and on a wooden(!) pole in the middle of some trees.
                                                                    The same with braker boards, search for a german braker board and then look on your boards in the us.

                                                                    Great videos by the way:)

                                                                  • Andrew Camarata
                                                                    Andrew Camarata   3 months back

                                                                    Its not that bad. Sometimes trees blow down and nock out power lines, but its not that big of a deal.

                                                                • Mac User
                                                                  Mac User  3 months back

                                                                  someone forgot there conduit tool on the power post?

                                                                  • Andrew Camarata
                                                                    Andrew Camarata   3 months back

                                                                    Yeah, the electric company. Hopefully they will see it there when they read the meter.

                                                                • Jules Gifford
                                                                  Jules Gifford  3 months back

                                                                  1. Why did the homeowner put the transfer switch so close to the road? Is that code? I would not want someone to slide off the road into it. Also, I wouldn't want anybody tampering with it.
                                                                  2. Why didn't they put the generator on a concrete slab?
                                                                  3. Why is all of this in the front yard? From a security standpoint, I would want to hide what I have.

                                                                  • I Paddle My Own Canoe
                                                                    I Paddle My Own Canoe  3 months back

                                                                    Looking good never know you were there. 👍👍🇨🇦

                                                                    • Ed Hughes
                                                                      Ed Hughes  3 months back

                                                                      Burying a propane tank for a generator Why hide it? Protection from stray bullets? I mean it is simple to see the propane fill pipe or something above the ground. Contact with ground water is not a good idea for long term use. I guess if the locals has a tendency to shoot anything that is not a tree or car then hide it. But just due to corrosion and longevity a shed structure would have been a better choice.

                                                                      • Ferenc Antman
                                                                        Ferenc Antman  3 months back

                                                                        I would add that there is no foundation for the tank ... 
                                                                        That the tank paint is getting scratched already , when you putting in the hole ...
                                                                        The tank is not protected for underground installation ...
                                                                        The tank is not going to last as it should ...
                                                                        ( going to rust and nobody will be able to inspect periodically ....)
                                                                        You are not the required professional for this installation ...
                                                                        I Am Sorry for the owner ...
                                                                        It would be better to instal above ground and plant evergreen around it ...

                                                                        • Conehead arias
                                                                          Conehead arias  3 months back

                                                                          so bored!!!

                                                                          • なめ猫
                                                                            なめ猫  3 months back


                                                                            • Davey Givens
                                                                              Davey Givens  3 months back

                                                                              Could you expect to run a small house from the generator full time? -Saying you're completely off grid.

                                                                              • Brandon Slape
                                                                                Brandon Slape  3 months back

                                                                                Just happened to stumble across your video's and i just cant get enough of them. Awesome work love the content 👍

                                                                                • Tim Burnell
                                                                                  Tim Burnell  3 months back

                                                                                  So nice to have the right tools for the job

                                                                                  • calholli
                                                                                    calholli  3 months back

                                                                                    I'm just curious as to why they bury it? It would be cheaper to just set it on a pad...
                                                                                    Is there a freezing issue where you are? or is it just for looks, getting it out of sight...??