In my new neighborhood, we have Porpane instead of natural gas. I'm told it's because it's too expensive to dig under the river/lake to bring natural gas to many areas... whatever...
Thus far, I can't really figure out the difference between Natural Gas and Propane except we can't get our grill to have a low setting. It's either High or really HIGH so you have to watch those cook times and making sure the inside is cooking while the outside gets all black.
We do not have a propane tank in our yard, yeah! We have a community tank thing that you can't even see.
A couple of weeks ago, we opened the back door to let the dog out, and ICK! It smelled like skunk!! We didn't think too much of it because we back up to a greenbelt and farm with lots of nature, so we just thought he was mad because we built a house and the smell would go away... and it did not too long after.
Then, a few days ago, I got a little brochure on my front door from Ferrellgas, who is the propane supplier. It lists some of the signs of a propane link... guess what was on there...
"Propane smells like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray, or a dead animal." WHAT??!! Could we have had a leak??
There's another thing called "Odor Fade". This is an "unintended reduction in the concentration of the odor of propane, making it more difficult to smell." Oops... the fact that the smell disipated rather quickly was not a good thing as the leak could have continued.
There is no leak, so no worries, but this is just a reminder to keep a SMELL out for leaks and report them ASAP!!
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