It’s summertime, and the living is easy; especially if you have a full propane tank! Quite often people don’t realize the many different things you can use propane for – it can really turn an average summer day into an unforgettable memory if you know how to use it. Don’t believe me? Here are five different ways you should be using propane to make the most of your summer.
Most places are warm during the day in the summer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get chilly at night! Whether you’re in your backyard, or on a camping trip, a propane heater will be your best friend when the temperature drops.
Keep in mind, there are a couple of different styles of propane heaters, be sure to look around to get the kind that works best for you. For example, some heaters sit on the ground, while others attach to the top of your tank.
3. As a Campfire
Nothing says summertime fun like s’mores, but sometimes finding firewood and making a campfire in your backyard just isn’t an option. In fact, for many of us with a small or non-existent backyard, it may be impossible!
That’s where the Propane Fire Ring comes in. It eliminates the need for firewood, and your campfire is contained within the ring – no embers will fly out unless you throw paper or other materials into it (which isn’t recommended anyway).
Creativity can be found everywhere, even at the bottom of a one-pound propane bottle. Woodworkers can use a torch to heat up a branding iron to mark their finished work. They can also use it to darken wood before finishing it, giving it a rougher look.
DIY enthusiasts should also make sure to always have a torch handy. You’ll find plenty of uses for one, including soldering joints, starting a grill, browning a steak, toasting desserts, loosening stuck bolts, and softening sheet metal before you bend it.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of propane-powered lawn and garden tools available on the market. You can find trimmers, mowers, leaf-blowers, and others as well.
What’s the advantage of using propane-powered tools? Well for one, they’re cleaner and more efficient than their gasoline-powered counterparts. Also, they all run off of the same type of fuel, so you won’t have to charge multiple batteries as you’d have to with rechargeable tools.
What’s your favorite summer activity, and how do you use propane to make it even more enjoyable? Tell us in the comments!