I use a propane torch for soldering and a few ofther things in my line of work. My torch getting knocked around in transport and on job sites has been an issue. I use a Turbo-Torch set up. A regulator attaches to the tank, this sticks out a few inches. Because of this it can get hit around. And costing a hundred bucks I don’t like that happening. I’ve been using a regular gas grill tank for the past year or so. When newer regulations came about I couldn’t get my older tall narrow tanks refilled. I found a smaller tank that can fit within a 5 gallon bucket. This works well for me because everything can be contained withing the bucket. Is I coil the hose it sets on top of the tank.(though I couldn’t get a lid on). I no longer have an issue of hitting the regulator.
The question now is because propane is heavier then air am I creating a potential hazard by doing this. ie if the tank or fithings leaked the bucket would fill with propane? Should I cut some vents or something in the bottom of the bucket?