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Safe Passage for Propane

The trip from the store to your house with a freshly filled tank of propane can be unnerving. You imagine all kinds possible emergencies; you just want to get home with that tank. In 2008, federal fire codes started requiring that 20-pound propane tanks transported in passenger vehicles be placed in an upright and secure position. Liz Meagher, a producer at Fox25 Morning News in Boston, told us about a new device that’s designed to do just that.
Tanknanny -
Tanknanny -
Safe Passage for Propane

The trip from the store to your house with a freshly filled tank of propane can be unnerving. You imagine all kinds possible emergencies; you just want to get home with that tank. In 2008, federal fire codes started requiring that 20-pound propane tanks transported in passenger vehicles be placed in an upright and secure position. Liz Meagher, a producer at Fox25 Morning News in Boston, told us about a new device that’s designed to do just that.

It’s called Tanknanny, and it’s essentially a car seat for your propane tank. Tanknanny can be secured in place with a seat belt or just placed in back. It prevents tanks from rolling or tipping and also keeps rust and grease away from your upholstery. Tanknanny was invented by Earl Cogswell Jr. and his daughters Jenn (left) and Jess who started brainstorming one day on a paper napkin. Earl and his daughters (one works in aircraft engineering and the other is a Web designer) saw the design through from that first conceptual sketch to a perfectly engineered holder for your propane tank.

Tanknanny is made from recycled plastic, and as an added bonus, it will hold your grocery bags or takeout food in place when you’re not transporting propane. No more broken eggs or spilled milk!