cape kiter wrote:
Love the propane tank next to the stove.
nothing wrong with that, its a gas stove, the exact same setup as most Gas BBQ's
what exactly do you think it wrong with it?
Propane's a little heavier than air, if there is a leak in the gas line, the propane will tend to collect at floor level. If the room isn't well ventilated, when the propane reaches both the lower flammability limit concentration ( 2.1% for propane ) and source of ignition ( pilot light on the stove or oven, spark from an electric motor on the fridge's compressor ) then BOOM.
Having the tank close to a bbq usually isn't a safety hazard as they are typically used outdoors, where ventilation is excellent and the risk of building up a concentration of gas is low.
Usually the gas cylinder is located outside to minimize this risk, but there still has to be a run of gas line tubing or pipe into the house, so there is still some risk of a leak inside the house. That's why the mercaptan or rotten-egg smell that is added to the gas, which our noses can detect at very low concentrations, much lower than a combustable level.