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Storage of LPG gas canisters

I wanted some advice about LPG Gas storage. I have several canisters for cooking gas, various sizes (I know standardisation wasn’t the predecessor’s strength)

  1. Should it be stored outside?
  2. Should be kept out of the sun? Temperatures are pretty high in the day- up to 40 degrees, and maybe around 26 degrees at night.
  3. If stored in shade, should be covered with anything? Any suggestions what?
  4. There is a valve attached, to open/close it. Should the valve be taken off? I.e. canister by itself?
  5. If there was a fire with the gas; what type of extinguisher should be used?