Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:57 pm

heating oil longevity
Fuel Oil Storage Article.

do a search on fuel oil additives also
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:01 pm

This is what I did. :D Got everything for about $175. I have it in my garage and fill it with #2 oil to use in my tractor. One oil company told me that in order for them to fill it....I'd have to pipe it outside......not gonna happen. I use a different company now. The guy comes over......walks into the breezeway.....opens the garage door and fills it up. I've never put any additive in it and I only get it filled up every 2 years. Never had a problem.
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:58 am

Here ya go with that simplicity thing again, silly guy. :clap: toothy
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:20 am

freetown fred wrote:Here ya go with that simplicity thing again, silly guy. :clap: toothy


;) :)
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:45 am

sterling40man wrote:This is what I did. :D Got everything for about $175. I have it in my garage and fill it with #2 oil to use in my tractor. One oil company told me that in order for them to fill it....I'd have to pipe it outside......not gonna happen. I use a different company now. The guy comes over......walks into the breezeway.....opens the garage door and fills it up. I've never put any additive in it and I only get it filled up every 2 years. Never had a problem.

Since it's unvented to outside your installation violates building and fire codes. Your problem will start if you have a fire and the fire marshal investigation shows it was a non-code installation. Your fuel supplier could also be found negligent for filling a non code tank.
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Hey nj joe, had enough suggestions? :clap: toothy
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:26 pm

Yanche wrote:
sterling40man wrote:This is what I did. :D Got everything for about $175. I have it in my garage and fill it with #2 oil to use in my tractor. One oil company told me that in order for them to fill it....I'd have to pipe it outside......not gonna happen. I use a different company now. The guy comes over......walks into the breezeway.....opens the garage door and fills it up. I've never put any additive in it and I only get it filled up every 2 years. Never had a problem.

Since it's unvented to outside your installation violates building and fire codes. Your problem will start if you have a fire and the fire marshal investigation shows it was a non-code installation. Your fuel supplier could also be found negligent for filling a non code tank.


It is also against code to pipe the fill and vent with copper. :gee: You can have a heating oil tank inside the shop that is properly vented outside, and then park a tractor next to it with 100 gallons of diesel (or gasoline!) in a vented tank. A heating oil tank vented inside the shop doesn't scare me, but a gas can sitting next to the bench grinder does...building codes are important, but so is common sense.
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:22 am

well said rob.
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Re: Above-ground diesel/gasoline tank

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:28 am

Hint......don't mention how you might do things at your house/business.....someone might take that pic or comment to the local PITA (aka:public officials) and the official name tag folks will come and recite the book-page-ordinance against anything you may or may not do. We don't seem to be too far away from the 'Reward System' of behavior used back in pre WW2 in Europe. Many times in this world, Less is MORE. I think you all know where I'm coming from.

Here, the 'Enviro Cops' want to evaluate every excavator if you work in a waterway.....skidders, shears....etc. Some folks just are 'over the top' with enforcement.....AND WE ALL PAY for the privilege of the 'Officials' to be able to enter our property at any time they 'suspect' something. I sure understand the environmental concerns and respect the purpose, however most folks are much more careful then they are given credit for. We all like clean water!

My .02 is: Don't feed the fire...don't hand them ammunition...and DON'T forget to keep your powder dry!!!!
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