Yanche wrote: sterling40man wrote:
This is what I did.
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.
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.