coalkirk wrote:Above ground oil tanks have a design life of 50 years. Most do fine for that period of time. But the water that settles to the bottom of the tank from humidity entering the tank via the vent will corrode it through eventually. There is a program funded by the home heating industry called "TankSure". It's an effort to prevent tanks from leaking which is always bad news. If your oil dealer participates in this program, they will use an ultrasound device to measure the thickness of the metal on the bottom of the tank in about 12-15 places. If all readings are within spec they will issue an insurance policy on the tank(I think it is free). Then every year when they do their annual service they retake those readings and if any fall below spec, they give you $1,000.00 toward replacing the tank. Here is a link to the program.
whistlenut wrote:Absolutely. I know you guys will go nuts about not using the all steel tanks, however around here (near or at lakefront properties, you are REQUIRED to use the plastic wall Schultz type of tank. I have install over 50, and they are terrific ...and about $700.00. Containment is built right into the double wall tank and a gauge is standard that shows the level of the leak, if any. They have a Galvie frame, and no legs to fool with. All oil dealers have the info, but here is a link:
http://www.schuetz.net/schuetz/SCH%C3%9 ... 20systems/
I'm On Fire wrote:I've been saying since 2006 that the furnace needs to be replaced, I also know the tank "should" be replaced. But unless someone wants to lend me...no give me, because I'll never be able to pay it back because I work my ass off to pay bills; the money to do it it's not getting done. And probably never will.
whistlenut wrote:German Company......they are smarter that the rest of us....EFM.....hmmmm.....not your typical dirt farmers. Read the literature, it is the real deal.....been around for a loooong time.
What exit IOF?
Rob R. wrote:I'm On Fire wrote:I've been saying since 2006 that the furnace needs to be replaced, I also know the tank "should" be replaced. But unless someone wants to lend me...no give me, because I'll never be able to pay it back because I work my ass off to pay bills; the money to do it it's not getting done. And probably never will.
Considering the number of people switching to natural gas or LP, used oil tanks should be readily available. I don't know your area, but used tanks are readily available in my area for $150-$200, some are less than 5 years old.
whistlenut wrote:Absolutely not!
All codes say rigid ferrous metal pipe.
You can be assured the oil company checks before they fill it, and obviously the code enforcement officer has already been there. Lately the insurance companies have been checking chimneys and fuel storage...oil, propane and NG. ALSO alternative heating sources...for clearances and exhaust piping......
Yanche wrote:For adjacent 275 gal tanks can the vent pipe be manifolded together near the tank and a single schedule 40 steel vent pipe exit the building?