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    Oil Tank missing legs

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Size:  24.6 KBSaw this at a friends house that they just moved into. We are going to replace it with a new tank with legs this weekend.
    Can Do Will Do Attitude With Out The "Can" And The "Will" You Have A Do Do Attitude.

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    that reminds me of cow tippin ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by canman13 View Post
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Size:  24.6 KBSaw this at a friends house that they just moved into. We are going to replace it with a new tank with legs this weekend.
    Double wall tank??
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

    Tomorrow is promised to no one...

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    for a temp tank to replace the bad one this would be ok in my area but ONLY as a temp emg fix that would have to be done properly with in 48 hours

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    Nope it was a single wall tank only thing keeping it from tipping is the fill pipe. This was not a temp tank and the Best thing is the house inspector didn't say anything about it.

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    They must have left their oil tank unattended in the 'hood

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    While acknowledging I'm completely ignorant concerning oil burning furnaces; I still don't know how people sleep at night with all that fuel in their basement or right outside the kitchen door in a shed. How many gallons is that? Get tremors or quakes in NH? DC had one a couple years ago, did they not? {shivers}

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    Oil is very safe you can throw a match in the tank and it won't light needs to be itemized. The tank holds 275gal. And yes we got a quack here too

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    I don't see oil burners around here. What does it cost to run them on an average sized house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timtanguay View Post
    I don't see oil burners around here. What does it cost to run them on an average sized house?
    On a 2000 sq foot house it's around $2000 for the heating season

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    Quote Originally Posted by canman13 View Post
    Oil is very safe you can throw a match in the tank and it won't light needs to be itemized. The tank holds 275gal. And yes we got a quack here too
    Yes...I do recall from school (I think we had a week on them towards the end of advanced heating) the atomizing part and the importance of nozzle size.

    I'm also told I could stand atop a 5 gallon bucket of gasoline and drop a lit cigarette straight down into it and it would be immediately extinguished. I can see that as well, but not about to test it.

    I'm just thinkin' you should probably earn a bit more than a humble natural gas guy like me. Do they still have a retry button that the HO can keep pressing and dumping diesel when it's having trouble lighting off? And a step up transformer that could wallop the hell out of you? Or have they been modernized a bit as of late?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinhvac View Post
    Yes...I do recall from school (I think we had a week on them towards the end of advanced heating) the atomizing part and the importance of nozzle size.

    I'm also told I could stand atop a 5 gallon bucket of gasoline and drop a lit cigarette straight down into it and it would be immediately extinguished. I can see that as well, but not about to test it.

    I'm just thinkin' you should probably earn a bit more than a humble natural gas guy like me. Do they still have a retry button that the HO can keep pressing and dumping diesel when it's having trouble lighting off? And a step up transformer that could wallop the hell out of you? Or have they been modernized a bit as of late?
    They still have both newer ones you can only reset 3 times after that it goes into a hard Lock out. I have not heard that about Gasoline I would think it would go right up.

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    Hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by canman13 View Post
    And yes we got a quack here too
    A little 'duck' tape will fix that for you.

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