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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    talk about down the wrong pipe,mis-read address lead to a woman who converted to gas to have 2" of oil dumped into her basement from oil fill pipe,from old tank location that was in the basement.

    [Edited by maxster on 02-02-2006 at 06:32 AM]
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Pictures?


  3. #3
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    oooooops. we ALWAYS remove or fill pipes with cement before removing tank. this happens way to often.

  4. #4
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    lol i wanna see this!!!

  5. #5
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    i have seen houses torn down and nothing left but a BIG hole if oil got under basement floor. somebody is in deep doo doo.

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by maxster
    talk about down the wrong pipe,mis-read address lead to a woman who converted to gas to have 2" of oil dumped into her basement from oil fill pipe,from old tank location that was in the basement.

    [Edited by maxster on 02-02-2006 at 06:32 AM]
    Driver's fault, not for filling the wrong address, but filling a tank that does not produce an audible whistle when the oil is flowing. Ignorance at its worst.

  7. #7
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    woulda been great if they had left the tank in place. everyone should just empty the tank and let it sit, that way, when the delivery driver messes up, you get a tree tank of #2 for your vehicles hehehehehe [if you have a diesel vehicle that is, or you can sell to a neighbor or friend who could use it.]

  8. #8
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    My boss, back when he had an oil company, had some knucklehead delivery driver go to the wrong street and pour 580 gallons into a basement. Went through the courts for years, don't know how it ended up. At one point the boss was afraid he'd lose that company.

  9. #9
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    A local company here did 180 gal delivery in a basement.

    The HO's lived in a motel for over a year before all the clean up was done. I never heard how much money they got for it though.


    If we don't get the pipes pulled the first day we're there, we wrap the crap out of the fill with duct tape, and leave a note on it not to fill.
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