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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by capecod, May 24, 2013.

  1. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    my best advice to you would be to not use that tank anymore! In my experience, when these things fail, its typically catastrophic, and it usually happens when they are being filled....which could mean hundreds of gallons of oil on your cellar floor, or worse yet, on your DIRT cellar floor! The reportable spill quantity of fuel oil is 10 gallons, above which, first responders are REQUIRED to report to the DEP......and the DEP doesn't care who cleans it up, but they want it cleaned up, and immediately! Can easily break most folks financially. You can wait for the insurance company, if you're covered, but an old tank like that....who knows.....insurance co's have lots of lawyers, on staff.

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  2. moey

    moey Minister of Fire

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    You need to get your tank removed immediately (like today) if its leaking not something you want to mess with. If you dont have the money call the town and tell them youve got containers underneath and dont have the money to remove it someone will find money very quick I suspect to get it out.
    Lousyweather likes this.

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