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What is the name of this oil tank filling fitting?

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Sparky49
Sparky49 Member Posts: 18
This is on the wall of a house in Reading PA. The house was built in 1900, and used to have a steam heat system.

Sorry about the odd angle of the photograph.

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
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    It's called "an accident waiting to happen"

    assuming the tank is no longer there- every winter SOMEONE gets a basement full of oil because someone hooked up to the tank at the wrong address. That needs to come out NOW.



    Same with the tank, if it's still there but no longer used.



    And you say the house "used to" have a steam heat system?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    ditto Frank

    If it is no longer an oil fired unit in there, have that fill, vent, and possibly the tank removed. The ones running around doing conversions, and not following thru with the legal removal of the old tanks and piping should be held accountable, and hung, not the poor person that made an honest mistake, and filled the tank/basement
  • Sparky49
    Sparky49 Member Posts: 18
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    The oil tank is still there they are still using oil to heat, just not steam.

    I'm just trying to identify the make and model of the connector for the delivery hose.
  • Buster
    Buster Member Posts: 36
    edited July 2014
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    FILL

    It's a "KLEEN FILL" made by Time Saving Fills in York PA.
  • Sparky49
    Sparky49 Member Posts: 18
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    Thanks

    Thank you Buster.
  • Sparky49
    Sparky49 Member Posts: 18
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    Good comments

    Frank and Bill,



    Your comments are on the spot. I have heard too many stories about the oil being "delivered" to the wrong address through a disconnected pipe. The typical oil truck driver makes 20 to 50 or more deliveries a day and could easily deliver to the wrong house.



    Worse, some accounts are on an automatic delivery schedule and if the homeowner does not tell the oil company that the tank was removed...



    I see about ten tanks that fail a year due to problems with the venting too. All sad stories. I wish I could tell them someday.



    nuff said.
  • chapchap70
    chapchap70 Member Posts: 139
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    I still see that fitting once in a while.

    It is old and I remove it when I come across it because an adapter is needed to hook up the hose from the truck to the fill.  That fitting is prone to leaks when filling the tank. 



    If you are still watching this thread, a better solution would be to replace that with a "scully" fitting.  A direct replacement would be a male 45 scully.  You could get it from a plumbing supply.  Some oil companies carry these fittings on the truck and replace these.



    One issue that I foresee is that a person might be afraid to remove that fitting from the outside because the pipe inside might move before the fitting.  This may be a two man two pipe wrench job.