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275 outdoor oil tank in flood zone

mikedo
mikedo Member Posts: 138
job in stamford ct need to replace a 275 outdoor tank in has a single chain on it. does anyone know what the codes are for a replacement of this tank its single wall. i see feta recommends 2 straps but I'm not sure its code

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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,943
    Is it actually in a flood zone? Flood way? Wetlands? Check with Stamford's wetlands enforcement people as well as the building inspector. They may have some requirements.

    Disclaimer: our town would (I'm the Chairman of the Wetlands Commission). Honestly, we flat out wouldn't permit it in a flood zone at all. Stamford may differ...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,453
    @Jamie Hall not to hijack this thread, but what type of heating fuel tank would you allow in a flood zone? Would one be stuck using Electric or would propane be approved if strapped to a slab?

    Just curious, I've had the pleasure of chasing my fair share of firewood around a flooded basement. Oil tanks in flooded basements not so much a pleasure....

    TS
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,943

    @Jamie Hall not to hijack this thread, but what type of heating fuel tank would you allow in a flood zone? Would one be stuck using Electric or would propane be approved if strapped to a slab?



    Just curious, I've had the pleasure of chasing my fair share of firewood around a flooded basement. Oil tanks in flooded basements not so much a pleasure....



    TS

    We'd permit one in a basement of an existing house, strapped (at least two) down. Vent taken above flood level. If you could demonstrate that your propane or oil tank were securely tied to a foundation -- deep, not a slab -- and surrounded by a reinforced wall against debris impact, we might consider it. We would also approve a double wall buried tank for oil, but it would have to be strapped to a slab.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • mikedo
    mikedo Member Posts: 138
    im replacing an existing tank outdoors it has one strap made it threw sandy I'm going to call inspector in morning.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 18,943
    Our thinking is, admittedly, extreme! But then, our little commercial centre has been wiped out by floods three times, which tends to make one cautious...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    We did 2 -500 gall. Lp on a concrete pad, in a concrete vault last yr, double strapped. In Rowayton, 20 feet from shore. Flood zone to the max. House lifted. Check over at Stamford government center- haven't done an oil tank in a while.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    Two straps on a cement pad