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When did natural gas start getting common for home heating systems ?
Hey guys, bought a new house a couple months back and when we did the inspection the inspector said he was confident the house never had oil so he suggested I save the money and forgo the tank sweep. I agreed and that was that. Well after I moved in it dawned on me that the place had an electric dryer, double oven, and rangetop. The boiler is gas and so is the hot water heater but everything else is electric. So I really started looking around for evidence of oil usage in the past and came across 2 holes in the foundation right in back of the boiler. They’re about 12” apart vertically and looked to be around a 1/2” in diameter and they’ve been patched over recently. But they are above grade oddly enough. The house was built in the mid 60’s and is located a semi rural area that used to be all farm land. Back then, I’m sure it was much more rural. Prior to my closing the house last switched hands in 2006. I ordered the OPRA and there were never any permits pulled for a fuel conversion of any kind or a tank removal/installation. I want to say I’m good but man it’s got me a little nervous. Any thoughts ?