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Tank Fill Line Coupling

Galand Member Posts: 1
My oil heating service, with whom I have a maintenance agreement, told me they had to remove the dresser coupling between the tank fill line and the tank in my basement to replace it with a "black" union and charge me $250.00 for that job.
This dresser coupling was installed with the tank about 10 years ago and looks perfect with no sign of leakage. They say that they cannot make further fuel deliveries until that coupling is replaced. Can anyone confirm that this necessary? I am in NY state.


  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,100
    That coupling is not to code in many places, but probably not all. You could check with your local building authority on that, though.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,373
    Yeah it should be changed out.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,495
    Check with the local authority that inspects oil tanks in your area. Probably should be changed. Oil truck pumps put out some decent pressure
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,523
    Better then 200 gallons in your basement ...
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all