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Tank Replacement Due?
In midst of changing oil supplier when new supplier says they need to inspect tank. Guy comes out, takes a couple pictures showing "problems" and says we need to replace tank before they can deliver oil. OK, so I respect his approach and agree that the last thing we need is an environmental disaster from a leaking oil tank!
BUT while we can come up with $ to pump out and filter the existing oil before removal of tank and installation of new, we tend to come from the "Trust but verify" school. Sort of like asking for a medical second opinion before brain surgery! (Been there...)
So into the boiler room I go with shop vac, cleaning under, over and around the tank to see for myself. I find NO leakage, no signs of leakage around any of the usual suspects such as the fuel filter and line connection. Tank appears sound with minor rust spots where external paint has deteriorated. Tank is estimated to be about 33 years old. Our independent service technician says he looks at the tank every year when he changes filter, etc. and thinks it is ok. Pictures follow.
Any and all suggestions welcomed.
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