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Oil tank venting

PBPB
PBPB Member Posts: 6
Hope everybody had a nice 4th. I have a question. I am installing 2 - 275 gallon oil tanks both will have separate 2" fills and both will feed the burner. Using Beckett King combo alarm fill and gauge. Can I pipe both vents with one 2" pipe to the outside? Or do I or should I vent each Beckett combo separate. Thanks Peter

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,621
    I would do seperate vents. Not much more work.
    I'm also not a fan of the combo VA/gauge. When the gauge fails, you're breaking out the Sawzall rather than just a pipe wrench and some dope, unless you install a union.
  • PBPB
    PBPB Member Posts: 6
    Thanks, do you suggest I install unions on the vent and fill lines.
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,621
    Definitely NOT on the fills. On the vents would be OK I guess, if you're going to use the combo. Otherwise no.
    I think I mentioned earlier, look into the Beckett Rocket, or a WiFi fuel level indicator.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,724
    If you're tying the vents together you are going to have to use a union (with threaded pipe). Don't let anyone talk you into a coupling.
    steve
  • PBPB
    PBPB Member Posts: 6
    Thanks for the help. It's a short run so I'll do separate vents and fills.