Posted by jtown on September 03, 2001 at 08:17:03:
In Reply to: Connecting oil tanks posted by cmd on September 02, 2001 at 17:42:16:
Very carefully. An oil spill is a huge liability today and you could lose every penny of the equity in your home that insurance doesn't cover. Normally a full diameter fill pipe goes to the first and then a jumper with a union goes out of the top to the top of the second tank and then a full size vent goes out from the second to the outside with a good vent cap. ALL piping steel. Modern trucks can pump oil so fast that tank manufacturers will not warranty a tank that has a reduced size vent as you often see. The air can't get out fast enough so it tries to blow the end of the tank out. Use good, new valves on each tank before T'ing them together so you can shut one off. If this is enough oil to run all winter and you are buying a single drop in warm weather when the price is right and access is good, you might schedule being there to have the oil put into two separate tanks.
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