Posted by jtown on September 17, 2001 at 06:08:01:
In Reply to: Re: Under ground fuel tanks posted by Darcy on September 14, 2001 at 05:36:32:
If the layout worked and you really need the basement space, you could consider building a utility shed to hide a 500-1000gal tank and insulate the whole thing well and possibly heat it to 40-50deg. It shouldn't take much to heat it once it got up to temp. Or from the outside tank you could fill a small day tank in the basement such as the vertical 125? that looks like a 275 cut down. You see them next to manufactured homes. Running the vent tubing up above the outside tank would prevent it from overflowing onto the ground. A coil of tubing in the boiler room can preheat also. I would trust the steel to last as long as you and me. They are coated well and have cathodic protection. I wouldn't bury it without following the instructions to the letter and watched it being done, so it is not scratched etc.
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