When I bought my house, the inspection noted that they weren’t able to determine the actual age of the oil tank (though the furnace itself was less than two years old as it had just been replaced. I knew that I would have to have the oil tank dealt with as a high priority item as I had read a few articles about the major problems that occur for home owners when an oil tank ages to the point where it develops a leak.
Mine was still “oil tight” but I was nervous about how long it might actually last and so along with the hot water tank (which was in even more dire need of replacement) and the toilet, it was a consideration for “top three” items to be dealt with.
In June of this year I was finally able to have the tank replaced, so I contacted my oil company and got the ball rolling.
First things first, they drained the old tank and pulled it out and disposed of it.
|Old Faithful - drained and ready|
to be taken away...
|That looks awfully small for an oil tank!|
|THAT's why the concrete|
pad was so small!
With love across the waters,