Asked on Mar 12, 2018
How long to trust an oil tank in basement?
This is not so much a DIY question, but I can's seem to find the answer elsewhere. The manufacturer did not reply to my email.
We live in a mountain area of western Virginia, west of Roanoke.
This brick house was built in 1990, on a poured concrete dry basement.
There is a 275 (?) gallon oil tank in the corner of the basement. It seems to still be sturdy. It is on 5" tall legs. (I have lined the floor under the tank with old square restaurant pans, in case of any slow leak.) I think the imprint on the top of the tank says "GENERAL INC ND NO 89, GOLDSE RO N O 3 ". We have a heat pump, which doesn't do the job, and have just installed a propane fireplace in the living room. Our only other option would be to convert to a propane furnace. We are almost out of oil, and need to refill it. Thanks for any advice you can give us.