Use this link to read a free online copy of this helpful classic textbook. Tanks cradles are not recommended. If the tank begins to weep from internal corrosion, early detection is more likely with an indoor tank than with one located outside. Such tell-tale lines shall be provided with a check valve set to prevent flow of surface water to the storage tank. Excerpts are below. What are the options to prevent a future leak? As Carson Dunlop Associates' sketch shows, oil filler or vent piping that is too small can result in too much pressure in the oil tank during filling, resulting in a burst oil tank and serious oil leakage.
A single oil line was found coming from tank to oil burner.
Guidelines for Installing Above Ground Oil Tanks
Normal vent pipes shall terminate sufficiently above the ground to avoid being obstructed with snow or ice. This program involved the testing of over tanks ranging in size from gallons to 1, gallons located throughout the entire state of Maryland. Special Offer: I shut off tank valve and ran furnace to use up oil in lines. Contact Mr.