Question about the oil tank

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Old 02-23-04, 01:37 AM
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Question about the oil tank

I use oil to heat the house and hot water , my question is I have this hugh oil tank in my basement, I think it's a 250 gallon tank.
I noticed there is a oil filter under the tank, it looks like a car oil filter. How often am I suppose to change this? And is it something that the home owner can do? It looks like if I was to take it off , all the oil in the tank would drain out.
It's been on there for at least 2 years now, because thats when I bought the house and I never changed it.
 
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Old 02-23-04, 05:31 AM
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That filter should be changed each year.Also the nozzle at the same time and with the burner being cleaned electrods set air and draft set on the burner.
There should be a shut off there on the tank so you can change the filter cartridges. You just change the inside of it.
In your other post save oil cut down on oil bill for sure have some one look at it and set it.

I think it would pay you to have a tech come in and go over the oil burner and you be there.So he could show you all about it. ED
 
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Old 02-23-04, 07:04 PM
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I strongly agree with Ed. Be there while the tech is working on it and ask him any questions that you have. Observe what he does to change the oil filter and you will be able to do it yourself in the future. Some of the other setup procedures are a little more technical but if you get the specs on your burner, you can do most of it with regular hand tools.

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Old 02-24-04, 01:27 AM
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Thanks for the info, I'll have to call my oil company up and see if this item can be done for free under my yearly oil contact.

But I'll have to wait for the off season, They would laugh at me if I was to call now to have them come out to replace a filter.
 
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