new oil tank question


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Old 06-05-08, 05:25 AM
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I said it would curl because I was told that in oil burner school about 18 yrs. ago. You can solder on a 3/8" male x 1/2" copper adapter or get a 3/8" close nipple, a 3/8" x 1/2" reducing coupling and then use a piece of !/2" black pipe.

I am not saying it WILL curl, but it could.
 
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Old 06-05-08, 03:28 PM
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Thanks! That's a great idea = I'm doing it.
 
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Old 06-05-08, 07:53 PM
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Black Pipe

You will most likely have to go to a plumbing supply house.

You don't want any more joints than possible. If you can't find the pipe, use a slip fitting (compression without the internal stop). Cut the copper about 4 -5 feet. Measure
43" on the copper & mark at that point. Feed the copper thru the slip & tighten the compression nut onto the tubing at the mark. Next, tighten the slip fitting into the double tapped bushing. Lastly, install the double tap into the tank. On the end above the tank, you should install a 3/8" flared valve.
 
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Old 06-16-08, 02:35 PM
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I was away for a week plus so my project was delayed. My 2nd tank is now empty so I am going to get the feed out and into a 5 gallon bucket with Diesel as Furd suggested. I didn't think that diesel would look so different (yellow) from fuel oil.
What is the difference between the two? Are there grades 1 and 2 at the pump? Seemed like I bought 1.......
 
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Fuel oil is dyed red so if someone was to use it in their vehicle (to avoid the road taxes) it would be easy to determine.
 
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Old 06-19-08, 06:38 PM
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Fuel Oil/Diesel

Furd is absolutely correct on the reason for the dye. There is also a chemical difference in the two products. Diesel fuel is now required to have <15 ppm sulfur whereas fuel oil usually contains 500+ ppm sulfur.
 
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Old 07-17-08, 08:48 AM
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update

I wanted to update all who helped me with this. The job is still not done as I have been suffering from 3 ruptured disks. I'm finally better enough to work. Will keep you posted and try to get some pics out.
 
 

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