Fuel oil shelf-life?


Old 05-07-04, 08:50 AM
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Fuel oil shelf-life?

What is the shelf-life for fuel oil? I have several hundred gal. in a tank, indoors, that is 5-7 years old. Is it safe to use in my oil fired boiler?

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Old 05-08-04, 01:41 PM
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I dont see why not, I would put a new oil filter and a new nozzle in also to start.

Old 05-10-04, 12:42 PM
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It should be fine yet. It may require an extra filter change or nozzle change before it is all used up but that is a small price to pay considering the current cost of fuel. I took posession of 250 gallons of oil in a tank that had been sitting for almost 20 years and put it in my tank at our shop. It required a FEW filter changes before it was gone but it all burned.

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