Oil Tank Question

Old 01-09-08, 09:20 AM
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Oil Tank Question

I am having my oil tank moved from inside to outside this weekend. if i have the tank pumped out can i put that oil back in the same tank or should i just start with new oil. also about how much does a new tank cost? i may just go with a new tank and new oil.
Old 01-09-08, 02:24 PM
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Sure you can as long as it is not contaminated. You can always filter it before returning it to the tank.
Old 01-09-08, 07:26 PM
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Send me the tank and the oil too!

I can use it @ $3.03 per gallon around here! I'm on a budget!

A new 275 gallon tank can run between $250-$450 depending on the manufacturer, # of threaded ports on top and bottom, whether or not it is primed or bare, primed and painted, and the guage of the steel (or other alloy) used. This is just the price to buy the tank.

NEW oil costs between $2.999 and $3.399 per gallon DELIVERED to your tank.
(used oil is cheap! )

The price depends on whether you are a COD customer, credit customer, how many gallons you are buying, whether you have a service contract and automatic delivery, what the countries in the Middle East are charging, how much oil reserves we have, if there is a war going on or not, and how the oil company feels.

It's easier figuring the price of an oil tank!

Old 01-09-08, 07:46 PM
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New Oil/Old Oil

With a new tank, I always prefer to see fresh fuel put in it. Your old tank would be one in a million if it were not contaminated. There is a lot more to fuel contamination than meets the eye, literally. Much of the contamination is microscopic bacteria. Transfering the old oil to the new tank is just seeding the new tank with bacteria. Unless you really need to, I suggest putting the new tank back in the basement. Indoor tanks last longer & the burner will run better with warm oil than cold. Be sure to replace the line from the tank to the burner at the same time. You will want to install a new filter cartridge, replace the pump screen (if applicable), & put in a new nozzle also.

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