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Old 12-23-08, 08:13 PM
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tank whistle

How can I install a fuel oil tank whistle, my tank has never had one and only one company will fill my tank without a whistle.
 
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Tank Whistle

There are compression fitting tank whistles. A couple of pics of the tank & piping would help. Also need to know the size of the vent pipe. You can post the pics on photobucket.com or similar site & provide a link here.
 
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Old 12-24-08, 11:56 AM
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My camera is on the blink right now so i will have to borrow a camera for a pic.
The tank is a standard 250 gal i think, it sits inside my basement with the vent pipe going through the wall at a right angle straight from the top of the tank.
Does this compression fitting ( whistle )just press into the open end of the pipe outside ?
 
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Old 12-24-08, 12:45 PM
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Tank Whistle

No it does not install from outdoors. This one may not be the right size but here's a picture: Oil Equipment Company
 
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Hmm, I see.
does that go into the tank first and then the vent pipe attaches to that ?

Where does it connect into at ?
 
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Old 12-09-12, 07:50 PM
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Well I see it goes at the tank end first , couple questions.
1)How do I measure to know what size I need to buy .
2)Do I need to cut a section out of the existing pipe there now and remove it and then install the whistle and measure for a new pipe and then lift up the other section enough to fit the new pipe in between the whistle and exiting pipe and screw into place?
3) does the whistle have threads in the top or is it a compression type fitting that pipe presses in to ?
 
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My camera is on the blink right now so i will have to borrow a camera for a pic.
Well its been 4 years..... Did you get a camera yet?

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Old 12-10-12, 08:16 AM
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I kinda figured did a picture really matter after this long.
 
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To determine the vent pipe size, measure the outside diameter of the pipe & subtract 1/4". This will give you the inside diameter which is how pipe is measured. Keep in mind the part which screws into the tank may, & probably will be, different. All tanks today have 2" threads but an old tank could have anywhere from 1" to 2" threads.
If you are not familiar with working with pipe & don't have a couple of at least 24" pipe wrenches, you would be far better off to hire the job done.
 
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Old 12-11-12, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the help,Haven't worked with pipe but I thought "how hard could it be" then again if it's not a expensive job it would be easier for some one who has done it before.

I"m not sure on exactly how to go about installing the whistle by modifying the existing pipes so maybe it wouldn't be a easy diy job.
 
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