Kerosene tank distance from home

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Kerosene tank distance from home

Two questions here. The first is, I have a Toyostove Laser 73 kerosene heater for heating, and I have I think a 250 gallon Kerosene tank for it, Now I had this unit at my old home and moved it to my new place here in NV, at the old place the tank was only maybe 10 feet from the house like all the rest in the town. Here in NV, I am about to set it up and wondering how far from the house must the tank be?? Next, at the old place the line ran down under ground and then back up to the wall, then in to the heater, we never needed a pump as the tank was always above every thing and sits on a stand 4 feet high. Plus the distance was real close. Here at the new house the tank again will be above everything but will be about 35 feet away at the rear of the house depending on how far away you tell me it must be. Do you think I will have a problem with flow??? Please advise on this so I may get to work and set this up. Thank you. Cliff
 
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Local codes vary. I suggest you speak to either your fuel supplier or a local code official. Here, there is no regulation of how far from the house the tank must be. Other areas?????
 
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Local codes vary. I suggest you speak to either your fuel supplier or a local code official. Here, there is no regulation of how far from the house the tank must be. Other areas?????
Ok i will call the local code official about it, I guess that would be the building code people. Now what about the second question? Do you think i will have a problem with the flow?? Thank you for your idea. Cliff
 
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You might check with the Fire Marshal also since in many areas they have jurisdiction over storage of flammable liquids.
 
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Sorry Cliffhanger, I completely forgot the second part of the question. As long as the bottom of the tank (and any piping) is at least a foot above the heater, I don't think you will have any problem. I do suggest referring to the heater's installation manual regarding fuel supply.
 
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Thank you , Yes i found out there is no code on how far the tank needs to be away from the house. As for the 2nd part i find the same info you have said. Thank you for you help. Cliff
 
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Cliff, it's been many years since I've installed either a heater like yours or a tank for one but memory must have served me fairly well.

A couple of suggestions if I may:
Install a filter or at least a water separator at the tank.
Install a good, fine filter near the heater with a fire safety type valve. The fire safety valve is likely to be code.
 
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Thank you i will do both, in fact i have a good filter and water separator and valve at the tank now. as for the filter and valve at the heater, very good idea . Now to try and find one for a Toyostove Laser 73. That could be fun but still have lots of time before winter. thank you all again and if you think of anything else let me know. Cliff
 
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Any good filter will be fine. If you can flare tubing simply cut the tubing & install the valve & filter ahead of the heater. No need to use something specific for that particular appliance.
Here is a very good filter:
Patriot Supply - 1600

And a valve:
Patriot Supply - B-50-F

A 1/4" brass nipple between the filter & valve along with a couple of flare adaptors with nuts for whatever size tubing you will be using & you're in business.

BTW, I have no affiliation with Patriot Supply what so ever. I link to them only because they carry a lot of stuff, their site is easy to use, & I've heard good things about them (no first hand experience).
 
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