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02-28-08, 05:16 AM
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Posted By USTguy

I was very well aware of the simple fact that...

I was very well aware of the simple fact that this thread was three years old.

My thoughts at the time were as follows:

DIY provides a great service to it's forum members by offering it's...
02-27-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 68,540
Posted By USTguy

FYI: From my membership in a forum at another...

FYI: From my membership in a forum at another website I have learned that both Nut And Bolt King and Oude VanDagen have passed away. Those boys really knew their business and are missed!
04-25-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,804
Posted By USTguy

You will of course eventually need to involve an...

You will of course eventually need to involve an engineer, but BEFORE you go out and pay retainers or sign contracts you should at least do two things:

1) Do some of your own easy, time and money...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,479
Posted By USTguy

There's Kaufman's Army on West 42nd Street...

There's Kaufman's Army on West 42nd Street (between 8th and 9th Aves). He used to have lots of carry bags and back packs. Any 'REAL' Army surplus I've bought has lasted a long time. There are...
Replies: 6
Views: 4,479
Posted By USTguy

elschaefer: Before getting into the family...

elschaefer:

Before getting into the family tank business I was a member of NYC Ironworkers Local 580 (located at 501 W 42nd St - corner of 10th Ave) and commuted to from NJ by NJ Transit Bus to...
04-08-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By USTguy

kemperflow: In my opinion Behm Design offers...

kemperflow: In my opinion Behm Design offers great plans that; a) meet and exceed code (VERY strict here) and b) allow for painless approvals from planning boards and building departments. Your...
04-07-06, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By USTguy

What plans do you have for your tank?

Now-a-days depending where you live the conversion from oil to gas may also require decommissioning of the oil tank. If it's a UST (Underground Storage Tank) you may be able to abandon it in place...
03-16-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By USTguy

If I were you I would have a boiler tech do a...

If I were you I would have a boiler tech do a "draw" (take a sample) on that delivery. Your problems started 2 1/2 weeks ago AFTER the load was delivered. It's very possibly the culprit and can be...
03-16-06, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By USTguy

One of options you may want to consider is to...

One of options you may want to consider is to have your tank cleaned. It may never have been cleaned and the recent delivery probably entrained some tank bottoms into the fuel. Here in this area a...
03-15-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By USTguy

In my neck of the woods an application for...

In my neck of the woods an application for variance relief requires a professional survey. It (the survey) is just one of several requirements. The requirements that you will need to meet for your...
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By USTguy

To, I am sure, the disagreement of many, I'll add...

To, I am sure, the disagreement of many, I'll add my two cents and suggest that the item shown very much resembles hand operated tools used for the manufacture of early electrical wire. Similar,...
08-12-05, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By USTguy

Chris486; If I were you, before doing...

Chris486;

If I were you, before doing anything else, I'd check with my municipal construction office and ask if permits are required for the installation and removal of your BSTs - Basement...
07-09-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By USTguy

It is not uncommon to move a vent, or even a fill...

It is not uncommon to move a vent, or even a fill pipe whenever a landscaping change or home renovation is made. Many people have their "direct fill" pipes moved from atop their tanks to a "remote...
06-29-05, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By USTguy

If your mind is set on decommissioning the ust by...

If your mind is set on decommissioning the ust by removal and your pocketbook allows it, fine, don't waste money on a tank test; but remember that the bst (basement storage tank) you're going to have...
06-28-05, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By USTguy

I caution that prices vary from area to area and...

I caution that prices vary from area to area and within areas depending on what type of overhead and licensing the tank contractor will have.

First thing you should do is to put the...
05-11-05, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,726
Posted By USTguy

The only source for answers to your questions is...

The only source for answers to your questions is your own local municipal or county construction office. They're the ones, and the only ones that can inform you with certainty what permit(s) if any...
05-03-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By USTguy

Whatever alernative fuels you choose instead of...

Whatever alernative fuels you choose instead of oil; natural gas, propane, electricity, solar etc is up to you and dependent upon what is available in your area (some of South Jersey for example...
05-03-05, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By USTguy

Something you also have to consider is the OST or...

Something you also have to consider is the OST or Oil Storage Tank. What type of OST do you have? Is it AST, an Above-ground Storage Tank, a BST, a Basement Storage Tank, or a UST, Under-ground...
04-07-05, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,607
Posted By USTguy

scamp588; PS: If you're not in a rush to buy that...

scamp588; PS: If you're not in a rush to buy that tank, think about this; Since you're close by in Harrisburg there's the big Trade Show in Atlantic City April 19, 20, 21, 22 23 at the Taj Mahal. You...
04-06-05, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,607
Posted By USTguy

Obviously codes vary from state to state and town...

Obviously codes vary from state to state and town to town, but it will be very unlikely to find any used AST due to conversion to alternative fuel in the east. With some exceptions, the vast majority...
03-27-05, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By USTguy

Just remember that when you purchase property you...

Just remember that when you purchase property you become responsible for it - all of it - including such unexpected and often ignored things as a UST. If it's a leaker you are the one responsible to...
03-27-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By USTguy

Changing from oil heat usually involves more than...

Changing from oil heat usually involves more than the heating unit - the oil storage tank often becomes an issue.

If it's a BST (Basement Storage Tank) or AST (Above-ground Storage Tank) it can...
03-16-05, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By USTguy

All the filters and fuel oil additives in the...

All the filters and fuel oil additives in the world won't help a storage tank in desperate need of cleaning.

Is your tank; a) an AST (Above-ground Storage Tank) or b) a UST (Underground Storage...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By USTguy

Thank you for the response and fine advice.

Thank you for the response and fine advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By USTguy

Cummins with blow-by

Recent routine maint on my 94 Freightliner with 205,000 miles and a C8.3 Cummins shows 15" of blow-by.

1. Shop wants to replace piston rings, liners, and the rod/main/thrust bearings.

2. Shop...
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