How Do You Replace a Domestic Oil Tank

    • Firstly you need all the materials and tools required to complete the job.
    • That could mean constructing a new base, if you need to do this check the OFTEC regulation. The base you buid needs to be compliant. Do an assessment of the existing oil tanks condition, will it leak or collapse when moved, pre move you will need to remove all existing heating oil in the current tank. You can plan ahead and run the tank as low as you dare. The old oil needs to be pumped into a holding vessel for the duration, if you find contamination you will need to remove all the water and contaminated oil, this can be disposed of at a licensed site, but this will cost you. Your existing tank then needs to be removed from your property and prepared for recycling at one of the specialist plastic or steel recycling centres. Google can help you locate these. Once the new base is complete (If you needed a new base) Then the new oil tank can be moved into position and connected up to the oil supply line and secured (Do you need a secured belt if there is a risk of flooding?) Once everything is ready then pump the clean oil back from the holding vessel into the new oil tank. Take time to check the installation. This should include ensuring that the boiler or cooker has a good fuel supply. It fair to say that the half a day to a day on average it takes us to replace a tank is worth the money, plus you get a guarentee. Call us if you have any questions and I hope the above helps. Steve :)


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