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Vermont Oil Tank Repair

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For safety reasons, we do not repair oil tanks. Here's an example. After many years in service, legs on some oil tanks may begin to bend with the weight of oil in the tank. While some homeowners would like us to straighten or replace the leg, we consider this to be unwise and not in the homeowners best interest. It's much safer to replace the tank, legs and fittings with new equipment.

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Oil tanks do, however, have three components which our service technicians repair or replace upon request or to bring the equipment up to code (NFPA 31 for most oil tanks):  These are:

  • Fill pipes: The NFPA 31 code requirement is 1 ½" black iron. We do not deliver to oil tanks with fill pipes that do not meet this standard.
  • Vent pipes and vent alarms. Code requires 1 ½" black iron. Vent pipes and vent alarms are an important safety feature since they alert our drivers when oil tanks are full.
  • Tank gauges: Old gauges are often inaccurate since they work off a float that absorbs oil over the years and slowly sinks below the oil surface. When this happens, the gauge shows oil levels lower than the amount that is actually in the tank.

Effective October 1, 2011, the state of Vermont regulates the design, installation and inspection of all above ground residential and commercial oil tanks.  The Energy Co-op of Vermont inspects oil tanks during service calls and before making deliveries to new accounts.  For more information about oil tank repairs, call us at (802) 860-4090 or submit a service request.

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Every time I call the Energy Co-op, I’m greeted by a friendly staff member who really takes their time explaining things to me. I never feel like they’re in a rush – talking to me is what’s most important to them. And I always end up learning something about my energy consumption. They definitely want to help me improve it, and I’m grateful for that.

–Carrie A., Montpelier, VT

Member: Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Renewable Energy Vermont, Local First Vermont

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