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Old 01-23-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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How can I prevent fuel oil from freezing


Hello All,

I live in Long Island, NY for the past 7 years and this Janurary is the first time i have had issues with my fuel oil freezing. My tank is located above ground and It has happened twice so far, and I would like to prevent this from happening again.

I was told that I need to add anti-freezing chemical to the tank, but a specific product was not given.

So my question for all is do you know of any proven products to prevent fuel oil from freezing up?

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Oil man should have it.

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:05 AM   #3
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Ayuh,.... Yer Oilman will have it available, or order up #1 fuel oil to top off yer tank,...

#1 fuel oil is slightly thinner, with less wax, than #2 fuel oil,...

Standard operatin' procedure up here in the frozen north is to switch to #1 oil durin' the winter, in Any, 'n All outdoor fuel tanks,...

Btw,.... Have the filter changed at the same time, as ya might have a water in the fuel problem too,...
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if the line is exposed into the house armaflex it and box it in on the run going in....that will keep the wind chill off it... at least
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I don't have oil, but I am told they mix kerosene in around here.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies

I buy oil COD, so I spoke with the company I purchase from. The customer service rep told me they only use #2 oil. this region rarely ever gets as cold as it is for a lengthy period of time.

Since this company is basically a middleman negotiating prices from various oil companies, they don't have any additives on hand.

anyone here used this product? http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...=#.UuM5CHn0DPY

I am really wanting to switch to gas.........

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