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Old 11-30-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hi all, I'm a new homeowner and I was in the basement earlier today and my oil tank (located in the basement) startred to make a very loud high-pitched screeching sound. The gauge (previously only half-full) started to go up and down. The sound lasted about 20 seconds and when it was done the gauge read full. I called my oil company and they have somone coming out to check it out but I was wondering if anyone has ever expereinced this before. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Was your tank being filled? Sound like the fill whistle.

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Thanks for the reply Jerry. I suspected that's what it was but when I spoke with my oil company they said I wasn't scheduled for a fill up until Thursday. Also they usually leave something on the door and I didn't see anything.
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Maybe they were in the area and filled it early. It all seems to fit. If you tap on the tank does it sound full?
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Sounds like some oil company made a delivery to the wrong address.

You may be getting a bill in the next couple weeks. After the guy that was suppose to get that oil complains about his bill.
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If the tank is full, keep quiet!!!! it sounds as tho you had a free delivery. let them fight it out.BOB
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Yup, those are the sounds of a tank being filled. Your gauge tells it all.
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If the tank is full, keep quiet!!!! it sounds as tho you had a free delivery. let them fight it out.BOB
Unfortunately for him.
Law prohits him from prospering from their mistake.
He must either pay them, or allow them to pump it back out.

But, most companies will give a big discount, if they don't have to send someone to pump it back out.
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Unfortunately for him.
Law prohits him from prospering from their mistake.
He must either pay them, or allow them to pump it back out.

But, most companies will give a big discount, if they don't have to send someone to pump it back out.
That's if the driver remembers where he delivered it to.
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Turns out the company was wrong, they did deliver today. You guys were right, that was the sound. It's a scary thing though when you don't know what's going on. Thanks to all of you for your comments you guys really helped me out a lot.

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