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dwheelie 10-16-2010 10:29 AM

oil tank whistle

Just got my first oil tank fill and they guy wrote on the slip "no whistle". How can I address this? Is it a DIY job? I have "oil tank" coverage on my plan with the oil company. Is the whistle covered by that?


yuri 10-16-2010 10:56 AM

Phone the oil company and see if it is covered. NOT a DIY job. Piping from top of tank needs to be altered to add one or opened to replace the existing one. Dangerous to not have one as the tank can get overfilled and then you have a EPA problem with contaminated soil etc. BAD news then.

beenthere 10-16-2010 10:59 AM

Call your company and ask them. We don't know what you contract covers. We haven't seen the contract.

Unless the driver could see the tank while filling it. He should not have filled it without the whistle working.
Most drivers won't.

Artco 10-16-2010 09:18 PM

Is there a whistle installed but not working?

dwheelie 10-17-2010 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Artco (Post 518069)
Is there a whistle installed but not working?

yes, i assume so...........i think the oil guy meant he could not hear one. I think all tanks have one. the house is ~30yo so I think the whistle just stopped working?

beenthere 10-17-2010 09:02 AM

Probably a spider web in the vent cap's screen.

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