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nap 01-28-2010 10:32 PM

former fuel oil users take note

this is why you do not leave a fill pipe intact after you remove your fuel oil tank.

FrankieZee 01-29-2010 02:09 AM

I live 3 towns away
From this poor couple, diesel is a stink that's hard to get
off your hands let alone 75 gallons.

Ron6519 01-29-2010 06:30 AM

I wonder why the guy stopped pumping at 75 gallons?

jomama45 01-29-2010 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 391006)
I wonder why the guy stopped pumping at 75 gallons?

X2, unless it was some kind of budgeted program they were set up on.

Same thing has happened around here a few times, but usually closer to 200 gallons +. :eek:

Scuba_Dave 01-29-2010 09:12 AM

Yeah, you always seem to hear about this once a year in the heating season

When I was a kid my dad worked for Gulf Oil, we had automated fill-ups
And as an employee he had a discount on cost
Someone built a house further up the street & they put the same number on their house as ours - 501
They were notified to change it & did not
Oil company goes to fill up their tank...and finds our house 1st

They topped off our tank, old man refused to pay the bill
Best friends dad was a Lt on the police force........:)
Neighbor changed their house number...probably paid for the oil sent to our house too
Of course in those days it wasn't that much $$
Well...maybe it was...1973 Oil crisis fuel oil was close to $1.80 a gallon

Bondo 01-29-2010 10:55 AM


1973 Oil crisis gas was close to $1.80 a gallon
Ayuh,.... Your memory is failing you,...:whistling2:

In 73 gas doubled in my area from .35 to .70 a gallon...
I never paid a Buck a gallon til 79....

Scuba_Dave 01-29-2010 11:00 AM

Woops - meant fuel oil
Whatchoo talkin' aboot ;)

nap 01-29-2010 03:04 PM

I had heard of situations in the past where the delivery guy stopped pumping because he pumped so much and he thought the tank should be full, there must be a problem. yes, that usually relates to a several hundred gallons.

seems like it was a problem in my area at one time. seems like it ended up with a ground contamination problem that took a lot of time, money, and earth removal to repair as it ended up in the ground instead of in the house. Can't remember the spefics of it though.

joed 01-29-2010 04:37 PM

Similar thing happened to guy at work. The water truck pumped 2000 gallons of water into his basement via the sump clean out pipe in back of his house instead of the water tank fill in front of his house.

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