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Old 02-11-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hi,

I will have to update my heating system shortly, and will most likely go electric (I'm in Quebec Canada, hydro electricity is very affordable). I currently heat using heating oil, and have 2 tanks. Come summer time, if I have to take out the old tanks, what can be done with the unused heating oil? In general, are there companies out there that will buy the old oil from you, or only the guys who will dispose of it (ie charge you 100$, and take all the oil away).

What about if I pump it out, can I sell it to a neighbor, is the oil "ok" (I dont see why it wouldnt, but I could be missing something..)

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Need to talk to the company that you purchase your heating oil from.

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First measure with a solid yardstick (inside or outside tank) to see how deep tanks are. Then when siphoning with a hose of some kind, the stiffer the better, do not put hose to bottom of tank. There may be a sludge buildup that will harm filters etc. Leave some oil in bottom. If you tap the tank instead, don't tap from absolute bottom.

If you will be destroying tanks by sledge hammer to remove, empty remaining oil from bottom of tanks if possible. If it has thick sludge, will have to be disposed of properly. If cutting tanks for removal, cut tops off first or at least a hole to siphon/drain.

In the US there are charity organizations that will take your surplus fuel, maybe even your tank material, as a donation. Messy do it yourself job.
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thanks guys. I called my oil company, they will drain all the oil for a fee of 200$ plus tax. Found another guy who charges $141.09 tax in, and then pays you 20cents a litre for the used oil.
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thanks guys. I called my oil company, they will drain all the oil for a fee of 200$ plus tax. Found another guy who charges $141.09 tax in, and then pays you 20cents a litre for the used oil.
Ayuh,... Put an ad on craigslist, you can sell it for probably 1/2 to 3/4s the goin' rate for delivered oil at todays prices...

Fuel don't go Bad with age,...
If it's got sludge, that's a bacterial infection that can be treated, 'n filtered out...
You're allowin' yerself to be taken advantage of, to Pay someone to move it,...
It's a Valuable Commodity...
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Good idea. But, how would I pump it out? You think someone will be set up for that?

Ill give it shot when the time comes, and report back.
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I agree with this. If you were close, I'd come and buy it for $1.50 a gallon. Oil is gold.
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But, how would I pump it out?.
A barrel pump, which you can get at some or most auto parts stores or a tractor dealer, an empty 55 gallon drum, and a rubber garden hose.
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But, how would I pump it out? You think someone will be set up for that?
Ayuh,... You don't,... Whomever want's it should be so equiped, for the volume, 'n the distance from oil to recovery tank...

I've done a few with 55 gallon drums, 'n the transfer pump in my pickup's transfer tank...
Others with remote 120v pumps, 'n garden hoses....
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I see, you guys are pro's!!

Thanks for the help!
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I see, you guys are pro's!!

Thanks for the help!
Naw,... Just pretty darn Handy, with alota toys,..err, Tools....

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