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Old 01-28-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Basement oil tank fill and vent


I need to add a 45 elbow and extend my (basement) oil tank outside fill and vent lines about 24” to make room for a very small bumpout (2’ x 5’ closet) on the house.


Oil company told me all my piping was copper so it could not be extended, it all needed to be replaced with (2”) black pipe….$800

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Is there any code saying I can’t do this work myself?

Is there any cautions you would give me? (Besides no flames)


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Old 01-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Can't speak for the legalities of doing the work, but the pricing seems really wacked (or was that for the work too?) Just saw 10' of 2" black pipe online @ 78 bucks. Don't know how much you need, but that's a lot of pipe to cost $800.
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Actually it's $850.00...for pipe and labor.

At most I would guess 15' of pipe with a few elbows, new filler, new vent, new fill gauge and alarm.

Was told it was about $250 for parts and 5 hrs of labor @ $100 per hr.

Would try it myself' (read the code and it looks pretty straight forward) but I don't have the tools to cut and re-thread the black pipe.
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you could measure and make out your material list and visit your plumbing supply store for the Sculley and alarm whistle,and get you pipe from HD.
When I did two tanks, I installed couplings on the legs so to keep the tank pitched and from rocking on the uneven floor. I used all galvanized pipe to keep them from rusting outside of the house. BOB
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