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Horizontal Oil Tank Accessory Kit

  • Designed for use with horizontal oil tank installations
  • Break-resistant vial ideal for outdoor use
  • Interchangeable with standard oil fill-pipe nozzle adaptors
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Product Overview

Oil Tank Accessory Kit is for 275 Gal. Horizontal oil tank replacement installations. Kit includes leak-proof 2 in. Vent Alarm/Gauge with easy to read break-resistant plastic vial suitable for outdoor conditions. Also includes 2 in. zinc Speed-fill 45° Connector, 2 in. zinc Speed-fill Cap and 2 in. zinc Vent Cap. Disclaimer - Building codes governing the installation and operation of residential home heating oil tanks vary greatly across the United States. They have become much more stringent in recent years as the potential environmental hazard posed by oil leaks has become recognized. This kit was developed for contractors in a certain geographic regions where oil tanks are replaced when they reach a certain age. The kit contains the four key items that contractors needed when they replace tanks in this area. Therefore this kit does not and was not intended to include all the items needed to install an oil tank everywhere. Please consult the local authority in your area before commencing the installation of a tank.
  • Replacement oil tank kit for horizontal oil tank installations
  • Made of rust resistant zinc casting
  • Interchangeable with industry standard oil fill-pipe nozzle adapters
  • Rust resistant
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
6.25
Product Width (in.)
29.75

Details

Capacity (gallons)
0
Electricity Required
No
Fuel Gauge
No
Heating Product Type
Fuel Storage Tank
Heating Technology Type
Convection
Material
Steel
Orientation
Horizontal
Product Weight (lb.)
3.5
Returnable
180-Day
Stand Included
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

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You updated the description to emphasize that it is not a kit together in and of itself but more ...

Asked by pathetic May 1, 2020
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Not sure I completely follow you. The vent line gets plumbed in parallel with the fill line. They both terminate next to each other outside the structure. The vent line carries the fumes being displaced by the incoming fuel as well as the sound of the whistle to the out side of the structure. When the sound stops the delivery person knows the tank is filled and stops the flow of fuel. You would never terminate a vent line in side as structure. Thus the pipe nipples and fittings needed to plumb it to the outside would be different in each application.

How does one install so the alarm feature works. I'm a mechanical engineer and would like install...

Asked by frustrated July 21, 2019
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I would strongly suggest you contact the code enforcement person in your jurisdiction before doing anything. Fuel oil storage is typically not regulated by the plumbing inspector but a specially trained member of the fire department. The fire department in most areas has jurisdiction because number two oil is regulated as a potential hazardous waste. I strongly suggest you reach out to them. There is no national standard that regulates how home heating oil tanks need to be installed. Everywhere. Further complicating this is the fact that there are regional, municipal and even home owner’s association requirements for this. As an example this kit would be fine in several communities where I plumb. However I know one inspector that wants everything separate. He wants a dedicated 2” fill line, dedicated 2” vent line, with 2” whistle/ alarm, as well as a dedicated 2” gauge. Done any other way or with the wrong type of pipe dope he will reject it. Considering that every homes owners insurance company that I am aware of, no longer covers claims for oil leaks, I actually agree with his tenacity. So researching the proper methodology for your area is important. The alarm is installed in the vent line. When the tank is being filled the incoming oil displaces the air that is in the tank forcing it out the vent. This air flow causes the whistle to sing. As code typically calls for the vent pipe to terminate a specified distance from the fill pipe the oil delivery person can hear it. When the oil level, in the tank, reaches the bottom of the whistle/ alarm, the sound stops. Thus the delivery person knows to stop the flow of oil because the tank is full. If they do not, oil will over fill the tank and back up through the vent line; eventually shouting out the vent line. This is why the vent needs to terminate near the fill. This way the oil delivery professional will see it and immediately stop.

IS OUTSIDE VENTING REQUIRED?

Asked by TOGY May 7, 2017
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I do not know the code in your area. That would be a question for the code enforcement official in your area. Because Home Heating Oil, AKA number 2 oil, is a potential hazardous waste it is typically regulated by and its storage requirements enforced by the local fire department. I would suggest you contact them. When I have done these I always run a 2" dedicated fill pipe and a 2" dedicated vent pipe in parallel. That way the fill cap is right next to the end of the vent line. This way if the oil delivery person does not stop filling the tank when the whistle in the vent stops, oil will shout out the vent right in front of them indicating they have over filled the tank.

Are these tanks compatible for the weather in michigan

Asked by denise October 30, 2015
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These tanks meet the UL80 standard for oil tanks.which covers most of the United States. However some areas have regional specific codes that go beyond that. For example some trailer parks require double walled tanks because the density of housing means that snow plows are more likely to hit outdoor tanks. There fore I would consult your oil company, the trades person that will be installing it or you local code enforcement official

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I only gave 4 stars because they give you the fittings but did not supply 2-2" pipe nipples. Had ...
I only gave 4 stars because they give you the fittings but did not supply 2-2" pipe nipples. Had to buy seperate
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Would have been convenient if the 2” nipples necessary to...
Would have been convenient if the 2” nipples necessary to complete the vent and fill cap assembly were included, for a matter of a few dollars added on to the $94 price tag, it would save time and trouble
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missing half the parts...
missing half the parts
by moose59
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Everything fit perfectly, great kit!
Everything fit perfectly, great kit!
by Dicky
These are not made for any fuel tank that I...
These are not made for any fuel tank that I have ever seen
by Fredrick
It’s the wrong gauge and no one will do anything...
It’s the wrong gauge and no one will do anything about it without disassembling every part that came with kit which is impossible since we paid for assembly and the other 2 parts are fine and we already have oil in the tank but the gauge does not register it only goes 24” deep but our tank is 43” de
by Donna
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Very impressed with the supplier in MA. I'm hooked up...
Very impressed with the supplier in MA. I'm hooked up and able to receive my first delivery of heating oil! Thank you!
by Doug
Arrived one day late but, very happy with quality....
Arrived one day late but, very happy with quality.
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