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Phillip
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I have seen LP tanks installed underground but I haven't seen a fuel oil tank before. I have seen photos.

Thursday's inspection had fill pipe and vent that leads me to believe a fuel oil tank under the ground. I did not find a line coming into the house.

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My question is, Is this also part of the tank?

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If that is an oil tank, and it could be, the fill and vent pipe is definetely a home handyman job. A normal installation would look like this.

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Notice the vent pipe is far from the fill pipe (in the corner near the chimney base) and the easily removable cap for the fill pipe.

That second picture looks vaguely like the top of a well casing.

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Originally posted by kurt

Also, a lot of tank installs around here look like Phillips pic, although most of them have been abandoned for 45 years or more.

Given the other States where they are saying that installation is normal to them, I'm not really surprised, but the land of "you can't walk down the street if your not UNION"! I'm totally shocked.

The fill pipe fitting here isn't just a cap. The nozzles on the trucks that fill the tank screw and lock on to the fitting so they can't leak, fallout while the driver is napping or spill over.

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I fantasize often about leaving NJ and then I think about how I would cope with doing inspections in another state where I haven't spent the last 40 years and the trouble I would get into with things not being at all what I've always been used to. If I were to see something like that set up here, it would be cause for concern...

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