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Question DetailsAsked on 2/16/2018

What is the cost of removal and replacement of oil tank, harrisburg pa

After my fuel oil cleaning and inspection this year, the technician advised me that my oil tank is in bad shape. The tank has been there for many decades as the house was built in 1930. I have lived here since 2003. There is no outside access to remove it, so it will have to be taken up the stairs and through my kitchen to the outside.

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Here is a recent similar question with answer and a number of links to other similar questions which should put you in the ballpark - the Search the List categories to look for well-rated and reviewed vendors in include Fuel Oil (some only supply oil, some rent /sell and install tanks too) and Heating and Air conditioning (HVAC).

BTW - if your tank is that bad, I would replace the lines from it to the furnace/boiler as well unless they look a lot newer. Not a lot of added cost, and you don't want a leaking or sludged up line in your basement.

Old tank hopefully fits through the doors - awfully dangerous to try to crush or cut it in-place to get it out - sometimes with older cylindrical tanks a new entry door to the outside is the easiest way to get it out. In some cases people just have it cleaned in place, plugged up at all openings, filled with nitrogen or CO2 (to make any residual fumes non-explosive), and left in the basement to worry about in the future. New tanks come in rectangular and ovaloid shapes for access through standard sized (36") doors, and there are specialty lozenge shaped ones made to fit through 24" doors.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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