Residential 275-gallon Oil Tank Replacement
Acton, Massachusetts – This home owner had just replaced his furnace and also decided to invest in a 275 gallon oil tank replacement. The current home use tank that provided fuel storage to power his heating and water appliances was outdated, as it was original to the 40-year-old home.
After discussing his applications, choice and price options for residential oil tank replacement with a CommTank representative, he chose heating oil tank replacement with a Roth 275 gallon oil tank.
Key Benefits of Oil Tank Removal and Replacement
This residential customer selected oil tank removal and replacement with a Roth 275 gallon oil tank to take advantage of these four key benefits:
- Home oil tank equipment replacement with Roth tank products would enable expanding the size of storage space in the basement workshop where the furnace and oil tank were located
- The Roth 275 gallon oil tank technology is double-walled with a polyethylene inner tank
- Roth tanks are expertly installed by CommTank, and carry a 15-year manufacturer warranty
- The new 275 gallon fuel oil tank will no longer rust on the exterior, even though the home has a high humidity level as it is located on a pond.
Time-lapse video showing the basement oil tank removal and replacement
The Residential Oil Tank Replacement Process
CommTank installed the new Roth 275 gallon oil tank on a cold and rainy day in January. Our residential oil tank replacement specialists followed this process of heating oil tank replacement:
- One of our key actions before the project began was to temporarily shut down the home’s oil-fired hot water tank and furnace.
- Our residential oil tank replacement process typically takes less than 4 hours, so heating downtime is minimal. One thing that impresses customers is that their home temperature level typically drops only slightly during our oil tank removal and replacement process.
- We remove the existing tank’s fill and vent pipes, and use the oil pump in our truck to suck
fuel from existing oil lines.
- We cut a hole in the top of the existing tank to fit the fuel hose, and pumped the oil to a holding tank until it could be placed into the new tank.
- We use specialized equipment to cut up and removed the old tank from the basement and cleaned out sediment and sludge to prepare the tank for disposal.
- We then set the Roth 275 gallon oil tank into place and ran fuel lines from the new tank to the water heater and furnace.
- To ensure a safe heating oil tank replacement operation, we installed the fuel lines overhead, and tiger loops at both the furnace and water heater. When piping was complete, we pumped the oil into the new Tank, and tested the furnace and water heater to ensure their proper performance.