Oil Tank Replaced with Granby Eco-Guard

Oil Tank Replaced with Granby Eco-Guard

CommTank replaced this rusted oil tank with a Granby Eco-Guard for our customer in Candia, NH. The original installation did not meet current NFPA codes. The copper oil line was not double-walled and it was exposed to potential damage because it was installed on the cement floor. The oil tank vent line was 1 foot in height which allowed snow to cover it in winter storms. CommTank technicians installed the new Granby, with double-bottom design, in the same location as the original tank. They installed new double-wall fuel lines and mounted them overhead which protects against accidental damage.

We removed their original basement oil storage tank and replaced it with a new 275-gallon Granby tank. The project took 3 hours and included the installation of a new fuel line to the furnace and new fill and vent pipes. The vent pipe was relocated to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and New Hampshire codes. The original vent line was too close to the window. CommTank technicians also raised the vent pipe height so it wouldn’t become blocked by snow accumulation in winter.

CommTank technicians took the following steps to replace this heating oil tank:

Heating Oil Tank Removal

  • Cut the steel oil tank using a nibbler
  • Removed all pumpable contents and tank bottom
  • Cleaned the inside of the heating oil tank
  • Removed and transported the oil tank and associated piping to a licensed scrap yard

Granby Heating Oil Tank Installation  

  • Provided and installed a 275-gallon Granby Eco-Guard aboveground storage tank
  • Provided and installed new 3/8-inch copper fuel return oil line to the existing boiler
  • Installed new fill and vent piping on top of the tank and painted piping to protect from rust
  • Installed new vent alarm, oil control safety valve, fuel gauge, filter and piping according to NFPA 31, “Standard for the Installation of Oil Burning Equipment”.
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