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Is Your Fuel Tank Certified To Be Filled?

tank certification vermontA heating oil tank doesn’t have a lot of moving parts or use complicated technology, but it still needs a bit of care to keep it working the way it should.

Additionally, it needs a clean bill of health for us to fill it!

Since last summer, oil tank owners in Vermont have been required to provide proof that their equipment has been checked by a licensed oil tank inspector within a period of three years. Without that proof of inspection, a supplier cannot legally deliver oil to you.

More specifically, Vermont heating oil dealers—including us—are prohibited from filling a tank if it fails to meet the following five minimum standards:

  1. The tank must be on a stable foundation.
  2. It must have a working vent alarm (whistle).
  3. Both the fill pipe and the vent pipe must have a minimum diameter of 1-1/4 inch.
  4. If below grade or buried in concrete, the fuel line between the tank and the burner must be either plastic coated copper or sleeved.
  5. A fuel oil tank cannot have leaks, drips, pitting, rust, dents, cracks or corrosion.

Heating Oil Tank Inspections And Repairs In Vermont

The good news, if your oil tank won’t meet these requirements—or if you’re not sure that it will—is that Jack F. Corse offers solutions to meet your every need.

We offer:

It’s a good idea to fill your tank during the summer to prevent corrosion in your tank, so getting an inspection sooner than later is a good thing. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your tank is ready to go for another long heating season this fall!

If your tank hasn’t been inspected within three years, please make an appointment today to have our experts give your tank a seal of approval for filling. Without that inspection, we cannot deliver your fuel! Contact us today to learn more.