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  1. #1
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    Default underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Very solid-feeling pipe that angles away from the house for a couple feet before I lost track of it. I probed in the area with a long screwdriver, with no luck.

    Who thinks this looks like an old oil fill pipe?

    House is about 58 years old and now has gas heat. Interior has been completely re-done. No evidence of oil tank or previous oil heat inside.

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    Default Re: underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Very well could be the filler pipe or vent pipe.


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    Default Re: underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    Very well could be the filler pipe or vent pipe.
    Right, fill or vent. Why I focused on fill, I don't know.

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    Default Re: underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Looks too big for a vent. Older vent would have been 1 1/4 inch
    could be a fill.
    Any abandoned lines at the basement?


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    Default Re: underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    Looks too big for a vent. Older vent would have been 1 1/4 inch
    could be a fill.
    Any abandoned lines at the basement?
    No basement. No abandoned lines inside.

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    Default Re: underground oil tank fill pipe?

    Turns out there was indeed an underground tank still there. Deal went South.

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