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    Default Oil spill from burner filter

    Other issues with this boiler/burner aside, what sort of clean-up is required where there is oil leakage onto an interior concrete slab?

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    Default Re: Oil spill from burner filter

    [quote=Michael Thomas;27390.. what sort of clean-up is required where there is oil leakage onto an interior concrete slab?[/quote]

    Michael,

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    Default Re: Oil spill from burner filter

    More like "full compliance". Around here I rarely see an operating oil system, the concern is mostly buried tanks from decommissioned oil burners. And I was wondering if that degree of spillage could be a big an issue as say a slow drip from an interior tank.

    What's the correct recommendation when reporting this, and what's my documentation for it?

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    Default Re: Oil spill from burner filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    More like "full compliance". Around here I rarely see an operating oil system, the concern is mostly buried tanks from decommissioned oil burners. And I was wondering if that degree of spillage could be a big an issue as say a slow drip from an interior tank.

    What's the correct recommendation when reporting this, and what's my documentation for it?
    Try this. Scroll down to Oil Line Leaks. Other good info also.
    Defects in Heating Oil Tank Installations, Oil Tanks, and Heating Oil Piping - Home Inspection Report Language


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    David,

    Thanks. I found this interesting as well: "(also) air may be drawn into the oil line when the fuel unit is pumping, this can lead to improper system operation and even loss of heat in the building. " Had not thought of that.

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    Cool Re: Oil spill from burner filter

    Michael, any good HVAC supply house carries special deodorizing oil dry for such small spills such as Sweet Air Powder by Com-Star. It is essentially Fuller's earth ground into a fine flour, which when rubbed in will draw oil out of the pores of the concrete. I speak from first hand experience. If you had gallons that flooded under the slab, then it becomes either a hidden defect or major bucks to repair.

    A Tiger Loop will remove the air.

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    Default Re: Oil spill from burner filter

    Thanks!

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