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Thread: Enclosed oil tank
07-26-2010, 01:15 PM #1
Enclosed oil tank
Is it acceptable to enclose an oil tank behind a cabinet wall section?
There is only a small access to check the fill gauge.
See the outlined area in the picture for the tank location.
07-26-2010, 03:07 PM #2
Re: Enclosed oil tankNC Code Reference for oil tanks...
OIL TANKS FOR ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY
DWELLINGS AND TOWNHOUSES1309.1 Materials. Supply tanks shall be listed and labeled andexternal to any fuel-burning appliance
shall conform to IJL 142 for aboveground tanks IJL 58 for
underground tanks and 1JL 80 for inside tanks
1309.2 Aboye-ground tanks. The maximum amount of fuel
oil stored above ground or inside of a building shall be 660 gallons
(2498 L). The supply tank shall be supported on rigid
noncombustible supports to prevent settling or shifting
1309.2.1 Tanks with buildings. Supply tanks for use inside
ofbuildings shall be of such size and shape to permit installation
and removal from dwellings as whole units. Supply
tanks larger than 10 gallons (38 L) shall be placed not less
than 5 feet (1524 mm) from any fire or flame either within or
07-26-2010, 05:07 PM #3
Re: Enclosed oil tank
see it all the time. Oil tank not visible for inspection, Access panel could not be removed. Owner did not make house ready for inspection. Recommend removal of panel for proper inspection of Oil Tank.
If it's built in with no panel, the wall should be removed for access.