Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,828

    Default Oil tank vent pipe

    I can't find my spec sheet.
    What is the required distance from windows and building inside corners for oil tank fill and vent pipe
    Thanks

    Similar Threads:
    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Sparks,NV
    Posts
    109

    Default Re: Oil tank vent pipe

    I think it's like 2'. The vent allows air to be pushed out when filling and allows the oil to drain when being used so I don't think there is much actually coming out normally. The local oil supplier could probably tell you.

    Nevada IOS#1730
    Nevada Energy Auditor #30
    775-342-4767 www.homecsi.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Snowbird (this means I'm retired and migrate between locations), FL/MI
    Posts
    4,086

    Default Re: Oil tank vent pipe

    Robert Ernst is correct, outside, and at least 2' from any building opening.

    2011 NFPA 31

    8.6.2 All vent pipes shall terminate outside of buildings at a point not less than 2 ft (0.6 m) from any building opening.

    8.6.2.1 Vent pipes shall terminate high enough above the ground to avoid being obstructed by snow and ice.

    8.6.2.2 Vent pipes shall terminate not more than 12 ft (3.6 m) from the fill pipe and at a point visible from the fill point.


    8.5.. requires fill pipe having 2' clearances from any building opening also.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Succasunna NJ
    Posts
    574

    Default Re: Oil tank vent pipe

    This may make it a bit easier...

    Attached Files Attached Files
    Darren www.aboutthehouseinspections.com
    'Whizzing & pasting & pooting through the day (Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away!) (FZ)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,828

    Default Re: Oil tank vent pipe

    thanks guys!
    Nice pdf Darrell, thanks


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •