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Old 01-02-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: New England
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Hi All,

We are going to get our heating oil tank replaced, can I get some recommendations from the board? We are in Milford, CT. Also, the prices they have generally been quoting on the phone is about 1900-$2200 for a 275 gallon tank located in our basement. Does that sound high, or about right? Someone mentioned we can get it replaced for about $1000, but haven't found anyone who will do it for that cheap. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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This is one of those items that will differ depending on the cost of steel so if the quote was old I'd imagine it increased. That does seem high though. I would have figured 1300-1500. Is it a tight fitting basement? Walk out?
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: West End-Hartford
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I recently had someone who needed to have one replaced, 275 gallons, and the cheapest contractor quote they could get was $1,800 in the Hartford area. They had a hatchway, so it wasn't necessary to cut up the old tank to take it away.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: New England
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so, we replaced our oil tank a couple of months ago. now, i detect a little bit of oil smell in the room where the tank is. i looked all around and saw no leaks. i stuck my nose right up next to the oil filter and could smell a tiny bit of oil, but saw no oil. how much oil smell should there be where your oil tank is?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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so, we replaced our oil tank a couple of months ago. now, i detect a little bit of oil smell in the room where the tank is. i looked all around and saw no leaks. i stuck my nose right up next to the oil filter and could smell a tiny bit of oil, but saw no oil. how much oil smell should there be where your oil tank is?
If it's a fresh fill it's normal to smell some oil, if its continous then maybe something isn't tightened up? When they removed the old tank did they spill anything anywhere?

It's good that there's no leaks visible (on floor, ect) but of course any vapor leaks need to be fixed. If you experience any nausea, headaches, ect the oil vapor could be the cause. Call the guys who installed it, what did they say?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Give Matt Sando at Modern Heating a call at 203-283-0593. He's more of a furnace guy, but he's based in Milford and can probably recommend someone to you who won't rip you off, etc. I've used him for a few things and he's a top-notch guy.
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