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Old 07-13-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Just curious what else could it be if not a tank (has the same rectangular shape). The sellers do not acknowledge that there is a tank after we performed the sweep and a "tank-like" object has been located in front of the house. They are speculating, maybe a pipe, etc... They have certificates stating it there is nothing there (confusing paper work).

How long does it take to obtain a permit from the town to excavate? Does one need a permit to excavate just to check what it is, without actually taking it out?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Is this the same house your other post is about where they won't remove the tank?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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Stormwater detention basin may give you a result showing a tank.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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septic tank ?
in use or not
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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Maybe there could be other probes to determine size without the expense of excavation.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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Maybe there could be other probes to determine size without the expense of excavation.
Did you notice that the OP posed his/her question over 2 years ago?
If they chose to excavate, it was probably done...long ago...

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Old 02-05-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Maybe a secret ancient treasure chest? With old gold coins, old weapons, etc?
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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Yes, old question but still could be relevant for a few home sales…lawyer may recommend a tank sweep to be on the safe side..
Some people may have buried junk cars, etc..you never know! May seem like a waste of money but better safe than sorry later...
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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The ancient squirrel burial ground. They only use lead-lined caskets.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:23 PM
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Location: Jersey City
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Jimmy Hoffa?
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