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Old 09-28-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Go to our web site ATS TRUST>Oil Tank Removal NJ & Oil Tank Grants- Advice & Info. or call 1-800-440-tank(8265)
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There are two ways to approach this. First of all find out if you qualify for the NJ grant program that pays for the removal of a tank and pays for the clean-up of contamination if there is any. Most people do qualify but go on the NJ web site or contact a company like mine to help you determine if you qualify. If you do not qualify notify Proguard that you are doing a voluntary pull. They will charge you a fee for over site of the removal. If the tank is found to be leaking stay with your oil fired system for one more year while Proguard cleans-up the contamination. The bottom line is remove the tank first and be prepared to wait for the conversion to gas.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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ProGuard lists so many contradictory exclusions in their policy it's a miracle they're allowed to operate this way. They exist to take your annual premiums - not to protect you. Total scam.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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It is that simple. Get a temp above ground tank (say you are doing construction) installed by your oil service co. and follow steps you state above. If you have a leak you will HAVE to keep oil if no leak do whatever you want.

this is the correct answer. it's what i did when i converted to gas. the contractor who did the conversion helped with it.

also as others have said, do not abandon the tank, get it removed.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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doerayme,
As stated in many of the reply's Pro Guard will not cover a leaking tank if you convert to gas. It is also correct that you must install an above ground tank before you remove your underground tank to be covered by Pro Guard if the tank is found to be leaking and there is a $2500 deductible. Up until a month ago if the tank was leaking you could apply to the State of New Jersey to reimburse the clean-up cost but the State has stopped this program. Also the advise given you by your contractor to fill the tank in-place is not good advice. Our company has found over 30 % of those tanks filled in place have contaminated soil around the tank. The reason is, it is very difficult to see the corrosion holes if the tank is left in the ground and most contractors doing a "fill in place" will not have soil samples taken from the tank area. Of course if the tank cannot be removed because of its location than the "fill in place" is an acceptable option but have a minimum of 4 soil samples extracted from around the tank to assure that the tank has not leaked.
The one way Pro Guard will cover a clean-up is if you hire a company like ours to extract soil samples from around the tank and those samples are found to be contaminated. At that point Pro Guard will install an above ground tank and pay for the clean-up of the leaking tank but you must stay on oil heat for one more year. One post says that soil borings are not reliable but if taken properly they will detect soil contamination 98% of the time. Each sample should be extracted at a depth of 0 to 6 inches below the base of the tank and a minimum of 4 samples should be taken one from each side of the tank and sent to a laboratory for analysis.The reason it is not 100% accurate in finding contamination is because we cannot get under the tank and count on oil leaching out to the sides. Also if we take soil samples today and you wait for any period of time the tank can begin leaking after the samples are taken although that is rare. You can only gain by knowing the condition of the soil around tank.
One last statement Pro Guard is not trying to cheat anyone, this is not insurance but is designed to provide protection for oil heat customers against loses due to a leak. In my experience they do cover those losses.
Charles
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Definitely remove at all costs. A house with an underground oil tank is virtually unsalable in New Jersey.
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