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    • Gen_Y_Saver
    • By Gen_Y_Saver 15th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
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    Cost of removing residential oil tank
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    • 15th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
    Cost of removing residential oil tank 15th Apr 18 at 7:55 PM
    Hi all,

    Just a quick one.

    I have a circa 1000 litre residential oil tank in my back garden which I need removing. I have searched a few websites, but none of the providers give a general idea as to the cost of removing an oil tank (only removal, not installation of a new oil/gas heating system).

    There is good access to the tank, so shouldn't be problematic to get to.

    Could anyone give a general sense of the cost I will be looking at? Will call websites directly tomorrow morning.

    Thanks all

    Gen_Y
    MFW! Original loan (Aug 2015) = 65000
    Current debt = 43000
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 16th Apr 18, 5:48 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:48 AM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:48 AM
    Is it completely empty? Half full? Some 'residual' oil inside?

    Getting rid of any oil is more difficult than the tank itself. There are regulations around how you do that - and who you let do it for you.

    Is it steel or plastic? If steel a scrap merchant will probably pay you for it.

    Is it plastic but it in good nick?Again, someone might buy it and remove it themselves. Just like that perectly good but dated washing machine you replaced & put on Ebay.

    Or just ring some OFTEC registered tank installers for prices.
    • J B
    • By J B 16th Apr 18, 5:36 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:36 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:36 PM
    As above ...

    Metal = scrappy

    Plastic = ebay

    If you ask too many people too many questions, you may get too many answers!

    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
    I sold mine in 2014 for 80. Nothing wrong, but it was single skin and I wanted something less likely to fail and somewhat larger.

    The residual 100l of oil went into 25l plastic containers and I'm still using it to light bonfires.
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    • SaraR2018
    • By SaraR2018 6th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
    Oil tank removal costs vary, but usually range from $408 to $1,001 with an average of $696. The cost for a small project is as low as $275, while larger projects may cost as much as $2,400. Removing an underground tank is considerably more difficult and therefore more expensive, with an average cost of $2,500.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 10th Jul 18, 11:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:05 PM
    Oil tank removal costs vary, but usually range from $408 to $1,001 with an average of $696. The cost for a small project is as low as $275, while larger projects may cost as much as $2,400. Removing an underground tank is considerably more difficult and therefore more expensive, with an average cost of $2,500.
    Originally posted by SaraR2018
    No.
    The average is actually 699 dollars, which is 526.


    Oh! And this thread is 3 months old!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 10th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
    Thanks for clearing that up, GM.



    I was getting nowhere with my calculations, but I knew something was seriously amiss.
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Jul 18, 6:19 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:19 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:19 PM
    Yes but you're old-school.


    I cheated and used a calculator.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 13th Jul 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 10:58 PM
    Yes but you're old-school.


    I cheated and used a calculator.
    Originally posted by G_M

    Ah... I've heard there are such things. Risky, though.



    Still getting over being de-bagged in the quad for having log tables printed on the inside of my shirt cuffs......
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Jul 18, 5:00 PM
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    Oh the de-bagging days!


    How I miss them.


    Kids today are wrapped in cotton wool........
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