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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

    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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    J B
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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.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
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