Aged heating oil


With my wood boiler, wood stove and pellet stove I seldom use my oil burner. Maybe if I go away for more than a day in the winter or if I shut down the wood boiler to clean the tubes. Going on 3 years now with a full tank of oil. How long will it last? Is there an additive to extend it? At what point will I have to dump it and replace it, a costly loss I want to avoid.
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LSMFT wrote:

You need a good biocide to prevent bacteria growth in the fuel. Get Bio-Kleen diesel biocide, you can find it at Tractor Supply Co., and some auto parts stores. It's expensive, like $25/qt, but it will treat a lot of fuel. Don't confuse it with Diesel-Kleen by the same company, or with Diesel Sta-Bil which are not the same thing. Diesel Sta-Bil *used* to be a proper biocide, but they seem to have "greened" the product into something useless, while the Bio-Kleen is still the same stuff with the 97 warnings on it that you would think you'd need a license to buy.
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== Phone your fuel supplier for info. ==
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You should never have to dump and replace it. Just burn it before too long. Run it down some and add fresh. It does, however, have a very long life, measured in years. Check with a dealer to see about additives though.
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Contact BP. They'll dump it in the ocean for you.
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Boycott snipped-for-privacy@worldwide.com wrote:

Maybe I can just stick a wick in the Gulf to heat my home.
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I'm a little amazed, there aren't scavengers out in the gulf, scooping up the crude to sell.
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On Jun 10, 9:26am, "Stormin Mormon"

The volitiles evaporate out pretty fast. What's left is not very valuable.
I've harbored the suspesion for a while that bp didn't want to just plug it. They want a solution that lets them collect it. What they are doing now plus the relief wells theya re drilling allow that. Otherwise why not just drill an adjacent hole down about 100 ft right next to it and detonate a small explosive at the bottom of the new hole. That would crush the well from the side.
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Good point; where are the 'gleaners'?
Just hoping that the little bugs that might contaminate fuel and which are the topic that started this thread are out there in the warm Gulf of Mexico waiting to gobble up the gobs of goo. And hopefully???? in five years time they will turn the muck back into something more natural by bio-activity. :-)
About the only 'good' to come from this mess is, just maybe, to raise further awareness to what we (Humans) are doing to this planet! No way IMHO that nine billion (that's nine thousand million) of us, can live the way are now doing so without permanent damage to the whole ecosystem.
Oh yes Nature will 'adjust' but it might be to eliminate certain air breathing upright two bi-pedal creatures who cannot live within what's left. While the rats and cockroaches will flourish! To be preyed upon in their turn by fleas and diseases etc. Still a 'natural' system but very different!
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