Is this true:
CAUTION: DO NOT STORE ANY GOODS ABOVE, UNDER OR IN THE PROXIMITY OF
That's what the installation manual says, for an indoor oil tank, at
the url that someone gave recently.
I'm sure if the tank leaks, it will dirty anything underneath it, but
what harm can it do to the things above and in the proximity of the
tank? What harm can they do to the tank?
Also it said:
Most tanks I've seen have been in a corner or at least against a wall.
How can they be visually inspected?
2 inches? Are they going to come with a special tool? I can't even
get my eye less than two inches from the wall unless my body is
parallel to the wall.
I'm ok there. No vehicular traffic in my basement.
You want a free flow of air around the tank. Anything stored in
proximity of the tank will restrict the air and may trap moisture.
You want air behind the tank. If it's too close, any moisture
coming through the wall will be trapped up against the tank = rust.
I had one placed too close to the wall. Two weeks before we were
to move it sprung a leak along the rear seam (after filling, of
course). I really didn't need to spend that $1000. Follow the
It seems like the 2 inches they specify would itself be too close if
they want it where it can be visually inspected.
I didn't get any instructions until 3 days ago! :)
David, I have been storing things near and above the tank for 20
years, and they are just as clean as anything in the basement. Maybe
a little dust but not much. No oil, for sure. The surface of the tank
seems just as clean as it was 20 years ago.
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