That title might be a slight exaggeration. Okay a big exaggeration, but I wanted to get your attention. For those individuals who have or had an oil heating system, you are undoubtedly familiar with the tank where the oil for your furnace is kept. Some are inside the house some are on the exterior and some are under the ground. Just like anything oil tanks wear out. What happens when an oil tank wears out? It springs a leak. When that happens other little gushers are sure soon to follow. So what's the solution to a leaking oil tank?
Simple call BP and have them fix it.
No, just kidding. Who has the time to wait while they find Kevin Costner for a solution to the oil leak that is now filling up your basement?
One nasty attribute of heating oil is it stinks something fierce. In fact it's noxious in large amounts. I was personally sickened once in a home that had experienced a bad oil tank leak that had not been properly clean up. So when I when say you don't want this stuff flowing through your basement, I speak from bad experience.
So when that tank pops a leak what happens? Someone puts a patch on it. It's the same as a band aid except the wound never heals. In fact it's a pretty sure thing it's going to unheal and start peeing out some where else on the tank.
In my world the patch should be used in the interim until a new tank can be brought in to replace the newly forming piece of Swiss cheese that was your old oil tank. But alas in the real world band aids are disguised as permanent fixes.
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