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Re: Refilling oil tank after leaving rented house

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The oil is used for a form of traditional swiss wrestling (Schwingen) that has been heavily influenced by Greek expats.
It helps to provide amusement and warmth in winter.
Furthermore, the residue is pressed into objects called a Nouss, they weight roughly 80grams and are used in the Swiss sport called Hornussen. The used up Nouss (they reach speeds above 300km/h easily so wear is pretty high) used to be used to ignite the fire for the Rösti after the match that was awarded to the winning team, but due to restrictive exhaust regulation that's no longer possible.
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And hot water
As in: "heating" the water
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Old 12.07.2019, 08:49
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If the oil was put back in after cleaning as standard, the difference should only be the consumption by the new family. So, if you fill it up you will have to pay only for the oil which actually goes into the tank, as it is standard when you order oil.
To expand on aSwissInTheUS's answer, it is a legal requirement in VD to clean, inspect and paint the inside of the oil tank (citerne) every 10 years. The land lady was having this done. It must have been time. There will now be a sticker someplace on or near the tank to say that the inspection was done. It is much better in any case to do it when the tank is almost empty as the oil inside has to be taken out (stored in big plastic containers outside the house during the cleaning) then put back in the tank. So yes, there is no loss of the remaining oil.

The bonus that the OP might have is the following. The old standard was you could only fill the tank to 95% of capacity (to avoid overflows). The standard has changed so it is now 90%. When the tank shows full (the float shuts off the oil going into the tank from the delivery truck) it will now be only 90% full. The OP will probably benefit on 5% of the oil he should have put back in to have the tank "full" again.

FYI - There are different grades of heating oil (normally 3 grades with the major companies). The cost goes up as the sulphur level goes down.
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