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Old 25.03.2020, 11:54
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Re: Is my oil heating tank empty? (seems like 100% yes, but I'm new to this)

I was quoted around 3000 CHF last week to clean out a 8000 litre tank.

An inspection of the tank, which is good for ten years was 350 litres.

I went for the inspection and they said it didn't need cleaning.

It was pretty empty and only had about 100 - 200 litres left when they filled it after the inspection.
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Old 25.03.2020, 12:58
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Re: Is my oil heating tank empty? (seems like 100% yes, but I'm new to this)

Not the latest info (2016) but it cost CHF 1'940.- for a tank of 10'000 litres with a new "sonde" to measure the tank volume which was CHF 230.- plus tax.

The company was C. Rochat SA - revision de citernes (this is all they do). They are located in Morges and Genolier.

Included was the pumping of the remaining oil (was 45% full), cleaning out any sludge (little as we use eco +) and painting the interior, new seal on the man door etc.

The next check and cleaning will be in ten years.

FYI - The old standard was they had the shut off set to leave 5% headroom. It seems that they have moved it up to 10% based on industry practice so the effective volume is now 9'000 litres.
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Old 25.03.2020, 13:32
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Re: Is my oil heating tank empty? (seems like 100% yes, but I'm new to this)

So for our 3,300 ltr tank we can get down to around 350 before problems. Not that I plan to leave it that long. Just not sure atm how quickly we could get the job done.
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