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Old 06-12-2012, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
When I bought my office building it had an old 1550 gallon fuel tank in the basement. I always assumed it was empty. One day I decided to have it removed so sent a worker down to open the access hole to see how much gunk was left in the tank. he came back and said it was full. Nearest I can figure was it had been setting there since the boiler had been converted to natural gas. Best guess was about 40 years.

We took a sample off the bottom and found it was nice and clear though a bit dark in color. First I tried to get a fuel supplier to come pump it but they refused anything more than a year old. They suggested a hazardous material contractor. I thougtht fooey, that stuff is good.

I installed a pump with an ordinary truck diesel fuel filter in line and pumped it into my 91 350sdl tank and drove away.

No issues.
Total up how much that Fuel is worth?
If it is really old it does not have the dye in it.

When you run the Tank dry you can buy Diesel wholsale and fill the Tank again.
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