Cold Temps Impact Residential Above Ground Oil Tanks

The bitter cold temperatures might be causing some problems with local residents who have their fuel oil tanks above ground. Bruce Limpert is with Moyer Indoor-Outdoor of Souderton.

“What happens to oil when you get down to below 15 or 20 degrees, it begins to gel. It goes through very small, exterior exposed lines, it can actually clog. It becomes a little like Crisco Oil.”

Limpert says, an additive can be put into the fuel oil to bring the gel point to below zero degrees.

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