11:21AM | 09/13/07
Member Since: 09/12/07
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I am attempting to remove an old oil tank from my basement. The problem is that the house was added onto and at the top of the basement steps, there is a 90 degree turn to get out the door. Can these tanks be cut? If so with what? What about the fumes from the settled (sludge like oil remains)? Please help. This is taking up a lot of room that I could use.


11:37AM | 09/13/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
An this years This Old House they did this.

Used a sepcialist company that was able to pump out the sludge.

Also use a non-sparking metal nibbler to do the cutting.

As the sludge and the metal tank are both hazardous waste and there is the possibiliy (but not likelY) of fire then I think that this is best done by a company htat specializes in this type of work.


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