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OIL STORAGE TANKS
ABANDONING OIL TANKS
AGE of OIL TANK
ANODES & DIP TUBES on WATER HEATERS
BURIED OIL TANK ADVICE
BURIED OIL TANKS, FINDING
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS & IAQ
DEFINITION of HEATING & COOLING TERMS
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-BOILER
DIAGNOSE & FIX HEATING PROBLEMS-FURNACE
DIRECTORY of OIL TANK EXPERTS
FILTERS, OIL on HEATING EQUIPMENT
FIRE SAFETY CONTROLS
FLOATING UP OIL STORAGE or SEPTIC TANKS
FLOODED HEATING EQUIPMENT REPAIR
FLOODED WATER HEATER REPAIR
FUEL OIL TYPES & CHARACTERISTICS
FUEL UNIT, HEATING OIL PUMPS
GALVANIC SCALE & METAL CORROSION
GAUGES ON HEATING EQUIPMENT
HEAT TAPES, Heat, Insulation prevent Freeze-Up
HEATING COST FUEL & BTU Cost Table
HEATING COST SAVINGS METHODS
HEATING OIL CLOUD WAX GEL POINT
HEATING OIL EXPOSURE HAZARDS, LIMITS
HEATING OIL - OLD, USEABLE?
HEATING OIL PIPING TROUBLES
HEATING OIL SHELF LIFE
HEATING OIL SLUDGE
HEATING OIL TANKS
HEATING OIL TYPES & PROPERTIES
HEATING OIL USAGE RATE
HEATING SYSTEM NOISES
HOME BUYERS GUIDE TO OIL TANKS
NOISE CONTROL for HEATING SYSTEMS
NOISES COMING FROM WATER HEATER
ODORS GASES SMELLS, DIAGNOSIS & CURE
ODORS FROM HEATING SYSTEMS
OIL FILTERS on HEATING EQUIPMENT
OIL FUEL TYPES & CHARACTERISTICS
OIL FILL PIPE LEAKS
OIL SPILL CLEANUP / PREVENTION
SOOT on OIL FIRED HEATING EQUIPMENT
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING INTERIORS
THERMAL TRACKING & HEAT LOSS
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This document lists and links-to our home inspection report language library which describes and suggests reporting language for defects in heating fuel tanks and piping for both oil and gas fuels, and other tank types and tank defects including septic tanks, hot water tanks, water storage tanks, and water pressure tanks.
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Carson Dunlop's sketch at page top illustrates an above ground indoor heating oil storage tank.
The documents organized from this page provide sample inspection report language for defects observed in the visual inspection these components. Information here addresses visually-identifiable defects in oil tanks and gas tanks found at residential and light commercial properties, including above ground oil storage tanks (AST), buried or underground storage tanks (UST), water tanks, septic tanks, LP gas storage tanks, and related references and resources.
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Gas Fuel Piping or Tank Faults Gas Piping and Tank Defects - Home Inspection Report Library - sample inspection report language
Defects in Oil Tank Installations, Home Inspection Report Language Library: Defects in Oil Tank Installations, Oil Tanks, and Heating Oil Piping
Reporting Buried fuel tanks, Buried fuel oil tanks, oil or gas, basic advice for home owners and home buyers, home inspection report language
Reporting Oil Tanks Home Inspection Report Language Library: Defects in Oil Tank Installations, Oil Tanks, and Heating Oil Piping
The Oil Tank Information Website Heating Oil Underground & Above ground Oil Storage Tank Leaks, Testing, Problems & Solutions
The Septic Systems Information Website provides in-depth information about the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of septic systems. Septic system defects and reporting language are suggested and are organized by type of system such as shown by the examples of original report text files listed below.
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PLUMBING.044 - Septic Tank MAINTENANCE - Caveas - SEPTIC TANK INSPECTION PROCEDURE PLUMBING.045 - Septic Tank Maintenance - ADDENDUM- SEPTIC TANK PUMPING SCHEDULE PLUMBING.047 - Cesspool Tank Maintenance - Addendum - CESSPOOLS and CESSPOOL SAFETY WARNINGS PLUMBING.048 - Septic Tank Maintenance - Tank Never Pumped Out - SEPTIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS PLUMBING.049 - Septic Tanks - Steel Tank - Caution - STEEL SEPTIC TANKS
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HEAT.070 - HW Boilers: Leaks, Corrosion, Expansion Tanks, Air Purge HOTWATER.026 - Tandem use of sep. heater tank & DHW coil - Alternative Hot Water Sources & Methods HOTWATER.050 - Relief Valve Problems - RELIEF VALVES - Water Heaters, RELIEF VALVES - Water Tanks, TANKLESS COILS HOTWATER.082 - Tankless Demand - Thermar - TANKLESS WATER HEATERS NOINSPEC.052 - Mechanicals: Hot Water Tank Not Inspected - covered Insulate Hot Water Tank? REFPLMG.R30 - Reference - BOILERS, HEATING, STEAM HEATING SYSTEMS, WATER HEATERS
WATERSUP.005 - Private Equipment: WATER PUMP CONTROLS & SWITCHES, WATER TANK: USES, TROUBLESHOOTING, WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS installed WATERSUP.022 - Water Softener - Culligan "F" tank DIAGNOSE WATER SOFTENER PROBLEMS WATERSUP.028 - Water Softener - filthy salt tank SOFTENER CLEANING & SANITIZING WATERSUP.050 - Pump & Tank installed, oper pressure, ran x mins, caveat - WATER PRESSURE & FLOW MEASUREMENT WATERSUP.051 - Pump & Tank: recently installed equipment - WATER PRESSURE PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS TABLE WATERSUP.052 - Tank Due for Replacement Soon - WATER TANK REPAIRS WATERSUP.054 - Pressure Relief Valve Needed WATER TANK PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE WATERSUP.064 - Pump & Tank installed on Community System - pressure booster MUNICIPAL WATER PRESSURE IMPROVEMENTS WATERSUP.086 - Treatment Hookup found for Exchange tank - no equipment WATERSUP.720 - Large Water Storage Tank - possible limited well WELL FLOW RATE
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