Oil tank leak


(Sally Cox) #1

We could do with some help and advice please. Our recently acquired maison secondaire has an oil tank in the courtyard which has developed a leak. Just not sure if there are specialists who deal with this sort of thing or if it would be a chauffagiste? We think we may need a new tank, clear up of spill and transfer of what oil is left in the old tank. We are in dept 85


(Shirley Morgan) #2

someone suggested to me recently, that if all else fails, ask the fioul delivery company, if they know who or where the local chauffigistes are.


(Véronique Langlands) #3

Oh good! This may be a massive generalisation but I tend to find that if I have a problem with anything like that, asking whover I've had in (doing work that is at least vaguely related to it) for advice usually gets things done much faster & more efficiently, if they can't do it they know someone who can & usually I don't end up with some cowboy...


(Sally Cox) #4

Thank you very much Veronique that is very helpful. I have spoken to a local chauffagiste who is sending someone out tomorrow.


(Véronique Langlands) #5

It's worth talking to a chauffagiste who will be able to supply a new tank and probably know someone who cleans them out - I didn't need to change mine but had it cleaned by a chap who turned up with a sort of wetsuit & helmet with a respirator, first he pumped out the tank through a filter into a temporary tank he brought along and then he got inside the fuel tank (it is buried in the garden) & cleaned out all the sandy sludgy stuff that had accumulated on the bottom over the years. I got his name from my chauffagiste, unfortunately I'm too far away from you for him to be of use to you. I had it done when the tank was practically empty, it had about 400 litres left in it. He didn't charge very much as I remember, for what is a horrible job.