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Fuel Tank

09/29/2016 8:33 AM

Hi,

Is it possible please to inform me about the allowed maximum fuel tank storage that can be located in a building's basement?

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09/29/2016 8:48 AM

Ask your local Fire Marshal.

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09/29/2016 9:07 AM

No, it is not possible. Fire regulations change greatly with municipality, type of building structure, and obviously the type of fuel to be stored. Since you tell us nothing about any of these attributes, we can only tell you nothing.

Hire an engineer. They'll understand what questions to ask and to whom they should ask.

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09/30/2016 1:55 AM

"Hire an engineer."

And he will contact the local fire department, unless he's thoroughly familiar with the local fire code.

And charge you for it.

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09/29/2016 12:13 PM

~500gal

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09/29/2016 12:53 PM

See #2 above.

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09/29/2016 1:08 PM

Random questions deserve random answers

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10/03/2016 9:39 AM

If you think those questions are random, you should pass this project off to someone else.

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09/29/2016 2:01 PM

Ideally you want the fuel stored outside and the absolute minimum in the building itself. Think about the occupants in the event of fire!

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09/29/2016 3:23 PM

Your point is well made but what occupants?

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09/30/2016 1:42 PM

The ones the original poster hasn't mentioned?

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09/29/2016 4:18 PM

How many gallons will your basement hold?

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09/29/2016 10:33 PM

It depends on how much your basement holds and the local laws.

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09/29/2016 11:24 PM

Isin't the gallon amount determined by the " type " of fuel ?

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09/30/2016 12:35 AM

Dear Anonymous Poster #1,

Others have indicated that the answer will vary by local code and by the type of fuel. I can help you further. If you are in the UK, an imperial gallon is 4.54609 liters. But if you are in the US, a US liquid gallon is 3.7854 liters, so regardless of local codes, a given basement volume will be able to hold fewer gallons in territories using UK gallons.

Life, however, is more complicated if you are referring to solid fuels, such as compressed hexamine tablets. The US dry gallon for solid fuels contains 4.4049 liters.

Now I'm confident that you need no longer be confused when you provide your information to your local fire and building authorities.

http://www.metric-conversions.org/volume/us-liquid-gallons-to-uk-gallons.htm

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09/30/2016 7:47 AM

Can be stored with necessary requirements. Will post the requirements soon..

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09/30/2016 1:33 PM

I suppose it depends on how well the concrete of your basement is sealed. What were those dimensions?

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09/30/2016 1:52 PM

It depends on how much plutonium you will actually need to do what you want to do.

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09/30/2016 1:54 PM

This is a leaker, with no future.

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09/30/2016 1:58 PM

More like an arterial wound.

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10/01/2016 8:23 AM

You just install a filler pipe to the basement like this. When the fuel starts to come out of the plastic pipe the basement is full!

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10/01/2016 7:53 PM

And the EPA or local environment protection department will fine you good!

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