Oil Feed Line Upgrade
Is the oil feed line running from your tank to the boiler or furnace encased in your concrete basement floor? If it’s not coated in a material like plastic to protect it; it could be degrading. Most homeowner’s are unaware that bare copper will degrade when in direct contact with concrete. This chemistry can create a situation whereby your feed line may degrade to a point where it is leaking and you may not realize it due to the encasement.
We would suggest that the line be replaced with a modern coated line and relocated above the floor. This is a relatively easy fix and could help avert an issue should the line be degrading now or leak in the future. We would simply abandon the old line and replace it with the proper new one.
Although nobody likes to be notified of a recommended repair such as this, we strongly suggest that you consider the upgrade. It is a minimal investment that will help maintain your tank system and protect your investment in the future.
If you would like to discuss the situation please contact our service department at (610) 691-1212. A Fritch representative will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.