01 Oct 2017
A while back we were asked to quote on a job in Axminster. The job went to the competition so we were a little surprised to get a call.
Apparently the lady was having trouble reading the gauge: even with binoculars. Upon inspection, we soon found more problems and there was no way this would have passed Oftec regulations.
The competitor had fitted a metal-bunded tank. It wasn’t designed to stand on it’s end, but that’s what they’d done. It could quite easily have fallen severely hurting someone. They’d used imported cheap brass fittings, without inserts and poorly secured them.
The picture below would make an Ofyec inspector wince with disbelief!
When it comes to Oil Tank installations, it not about saving a few pennies short-term. It about quality, safety and longevity. A decent installation is an investment.
Without an Oftec inspection it can be tricky selling your house, but at Fourniers, we also see the other complications that come from botched installs. Rectifying competitors work now forms noticeable part of our activities.
Oil Tank Installation – The right way
To rectify what had been done, we removed the metal tank, installed a new level and solid concrete base and installed a new bunded Oil tank to Oftec regulations.
The garden was quite steep and we had to manoeuvre past many precious and well tendered plants. Sure it was a challenge, but that’s what makes it interesting.
Not only was the installation safe, the customer could now read the gauge with ease. In addition we like to think it looked more professional and elegant.