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Oil Tank location near a drain
« on: June 08, 2015, 02:58:17 PM »
Hello, I'm installing a 1200L double wall oil tank at the lowest part of the building, (basement) In the room is two floor drains. I do recall that there are restrictions in the B139 about not being able to place an oil tank near a drain. I cant seem to find it now though in the code. Anyone know what the restriction is, and where in the code it is? I'm using B139.06, My series 15 is in the mail.

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Re: Oil Tank location near a drain
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 05:13:16 PM »
I noticed the new B149.1-15 is coming out in August 2015.  I'm not sure when the TSSA will adopt the B139 Series 15 or the new gas code.

The only references I can find in the B139.1-06, that refer to sewers, are Clauses 6.8.4.2 and 6.8.5.13,

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6.8.4.2
Aboveground tanks having a single or total capacity more than 2500 L (550 gal) and less than or equal to 5000 L (1100 gal) need not be provided with secondary containment, provided that it does not, in the event of the loss or escape of product,
(a) create a hazard to public health or safety;
(b) contaminate any fresh water source or waterway;
(c) interfere with the rights of any person; or
(d) allow entry of product into a sewer system or underground stream or drainage system.

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6.8.5.13
A drainage system shall be installed to
(a) remove liquid from the secondary containment; and
(b) terminate at a location that will not create a hazard to public health or safety by contaminating any potable water source, underground stream, or waterway, or by entering any sanitary storm sewer.

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Re: Oil Tank location near a drain
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 06:23:18 PM »
Thanks for the assistance!