(reprinted with permission
from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, I-80 & Hwy 146, Grinnell,
A. Fuel Oil
Locate appliance storage tanks over
five feet from any fire or flame either in or external to any
fuel-burning appliance. Only Underwriters Laboratories approved
inside storage tanks are to be used for fuel oil storage.
Provide fill and vent pipes that
terminate outside the building for inside fuel oil storage tanks.
Diesel Fuel should not be stored or
dispensed inside a building
Locate above ground storage tanks at
least 40 feet from any building or important structure.
Underground tanks may be installed
provided they are a minimum distance of one foot from building
foundations, are equipped with approved weatherheads extending 12
feet above grade level, have three feet of earth cover, and have
adequate corrosion protection.
Storage of gasoline is prohibited in
farm structures, except in sealed metal containers or safety cans.
The amount shall be limited to needs and shall not exceed two
Lock all tanks to minimized the
possibility of theft.