Setting up a Fuel Storage System

There are many ways waste oils can be saved so this section will be brief. I prefer to use a large external 275 gallon poly (HDPE) tank as shown below to store my waste oil. The reason I like using them is because when they are empty, they are about 110 lbs and relatively easy to move or even load on the back of my F250 truck. I always keep an empty one ready to go get waste oil. I can load it on the back of my truck by myself, go pump in the waste oil, bring it home,and then pump it into my main storage tank that I don't move. I can easily unload the emptied tank off my truck. I can buy these used in the $40-$80 range. Craigslist in my area is really good for finding nice used ones.

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There are also large metal tanks, such as a typical 275 gallon steel tank used for home heating oil. These tanks also come in various sizes and can also be found inexpensively. If you don't have as much room, 50 gallon steel or plastic drums may work well too. I usually find nice clean steel or plastic drums in the $10-$15 range.

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