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Question: when you have an oil heated home, how long do you have before totally empty when you can no longer see oil ?


Question by Farrah E: when you have an oil heated home, how long do you have before totally empty when you can no longer see oil ?
we have a tube on the side that shows where the oil level is, but I can no longer see the oil in it. We in England now, and I have never dealt with oil heat before.

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Answer by john t
PUT YOUR SUPPLIER ON A REGULAR FILL UP, ONCE A WK, ONCE A MONTH, OR WHAT EVERY, U WILL NEVER RUN OUT AND HELP ON YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET

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3 Responses to Question: when you have an oil heated home, how long do you have before totally empty when you can no longer see oil ?

  1. Jeffrey C

    Call the oil guy you don’t want to run out
    Where I live in Upstate NY if we run out of Oil the house gets positively frigged and the oil guy my not be available right away.

  2. Wicked Wonder

    The simple answer is, no one can tell you for sure how much oil is left to burn. That would require the person knowing at what rate you’re burning fuel and at what point your site glass indicates empty. The educated guess is this, NOT LONG. It is likely if you’re burning fuel, you will run out and need to prime the pump when you get refilled.

    If you do not know how to prime the pump and it’s not self priming(some are), get the driver who delivers to do it before he leaves(most will if you tell them you’re completely out of fuel). But mainly, get oil delivered if you’re burning fuel, now.

  3. Darkgoth

    you NEVER want to run out…if it even gets low…fill it up…for if you run out you will have to reprime the pump and call a serviceman for this if you dont know how…NEVER go below any site glass where you can see it

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