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the site glass on top of oil tank is broken don't know how much oil left in tank.Is it dangerous to keep operating the furnace the way it is

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Do not believe this is a dangerous situation , as I had this happen to me once . Easiest fix is to go to your local oil dealer or a farm/ home supply store and buy or arrange to have a new tank float/ gauge installed.

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It could be dangerous to operate the basement tank when the glass top is broken. You need to replace the broken glass top immediately to avoid any environmental threat.

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don't see why not but to be on the safe side, have someone from the local fire department take a gander at it.

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The broken site glass poses no threat to you or your home,if it's outside put a tin can over it to keep out moisture.To find out how much oil is left obtain an 6' piece of dowel and dip the tank.And you can still operate the furnace in this condition but keep dipping every so often until you get it fixed to make sure you don't run dry otherwise you'll have to call a tech to come and bleed the air out of the pump.

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Thank you.... Rich
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Glad to help :)
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