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(NYPost)   Heating oil company delivers 300 gallons to Brooklyn house. Homeowner: No tanks   ( divider line
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2012-12-28 01:01:49 PM  
5 votes:
This is why you don't fark around trading commodity futures.
2012-12-28 10:58:19 AM  
4 votes:
Vinny Burns, owner of the heating-oil company, acknowledged that a mistake was made but insisted that everybody would get paid back.

The only holdup is that his insurance company wrongly sold him a policy that doesn't cover incidents like this, he said.

I don't think the insurance company feels the same way.
2012-12-28 02:50:17 PM  
3 votes:

THX 1138: pinchpoint: I worked for an oil company a long time ago, and while you're correct the homeowner still bears some responsibility for not plugging the fill with cement, or removing it completely.

That's about as logical as claiming that if my neighbor down the street was getting roofing done and the crew showed up at my place and started stripping my shingles, it's my fault for having a roof that they mistook for the correct one.

It would be your fault if you didn't cement your shingles down. That's why I cover everything I don't want messed with in cement. I filled my water meter access with cement so that no one would accdently turn it off, covered my A/C fan with cement so that it wouldn't be removed, and filled my mailbox with cement so that I wouldn't get bills for other people.

/Actualy I did get my water shut off. Someone at 2011 [streetname] lane didn't pay their bill, so they shut off my water at 2011 [streetname] road. Cost me a $50 'turn on fee' to get it back despite the fact they screwed up. They said they had to charge me 'because that's policy', but they would credit the charge to my account. And I couldn't do this over the phone, I had to take off work, go to the city treasurer office, stand in line for 45 minutes, and I ended up being without water for almost 2 days.
2012-12-28 03:29:59 PM  
2 votes:

Billy Bathsalt: 100% the fault of whoever removed the tank and didn't weld the cap.

Yeah, blame them for leaving that sexy cap all unwelded like that, just waiting for some oily hose to spill its load all up in it.
2012-12-28 02:08:42 PM  
2 votes:
There's some irony: Reliable Oil Company. They are now the liable oil company.
2012-12-28 01:24:24 PM  
2 votes:
Needs a lawyer who's first name is Oily. Plus you get some dental work done in between court dates. And you can get some copies of your birth certificate, too.
2012-12-28 05:05:12 PM  
1 vote:
How to get even with fart face neighbors: Drive a section of filler pipe into the ground next to their foundation (when they are away). Then call the oil company and ask for a delivery to that address. Stand back and watch the fun!
2012-12-28 02:30:43 PM  
1 vote:
How could anyone say that the home owner is responsible in the least? Would you be defending a rapist because of what the girl was wearing? I don't care if the home owner had a sign with an arrow pointing down to the pipe saying "oil goes here." The fact is he/she did not request the oil nor was the oil going to that property. It's their property and it's their choice to do what they want with it. If they choose to cap it to save time and money when accidents such as this happen, then that's fine, but for them to be responsible for any of the burden is illogical.
2012-12-28 01:00:12 PM  
1 vote:
Nutwrench"This is why you should weld the damn caps shut or remove them if there's no tank on the other end.
Could be worse. Last winter, one company filled about a dozen homeowners oil tanks with gasoline."

seriously THIS!! That was the first thing I did when I removed my fuel oil tank, and I live in the country where this is VERY unlikely. I cant imagine trying to get the smell of diesel out of your house.
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