Help to Identify object in back yard of home i inspected

can anyone identify this object i found in the back yard

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thank you

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i could only guess… vent pipe? Underground tank or other… it the SWS the water district there… that is a good question… never seen it before.

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can anyone identify this object i found in the back yard

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Under ground fuel tank. The one on the right is the filler pipe.

One on the left is a breather to allow air to escape and enter the tank.

Of course I’m not positive. But pretty sure. :)](“http://sacvalley.net/unknown.htm”)

XO concurs.

http://www.elk-grove-village.il.us/finance/fueltanks.htm

http://www.city-data.com/forum/house/239031-ust-underground-storage-tank.html

I agree with Chris that is probably an underground fuel oil tank.

Cleanup of these can be very expensive and is usually controlled by the state.

Make sure you explain this to your client and disclaim it in your report.

More good info

I MAKE IT VERY CLEAR TO CLIENTS THE NEED TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT THE RISKS ARE WITH REGARD TO BURIED FUEL TANKS.

Cant really tell from that photo, you have more information. Basement? Location of property? Age of home?

In Illinois the State Fire Marshall has a database of all UST’s installed since I don’t know when. http://webapps.sfm.illinois.gov/ustsearch/

Glenn,

Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thanks,

i have never ran into any fuel tanks in backyards here in sacramento bit that seems to be what it is thanlk you all for your help

Glenn,

Might want to fill out your profile so we know what your l,ocation is without having to go to your website???

I’d agree “Fuel tank”

Agreed!