Can a commercial oven or range be installed in my house?
It is the manufacturer that dictates whether an appliance can be installed in a residence and, most often, that answer is no. If you are looking at a used appliance, check the data plate and if it states “Intended for other than household use” or “This equipment is not recommended for residential installation” or something to that effect, then unfortunately, you cannot install it.
How far does my generator need to be from….?
- Typical generator locations from building or combustibles 5’ minimum. (Unless approved by the Manufacturer);
- Any opening into the building (5’ minimum);
- Regulators (5’ minimum);
- Propane tanks (10’ minimum).
How deep in the ground does my gas line need to be?
The trench for your gas line needs to be 18” deep and one thing of note is, the gas line cannot be in the same hole as an electrical line.
How far above the ground does my boiler/furnace exhaust need to be?
A minimum of 12” above grade.
Where can I set my propane tank(s)?
Typical tank locations-
- 100 gallon tanks – 5’ from window or door, but can be tight to a building, preferably a gable end
- 500 gallon aboveground tank – 10’ from a building or property line
- 1,000 gallon aboveground tank – 25’ from a building or property line
- Underground tank – 10’ from building or property line.
How big does the hole for my underground propane tank need to be?
- 500 gallon underground- 4’W x 4’D x 10’L
- 1,000 gallon underground- 4’W x 4’D x 20’L
I want to put a heater (or boiler) in my garage. What should I know?
Any fuel burning appliance in a garage needs to be a minimum of 18” off the floor
Can I get an estimate done without an in-person visit?
Yes! We can do virtual site visits for equipment and propane tank installations as well as fuel oil tank inspections.
I have potential customers to refer to Bourne's. Is there a referral program?
Yes! We have a customer referral program where the customer and the person being referred would split $100.00. This money would be placed on the accounts in the form of coupons.
Why does my fuel oil tank need to be inspected?
The State of Vermont requires Fuel Dealers to inspect a tank prior to the initial delivery of fuel to a new customer. The owner of a tank is required to have their tank inspected at least once every three years by a certified tank inspector.
What are the advantages to heating my home with biofuel?
Biofuel can be blended as a gallon-for-gallon replacement for conventional heating oil and the EPA reports that it helps reduce GHG emissions between 57%-86%.
It doesn’t require any equipment modifications, yet because it’s a natural solvent, it helps clean your heating system which enhances and extends the life of your equipment.
It doesn’t require any changes to your service and it’s available today! It’s a renewable solution that works with existing infrastructure.
It’s cost-efficient and eco-friendly, reducing the carbon footprint here in Vermont!