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    £700 Down...................

    £700 down after my heating Oil was pinched last night..............great another bill to pay and trying to get insurance to pay out................
    Roll on 2011......best thing is police have said they will probley be back in 2 weeks as they know i will have to fill it up again.........
    Joy....................

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    Banned

    Can't you keep it somewhere more secure?

    And wait for them with a baseball bat

    Original Poster

    its in my front garden about 8 mtrs from the house............................

    jeez sorry to hear that, nothings safe these days, I guess we will hear more of this sort of thing happening.

    JonnyTwoToes

    Can't you keep it somewhere more secure?



    lol like where - in the kitchen oO

    Original Poster

    if anyone has any ideas please let me know as im scratching my head how to stop them...........

    Supermod

    I hope you get this sorted.

    These thieves should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately, they wont.

    chuf

    if anyone has any ideas please let me know as im scratching my head how … if anyone has any ideas please let me know as im scratching my head how to stop them...........




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    DAMNOME

    lol like where - in the kitchen oO



    Folks had underground storage in the garden.
    Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 27th Jan 2011

    Don't they have anti theft alarm things you can fit?

    Original Poster

    worst thing is ive only had the delivery 2 weeks ago and had to wait over 6 weeks for that.............

    It might be worth investing in one of these I know its more expence but it will be worth it in the long run

    oiltanklock.co.uk/?p=…ome

    Thats really bad. Nothing is safe nowadays.
    Can you not put some sort of lock on the tank?
    Can the police keep an eye on it for you, or put a cctv camera on it?

    JonnyTwoToes

    Folks had underground storage in the garden.



    They didn't steal his tank just the oil! lol

    That's awful. Booby trap the area???

    Supermod

    alfie73

    It might be worth investing in one of these I know its more expence but … It might be worth investing in one of these I know its more expence but it will be worth it in the long run [url=http://www.oiltanklock.co.uk/?p=home]http://www.oiltanklock.co.uk/?p=home[/url]



    Do you have a ballpark figure for the op to give this some further consideration? I guess it might be quite close to the loss he has already suffered so as you say, it might be worth it in the long run.

    Can you look at getting some CCTV installed? at least act as some deterrent

    chuf

    worst thing is ive only had the delivery 2 weeks ago and had to wait over … worst thing is ive only had the delivery 2 weeks ago and had to wait over 6 weeks for that.............


    Wonder if the thieves are following the tanker around and making note of the addresses that get deliveries or maybe they're paying off the driver for a list of addresses.....

    In-laws live opposite a tanker driver, every few days he's topping up his own heating oil - they reckon he's not delivering the full amount to customers and saving some for himself.....

    Supermod

    nikkib123

    That's awful. Booby trap the area???



    Unfortunately that is against the law under Occupiers Liability Act 1984.

    Shame though because (I shouldn't really say this but I agree with it) trespassers on land with the intent to deprive someone deserve to be involved in some kind of incident that ultimately teaches them a lesson.

    Original Poster

    Police who came round said i was lucky as the cut the lock of the tank, he said most are just cutting the fuel pipe and draing it that way and even worse drilling a hole at the bottom of the tank to drain it.................

    Banned

    You live rural right? So you already own the solution. A 12-bore!

    So how much did you order? What was the price per litre?
    Just wondering how much the heating fuel is at the mo, don't answer if you don't want to.

    Original Poster

    Nice find................

    DAMNOME

    http://www.tankdepot.co.uk/shop/34_215_0/oil_tank_accessories/ancillary_equipment/lockable_2_inch_oil_tank_fill_point/index.html

    Build a moat..!!! Wire the tank up to the mains.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    They didn't steal his tank just the oil! lol



    Quite easy to secure underground storage.

    Original Poster

    1000 ltrs @ 63.95pl + vat = £671.48 this was order in november and deliverd 17th Jan

    nikkib123

    So how much did you order? What was the price per litre? Just wondering … So how much did you order? What was the price per litre? Just wondering how much the heating fuel is at the mo, don't answer if you don't want to.

    Chances are they will just drain the pipe or something next time if you install a lock..
    Security camera with motion sensors?

    chuf

    1000 ltrs @ 63.95pl + vat = £671.48 this was order in november and … 1000 ltrs @ 63.95pl + vat = £671.48 this was order in november and deliverd 17th Jan



    Wowzers!!

    Original Poster

    The thought had crossed my mind................was doing some spotting and shot them by mistake?????

    dimebars

    You live rural right? So you already own the solution. A 12-bore!

    As you have said.. just as well you had a lock on it or they may have drilled the tank!
    Think the only thing you could really do is change it to an underground tank or at the very least try to relocate it around the back? i dunno.

    Some really big guard dogs?

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    Jetpac

    As you have said.. just as well you had a lock on it or they may have … As you have said.. just as well you had a lock on it or they may have drilled the tank!Think the only thing you could really do is change it to an underground tank or at the very least try to relocate it around the back? i dunno.



    Underground..... that's a good idea. Wish I'd thought of that!

    (Mods, face palm smiley needed)

    can you put that stuff on it that Bruce Willis uses in the Jackal on his car...when the people touch it they start foaming at the mouth and die lol

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    numptyj

    can you put that stuff on it that Bruce Willis uses in the Jackal on his … can you put that stuff on it that Bruce Willis uses in the Jackal on his car...when the people touch it they start foaming at the mouth and die lol



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    Original Poster

    Asked the council if i could brick round it to secure it they said no way green belt..................
    unfortunatly i have open land front and back with foot path down side..........perhaps cameras and security lights round it so they can see what there doing..........................

    Original Poster

    got three little jackies not one barked!!!!! great gaurd dogs lol

    patience_1

    Some really big guard dogs?

    Original Poster

    Okay where do i get it lol worth a try..............................

    numptyj

    can you put that stuff on it that Bruce Willis uses in the Jackal on his … can you put that stuff on it that Bruce Willis uses in the Jackal on his car...when the people touch it they start foaming at the mouth and die lol

    Can you noy disguise it better? Although the scroats already know where it is, at least its harder for other prying eyes.....

    chuf

    Asked the council if i could brick round it to secure it they said no way … Asked the council if i could brick round it to secure it they said no way green belt..................unfortunatly i have open land front and back with foot path down side..........perhaps cameras and security lights round it so they can see what there doing..........................

    CCTV & Big Security lights should do the trick.The price of all oils will mean that more & more oil will be getting stole than ever before & Farmers will have to be on guard big time.
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