I got the news last week that our old oil furnace is shot. That's a pain, but at least we can take a serious look at a high efficiency gas system. One big headache though is that the oil company topped off our tank around the time their technician discovered the problem with our old furnace, so I've got 275 gallons of oil sitting in my basement. That's a pretty large sunk cost. If I can't get rid of it and make some money back in the process, as a rational economic actor, it would make a big difference in my total cost of ownership calculations. Anyhow, anyone have any experience in getting this much oil out of your house? One problem is that you can't just let Earl start siphoning it into Jerry Cans without risking him turning the basement into a Superfund site.