Luckily, the constitution protects you. Even the DOT is not above the
constitution. They can not seize and search your property regardless of
where it is. Unless of course, they have probable cause, like someone
asking ....."Can I use regular home heating oil in my diesel? Aside
from the obvioul tax issues is there really any reason I can't get away
with this?"..... on a public newsgroup.
But then what are chances they might just happen to read it? It isn't
like they would use google to do a search of key words tax cheats might
If someone is that hard up to drive their oil burner that they want to
try to cheat with heating oil, they need to sell it and get a gas truck.
You supplier can get in trouble too if he sells you heating oil that is
used as motor fuel. It is VERY easy to determine is heating oil is in
tank, it takes but a few seconds.
Your chances of getting caught are in direct proportion to the number of
people who know (or suspect) that you're doing it. It's been said that two
people can keep a secret as long as one of them is dead. This is the exact
same way many satellite and cable TV pirates got caught. I certainly
wouldn't mention it to anyone, not even your spouse.
Your home heating oil supplier -WILL- notice the markedly increased
consumption. Suddenly 2 people know. See above about keeping a secret.
IMO the risk and penalty for getting caught far outweighs any possible
benefit. The crime is called motorfuel tax fraud and it's serious.
Actually they can just pull over any commercial registered vehicle for a
safety inspection when they want. Those inspections are part of their
job. IF your caught with illegal fuel they can seize the vehicle. It is
a criminal violation of the law. Ask Al Capone about what tax evasion
can get you.
In Ontario, at certain times of the year, ie hunting season, they stop
everyone,gas, diesel, private, commercial, doesn't matter. First, the
OPP and the Revenue guys physically check your fuel, farmers have access
to cheaper marked gas (not for road use). They nailed the guy in front
of me for using furnace oil. Then the wildlife folks take pokes at the
deer or moose you shot, tags, where, etc. etc. It can get expensive if
you are caught. OPP and the Rev guys are bad enough, but the wildlife
dudes take everything.
Just put in a hiddentank, like under a tool box or something. Put in a
hidden switch and keep normal fuel in the truck tank, and home fuel in the
hidden tank. Put some of your own die in it and call it your bio diesel or
other home maded fuel. Your entitled to something like 600 gallons of home
made per year without issue.. This way, the main tank is not contaminated.
IF they find the aux tank, their is some PLASABLE denial. Since your aux
tank will be used mainly around town. Do some research on dyes and make sure
that the color you select might have some...UV to it..and...let me know :)
Us in the Southern States, don't have home oil..so we have to work on making
our own bio...
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