Originally Posted by rslifkin
Definitely some good stuff in there. The only one I disagree with is the suggestion not to keep oil in there. As long as the containers are adequately secured and not too close to a heat source, it's fine. If it gets hot enough down there for engine oil to be a danger, you're probably on fire.
It is interesting that Racor has fancy heat reflectors available to cover the fairly thick plastic bowls for fire protection (ABYC requirement on new construction?), yet the engine room can have 20 quarts of oil in very thin plastic jugs. My oil jugs are only "protected" by plastic milk crates secured in the engine room. Does the ABYC have any guidance on this?