recomendations for remote oil tank guage


  #1  
Old 12-07-09, 03:11 PM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 118
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
recomendations for remote oil tank guage

Hello,
I'd like to install a remote oil tank level sensor (of some kind) but am having a difficult time finding information on these.

I have a custom indoor oil tank; rectangular welded container that holds around 300gal. I can post more specific dimensions if necessary, but I believe it is approx 4' high, 4' wide, 5-6' long.

I'd like something that replaces (or augments) the standard float level with some sort of electronic read out that can be mounted somewhere about 25' away.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 12-07-09, 04:37 PM
M
Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: U.S. Midwest
Posts: 1,173
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
You have a couple of choices: ultrasonic level detectors or multiple sensors that detect the liquid level. Google for more info.

Probably a simpler approach is to wire an elapsed time meter to your burner supply - you can convert time to gallons used.
 
  #3  
Old 12-07-09, 04:55 PM
KField's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Easton, PA
Posts: 3,015
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
We use the rocket from OEM and it works well. It doesn't readout in gallons, but in fraction from 1/4 to full. It has a dip switch for tank depth so it should work for you too.

Ken
 
  #4  
Old 12-07-09, 06:42 PM
NJT's Avatar
NJT
NJT is offline
Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 19,710
Upvotes: 0
Received 8 Upvotes on 6 Posts
Rocket gauge - wireless

This is the one Ken is talking about.
 
  #5  
Old 12-28-09, 08:24 AM
V
Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 40
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I've had the Rocket for two heating seasons now and it's been great.
It alarms when low.
 
  #6  
Old 07-10-10, 09:42 AM
W
Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Exclamation OEM Rocket Unreliable

If you live in a cold climate, donít trust your well-being on this device!!!!

My OEM Rocket failed after 9 months. Tank was empty, while the remote readout showed 1/2 tank.

Unit is guaranteed, but manufactured ignored my request for a replacement.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: