recomendations for remote oil tank guage

Old 12-07-09, 03:11 PM
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recomendations for remote oil tank guage

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!
Old 12-07-09, 04:37 PM
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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.
Old 12-07-09, 04:55 PM
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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.

Old 12-07-09, 06:42 PM
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Rocket gauge - wireless

This is the one Ken is talking about.
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I've had the Rocket for two heating seasons now and it's been great.
It alarms when low.
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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.

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