275 vertical heating oil tank gauge (recommendatiions)

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275 vertical heating oil tank gauge (recommendatiions)

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the installation of my new 275 vertical (42h x 26w) oil tank is complete however it seems the wrong gauge was installed as they used the one for a horizontal tank (king by oem #4503)

is king by oem a good quality gauge or are there better choices available?

also what type of sealant or Teflon tape should be used on the threads for this type of oil application, the gauge i need to replace was installed with a blue Teflon tape. i want to be sure i am buying the proper product.

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Old 05-06-13, 09:26 PM
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What ever you choice don"t use teflon tape,use something compatible with oil.Good night.
 
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King is a decent gauge. I think the verticle gauge is a 4504 but I wouldn't want to swear to my memory being dead on. As guyold said, do not use teflon tape. Instead use a good pipe dope listed for use with fuel oils or diesel. Permatex #2 is great stuff but getting fittings loose after the dope hardens can involve a bit of effort.
 
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the plumber used a blue Teflon tape. i am familiar with white for water and yellow for gas, is the blue compatible with oil? as far as dope goes is any one brand or type better?

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Do not use teflon tape of any color when dealing with oil. As inert as teflon is, oil will make it gummy. There are many pipe dopes out there listed for use with fuel oils. I prefer a non-hardening type.
 
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