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Old 11-08-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
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WiFi Oil tank gauge

Just ordered one. Sends an ultrasonic sound wave to the level of the heating oil in a typical 275 oil tank and it's accessible from your smartphone.
Prefect if you are away for a period of time in the winter and want to check your oil level.
I ordered one today and I'll post how it works out.

www.connectedconsumerfuel.com

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Old 11-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #2
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Sounds cool Piemma

But right now I am typing on my phone using data for my router crapped out

Nothing WiFi based in the home which is becoming more and more stuff won’t work when the router craps out

Hopefully Verizon will have it to the house tomorrow

Sometimes you can’t beat a regular gauge
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:53 PM   #3
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If this works, I'm getting one too. We buy oil on the open marked which means we need to call when we're low and you have to at least take 200 gallons to get the low price. Forgot and ran out twice last year. Nothing like dumping 15 gallons of diesel into the tank by hand. By the 3rd tank, I could have snapped off a finger as they were frozen solid.

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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Years ago I had a thermostat tied into the phone line. If the house dropped below 50 and you were away and you called the House you’d get a busy signal. Then you’d called your someone to investigate. Bailed me out once.
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:13 AM   #5
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Sounds cool Piemma

But right now I am typing on my phone using data for my router crapped out

Nothing WiFi based in the home which is becoming more and more stuff won’t work when the router craps out

Hopefully Verizon will have it to the house tomorrow

Sometimes you can’t beat a regular gauge
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Why don't you have your own router? I don't have Verizon so I don't know how that works with them but with Cox I can either rent theirs or buy my own.

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Old 11-09-2017, 07:17 AM   #6
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That was all part of the fios install

I got it ups last night and back up. Spoke with some Indian kid in India and Verizon sent another no charge

He tried to get me to upgrade to some faster router for $ but I didn’t go gor that.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:50 AM   #7
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WiFi tank gauge is installed and configured. I'll post the results after the first reading in 4 hours.

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Old 11-14-2017, 01:52 PM   #8
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Now to play the devil's advocate....

Why would you wait to check your tank level until you are away from home? for a few days no less?

Seems like you could check it while you're there and schedule a delivery while you're there as well.

Of course, I could be a case like someone that's driving on fumes and they want to see if they can make it to the gas station....

Anyway, I hope it works well.
It would really suck if it gave you faulty readings.

Imagine what could happen if it tells you that you have plenty of fuel when in fact you're about to run out?

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After it's up and running, power down your modem, then power it up.
Might be a good idea to see if that gauge will auto reconnect to the wi-fi
Sounds like a neat gadget... GL
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After it's up and running, power down your modem, then power it up.
Might be a good idea to see if that gauge will auto reconnect to the wi-fi
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Now to play the devil's advocate....

Why would you wait to check your tank level until you are away from home? for a few days no less?

Seems like you could check it while you're there and schedule a delivery while you're there as well.

Of course, I could be a case like someone that's driving on fumes and they want to see if they can make it to the gas station....

Anyway, I hope it works well.
It would really suck if it gave you faulty readings.

Imagine what could happen if it tells you that you have plenty of fuel when in fact you're about to run out?
Because we are not going to be away for a few days. We will be away from Jan to April. We have people taking care of the house but I want to make sure there are no "hiccups."

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After it's up and running, power down your modem, then power it up.
Might be a good idea to see if that gauge will auto reconnect to the wi-fi
Sounds like a neat gadget... GL
It does!

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Because we are not going to be away for a few days. We will be away from Jan to April. We have people taking care of the house but I want to make sure there are no "hiccups."
You're going to be checking your oil level like 9 times a day.
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You're going to be checking your oil level like 9 times a day.
No, as it is set to update every 4 hours. I'll check it every few days.

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You're going to be checking your oil level like 9 times a day.
How often do you check the WiFi camera guarding all your shoes?

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How often do you check the WiFi camera guarding all your shoes?
I have an albino Bengal tiger guarding my shoes. If there's an issue he can call my cell.
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Told you guys I'd report back on the results of the Wi-Fi Oil gauge. IT IS THE BOMB!!
Works perfectly and gives me all kind of useful stats such as Gal/Hr, per week, peak times etc.
I would recommend it to anyone who would be away from their home for an extended period and wanted to monitor fuel usage.

https://www.connectedconsumerfuel.com/ is the website

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I find this gadget more interesting than an oil tank monitor:

https://meetflo.com/

My biggest fear while away is a water leak. I just ordered one to be a tester.

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Because we are not going to be away for a few days. We will be away from Jan to April. We have people taking care of the house but I want to make sure there are no "hiccups."
I stand corrected and thank you for the clarification.
That makes perfect sense!

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