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Subject: Re: Furnace oil tank safety alarm
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Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 00:32:36 -0400
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 00:21:52 EDT
Organization: Bell Sympatico
Hi all, this link explains the magnitude of the problem:
"gagir" wrote in message
> Watching TV recently, I saw the disaster that can occur when a tank fails
> and empties in a basement. Damages can cost in the range of $200 000.00
> Nowhere in the report did I see any existance of an alarm to warn when the
> tank level goes down at a too fast rate or while the furnace is not
> I know some oil companies have remote sensing of the remaining oil for
> delivery scheduling. If it produces an analog level reading, not min/max,
> not to use this sensor for alarm purposes is plain stupid. Anyhow, a
> capacitive sensor can do it quite cheaply.
> I would like to know what anybody have to say about this idea. Also some
> suggestions for cross posting.
> Eric Girard
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