My home central heating system runs on oil, rather than Gas. I have a 1000 litre tank in the garden, which is filled on average every 3 months.
However, I need to check the oil levels manually to ensure that when it runs low, I order from the oil supplier in good time. There have been occasions where i’ve forgotten to check the level and i’ve run out - resulting in no heating or hot water for about a week...or paying an extortionate rate to the oil supplier to send an emergency delivery!!
Anyway - looking for ideas on a home made solution that will automatically monitor he oil levels in my tank and notify me at certain levels, when it’s reaching empty.
I know you can but monitoring devices that can do this, but thought it would be more fun to build something. Examples of what are already out there...
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oil+l ... 20&bih=492
As the oil tank is outside, any solution will need to be water proof and power might be the biggest challenge!!
Perhaps it will be too difficult and easier + cheaper to buy off the shelf, but thought I’d ask the community first.