Tank Utility

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Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:50 am
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Tank Utility

I found a way to easily monitor the level of the propane in my propane tank. I purchased a Tank Utility. https://www.tankutility.com/ All that's need now is a PlugIn.

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Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:48 am
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Re: Tank Utility

It's got an API, should be pretty easy. I won't be able to get one until we move into the new house in Jan/Feb. If no one else has written a plugin by then I will.

One downside to their system is that the API retrieves data from their server, not directly from the device. So if your internet connection is down, it won't work.

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Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:07 am
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Re: Tank Utility

Thanks Joe!

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 pm
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Re: Tank Utility

My sensor is arriving tomorrow. Should have a plugin by the weekend. I already wrote most of it, but can't do any testing until I get the sensor installed and account created.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 am
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Re: Tank Utility

Ok, so I saw this thread and thought "TANK PLUGIN!?!?!", I've been trying to come up with ways to detect raccoons in my yard and hit them with a blast of water using Indigo as the base and one of the things I came up with is this remote control tank that I've thought of modifying for this very purpose. I was very excited and while I'm a bit let down that this is for propane it's still pretty cool :).

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 am
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Re: Tank Utility

Racoons? Not many around here. But this guy was in the canal right off our dock yesterday:
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am
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Re: Tank Utility

Yea, that would be a good raccoon deterrent! One thing Colorado has lots of is raccoons and skunks. In fact I know several people that have moved from Colorado because they couldn't tolerate the skunk population. I had one die under my deck a couple of years ago, oh boy was that bad, weeks of bad smells and I finally ripped up my not-unsubstantially-massive deck and am STILL transforming it into a large outdoor living space with no place for critters to nest.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:31 pm
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