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Old November 16th 06, 06:23 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?

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Old November 16th 06, 03:26 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Joe wrote:
I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?


Here's a common gauge for 275Gal indoor use:
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...al/1401422.htm

Hopefully the old one will unscrew without using
too much force.

Use thread sealant on the new one and orient the
float in the correct direction. Done.

Jim
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Old November 17th 06, 02:48 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default replacing oil tank gauge

which way is the right direction?


Speedy Jim wrote:
Joe wrote:
I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?


Here's a common gauge for 275Gal indoor use:
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...al/1401422.htm

Hopefully the old one will unscrew without using
too much force.

Use thread sealant on the new one and orient the
float in the correct direction. Done.

Jim


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Old November 17th 06, 02:52 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default replacing oil tank gauge

Joe wrote:

which way is the right direction?


Float arm goes long dimension
(length) of the tank



Speedy Jim wrote:

Joe wrote:

I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?


Here's a common gauge for 275Gal indoor use:
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...al/1401422.htm

Hopefully the old one will unscrew without using
too much force.

Use thread sealant on the new one and orient the
float in the correct direction. Done.

Jim



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Old November 17th 06, 01:52 PM posted to alt.home.repair
Joe
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Default replacing oil tank gauge

Is it possible that mine got turned around while they were filling the
tank?


Speedy Jim wrote:
Joe wrote:

which way is the right direction?


Float arm goes long dimension
(length) of the tank



Speedy Jim wrote:

Joe wrote:

I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?


Here's a common gauge for 275Gal indoor use:
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...al/1401422.htm

Hopefully the old one will unscrew without using
too much force.

Use thread sealant on the new one and orient the
float in the correct direction. Done.

Jim




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Old November 17th 06, 03:10 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default replacing oil tank gauge

Joe wrote:

Is it possible that mine got turned around while they were filling the
tank?


Filling should not have affected it.
Take it out and see if you can find the problem.
Don't leave it open for long as the fumes
(from the oil) can affect breathing if allergic.





Speedy Jim wrote:

Joe wrote:


which way is the right direction?


Float arm goes long dimension
(length) of the tank



Speedy Jim wrote:


Joe wrote:


I got my tank filled up and the gauge is still stuck at 90 gallons. I
was just going to use a pipe wrench to pry it off then buy a new one to
replace it. Is there anything I should know before replacing it?


Here's a common gauge for 275Gal indoor use:
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...al/1401422.htm

Hopefully the old one will unscrew without using
too much force.

Use thread sealant on the new one and orient the
float in the correct direction. Done.

Jim



 




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