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    Propane Monitoring

    Has anyone ever done something to monitor propane level on a barbecue. Something like this https://tvlintl.myshopify.com/produc...e-model-tvl218 would be great if it could be integrated with HS.

    #2
    I'd like to have 3-4 of these things, if they ever became available.

    Here's some older thoughts on the subject:

    https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=139022
    HomeSeer Version: HS4 Pro Edition 4.2.19.0 (Windows - Running as a Service)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro - Desktop
    Z-Wave Devices via two Z-Net G3s
    Zigbee Devices via RaspBee on RPi 3b+
    WiFi Devices via Internal Router.

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      #3
      Hi,

      If you have, or can install, a R3D compatible dial, you have this option:
      http://www.tankutility.com/residenti...-tank-monitor/

      I use it to monitor a underground propane tank and it works great.

      regards
      Mats

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        #4
        Originally posted by ewkearns View Post
        I'd like to have 3-4 of these things, if they ever became available.
        What do you mean. They are available on their website. I just wish I could integrate with HS. I like the scale option better. Besides I haven't found any R3D dial for a portable propane tank.

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          #5
          Originally posted by freeon View Post
          What do you mean. They are available on their website. I just wish I could integrate with HS. I like the scale option better. Besides I haven't found any R3D dial for a portable propane tank.
          Out of idle curiosity (I have mains gas so no such need) they have a friendly API here so you would just need a script to talk to it - http://apidocs.tankutility.com/

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            #6
            Originally posted by freeon View Post
            What do you mean. They are available on their website. I just wish I could integrate with HS. I like the scale option better. Besides I haven't found any R3D dial for a portable propane tank.
            I really meant "available," as in, "integrated with HS." And $800 to measure 4 tanks is a little over the top, IMHO.....
            HomeSeer Version: HS4 Pro Edition 4.2.19.0 (Windows - Running as a Service)
            Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro - Desktop
            Z-Wave Devices via two Z-Net G3s
            Zigbee Devices via RaspBee on RPi 3b+
            WiFi Devices via Internal Router.

            Enabled Plug-Ins
            AK SmartDevice 4.0.5.1,AK Weather 4.0.5.174,AmbientWeather 3.0.1.9,Big6 3.44.0.0,BLBackup 2.0.64.0,BLGData 3.0.55.0,BLLock 3.0.39.0,BLUPS 2.0.26.0,Device History 4.5.1.0,EasyTrigger 3.0.0.76,Harmony Hub 4.0.14.0,HSBuddy 4.50.128.5,JowiHue 4.1.3.0,LG ThinQ 4.0.25.0,ONVIF Events 1.0.0.5,SDJ-Health 3.1.1.9,TPLinkSmartHome4 2022.12.30.0,UltraCID3 3.0.6681.34300,Z-Wave 4.1.0.3

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              #7
              I just got one of these Gas Watch and will play with the Bluetooth and see what I can find out about it. It shouldn't be too much trouble to put this in a script, or better, write a plugin to monitor it.

              I have yet to install the app on any of my Androids as Play Store says it's not compatible with any of them and won't let me download it. I'm confused, though, as it says it requires at least Android 4.3, and I have one at 4.3, one at 5.0, and two at 6.0. I have yet to receive any reply from the company even after many email requests and even phone attempts (one of the voice mail boxes says it's full). I'm on my second week of trying.

              So we may be on our own if I can't get hold of anyone at the manufacturer to ask any questions.

              Give me a couple of weeks or so to play around with it and see what I can come up with.
              Steve

              (System configuration is in my profile)

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                #8
                That's great. I hope you can figure something out.

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                  #9
                  this seems like it would be even better to start with... but the reviews are awful.

                  https://www.amazon.com/Quirky-Refuel...P1R71Z1R0JG5W5

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by spknapp View Post
                    I just got one of these Gas Watch and will play with the Bluetooth and see what I can find out about it. It shouldn't be too much trouble to put this in a script, or better, write a plugin to monitor it.

                    I have yet to install the app on any of my Androids as Play Store says it's not compatible with any of them and won't let me download it. I'm confused, though, as it says it requires at least Android 4.3, and I have one at 4.3, one at 5.0, and two at 6.0. I have yet to receive any reply from the company even after many email requests and even phone attempts (one of the voice mail boxes says it's full). I'm on my second week of trying.

                    So we may be on our own if I can't get hold of anyone at the manufacturer to ask any questions.

                    Give me a couple of weeks or so to play around with it and see what I can come up with.
                    Did you have any luck with these?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mrhappy View Post
                      Out of idle curiosity (I have mains gas so no such need) they have a friendly API here so you would just need a script to talk to it - http://apidocs.tankutility.com/
                      just in case anyonne uses this i have a script that reads the tank info into HS3.

                      Z

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                        #12
                        Check this thread,

                        https://forums.homeseer.com/showthre...=189111&page=2

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mats2 View Post
                          Hi,

                          If you have, or can install, a R3D compatible dial, you have this option:
                          http://www.tankutility.com/residenti...-tank-monitor/

                          I use it to monitor a underground propane tank and it works great.

                          regards
                          Mats
                          Mats,
                          I installed a Tank Utility monitor. How close does your readings match the gauge?

                          I has a script that will pull this stuff into Homeseer off of their server...
                          HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435 (Windows Server 8.1 on ESXi box)

                          Plug-Ins Enabled:
                          Z-Wave:,RaspberryIO:,AirplaySpeak:,Ecobee:,
                          weatherXML:,JowiHue:,APCUPSD:,PHLocation:,Chromecast:,EasyTr igger:

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                            #14
                            Quirky but workie...

                            Several years back I bought the Quirky Propane Monitor at Home Depot for like 30 bucks. It was a WiFi based system and worked well. It didn't like getting wet, but once dry it worked well. It was nice to be able to check the tank level remotely, especially if already at the store....

                            Bought a Weber that has it's own system so the Quirky went with the grill. They still sell them at Amazon....

                            https://www.amazon.com/Quirky-Refuel.../dp/B00M43L4L0
                            .

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by vasrc View Post
                              just in case anyonne uses this i have a script that reads the tank info into HS3.

                              Z
                              I've ordered a Tank Utility monitor.

                              Would you mind posting your script here?

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