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Question: I want to measure the home heating oil in my tank Does anyone know where I can buy a measuring stick for this?

Question by That_ blue_ eyed_ Irish_ lass: I want to measure the home heating oil in my tank Does anyone know where I can buy a measuring stick for this?
My dad had one of these”sticks” . They had inches carved on them like a ruler and you would stick it in the oil tank and it would measure the amount of inches left in the tank.
It’s just like a big ruler.

I remember 10 inches was approximatly 50 gallons .
If any one knows where I can purchase one please reply here. Thanks
Duh! My brain was just not thinking today! My hubby wants this ruler and frankly I just forgot about making my own.. Thanks for the directions all!

Best answer:

Answer by Arthur
Just buy a 1″ x 2″ peice of lumber and transfer the markings from a tape measure onto it.

8′ long should be more than enough.

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5 Responses to Question: I want to measure the home heating oil in my tank Does anyone know where I can buy a measuring stick for this?

  1. William B

    do you have a wooden handle broom? mark it off , with a marker, dip it in,
    check with you oil supplier, for a dip stick,

  2. BadWolph

    Make your own, come on, how hard can that be, unless you have an odd shaped tank, then you can ask the guy to fill the tank a bit at a time while you callibrate the stick. EASY

  3. darcymc

    not to point out the obvious but you can use any long stick object….even a old curtain rod
    the inches to gallons equation will only work if you know the dimensions of YOUR tank
    i know how much oil i have in my tanks ZIP ZERO NADDA
    been keeping warm by a kero heater only….not sure why there is not rioting in the streets over oil/gas prices ..its total bs

  4. cop350zx

    Purchase a long dowel stick at Home Depot and measure off the inches with a ruler. Hint—Start with 1 inch at the bottom.

  5. Victoria M

    Try B&Q.. or any hardware store.
    If not ring your local oil company for advice!
    It’s called a “Dipstick”

    x

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