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Fallout Shelter – Monitor

Fallout Shelter — Monitor. (Fuji Neopan 400. Nikon F100. Noritsu Koki.)

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This is a monitor for the diesel tank that fuels the generators that run the fallout shelter my father built. (For more background, click here.) The monitor was installed some years ago at the behest of the environmental quality guys in Helena. Understandably, any fuel tank (in this case a 9,000-gallon behemoth) needs monitoring. So far, there have been no leaks. As you can see, on the day this photo was taken, all functions were normal.

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5 responses

  1. James Gahl

    uh, that’s a little creepy. but also very cool. :p

    September 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    • You should have seen what we had to do to install the probe that feeds information to this monitor. We had to dig the tank up and insert this big contraption, as well as fashion a kind of harness and reservoir to go over the diesel tank (a precaution in case of leakage). Such a pain in the butt (although necessary, of course).

      September 20, 2010 at 2:37 AM

      • James Gahl

        wow. how long did that take?

        September 20, 2010 at 5:12 AM

  2. A couple of days, but we worked all day each day. Big pain.

    September 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM

  3. aswirly

    How cool!

    September 29, 2010 at 3:51 AM

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