Should I use the bottom contact (contact 1) as low level alarm and contact 2 as pump off?

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

Even though it seems on the surface like a good idea, we suggest not having a low level alarm, here’s why.. One of the great features of the FOGRod is the reliability of the OFF signal. Once the water drops off the bottom of the rod there is no way for current to flow through […]

How do I get a copy of the product manual?

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

Just email us at support@wastewater-level.com, or call us on 406 545 3023 and we’ll send you an electronic copy of the manual (pdf format).

Doesn’t grease buildup stop the FOGRod working?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

It’s often the first question asked by someone who works with lift stations. The FOGRod should be hung in the turbulent part of the well, near the inflow (but not directly under it). In this part of the well the grease is all broken up and causes a lot less problems than the grease in […]

What other applications suit the FOGRod, apart from wastewater pump stations?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

The FOGRod works in any conductive liquid. The toughness and simplicity of the product were designed to suit the nasty environment of wastewater – and lots of different organizations apart from municipal organizations also have to deal with wastewater. So the FOGRod is installed in meat processing plants, major casinos, hotels & motels, hospitals, schools, […]

What applications don’t suit the FOGRod?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

The FOGRod relies on conductivity for measurement. So it doesn’t measure petrochemical levels – like oil and diesel. And if there is a mix of oil and water it is unlikely the FOGRod will work properly – basically the oil in the water will coat the unit and insulate the contacts from the water. Sludge […]

How is the FOGRod mounted?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

The FOGRod hangs from its own cable – it is designed for this. It comes with a mounting bracket that you fix under the hatch so that the FOGRod can hang in the turbulent part of the well – near the inflow. The mounting bracket also comes with an S-hook and a zip tie – […]

Can I cut the cable and connect through a junction box?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

Yes. The cable is custom but it’s just shielded cable. It’s not like a pressure transducer where the cable cannot be cut because of a vent tube. You can cut the cable and wire into a junction box and then use the remaining cable to wire from the junction box to the control panel.

What is the color code for the FOGRod wires?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

10 – gray (top contact) 9 – purple 8 – yellow 7 – brown 6 – blue 5 – orange 4 – green 3 – white 2 – red 1 – black (bottom contact) and the 11th wire – pink – is a “failsafe” wire to allow the LIT (Level Indicator Transmitter) to check cable […]

What FOGRod lengths are available?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

The FOGRod comes in 2 main lengths – 5 ft and 7.5 ft. The 5 ft has 6 inches separation between each contact and the 7.5 ft has 9 inches separation between each contact. They are the same price. We also have a 3 ft FOGRod for special applications. This has 6 contacts instead of 10, […]

What if I want a 10 ft FOGRod?

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by wastewater_admin

The FOGRod comes in 2 lengths – 5 ft and 7.5 ft. For greater lengths we use two Fogrods. The longer rod (7.5 ft) seems to cover the operating range of almost every lift station. The usual reason for requesting something longer than 7.5 ft is to provide a “high-high alarm”. We recommend using a high […]


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