CapeCoaler wrote:Just a case of early spring fever in Maine?
Invention fever. I caught it from Freddy. He only lives 80 miles from here, and it must have gotten in the air.
Here's the second stage of my plan: Once the stove thermostat is working, I get a little aquarium-style air pump, and run some tubing from the pump to the bi-metal thermostat housing. I use a standard room thermostat to turn the air pump on and off. So, when room temperature drops, the aquarium pump comes on and sends cool air to chill the bi-metal coil. The coil is thereby tricked into thinking the stove has cooled down, so it opens the air inlet, heats up the stove, heats up the room, then the room thermostat turns off the aquarium pump. That's the general theory, anyhow, with calibration details yet to be worked out .... Now, does that sound like fun, or what?