Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: qbwebb On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:42 am

coalkirk wrote:Come on, your boiler is your baby. If your baby arriving in January has a problem, he or she will cry and let you know. :lol:
All kidding aside, congratulations on the soon to be new baby. It will really change you life and your perspective on life. I know it did mine.

I'd love to see that camera in action. Can you post a pic or two or video? Thanks.



Kirk,

Thanks for the kind words, the wife removed my setup while I was away hunting Bambi (said the camera was getting dusty), I will see if I can get it going again today. Lost the day yesterday to child birthing class, $100 to watch child birthing DVD's with a bunch of strangers that ask stupid questions like can I bring candles into the delivery room for aroma therapy? Can you already tell I don't choose all the fights! Too bad we can't force parents to have an IQ threshold before they conceive....
qbwebb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: dh1200s On: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:19 pm

creek44 wrote:My solution to remotely monitoring the water temp of my Heatmor outdoor wood burner was to purchase the following temperature display/control from Dwyer. It is hard wired with a cat. 5 cable from a probe located at the furnace to the display/control that I have located on a wall in my home. I have the control programmed and wired to sound an alarm if the water temp drops below 100 deg F. A switch disables the alarm. The length of cat. 5 is approximately 100ft. It has been accurately and reliably monitoring since 2006 when I installed it. I plan to monitor the temperature of my EFM 520 with this when I complete the installation.

http://www.dwyer-inst.com/PDF_files/TS2.d.pdf


creek44,

This will fit the bill for montoring my HS Tarm 202 in the basement. On the work bench (heat gun checks) this will work perfect for my montoring needs. That output relay is a nice feature. I will have that trip an audible as you and through some cube relays other features. I will get a second one for the LL110K boiler install once that bolier arrives.

I went with the TS-1 probe for the TS-W well. Did you have any issue with fitment of your TS-5 PVC probe into the well? Dwyer dosen't show that probe associated with the TS-W well. http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Tempe ... ons_Access

Thanks for the post...........Dick
dh1200s
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL-110
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS-Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: creek44 On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:08 pm

creek44,

This will fit the bill for montoring my HS Tarm 202 in the basement. On the work bench (heat gun checks) this will work perfect for my montoring needs. That output relay is a nice feature. I will have that trip an audible as you and through some cube relays other features. I will get a second one for the LL110K boiler install once that bolier arrives.

I went with the TS-1 probe for the TS-W well. Did you have any issue with fitment of your TS-5 PVC probe into the well? Dwyer dosen't show that probe associated with the TS-W well. http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Tempe ... ons_Access

Thanks for the post...........Dick[/quote]

Yes, , as I recall, there was an issue with the fit being ever so slightly snug. The thermowell was chucked into a lathe and the well I.D. was was increased a minimal increment. Enough time has passed that the specifics escape me.
creek44
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520


Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:24 am

I use an X10 Wireless xx17a camera focused on a digital carbon monixide detector to see the levels in real time either in another room or over the internet using logmein, can do the same for your temp stuff fior sure!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:35 am

creek44 wrote:My solution to remotely monitoring the water temp of my Heatmor outdoor wood burner was to purchase the following temperature display/control from Dwyer. It is hard wired with a cat. 5 cable from a probe located at the furnace to the display/control that I have located on a wall in my home. I have the control programmed and wired to sound an alarm if the water temp drops below 100 deg F. A switch disables the alarm. The length of cat. 5 is approximately 100ft. It has been accurately and reliably monitoring since 2006 when I installed it. I plan to monitor the temperature of my EFM 520 with this when I complete the installation.

http://www.dwyer-inst.com/PDF_files/TS2.d.pdf


I have been considering using an adjustable temperature switch & thermocouple for a keep-alive device on my EFM. The idea is that it would run the stoker based on a setpoint temperature (and differential) taken at the flue pipe. e.g. When the pipe temperature reaches 100 degrees the stoker would run until the temperature reached 125 degrees, or whatever is appropriate. A simple repeat-cycle timer works, but it can't compensate for different conditions or levels of demand. As I sit here typing this, my EFM just finished a 20 minute heat call. It will probably sit idle for 5 minutes and then run through a timer cycle. Not a big deal in cold weather, but it does contribute to some waste in the warmer months. The one thing I do need to verify is that the flue temperature does noticeably drop when the fire goes out, but the boiler is still at operating temperature.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:00 am

http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8918 ... 4AodV3fkmg

Fully controllable pan and tilt know your IP and set the port at anything higher than 80 e.g. xxx.xxx.x.x:200. They are under $100. My el cheapo very large garden thermometers that are usually under $10 are set up on chairs facing the camera. I have an open area in the middle of the house and one in the basement, so with two cameras I can see almost everything inside and outside that I want to. and a remote Sharp Weather station from Sams Club (under $30 and a BIG mistake) on the 17" elbow on top of the AnthraKing. Motion sensing if you want. When I sent to FL last year I saw every thing that was going on and realized I did not want to come home ever. Given this summer I realize that I was right on! Wish I could afford to do it this year.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: rp4449 On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:49 am

Yes - I bought a WoodMinder monitoring system. It does more than monitor temperature. It replaces the aquastat at your backup furnace and lets you know when the wood is running low. It has other features as well. There are several models available.

www.woodminder.com

Ron
rp4449
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Heatmore
Stove/Furnace Model: 400

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:15 pm

I'm beginning to get somewhat intrigued by the possibility of remotely monitoring my AHS Coal Gun with a Maverick ET732 barbecue thermometer. These have 2 probes and can monitor (and alarm) for two different temperature situations. For those of you with AA or AHS Anthratube type boilers, if you could remotely monitor 2 temperatures, where would you mount the 2 probes on yours?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)