Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:29 pm

I don't want to reinvent the wheel and I'm guessing at least a few of the clever fellows on this forum are doing this. I'd like to be able to tell what the boiler temp is from the family room. Is there a simple inexpensive way to do this?
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:45 pm

how about a wireless camera, then run it into an input on your TV...just switch inputs and you can see your boiler and temps.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:06 pm

I have always wanted to know the flue temps at the top of my chimney, have not found a way yet..


The cam Idea is a good one me thinks.. :)
grumpy
 


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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:24 pm

I have thought about a way to use my iPhone to monitor house temps.

This item caught my eye when researching this: http://www.igrillinc.com/
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: qbwebb On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:53 pm

Wireless BBQ Thermometer....Never thought I'd buy anything in Bed Bath+ beyond, noticed it when I was following my wife around daydreaming about coal....
qbwebb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:42 pm

qbwebb wrote:Wireless BBQ Thermometer....Never thought I'd buy anything in Bed Bath+ beyond, noticed it when I was following my wife around daydreaming about coal....

Get the turkey one for another $10, it's good for 150'. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:14 pm

WTG01 Monitor Supply & Return Water Temps - Wireless receiver (Up to 100 feet away), easy installation, very accurate, large bright LCD with backlight, batteries included (lasts about a year), 2 probes included (Stainless Steel), Monitors 32-392° F, high and low alarms. This remote thermometer was designed for cooking food; however, it works great for monitoring your boiler’s water temperature and is inexpensive

Wireless Temperature Gauge
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: BigBarney On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:47 pm

Here's where I buy the Maverick 73

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... bzdu3bs3_b



BigBarney
BigBarney
 

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:45 pm

A lot of cool stuff here too.

www.smarthome.com
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:30 pm

McGiever wrote:WTG01 Monitor Supply & Return Water Temps - Wireless receiver (Up to 100 feet away), easy installation, very accurate, large bright LCD with backlight, batteries included (lasts about a year), 2 probes included (Stainless Steel), Monitors 32-392° F, high and low alarms. This remote thermometer was designed for cooking food; however, it works great for monitoring your boiler’s water temperature and is inexpensive

Wireless Temperature Gauge


In reading the reviews of this unit, one person said the two units have to be in line of sight of one another. Is that the case?
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:46 pm

If its Infrared, then they have to be inline with each other. If RF or FM transmitter, then no.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Anyone remotely monitoring boiler temp, etc.

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:54 pm

Specs don't really say. Best to ask the man who actually has one I guess. I'd hate to buy it and not be able to use it. The dual probes are a nice feature.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Product Description
The Maverick ET-732 Remote Smoker Thermometer for high heat monitors internal temperature of meat from 300 feet away!! The wireless receiver with LCD beeps and flashes when meat temperature goes above your programmed temperature. Now feel confident while monitoring barbecue temperature. The receiver beeps and flashes if temperature falls above or below your programmed range. The thermometer has a count-up and count-down timer while the LCD of receiver has back light for use at night. The receiver displays barbecue temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and features a convenient belt clip and built in stand. The transmitter has a removable wire stand that also becomes a hanger. The food probe wire can be inserted 6” into meat; both probe wires are heat resistant to 716 degree Fahrenheit.This unit can be used in oven or smoker too! The lost like alert warns you if your transmitter is out of range or has lost the radio frequency signal. Your meat, barbecue, and timer settings are stored even if the unit is turned off.

More money, more better :) Maverick-Wireless-BBQ-Thermometer-Set
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:35 pm

Many of the disgruntled users on Amazon.com reported that it would not work as little as 10 feet away if the signal was going through a wall. If it did work, it would be a great thing to have.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

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PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:44 pm

lsayre wrote:Many of the disgruntled users on Amazon.com reported that it would not work as little as 10 feet away if the signal was going through a wall. If it did work, it would be a great thing to have.



Assume your comments are for the Maverick 73 Model...or what?
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek