Thermostat Upgrade.

Thermostat Upgrade.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue May 15, 2012 4:53 pm

I have been thinking about sending my coal-trol back to Automation Correct and have them upgrade the software from the standard TS2 to the more advanced TS2ES version. The main advantage for me is the additional day/night temperature setpoints.

Has anyone done this and what was the approximate turn around time?
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Thermostat Upgrade.

PostBy: Coalfire On: Tue May 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Not worth it, as far as I am concerned. Most that have used the setbacks seem to use more coal or have less temp control.

Coal = Slow and steady :)


Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Thermostat Upgrade.

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue May 15, 2012 9:10 pm

Been there done that. I do like the options offered. I am still tweaking my setup. I am not normal :oops: I am a computer technician by trade so I have to mess with everything electronic, been doing so for 30 years. With that said call Automationcorrect and tell them what your goals are and I am sure they will not mislead you. I have since reconfigured my Keystoker 90 into a "Mini-Furnace" configuration, but still might relocate my thermostat to take advandage of my new configuration. If you want more settings, and choices you will not go wrong with getting your thermostat reconfigured.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Thermostat Upgrade.

PostBy: WNY On: Wed May 16, 2012 6:15 am

Never used the setback, it has too much temperature swings, since coal takes so much time to heat up and cool down.

Only thing I would like to upgrade is the Fan kicking on/off for a like a minute at the low FR and CFT threshold setpoint.
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: Thermostat Upgrade.

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:14 pm

You need to call (315-299-3589) to arrange for the upgrade. Sometimes, depending on which Coal-trol version you have, it requires both the control box and thermostat to be sent in. Usually, though, it is just the thermostat.

Once we get it usually takes a day for it to be shipped back out. Often it ships back out the same day, if we get it early enough in the morning.
pvolcko