Nest thermostat

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Frytown On: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:34 pm

Honeywell works fine with the Axeman. The nest thermostat sounds like a neat gadget but with automatic coal stoker the automation is pretty well built in. Set it and forget it. The nest might be a great option if I had insulation in these walls and plenty of free time on my hands. Beauty of coal is set it and forget it but take the ash out. Only neat feature is I can see if the fire went out while I'm away from home because the temp fell off. Would be great if we could write our own programs for the thermostat. Then we could make it operate for those with two and three sources of heat in event of fire out.
Frytown
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1957 Axeman Anderson 130 to FHA
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Horace On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:49 am

Glad I didn't get a Nest. You think smart meters are intrusive.

Google is buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.



http://www.businessinsider.com/google-buying-nest-for-35-billion-2014-1
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:29 pm

I have always enjoyed technology advances over the yrs. But lately this is starting to get creepy.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer


Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Horace On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:47 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I have always enjoyed technology advances over the yrs. But lately this is starting to get creepy.

Tell me about it. My question is, "Why, Google?" I bet their answer is something to do with home automation. I think that the real answer is more like "world domination." $3.2 billion for a bunch of T-stats? There's got to be more to it than that.

There was a thread on here somewhere where the OP stated that his wife liked to keep the house at 76*. Excessive, maybe, but that's where they want it, they pay for their coal, it's their house. If they have a Nest, hooked into Google, and if the Gov't sees that will the homeowner have to pay a fine for excessive heating? Or will they simply turn down the t-stat?

I love playing with data, and I would love to get my hands on some of the stuff that Google has, but only as an exercise of curiosity. I think that there's a very short road from your computer/home, to Google, then to the NSA, etc.
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:13 am

is your "smart" Television any different that posting your views on this board -
nest or Nepacrossroads - same/same
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:56 am

Sting wrote:is your "smart" Television any different that posting your views on this board - nest or Nepacrossroads - same/same


IP masking is a good thing..... if they try to track me down, they will think i am a teenage girl living on a farm in one of the crapi-stan countries..... who knows, maybe i really am!! :lol:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Nest thermostat

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:56 am

titleist1 wrote:
Sting wrote:is your "smart" Television any different that posting your views on this board - nest or Nepacrossroads - same/same


IP masking is a good thing..... if they try to track me down, they will think i am a teenage girl living on a farm in one of the crapi-stan countries..... who knows, maybe i really am!! :lol:




We always worried about you now we know. :D
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer