Weather Stations

Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:24 am

Just out of curiosity, besides myself, how many of you coal geeks are weather geeks as well and have a weather station on your roof? I have a Davis Vantage Vue myself.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:32 am

I have a cheap LaCrosse one..... I'd like something better, but I don't want to drop alot of $$ on something that's not good. I think smitty might cime in on this......
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, WM 400-A, 523

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:37 am

I have mine hooked up to the Internet and listed on WeatherUnderground. I have a wireless webcam as well. I can go online anywhere and literally SEE the weather in my backyard. Yes,...card carrying weather geek I am. Maybe I'll add a camera to view my stoker too!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace


Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:41 am

Carbon12 wrote:I have mine hooked up to the Internet and listed on WeatherUnderground


Which station is yours?
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, WM 400-A, 523

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:47 am

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/fin ... KPAHARRI26

Webcam currently down for a firmware update
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:57 am

I use a ACU>RITE from Wally World. It just does highs and lows of the day plus present temp and time. Simple, shows temp trends and I like it.
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: Weather Stations

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:11 am

I have a Nat Am weather rock on the porch :notsure:
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:14 am

From Wikipedia:

Instructions for "analysing" weather with the weather stone[edit]

Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
If the rock is wet, it's raining.
If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
If the rock is white, it is snowing.
If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.
Locations[edit]

I love it! I'll have to make one,.....using a big hunk of coal, of course! :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:27 am

:rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :out:

Sorry, couldn't resist

Anybody getting wind speeds?
What's a good unit that also does wind?
Last edited by McGiever on Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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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: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:30 am

Does a weather rock qualify as Pet Rock?!!?
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:56 am

It does ,but if you let it in the house its no longer a weather rock :rofl:
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:23 pm

I've got the Vantage Pro II - wireless version, fan aspirated (which hasn't worked in a few years) with the heater to melt snow for measuring snowfall (the only wire I had to run). My neighbor also bought a wireless console at my suggestion, and picks up my station's signal. Thing works mint.

Had a problem with the capacitor blowing up on mine, which, if you search the net you'll find is a common problem with these units. Turns out I was lucky mine lasted as long as it did - just shy of 5 years when I first started having to constantly replace the battery in the ISS.

I ended up buying 2 capacitors & soldering the extra one in (there's an extra space for one for those living in AK and other areas with minimal winter sunlight) about 4 months ago. In about 4 more months I guess I'll find out if that worked or not ...

Here's a thread I posted about that: Capacitor question for you electronic gurus

Here's another thread I made on the temp graphing, a few years back: Temp graphs - indoor with coal, & outdoor
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:31 pm

Carbon12 wrote:From Wikipedia:

Instructions for "analysing" weather with the weather stone[edit]

Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
If the rock is wet, it's raining.
If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
If the rock is white, it is snowing.
If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.
Locations
If the rock is wet but isn't raining and the sky has contrails you've just been poisoned and should seek an aluminum hat[edit]

I love it! I'll have to make one,.....using a big hunk of coal, of course! :lol:


Added one. :D

I thought about getting one of those weather monitors but good ones are crazy expensive so I just stick to the cheap one I bought from Radio Shack a few years ago which only tells me the temp and whether or not it's raining.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:37 pm

Excellent! :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Weather Stations

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:31 pm

@ SMITTY: I read that thread about your capacitor. My station is about 3 years old. I hope they improved the capacitor since then. You were loaded for bear with your system! It's a really nice system. My grandfather used to have a thermometer in every room and several barometers sprinkled about. I guess I get my fascination in monitoring the weather from him! :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace