Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:52 am

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Well, I setup a way to monitor my stoker on my iphone or online.

I use WEMO to turn on a light and a Foscam Cam to view my controls.

Just gives me peace of mind that I can at anytime and from anywhere view the following real time info

Basement temp
Basement humidity
Duckwork temp (which also tells me much about what the stoker is doing)
Carbon Monoxide level

Love it!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Peace of Mind

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 am

Oh and of course current draft too!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Peace of Mind

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:05 am

Fantastic Bro!! I did something similar using an old smart phone as an IP camera.. I love it. Heres the thread I documented my adventure :D

Peace of mind.. BIG TIME 8-)

Remote Monitoring Made Simple with Old Cell Phone
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash


Re: Peace of Mind

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:07 am

Man, that's slick!!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Peace of Mind

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:14 pm

Very cool!! 8-)
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: Peace of Mind

PostBy: WNYRob On: Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:41 am

Very cool. One suggestion, if you have a permanently installed manometer you could put that into your viewing area also. I have a similar set up as you (without the camera gadgetry), I call it my board of information. My stove's draft health and vitals are there at a moments glance.

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Oops, never mind. I just looked at your pic again and you do have your manometer in it.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol