Low Temp. Alarm

Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: heaterman87 On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:12 pm

I have my boiler located in a seperate building about 130 feet from the house which it is heating. I would like to wire a low voltage alarm in the house when the Efm boiler drops below the low set point of the aquastat so that I know when I have a problem with the boiler.

Does anyone have any ideas that might help?
heaterman87
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Bixby 115

Re: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: Jeddbird On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:17 pm

Try a search on remote "Smoker Alarms". I know there are such things which will alarm if the temperature gets to high or too low. I don't know what the range is on them though.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Dutchwest
Stove/Furnace Model: Federal

Re: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:29 pm

here one I found, but there are others.
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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: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:30 pm

Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:44 pm

Devil, you got it! That was the one I was trying to find.....:)
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: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:14 pm

WNY wrote:Devil, you got it! That was the one I was trying to find.....:)


Works great & the batteries last a whole heating season!
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: heaterman87 On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:47 pm

Thanks for the tips!
Devil, sounds like that would be a great alarm but it's only rated at 100 ft.
I was thinking of using a aquastat that would close the alarm circuit when the temp dropped below the set point. Install a wire from the aquastat to a septic tank alarm inside the house. Or maybe tie the aquastat into a seperate door bell chime. Just thinking??? :?
heaterman87
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Bixby 115

Re: Low Temp. Alarm

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:54 pm

heaterman87 wrote:Devil, sounds like that would be a great alarm but it's only rated at 100 ft.


You're right. From the sound of it the low voltage alarm idea you have would work better & I'm sure someone must make such a wired unit so you don't have to jury rig something.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000