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rberq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Wed. Feb. 18, 2009 6:28 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Just a case of early spring fever in Maine?
Invention fever. I caught it from Freddy. He only lives 80 miles from here, and it must have gotten in the air.

Here's the second stage of my plan: Once the stove thermostat is working, I get a little aquarium-style air pump, and run some tubing from the pump to the bi-metal thermostat housing. I use a standard room thermostat to turn the air pump on and off. So, when room temperature drops, the aquarium pump comes on and sends cool air to chill the bi-metal coil. The coil is thereby tricked into thinking the stove has cooled down, so it opens the air inlet, heats up the stove, heats up the room, then the room thermostat turns off the aquarium pump. That's the general theory, anyhow, with calibration details yet to be worked out .... Now, does that sound like fun, or what?

bono1979
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Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: kodiak
Location: hunlock creek

Post Wed. Feb. 18, 2009 7:48 pm

Take a look at the Harman sf 1500 on their website , it has a Electronic automatic draft control on the lower door , all you would have to do is mount it to ur door and hook it up to a theromstat .

rberq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Wed. Feb. 18, 2009 8:11 pm

bono1979 wrote:harmon sf 1500 ... has a Electronic automatic draft control
Another good idea, bono! As soon as it stops snowing, I'll visit my local Harman dealer. I expect it is $$$, but maybe no more than my Rube Goldberg idea, once everything is added up. Probably I could mount it on the side of the stove instead of the door, then stove operation could revert to normal if the electric one was out of commission.

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grizzly2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Thu. Feb. 19, 2009 5:00 pm

rberg,

What you realy need is an electronic room thermometer, outdoor thermometer and barometer and anamometer. Write a simple computer program that will interface and weigh the value of each input and produce a relevant amount of current to the A or B lead of an electric motor out of a CD player (that operates the CD tray) that can open and close the draft door a given amount as required or anticipated. In case of electro-mechanical-software failure and resulting Harman meltdown, your computer can be programmed to dial 911 and request firefighter assistance. 8-)

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rberq
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Posts: 5053
Joined: Mon. Apr. 16, 2007 9:34 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Thu. Feb. 19, 2009 5:55 pm

grizzly2 wrote:your computer can be programmed
The only flaw in your brilliant plan is that my computer runs Microsoft Windows, which would probably be auto-installing security patches during the meltdown and be unavailable to dial 911.

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grizzly2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Thu. Feb. 19, 2009 6:29 pm

rberq wrote:
grizzly2 wrote:your computer can be programmed
The only flaw in your brilliant plan is that my computer runs Microsoft Windows, which would probably be auto-installing security patches during the meltdown and be unavailable to dial 911.
Oh yeah, how could I possibly have forgotten about those little interuptions :?:

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BDHodosn
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Post Sat. Feb. 21, 2009 12:12 pm

You seem to need a hobby or activity that gets you outside and away from the house on winter. Ever try XC skiing? Snowshoeing? Drinking at bars?

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