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NWBuilder
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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 10:43 pm

JimD wrote:Ha ha. Great app for the iPhone.
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And this is my iPhone app for my Honeywell wifi thermostat. I can check and adjust from anywhere I can see from work how my stove is doing. With high and low alarms emailed to me also. Real cool.
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Very cool, how much was the thermostat if I may ask?


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Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 11:27 pm

$99 at Home Depot. The touch screen one is $149.00. The app is free.. Honeywell total comfort.
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It's cool. I can keep the stat low and if I see the temp is going down I can do what I want from work. Or let it run by schedule. It's nice to see your house stay warm from the stove. And you get an idea when or if your coal is burning down.
Jim D
Belchertown Ma.
Crane Coal Cooker
Heating a 1900 sq ft / cir.1874 farmhouse
Moderate insulation and Windows
Stove in liv room

Using a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect app on Iphone to monitor from anywhere !!

COAL ROCKS !!!!

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just peter
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Post Fri. Jan. 03, 2014 7:17 am

Nice stuff those thermostats.
Here it is 10degree's Celsius, not much winter this year.
Inside comfortable 23 degree's.

Peter.

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JimD
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Post Fri. Jan. 03, 2014 7:25 am

I'm sitting toasty at work and feeling good knowing the house is at 71 deg F just at a glance on my phone. Yes amazing what technology does for us. Now to set up a web can to watch the stack temp and coal level ha ha

EDIT ....73 now !!!

Coal Is AWESOME
Jim D
Belchertown Ma.
Crane Coal Cooker
Heating a 1900 sq ft / cir.1874 farmhouse
Moderate insulation and Windows
Stove in liv room

Using a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect app on Iphone to monitor from anywhere !!

COAL ROCKS !!!!

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Jan. 03, 2014 11:03 pm

-4 degrees F here right now.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
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Post Fri. Jan. 03, 2014 11:31 pm

Wind's coming up,and we've gone up from 6* to 12* with a forecast high of 33* for Saturday ! The door's closing for us on Sunday. Here we go. :box:
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Post Tue. Jan. 21, 2014 3:15 am

The 2 inches of snow we are expecting has turned into 8 to 10 inches with strong winds and drifting. It's supposed to be a light, fluffy powder. We are at our high temperature for the day and expect to be in the single digits by noon. The powers that be have already cancelled school due to the sub-freezing temperatures. This really has to stop - anymore lost days will have to be made up from Spring break or at the end of the year. I hate it when that happens. Take care, Lisa
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Post Tue. Jan. 21, 2014 9:21 am

3 to 7 inches predicted for here, cold temps and wind. Brrrrr!!!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Tue. Jan. 21, 2014 9:36 am

I'm not happy with myself this morning. I'm looking at my wifi Tstat app from work and seeing the temp in the house dropping. I may have closed the bottom vent to much before I went to work. Dang! I don't want the oil boiler to come on. Maybe it will come alive as the day goes.

Oh well hopefully I don't have to re fire it tonight. What a pain!!!

Edit...... Called my son around 3pm and he said it was going ok, so had him open it up a bit and get her going more. Was doing great when I got home.... It's 10:48 pm and 9deg outside and 73 inside.

All is well!!

Stay warm my friends
Jim D
Belchertown Ma.
Crane Coal Cooker
Heating a 1900 sq ft / cir.1874 farmhouse
Moderate insulation and Windows
Stove in liv room

Using a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect app on Iphone to monitor from anywhere !!

COAL ROCKS !!!!

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Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 8:55 am

It was 2 degrees here early this morning. House is warm, hot shower, all is well.
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Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 12:34 pm

Hey look - we made the drudge report -

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24539074/200-school- ... z2rKfjNjxu

It was an interesting morning to say the least. Lisa
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Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:It was 2 degrees here early this morning. House is warm, hot shower, all is well.
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Looks like volcanic lava from mount Merapi. :D
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 6:21 pm

I have burned just shy of 600 lbs since Sunday evening...120 lbs per day avg. It has been a long week.

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Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 9:07 pm

Indeed!!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 9:49 pm

Does anyone remember the post about a weatherman predicting a series of extremely cold winters? I know it's on this forum somewhere but I cannot find it anywhere. It was a video someone posted of this weather scientist predicting that either 2014 and/or 15, if I recall, we're to be extremely cold winters. He had charts and graphs to explain his prediction and what made the weather happen that way historically. It was posted at least two years ago. Anybody remember this post?
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