Coal Appliance Monitoring Stations

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Post By: rberq » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 9:54 am

My wife does most of the monitoring. If she says it's too cold, I crank the stove up a little. I don't recall her ever saying it's too warm.
Remote monitoring is just a wireless thermometer that sits beside the water pressure tank in the cold cellar.
But I can see why others with fancier coal setups would want more sophisticated gauges, and being able to monitor from afar via a cell phone is awesome.

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Post By: Lightning » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 4:29 pm

coalkirk wrote:
Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 9:10 am
I've also got a wifi thermostat so I can tell when there is a heat call, change temps etc.
What model thermostat? Is that on an Android phone? Does it also tell you the current temp of the house? I think I'd like one of those.

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Post By: coalkirk » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 8:21 pm

It’s a Honeywell WiFi and an iPhone. I’ll have to find the model thermostat and get back to you. It was $100.00 at Home Depot.


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Post By: coalkirk » Sun. Jan. 07, 2018 11:01 am

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hnywifi2.JPG
This is the one I have.

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Post By: Lightning » Sun. Jan. 07, 2018 11:25 am

coalkirk wrote:
Sun. Jan. 07, 2018 11:01 am
hnywifi1.JPGhnywifi2.JPG
This is the one I have.
Awesome, thank you sir! :yes:

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