Anyone Remotely Monitoring Boiler Temp, Etc.

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coalkirk
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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 6:29 pm

I don't want to reinvent the wheel and I'm guessing at least a few of the clever fellows on this forum are doing this. I'd like to be able to tell what the boiler temp is from the family room. Is there a simple inexpensive way to do this?
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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 6:45 pm

how about a wireless camera, then run it into an input on your TV...just switch inputs and you can see your boiler and temps.
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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 7:06 pm

I have always wanted to know the flue temps at the top of my chimney, have not found a way yet..

The cam Idea is a good one me thinks.. :)

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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 7:24 pm

I have thought about a way to use my iPhone to monitor house temps.

This item caught my eye when researching this: http://www.igrillinc.com/
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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 8:53 pm

Wireless BBQ Thermometer....Never thought I'd buy anything in Bed Bath+ beyond, noticed it when I was following my wife around daydreaming about coal....
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Post Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 9:42 pm

qbwebb wrote:Wireless BBQ Thermometer....Never thought I'd buy anything in Bed Bath+ beyond, noticed it when I was following my wife around daydreaming about coal....
Get the turkey one for another $10, it's good for 150'. :)
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 1:14 pm

WTG01 Monitor Supply & Return Water Temps - Wireless receiver (Up to 100 feet away), easy installation, very accurate, large bright LCD with backlight, batteries included (lasts about a year), 2 probes included (Stainless Steel), Monitors 32-392° F, high and low alarms. This remote thermometer was designed for cooking food; however, it works great for monitoring your boiler’s water temperature and is inexpensive

Wireless Temperature Gauge
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 2:47 pm

Here's where I buy the Maverick 73

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=maveric ... bzdu3bs3_b

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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 4:45 pm

A lot of cool stuff here too.

http://www.smarthome.com
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 6:30 pm

McGiever wrote:WTG01 Monitor Supply & Return Water Temps - Wireless receiver (Up to 100 feet away), easy installation, very accurate, large bright LCD with backlight, batteries included (lasts about a year), 2 probes included (Stainless Steel), Monitors 32-392° F, high and low alarms. This remote thermometer was designed for cooking food; however, it works great for monitoring your boiler’s water temperature and is inexpensive

Wireless Temperature Gauge
In reading the reviews of this unit, one person said the two units have to be in line of sight of one another. Is that the case?
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Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 6:46 pm

If its Infrared, then they have to be inline with each other. If RF or FM transmitter, then no.
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 6:54 pm

Specs don't really say. Best to ask the man who actually has one I guess. I'd hate to buy it and not be able to use it. The dual probes are a nice feature.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Product Description
The Maverick ET-732 Remote Smoker Thermometer for high heat monitors internal temperature of meat from 300 feet away!! The wireless receiver with LCD beeps and flashes when meat temperature goes above your programmed temperature. Now feel confident while monitoring barbecue temperature. The receiver beeps and flashes if temperature falls above or below your programmed range. The thermometer has a count-up and count-down timer while the LCD of receiver has back light for use at night. The receiver displays barbecue temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and features a convenient belt clip and built in stand. The transmitter has a removable wire stand that also becomes a hanger. The food probe wire can be inserted 6” into meat; both probe wires are heat resistant to 716 degree Fahrenheit.This unit can be used in oven or smoker too! The lost like alert warns you if your transmitter is out of range or has lost the radio frequency signal. Your meat, barbecue, and timer settings are stored even if the unit is turned off.

More money, more better :) Maverick-Wireless-BBQ-Thermometer-Set
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 8:35 pm

Many of the disgruntled users on Amazon.com reported that it would not work as little as 10 feet away if the signal was going through a wall. If it did work, it would be a great thing to have.
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 8:44 pm

lsayre wrote:Many of the disgruntled users on Amazon.com reported that it would not work as little as 10 feet away if the signal was going through a wall. If it did work, it would be a great thing to have.
Assume your comments are for the Maverick 73 Model...or what?
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