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Wireless monitoring
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:49:04 AM »

This was brought up on a Facebook group, appears it would work very well for OWB applications.

Iíve been looking close at the ones that can have a thermocouple connected to it, place it at the breach of the G200 and monitor stack temps wirelessly.

https://store.wirelesstag.net/products/outdoor-probe-thermocouple
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 09:16:03 AM »

I was using my BBQ thermometer to monitor stack times and it was working fine until I got down to about -10 to -15 at night and then the wireless device that sits at the stove started to act really funny so I went back to the dial thermometer in the stack for now.

I wish I had any kind of internet or wireless service in my area I would really like to do some data logging but unfortunately that is out of the question for me
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 10:18:26 AM »

You should buy one of those Marty and let me know how it works. I'm seriously considering it but already have way too much $100 junk laying around that I can't use lol
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 07:56:49 AM »

Iím seriously looking, really looking at the outdoor unit thatís thermocouple compatible. I could mount that in the breach of the G200 then could mount the outdoor temp probe on a pole thatís roughly 8 foot from the boiler so as not to skew true outdoor temp readings. They claim the tags can be placed ina.freezer even, Iím wondering if you can still get a signal if I used four of em in the back of the G200 to monitor supply and return temps for both the house and shop.
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 04:05:44 PM »

Iím seriously looking, really looking at the outdoor unit thatís thermocouple compatible. I could mount that in the breach of the G200 then could mount the outdoor temp probe on a pole thatís roughly 8 foot from the boiler so as not to skew true outdoor temp readings. They claim the tags can be placed ina.freezer even, Iím wondering if you can still get a signal if I used four of em in the back of the G200 to monitor supply and return temps for both the house and shop.

I was wondering that myself... I spent hours reading what the parent company had to say about their garden variety of tags and their functions, but was unable to really find much of anything in terms of real-life experience. They made it sound like the ones in the freezer were even able to sense when the door was opened up due to the temp change, they didn't even have to move, which I found incredible. Seems like an awesome product
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 07:59:28 PM »

I was using my BBQ thermometer to monitor stack times and it was working fine until I got down to about -10 to -15 at night and then the wireless device that sits at the stove started to act really funny so I went back to the dial thermometer in the stack for now.

I wish I had any kind of internet or wireless service in my area I would really like to do some data logging but unfortunately that is out of the question for me

How are you posting here?

The tag manager handles the wifi signal from the tagsÖ.
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 11:29:35 PM »

I was using my BBQ thermometer to monitor stack times and it was working fine until I got down to about -10 to -15 at night and then the wireless device that sits at the stove started to act really funny so I went back to the dial thermometer in the stack for now.

I wish I had any kind of internet or wireless service in my area I would really like to do some data logging but unfortunately that is out of the question for me

How are you posting here?

The tag manager handles the wifi signal from the tagsÖ.

From my cell phone or work internet.
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 11:31:21 PM »

I take that back, we do have the option of satellite internet but it is ridiculously expensive and the service is spotty at best
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 12:34:34 AM »

I take that back, we do have the option of satellite internet but it is ridiculously expensive and the service is spotty at best

Yep, one disadvantage of living out in the sticks. But I can even get DSL out here, but it sucks, supposed to be 3mb but I havenít seen that in years.

We have a wireless service here that is about everywhere now, but they couldnít find a decent signal here, told em to get out of the van with itís itty bitty mast and shimmy his ass up one of the siloís like the operations manager said he would. There's no way if they get 80 foot off the ground that they wonít be able to find the same signal that the neighbor is on half mile away.

Something you can look into depending on your wireless service is to add a LTE hotspot as another line. Iíve seen speeds better than cable with mine.
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 12:36:30 AM »

So ordered the outdoor probe with thermocouple, five 13bit tags and the logger today.


Iíll be the guinea pig I guess.

Where is the honest place to mount the thermocouple? Iíve heard slim refer to several times it should be at the breach of a boiler. Iím thinking right where the square housing terminates in the round part of housing that the stack mounts on. That'd place it about 4-5Ē above the fan impeller.

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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 08:54:20 AM »

I mounted mine right above the bridge.. About 2"
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 10:05:02 AM »

The bridge??
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »

The bridge or seam where my stack goes into the short piece of stack that was already on the atove
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 12:29:15 PM »

The bridge or seam where my stack goes into the short piece of stack that was already on the atove

Gotcha, Iím thinking keeping it inside the rear housing, my OCD wonít allow it to be outside where it can be seen
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Re: Wireless monitoring
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 01:29:45 PM »

I'm excited to hear how it works Marty! Where are you putting the other 4?
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