Froling Add-on Install

Marshy Posted By Marshy, Oct 4, 2017 at 9:15 AM

  1. Marshy

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    Just in time to start up the AC....:p
    If you can figure out how to make that read about 30*F, you'll have a good start on a whole house swamp cooler ;lol
     
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    Time for a hot tub!
     
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    your right, with a independent storage tank, guess I was thinking about a Garn .
     
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    @Chris Hoskin, I wanted to ask you a few questions about this partucular boiler.

    Does the boiler know how many gallons the storage tank is?

    If it isn't programmed with the number of gallons the storage tank is then how can it accurately predict how much wood to load based solely on the temperature probes?

    I dont see anywhere in the manual which has you program the size of the storage...

    There is a modem plug on in the control box. Is there any user interface to be able to hook a computer to it and monitor the status through a computer network?

    Theres one more I'll write when I get home and can toggle through the controls...

    Thanks!
     
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    If it isn't programmed with the number of gallons the storage tank is then how can it accurately predict how much wood to load based solely on the temperature probes?

    Wait now - you mean the Froling tells you how much wood to put in?
     
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  8. Chris Hoskin

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    Hi Marsh,

    Correct, you need to tell the boiler how many gallons (liters) of thermal storage you are using for it to be able to suggest how much wood to load. In Service mode go to the Buffer Tank One menu. Scroll down to Service and select it. Scroll down to Refill Calculation Active and select Yes. Then scroll down to Volume of Buffer Tank and enter the volume.

    Yes, you can plug a laptop into the boiler for monitoring and data logging using Fröling's Visualization software (free from us). Give Travis a call here to have him walk you through the set up. Alternately, you could purchase a touch screen display which you could mount on or near the boiler. This has an ethernet port so you can just connect to your home router and use a browser to monitor the boiler from anywhere. This option, however, does not have the data logging functionality.
     
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    Sounds like it can make a guess but there are some variables that would require input. Total volume, shape of the vessel, wood moisture content and at least 3 sensors in storage to get close. More sensors would get better accuracy. I suppose the shape of the vessel wouldn't be so much important as the volume represented for each individual sensor reading. Interesting stuff, I had no idea anyone was doing it already. But, it is simply math and so easy for the controller to accomplish.
     
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    SWEET! I'll be in touch. I know it would not allow me to access some of those functions possibly because the user rights are set for customer..? I'll call and get it figured out with you or Travis. Even the display would be nice. I'm not a huge computer geek so the data logging isn't much of a priority but its something I'd like to learn later.

    The boiler has the ability to determine the heat capacity of storage tank and estimate how much wood to load into the firebox to fill it back up.
     
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