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NEST Protect and NEST Learning Thermostat Reviewed

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Tonight we have something a little different for you review wise.

 

Chris takes a look at a NEST Protect and NEST Learning Thermostat.

 

Check out his article and video here:

 

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nest_thermostat_protect/

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There are a few ways you can do it - and just thinking out loud - can you use a regular thermostat to control a relay for the heater?  Then you could use a wifi switch (like a WeMo) to control the output of the relay?

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Its a 240v electric garage heater in my greenhouse 32' x 20', it has a thermostat or knob more heat less on it but no way to tell what degree its going to come on I have to keep going out there. 

 

What ever it is will have to connect in the 240v line going to it to turn the heater on and off. I can read the temps in the greenhose witjh remote but want to be able to adjust the heat turn on off etc

 

Not sure if wifi would reach to my router either without adding some extenders but I did run a cat6 cable run out there on the network here...

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Its a 240v electric garage heater in my greenhouse 32' x 20', it has a thermostat or knob more heat less on it but no way to tell what degree its going to come on I have to keep going out there. 

 

What ever it is will have to connect in the 240v line going to it to turn the heater on and off. I can read the temps in the greenhose witjh remote but want to be able to adjust the heat turn on off etc

 

Not sure if wifi would reach to my router either without adding some extenders but I did run a cat6 cable run out there on the network here...

Ah - I see.  Well, there are a lot of cool projects to control, monitor, and report things like you have with a Raspberry Pi. Might be worth looking into it.

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I have temp sensor and gateway in there with lacrosse those weather station people you have to pay for there service. There has got to be a free one of those I can monitor here instead of going through there servers...  I will have to look into that thanks..

 

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I use the Honeywell RedLINK Internet Gateway and RedLink enabled thermostat in my pump house for remote heat control,.. http://www.morelectricheating.com/default.aspx?page=item%20detail&itemcode=HONEYWELL10017  years ago I just used a line voltage thermostat for heat and dip-stick for water levels.

 

Now I can remotely monitor/control Heat, water levels and pumps. If only I could find a robot to shovel horse manor.   

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I use the Honeywell RedLINK Internet Gateway and RedLink enabled thermostat in my pump house for remote heat control,.. http://www.morelectricheating.com/default.aspx?page=item%20detail&itemcode=HONEYWELL10017  years ago I just used a line voltage thermostat for heat and dip-stick for water levels.

 

Now I can remotely monitor/control Heat, water levels and pumps. If only I could find a robot to shovel horse manor.   

 

Is that a free service after buying hardware?

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Yes the monitoring is free as you are the one doing the monitoring from your PC, Smart Phone, or Tablet,.. I installed the RedLINK System in my horse barn and pump house cost about $300,.. software/mobil apps are included with the gateway. https://forwardthinking.honeywell.com/related_links/accessories/total_connect/50-1194.pdf

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