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emergency home temp monitor


Tom7227

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I would like to find a jobberdo that would turn on a light if the temp in my vacation home dropped too far. Anyone have an idea of what type of device would do this for me, or where to get one?

Thanks for you time.

Tom

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You mean like turn on a warning light or something at your place in WBL if you cabin up north got too cold?

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Turn a light on at your cabin up north if it got too cold.... to tell the neighbors to turn up the heat...or something?

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You mean like turn on a warning light or something at your place in WBL if you cabin up north got too cold?

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Turn a light on at your cabin up north if it got too cold.... to tell the neighbors to turn up the heat...or something?

Up north - light comes on to signal a neighbor to check it out before the pipes freeze. No phone service so a monitored home alarm type device won't work.

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You can buy them at home depot and probably other home stores. They should be with the plumbing stuff. All it is is a sensor that goes in the outlet and has a plug in that recieves power when the temp gets too low. You can plug in a lamp, buzzer, whatever. My neighbors cabin has a red light in a lamp that lights up when too cold. They have the sensor too close to the window, so it gives false readings. I'd try and make sure it won't get a draft, or keep the temp in the cabin up higher than the trip setting.

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One can also have them hooked up so it would notify your power company if the power goes out.

We use this at the ranch we hunt on in North Dakota as noone is there all winter and we leave the power and furnace on.

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One can also have them hooked up so it would notify your power company if the power goes out.

Doesn't that require a phone? The place I'm taking about isn't going to have a phone.

Found the device that's mentioned for less than $20 from Menards. Now I am starting to wonder if a light is going to draw enough attention. There's only two neighbors and I wonder if they will notice a light, especially a couple of years after they're told about it. Maybe some sort of horn or something would work. Either than or one of those blow up Santas that they put out at Christmas - maybe you can get a dancing girl one and then you'd be sure to draw attention.

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there are auto-blinking lights you could use also, not sure if that would help or not?

There's a little thin item that goes between the light bulb and light housing that makes it blink. If you go the light bulb route, buy one of those cheap construction-type reflectors for the bulb also....makes it more noticeable.

You might be able to hook a strobe light up also.

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