[GSBN] Data logging

Bill Christensen lists at sustainablesources.com
Wed Nov 4 15:48:44 CST 2015


Alternatively, remove the battery and solder on a pair of wires.  Route 
the wires out of the wall. Attach battery or other power source as desired.

That way you won't have any worry about the perforated pipe being a 
conduit for moisture from in the building.

On 11/4/15 2:20 PM, Derek Stearns Roff wrote:
> Yes, Matts, if this sensor were permanently buried in the wall, it 
> would be useless in about a year.  I don’t think this is the device 
> that we have been waiting for, but rather, like John the Humidity 
> Baptist, it tells us that the time of our moisture monitoring savior 
> is coming soon.  But if someone wanted to put it in the wall in a 
> perforated pipe with a removable cap, similar to a DYI design of 15-20 
> years ago, then replacing the batteries at intervals would work.
>
> Derek
>
> Derek Roff
> derek at unm.edu <mailto:derek at unm.edu>
>
>
>> On Nov 4, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Matts Myhrman <mattsmy at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:mattsmy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>> Hey Derek,
>>
>> I  have a question regarding the data-logger you describe. If the 
>> thing is buried in the wall, would one have to abandon it when the 
>> battery runs out?
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Derek Stearns Roff <derek at unm.edu 
>> <mailto:derek at unm.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>     Those of us who want to monitor the conditions inside our walls
>>     have had a variety of options, from home-built to industrial, at
>>     a range of prices.  However, finding a system that meets a home
>>     builder’s definition of easy and affordable has been elusive.  I
>>     just found a product advertised at Lee Valley Tools, which shows
>>     that the consumer market is beginning to offer interesting
>>     options. Powered by a CR2032 battery, the device will log data,
>>     and transmit it to an iPhone or other iOS device for “up to a
>>     year”.  Important details are missing, but it looks interesting. 
>>     The D2 model costs $159, and measures temperature accurate to 0.5
>>     degrees C, and humidity, accurate to 2%, according to the web
>>     page.  The device appears to be about 40mm long, 35mm wide, and
>>     13mm thick.
>>
>>     http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=73503&cat=51&ap=2
>>
>>     Derek
>>
>>     Derek Roff
>>     derek at unm.edu <mailto:derek at unm.edu>
>>
>>
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