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Snowmelt

Mpj
Mpj Member Posts: 109
I have maybe just inherited a snow melt system. The tubes are buried deep in the cement. Four circuits in the basement. No sensor installed in the pavers.



I am looking for some type of add on sensor to make the system turn on automatically come the snow fall. I spoke to Tekmar and they had nothing for me except to core drill and add a sensor.



Anybody have a product that can be installed outside, maybe next to the slab or something?



Thanks for the help.

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  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Options...

    ETI makes a nice remote snow switch.



    http://www.heatizon.com/files/activation/M326-Instructions.pdf



    HeatTimer use to have one that monitored the supply and return lines (constant run pump) and fired based on delta T indicating snow. Never used it tho...



    There is another company in Colorado Springs that makes one, but have not used it, and if memory serves me correctly, it too is a slab sensing device.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Dave H_2
    Dave H_2 Member Posts: 547
    Remote Snowmelt Sensor

    I have used these in the past when the slab sensor was forgotten. (Concrete just cures way too quickly!!)



    ETI makes a sensor that does not mount in the snowmelt area, but you don't mount it on the ground. It has a moisture sensor and an air  temperature sensor.



    THe LCD-1 or 3 works just great
    Dave H
  • Mpj
    Mpj Member Posts: 109
    Snow melt

    Thank you for the responses. I will check out those products this week.
  • Mpj
    Mpj Member Posts: 109
    Snow melt

    Thank you for the responses. I will check out those products this week.
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