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March 1, 2021 at 5:07 pm in reply to: Emporia limiting minute data to 3 day starting march 1st #7074 Report Abuse
My system is over a year old and after an initial flurry of activity (see http://wermenh.com/emporia/emporia.html ) I haven’t done much, I’m getting back to it briefly now, mainly to see what the last month’s data looks like and to play a bit more with the Smart Plugs I added last year.
One thing I’d love to be able to do is have my Linux system connect to the Vue directly and get essentially realtime data. Maybe all the time, maybe some of the time.
I could write my own dashboard and highlight things like forgetting to turn off the resistance heater in the bathroom or even the heated mattress pad.
While that could open up a lot of third party or open source software, I wouldn’t see it as competition, but as something that adds value to the Vue system.
My App is always set to display watts and watt-hours.
This morning I switched to amps because the local well company is coming to deal with a well pump issue. Last year I had all the inside stuff replaced, and the tech commented that the pump was drawing a bit more current than it should, about 6 amps. I added my Vue since then, and I thought I’d check the amps display this AM to show the tech this Friday. Oops – 12 amps. I’ll still show him, along with a little handwaving and eye-rolling. 🙂June 23, 2020 at 3:48 pm in reply to: Another issue diagnosed with the Emporia product. Saved well pump #6270 Report Abuse
I’ll just tack on to this thread.
This AM I noticed that my well pump had been running far longer than it should. The two possibilities are the recent dry weather meant the well was dry, the other is that the pump is failing.
The well is 200′ deep, can provide 20 gal/min, and there’s a small (nearly dry!) river across the street, the well should be fine. With some limited experiments I can do, it appears the pump can get water up to 60 psi, whereupon I turned it off. I’ll see if it can do more in a bit.
Last year I had everything inside replaced, the tech commented that the pump was drawing more power than it should and might want to be replaced soon. However, that may be a separate issue. My suspicion is that the pumps’s impellers are worn, the well company suggests there might be cracks in the pump or plumbing. We’ll find out on Friday.
Important part: The _only_ indication of a problem came from the Emporia Vue. Without it, the next symptom would have been no water or a big electric bill. Thanks guys!February 10, 2020 at 6:06 am in reply to: Introducing myself, personal software for displaying Emporia Vue data. #5923 Report Abuse
I know the “delights” of a small team. I haven’t had a chance to send you my ranking of suggestions (or my own). Graphs like mine should be low on your list, that’s one reason I went straight to my own software. Besides, I could reuse some the code I wrote for displaying data from my weather station. And I won’t have time to add temperature data for a couple weeks myself.