I’m hoping that one of the many kind and helpful souls that frequent this forum could help me in the right direction here. Seems as the more I read, the less I understand
Goal is to monitor at least nine different temperatures (might be more) in various places of my central heating system, which is powered by wood.
The boiler heats up water tanks at 750l a piece and I want to monitor the temperature at the bottom, middle and top in two of those. I also want to monitor the temperature of the water being pumped to and from the radiators. Finally I want to monitor the temperature of the flue gas, two meters down from the top of the chimney.
Typical temperature range is between 20-96°C in the tanks/pipes and >120°C in the chimney.
When this is achieved, I will try to make some nice graphical meters and graphs in the HA interface, and log statistics in a good and a easy to overlook way. Statistics should be how long the temperature in the tanks stays in the acceptable range, how the temperature corresponds to outdoor temperatures and how often I have to fire up the boiler.
I figured that the DS18B20 sensors should work fine for these applications, but I can’t figure out the best way of integrating them in my HA-setup!
A Sonos TH10/15 should probably work, but it only accepts one sensor. Looks like some guys are using WiFi PCB’s of some sort, but then there is something like Arduino (which I know nothing about) involved, or MQTT, Z-wave or something else that is not compatible with my Zigbee setup (Conbee / Deconz)
I am not yet very skilled in the wonderful world of coding, scripting, YAML and whatnot. More of a practical guy. I could most certainly do some soldering (as long as I know what’s supposed to go to what ) and extending cables if necessary.
The communication between sensors and Rbpi should be wireless.
I’m running HA on a Rpi3B+, Conbee 2 for Zigbee network. Pretty solid network around the house. I have HACS installed and have even managed to install some other things from the store
I’m not interested in changing zigbee coordinator.
Also, I prefer to keep communication and network local.
Is there anyone that can think of a pretty simple and cost effective way of achieving this goal…?
I would be most grateful to hear your input!