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#83050 - 01/05/03 05:10 PM Smart House
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
I have a question concerning "Smart House" wiring. I have a large(8000sqft)custom home started and the customer has decided to install a "Smart House" system that will control lighting, HVAC and security via a computer interface. The customer has contracted a company to install this system. This company has not installed a smart house system before but has an employee who attended schooling for it last summer.
This company is telling me that I should wire all lighting circuits as I normally would but they will provide me with the switches for the lighting that I will wire just as I would a normal 1P, 3-way or 4-way switch. These switches they will provide will have additional terminals for their low voltage wiring which they will terminate. I have a meeting with a rep from this company scheduled for 01/07 and would like to have some input from anyone experienced with smart house systems before then. If anyone has any insight, please share it with me. It sounds a little fishy to me running 24V wire into a metal device box with 120V cable and a device with no dividers.

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#83051 - 01/05/03 07:16 PM Re: Smart House
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Review Article 780 Closed-Loop and Programmed Power Distribution
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#83052 - 01/05/03 07:24 PM Re: Smart House
Fred Offline

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Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
I have reviewed the article. Hybrid cable has not been suggested on this job. Just my NM cable and the Smart House contractor's LV wire.
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