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X-10 systems #6288
12/29/01 02:57 AM
12/29/01 02:57 AM
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Tiffany Sparks  Offline OP
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Iron River, Wi USA
What are some of your thoughts on X - 10 systems, and what (if any) experiences have you had.
(I personally have never seen one other than on one of those DIY home remodeling shows on TV.)

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Re: X-10 systems #6289
12/29/01 04:38 PM
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sparky  Offline
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X-10 meaning non-standard switching right?

I've used 2 basic varieties..

Hard wired @ one end, peel & stick sister switch

Hard wired at both ends, grounding conductor transmits signal bettween the two

I favor these guys; http://www.leviton.com/dhc/index.htm
because of thier tech support.

[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 12-29-2001).]

Re: X-10 systems #6290
12/29/01 10:47 PM
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George Corron  Offline
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Lorton, Va USA
I 2nd Sparkies comment. I was doing some 'special' lighting with some Leviton reps when they came out with this stuff. (Hey, I hate to crow but that job still graces their catalogs) and they asked me if I would like to try 'em. that was a long time ago, I'm thinking 15 years, but geezy dizeezy steps in. Only had one fail, and they work great.

Re: X-10 systems #6291
12/29/01 11:02 PM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
I like the Leviton series too. They've come in real handy in situations like controlling outdoor lighting around a pool and other outside areas from inside the house 100+ feet away. Saved a lot of digging and what would've meant destroying some beautiful brickwork to get a direct line into the house. I have lost a few devices though presumably due to power surges/Lightning storms.

Bill

Re: X-10 systems #6292
12/31/01 07:07 PM
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The Watt Doctor  Offline
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I learn something new everytime I log onto this site. Thanks for the link, Sparky. I'm finding out that I don't know much about residential applications. This X-10 "smart house" is an example. I've worked on some stupid houses before, but never a smart one. [Linked Image] For that matter, I've worked on a lot of stupid jobs. I'm learning though....I'm learning...
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