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Smart House #83050
01/05/03 08:10 PM
01/05/03 08:10 PM
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Fred  Offline OP
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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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Re: Smart House #83051
01/05/03 10:16 PM
01/05/03 10:16 PM
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Frank:

Review Article 780 Closed-Loop and Programmed Power Distribution


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Re: Smart House #83052
01/05/03 10:24 PM
01/05/03 10:24 PM
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Fred  Offline OP
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Joe,
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.
(Please note the name FRED, not FRANK)


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