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  1. I tried this with a cylinder thermostat on the...

    I tried this with a cylinder thermostat on the hot feed to the shower, the stat then switched the live to the extractor. It was for a pumped Aqualisa Quartz shower.
    The "automation" wasn't great :-(...
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    GPS asset tracking

    I'm looking for a GPS tracking device - something that can be placed inside the holdall of some shared equipment so its location can always be determined. Ideally there'd be an app that shows the...
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    Will the supplier of your UFH system not do the...

    Will the supplier of your UFH system not do the design as well?
    There used to be (years ago) at least one "independent" company that offered a design, or design+parts service. I think it was...
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    I think you'd have to integrate it with window...

    I think you'd have to integrate it with window closers though, wouldn't you?
    Otherwise you risk the lock being activated, but the window still open?

    I see this is being advertised now, in...
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    Just for the benefit of others, the survey is now...

    Just for the benefit of others, the survey is now closed.
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    Wiring how it should be done :)

    Not a particularly high-brow website but the pictures are too good not to share :)
    Enjoy!

    http://www.24hviralphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/1-1-72.jpg
    and...
  7. So herewith the links, finally... A great...

    So herewith the links, finally...

    A great resource for home automation, including metering of services:
    http://bwired.nl/

    Wavenis & Linux
    https://www.gurux.fi/node/4406

    Wavenis & Arduino...
  8. Bummer! it would not be unreasonable for them to...

    Bummer! it would not be unreasonable for them to release the protocol to you if you agree and sign their NDA. In practice I guess they can just refuse :(

    There are a couple of other options, not...
  9. Starting with the manufacturer is a good idea for...

    Starting with the manufacturer is a good idea for all of these questions :)

    Wavenis could well be widespread (in terms of number of units deployed) but there's not much I've come across in the...
  10. Go on then, I'll bite ;) Have you tried...

    Go on then, I'll bite ;)

    Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?
    There are contact details on the back of this datasheet, which also seems to confirm 868 Mhz operation....
  11. Thread: LED garden light

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    Simplest option, if you have no other HA...

    Simplest option, if you have no other HA infrastructure, would be to connect the floodlight and PIR through a time switch. If you're at home, the timeswitch manages when the light & PIR gets power,...
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    For me, there wasn't the option to use their...

    For me, there wasn't the option to use their innards with my chosen switch and faceplate. Didn't want one switch that didn't match all the others, so achieved the same result by another means.
    ...
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    Haven't done it, but considered something similar...

    Haven't done it, but considered something similar for lighting the stairs without turning on a "big" light.
    My plan was to use rope light (e.g....
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    Classic Xbox for sale + multi-output box

    Is anyone interested in a classic Xbox? Ever since we got a PS3 the Xbox has been retired.

    Originally part of the chocollect scheme this is barely used and un-chipped/not modded.
    Includes the DVD...
  15. Thread: House Extension

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    Regs are quite strict regarding low voltage and...

    Regs are quite strict regarding low voltage and mains in the same enclosure - you may struggle to get both cat5 *and* a mains socket in the same faceplate.
    I assume the mains sockets with USB...
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    Perhaps these might work? This one says it's a...

    Perhaps these might work?

    This one says it's a round ceiling rose adapter for trunking:...
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    Cool, thanks :)

    Cool, thanks :)
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    I've avoided any use of vendor-provided cloud...

    I've avoided any use of vendor-provided cloud services and have set up my own via a dynamic DNS redirect service. Admittedly these instances have been for accessing the device's internal webserver,...
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    Some nice product links there, esp. the double...

    Some nice product links there, esp. the double RJ45 modules :)

    Just curious on your application, is it home or work? and why the requirement for multiple HDMI on a single faceplate? Would an HDMI...
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    I'd agree with Toscal, why use both Cat5e and...

    I'd agree with Toscal, why use both Cat5e and Cat6?
    Can you lose one of the Cat5e cables and use a network switch instead?

    I've used a 2g modular faceplace and brush outlet like this behind the...
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    Yes and no. Freeview boxes don't have the RF2...

    Yes and no.
    Freeview boxes don't have the RF2 output of Sky boxes but the kit I linked to includes the smarts and a power supply to take the place of "RF2".
    If your RF distribution amp currently...
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    I've used this before and it's been very...

    I've used this before and it's been very reliable. Had to use the included power supply as my sky box's RF2 power supply didn't work so it was a proper "standalone" system for sky (via IR emitter to...
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    These might work for you;...

    These might work for you;
    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/reviews/energenie-lan-power-management-system-4-ip-controlled-mains-sockets.html

    Although at 70 a go (not sure of latest price) and 4/6...
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    A vote for Sonos, in the form of Play:5. Sort of....

    A vote for Sonos, in the form of Play:5. Sort of.
    The streaming of radio has been very good and I could find channels for all of the conventional radio I wanted to listen to. However, for us, the...
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    Might the developer compromise and run some...

    Might the developer compromise and run some ducting to allow you to pull cables later? (or let you put ducting in before the walls are plastered) I can see he wouldn't want the hassle of being blamed...
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