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    Good point Chris; thanks for the heads-up. The...

    Good point Chris; thanks for the heads-up. The rack I have has shelfs with slots in but they may not be big enough to feed the laptop. I'll check that out. Cheers!
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    Just as an update. I ended up purchasing an Acer...

    Just as an update. I ended up purchasing an Acer Aspire laptop - with 4GB RAM - over the weekend. It cost just over £250 and whilst I would prefer the idea of the minITX, it does provide a few...
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    Thanks for that guys. I had been playing with the...

    Thanks for that guys. I had been playing with the idea of a laptop too - it's suprising what you can get campared to the mini-itx prices. However; I still prefer the idea of the server out of the...
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    Barebones PC for Cortex

    Hi All,

    I'm in the process of looking around for a new server. I currently have a mini-itx server (with fan) and was looking to move to a fanless unit - maybe moving my existing unit to be a slave...
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    Hi Chris, Thanks for the update and apologies for...

    Hi Chris, Thanks for the update and apologies for the late response. That gives me a few ideas to think about and sketch out - will start that now!

    Thanks, again.
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    Options for electric gates

    Hi All,

    I'm looking to install a pair of electric gates and hook them into my Cortex system. The current state of install is that I have a pair of wooden gates on order and have been looking at...
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    Thanks for that - yes, I'd thought of that too...

    Thanks for that - yes, I'd thought of that too but wondered about changing the way the system was monitored to give something more accurate, rather than just swap out the device.
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    Hi All, I placed my boiler/cylinder under...

    Hi All,

    I placed my boiler/cylinder under Cortex control over the weekend, which has prompted some further questions about how best to work it.

    The system I have comprises a Vaillant boiler...
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    Hi Nad, Thanks for the reply. I'm not into...

    Hi Nad,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm not into electronics, but get the idea of what you've described. I'll have a look at this - I think if I take a trip to Maplins they'll be able to point me in...
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    Hi All, I'm looking to run a seperate alarm...

    Hi All,

    I'm looking to run a seperate alarm system from Idratek in a similar vein to this thread. I've looked at the Texecom alarm and it appears to be fine for what I need and appears to be a...
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    Thanks for confirming that Karam - i'll...

    Thanks for confirming that Karam - i'll experiment on a couple of doors shortly!
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    Thanks for that info. I assume there's no...

    Thanks for that info.

    I assume there's no downside to installing them and never using them; i.e I put them in with good intentions of closing the doors, but never do (or at least the kids don't) -...
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    Hi, just thinking about wiring some (internal)...

    Hi, just thinking about wiring some (internal) door sensors in and came across this thread. Originally I wasn't going to bother as we don't fully close our downstairs doors - however, mounting them...
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    Thanks Tim. Easy one first, the media cupboard is...

    Thanks Tim. Easy one first, the media cupboard is at the side (and underneath) the tv wall. I'm mounting the tv on a "floating panel" type of affair and so can run cables from the sources along the...
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    ok, thanks for that - is that just for a spare,...

    ok, thanks for that - is that just for a spare, or any particular reason?
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    Sorry, been away for a while! Gosh, that is...

    Sorry, been away for a while!

    Gosh, that is quite a bit. ? I've presently allowed for the following - do you think this sounds enough?

    . . .behind the wall mounted TV:

    1 x coax
    1 x power...
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    you're right, I'll probably find lots of things...

    you're right, I'll probably find lots of things missing! What's the best way of "storing" the loose cable - do you install a back box and blanking plate, or hide it in a back box behind plaster etc?...
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    Hi All, Thanks for that. The pipes in this...

    Hi All,

    Thanks for that.

    The pipes in this case are in a part of the house that have timber joists. We're battening the floor and screeding over that, so I have room to run them under the...
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    Running conduit under concrete floors

    Hi All,

    I have a general question about running conduit under a screeded floor around the house and wondered how others have managed.

    My Node - 0 is in a rack in the cellar. I'm presently...
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    Thanks for that - sounds like it may not be cost...

    Thanks for that - sounds like it may not be cost effective, but could be a good idea for specific instances, such as TV's.

    I like the idea of Peter's "good night" button and may think about...
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    Is it worth shutting down TV every night

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to become a little "greener" and wondered about auto-powering devices off on a nightly basis. The main devices I'm thinking of are some AV equipment in a home cinema room.

    My...
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    Thanks for that; raises a few more questions for...

    Thanks for that; raises a few more questions for me!

    @jaffab: Re the Sonos units - I've been comparing them to the squeezebox devices and am still unsure which would be best for me. I like the...
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    Oops, sorry - meant to add this to the "General"...

    Oops, sorry - meant to add this to the "General" forum - cant seem to find out how to move it!

    Dave
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    Audio and Video setup recommendation

    Hi All,

    I'm planning my system and believe I have got to grips with the HA side of things; Iím looking to implement Idratek. I'm now trying to work out what to do with video/audio, and more...
  25. Thread: Wiring Topology

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    Thanks for the clarification; just re-read the...

    Thanks for the clarification; just re-read the details and noticed it's 240v sheathing, not screened!
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