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    RDP and loss of sound windows 8.1

    I previously used a batchfile with the tscon.exe command posted by Gumby to disconnect my RDP sessions from cortex, otherwise there was a complete loss of sound as the RDP session was not...
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    Thanks Viv. I had wondered about changing these...

    Thanks Viv. I had wondered about changing these to no reset but figured that resetting the system would be safer. Obviously a very rare combination of circumstances as I find my cortex installation...
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    Fault node on network startup

    When we woke this morning (in New Zealand so it's winter) our radiators were cold. As far as I can tell, the cortex PC restarted at 3.20 am, probably due to an automatic windows update, and one node...
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    There are other regional UK voices available from...

    There are other regional UK voices available from Cereproc directly too.

    http://www.cereproc.com/en/store

    Some of these would be quite entertaining for a house voice.
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    I have been toying with purchasing one of the...

    I have been toying with purchasing one of the Scottish voices from cereproc (free if you have a scottish public sector email address)

    see http://www.thescottishvoice.org.uk/Audio-Sample/
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    We have got a DRH wired to our immersion heater...

    We have got a DRH wired to our immersion heater although the element is only 2.5kW. The electrician was a bit nervous initially but he cheered up when he saw the relays were 16A ones (the cylinder...
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    Owing to unforseen delays at local council and...

    Owing to unforseen delays at local council and plumber of choice going to Zimbabwe to volunteer we are still installing the system. Have 10 of 18 radiators installed and new hot water cylinder but...
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    Yes. And if you work it out over a few years ......

    Yes. And if you work it out over a few years ... Often the pumps are more powerful too. And of course the potential to connect the pump to your HA system for added exciting data collection and...
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    Try google shopping for obscure items of plumbing...

    Try google shopping for obscure items of plumbing (or the item name + price for a general google search). I have found 3 prices for a if module PLR / ex off all are 93.48 including VAT. Mytub link...
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    I have bought a vanilla stratos, not one of the...

    I have bought a vanilla stratos, not one of the eco options. On looking at the manual again, it looks like an IF module is required for 0-10V control (can be purchased from Mytub and BHL). These...
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    I paid 155 including delivery to New Zealand on...

    I paid 155 including delivery to New Zealand on ebay for a stratos 30/1-8 which is a good price as long as it works! Minus instructions (available online) and pipe connectors and isolation gate...
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    Can only currently do "square or rectangular...

    Can only currently do "square or rectangular boxes" according to the article - don't know what your pantry looks like but the cuboid packets are in the minority in ours. I suspect the WAF in our...
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    Thanks for that. Although in our case it is old...

    Thanks for that. Although in our case it is old house, new heating therefore radiators, not underfloor! Still useful site though.
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    Central heating pump

    I have just brought a wilo stratos pump for my new central heating system and have discovered on reading the online instructions that it can take a 0-10V input to proportionately control pump output....
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    Don't know if this is any use but can be...

    Don't know if this is any use but can be controlled with a remote (so could use IR commands from cortex...)
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    The cylinders easily available in New Zealand...

    The cylinders easily available in New Zealand usually have two pockets, top and bottom for inlet/outlet temperature. There are quite a lot of solar ready cylinders available due to relatively high...
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    Our flat was about 2500 square feet on 2 floors,...

    Our flat was about 2500 square feet on 2 floors, 10 rads and was heated easily with a (large) combi. We did away with the storage cylinder and gained half a cupboard of storage space. The boiler we...
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    When we had our boiler replaced the reliability...

    When we had our boiler replaced the reliability figures read Vaillant first (by quite a way), Worchester-Bosch second (which we got as Vaillant didn't do a floor standing model). My friend got a...
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    Cortexo

    Found this by accident via a mention on the Senztek site. Seems to be energy management platform/monitoring

    http://www.cortexo.com/

    Cortex, Cortexa and Cortexo now taken, only Cortexe, Cortexi...
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    Hot water cylinder control

    Does anyone have any experience with interfacing a hot water cylinder into Idratek.

    We are planning a new, solid fuel (automated coal boiler) central heating system and are planning on replacing...
  21. Living on the top of a hill in Glasgow (windy and...

    Living on the top of a hill in Glasgow (windy and cold) we had our windows draft-proofed. They use nylon bushes, replacing the (cant remember the name) little vertical pieces of wood around the...
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    Face detection +/- PIR would be the ultimate pet...

    Face detection +/- PIR would be the ultimate pet tolerant detector ... unless, of course, your pet looks too much like you.
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    I was looking at some dual tech sensors but have...

    I was looking at some dual tech sensors but have read somewhere that the microwave side is not very good if you have non-solid walls. Out NZ house is typical early construction and built almost...
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    That sounds good. My 3 year old thinks she might...

    That sounds good. My 3 year old thinks she might be a cat at the moment so does spend quite a bit of time crawling around. In terms of what presence sensing might achieve, she can't reach the light...
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    Thanks Toscal. I had already seem your...

    Thanks Toscal. I had already seem your recommendation in another thread and had bookmarked a local supplier :-)

    We barely need a burglar alarm as the area we live in has a low crime rate. In...
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