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    There doesn't seem to be anything as good as...

    There doesn't seem to be anything as good as Clipsal's eDLT, most of their competitors are using small phone-like touchscreens for their high-end switches, but reaching out for a hard button is so...
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    Yes, it is as simple as that. Only hard part is...

    Yes, it is as simple as that. Only hard part is paying for the new one ;)
  3. Been using EvoHome for years, and is now very...

    Been using EvoHome for years, and is now very reliable once I worked out the initial problem. My controller and boiler relay aren't far apart, but when I drew the straight line between them on a plan...
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    I just installed a radiator in a new bay window,...

    I just installed a radiator in a new bay window, and went for one that looked nice, which meant it is almost 3m wide, so its about 50% bigger than the room needs. My thinking is that it will warm the...
  5. Thread: Hi All

    by MichaelD
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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're setting...

    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're setting off in a good direction, although you might want to look at Cat6 cabling rather than 5e (or maybe go to 6e, depending on how long you are planning to...
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    It does seem to make sense. The evohome boiler...

    It does seem to make sense.

    The evohome boiler relay, working with an evohome controller, will replace your thermostat & timer.

    The hall radiator and towel rail will come on when any of the...
  7. Thread: Power Points

    by MichaelD
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    I've used a 19" IEC power distribution unit in my...

    I've used a 19" IEC power distribution unit in my server rack, the latest one I have gives a bank of 12 illuminated switches on the front, and the matching 12 IEC sockets on the back, which makes it...
  8. Wow, they must lose a huge amount of heat...

    Wow, they must lose a huge amount of heat travelling 60 ft to the house then another 60ft or the return. But, I guess they appreciate a heated drive on those icy mornings
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    Just the standard one that came with the UK Ring...

    Just the standard one that came with the UK Ring Prop kit. Maplin and others do additional chimes for 25 if you need more to spread around your home.
  10. Thread: Siri Speaker

    by MichaelD
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    But remember that these things are fairly new,...

    But remember that these things are fairly new, over the last few months the accuracy of speech recognition and the accuracy of the response has improved massively, and its going to keep getting...
  11. Thread: Siri Speaker

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    These devices have taken off, Amazon Echo was...

    These devices have taken off, Amazon Echo was first into the market has stayed ahead, now holding about 70% of users. It is becoming the integrator that we've been hoping for for years.

    For 50,...
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    Have a look at Z Wave, making sure you look at an...

    Have a look at Z Wave, making sure you look at an EU supplier, the US uses a different frequency. Although I don't use ZWave (but did use X10), it does seem like the natural successor to X10
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    Been through this loop recently, then bought a...

    Been through this loop recently, then bought a Ring Pro

    Interesting that you set out your requirements but didn't specify that you wanted to look at videos of people that rang your doorbell a...
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    It seems to be a particularly stupid one,...

    It seems to be a particularly stupid one, assuming that Hoping999 lives in a 19" rack
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    Leo, Am sure you didn't want to hear about...

    Leo, Am sure you didn't want to hear about someone's patch cables ...

    I ran a whole set of Cat5e cables to each TV point a few years ago, expecting to be supporting a wide range of devices in the...
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    Has someone dug up a 10 year old thread so that...

    Has someone dug up a 10 year old thread so that they can post their homework?

    3/10
  17. It seems to be getting increasingly difficult to...

    It seems to be getting increasingly difficult to find cameras that don't lock you in to their paid cloud storage. I looked a few months ago and gave up and stayed with the cameras I already have. But...
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    Why not swap out your old bulbs for LEDs? Should...

    Why not swap out your old bulbs for LEDs? Should reduce the heat problems and cut your fuel bills. If necessary, you could leave one halogen lamp in each circuit which should prevent any low-current...
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    What budget do you have in mind?

    What budget do you have in mind?
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    The future of C-Bus2

    Had an interesting discussion yesterday with some of the UK Schneider/C-Bus management team at the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC.

    My concern, probably shared by other C-Bus users,...
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    What sort of response time are people getting...

    What sort of response time are people getting from IFTTT? It says an applet can take up to an hour to complete
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    Thanks, I saw what they have installed earlier...

    Thanks, I saw what they have installed earlier this week, and it is a manifold with 3 zones, but no actuators. Presumably on a conventional setup they would manually set whatever the actuators do,...
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    I've been struggling with this, my sister is...

    I've been struggling with this, my sister is having an extension built which will add two UFH zones. The plumber that her builder uses tried to talk her out of Evohome, saying that it does the same...
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    The RF2 would be very expensive and I don't think...

    The RF2 would be very expensive and I don't think it would work with Evohome, you would be better with a Honeywell DTS92E1020 , which should do just what you want. Or use the T87RF2033 for a more...
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    Or maybe you were unlucky and rebound the one...

    Or maybe you were unlucky and rebound the one duff HR80?
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