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    Wow!

    Thanks for the advice.

    I was actually looking into those socket-rockets - came across them when looking for mini spiral lights (I've got a candelabra type thing in my lounge with 5 of them in -...
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    X10 Sundowner.

    Ok. I'm prefacing my post with this information as I usually have to end up saying it anyway. I'm in (probably) a unique situation for most home automators here. I'm in rented accommodation in the...
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    Looks like I can't do it then...

    Hm.

    I live in the UK. Most landlords/landladies over here wouldn't let you even paint the walls without permission. There is absolutely NO WAY that I could fiddle with the wiring of a gas boiler...
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    Alternative remote control for my boiler

    I live in rented accommodation and have a Boulter Buderus 500/24/S gas boiler.

    The boiler comes with a radio remote on which you can set a daily pattern for the thermostat.

    Thing is, during the...
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    On the subject of dimmable low-energy lightbulbs...

    On the subject of dimmable low-energy lightbulbs is it possible to use these?

    http://www.lightbulbsuk.co.uk/energy-saving-light-bulbs/energy-saving-omicron-dimmable/omicron-dimmable-gls

    Also if...
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    Much Thanks

    I'll look that up.

    I'm UK based so I'll have to search online. Apparently you can just stroll into a hardware store in America.

    You lucky people....
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    Right. But my understanding is that unless I get...

    Right. But my understanding is that unless I get them then I can't control my lights. Which doesn't leave a lot else for me to control other than 2 lamps. Unless I can get my landlady's permission to...
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    Answering some of my own questions.

    Ok. No response as yet but I did a search on "Linux and X10" (Which I should have done first really...)

    Anyone else who wants to use Linux to control X10 could do worse than looking here:...
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    New to this game - a few questions.

    I have been interested in home automation for quite a while and am wanting to experiment with it in the near future.

    I live in rented accommodation so the scale of automation would have to be...
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