re: Napoleon - Kenmore fridge help - mchias1 on 5/29/17 at 8:47 pm
Thanks for the amazing feedback, as always. I tried accessing the control panel yesterday. Couldn't find it anywhere so I assumed it was behind the control "knobs". I was never able to get that front face plate off. However in my moving stuff I ended up moving the freezer knob back and forth a b...
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Napoleon - Kenmore fridge help - mchias1 on 5/28/17 at 6:12 pm
I have a kenmore model 10656936600. It stopped working yesterday. I'm trying to troubleshoot it, but can't find a manual anywhere online. all i have is the wire schematic. I'm trying to locate the thermostat and control board. We ended up buying a new fridge, but would like to see if the kenmor...
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re: Used to be a card-carrying member of MAME scene but fell off the wagon - mchias1 on 5/18/17 at 3:06 pm
The emulators I have on my tablet (GBA and DS), the rom websites are easy to find through google. Download a zip file to my tablet, then the emulator loads the zip file....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Used to be a card-carrying member of MAME scene but fell off the wagon - mchias1 on 5/18/17 at 2:17 pm
my coworker casts his emulator(s) from his phone/tablet to his TV. Uses a bluetooth controller to play with....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: It's almost garden time boys! - mchias1 on 5/11/17 at 7:55 am
Looking to start a worm bucket to create some fertilizer using kitchen and garden scraps. Anyone know where in the Baton Rouge area I could get the composting worms (Red Wigglers) locally? ...
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re: Tablo, Tivo, or HD Homerun - mchias1 on 4/21/17 at 9:56 am
I can only speak of the HD Homerun. I have a prime and run in with windows media center currently. If you want a OTA homerun, you would need to roll your own DVR. You can take your pick, Kodi, SageTV, etc. Any open source DVR would work. As far as pay DVR's: Silicon Dust is also current...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1 on 4/21/17 at 7:28 am
what zwave hub do you have? the device itself is not compatible with Alexa (doesn't have a zwave radio), but that doesn't mean you can't tell Alexa to activate the gate then your hub sends the command to the relay. What you'll do is have Alexa send an "ON" command to the hub for the relay. T...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1 on 4/20/17 at 9:21 pm
Looking at pdf manual for your motor, you'll want to install the zwave relay inside by your ac transformer (plug) for the gate. The zwave relay is not made to be outside. You will need to either run wire in conduit if that's how the existing power is run or buy direct burial wire like stated in th...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1 on 4/20/17 at 10:49 am
which model do you have? you could possibly add a zwave device like this: [link=(http://www.gocontrol.com/manuals/FS20Z-1-Install.pdf)]zwave relay[/link]. you need to supply it 120VAC and wire it up as a dry-contact. one of the motors i looked at accepted a push button to control the gate. you...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Smart Garage Door Openers - mchias1 on 3/23/17 at 12:18 pm
if you want to use a pi. I wired up my garage door opener using a 5v (coil) relay in parallel with the button in the garage. I put a mosfet on the "ground" side of the relay coil. The pi only puts out 3.3V on it's IO. Had to send the 5v output to the high side of the relay, then the IO pin contr...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: How important is your DVR to you? - mchias1 on 12/9/16 at 7:59 am
[quote]Have they resolved the problems with the program guide yet?[/quote] No. On Cox I always found IFC to be off by hours. And forget about sports. All you get from Rovi guide data is "college football game" or similar. [quote]WMC guide has been nothing but reliable for me with the rare exc...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - mchias1 on 10/11/16 at 8:04 am
I use 1 smart switch since it controls 4 floodlights. Personally I like switches over bulbs. With zwave you would have to unpair the buld and pair the new one anytime you change the smart bulb, which shouldn't happen often at all just 1 more thing need to remember to do....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Android OS; is there a way to see what files are the largest? - mchias1 on 10/7/16 at 4:37 pm
I use an app called "diskusage". It'll show you graphically how much space everything is taking....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Home automation hubs - mchias1 on 9/22/16 at 9:34 am
[quote]I don't recommend raspberry pie for HA unless you have lots of free time on your hands and want to buy every radio chip separately (zwave, ZigBee, lutron, etc) then patch together a very non GUI friendly control system. [/quote] Yes you have to buy separate radios, but between zwave and hu...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Simple diode question in a circuit - mchias1 on 9/13/16 at 9:43 pm
The relay would prevent back flow. If it's open no power can go across it. Same with the switch if it's open. Would there ever be a case where the relay is closed with no power on its common? If so then you'd put the diode from the NO leg of the relay....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Android app to access videos on home computer - mchias1 on 7/1/16 at 10:46 am
I used UPnPlay. Set up a DLNA server on your computer. [link=(http://www.howtogeek.com/215400/how-to-turn-your-computer-into-a-dlna-media-server/)]DLNA setup instructions[/link]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
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