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re: Official WINK HUB Home Automation thread - LSUtigerME
Has any body setup a "robot" to trigger based on an ecobee3 sensor? For example, if my bedroom temperature rises above X setting (or more like X degrees above the thermostat sensor), turn on the ceiling fan. Or make use of the occupancy detection to trigger some event....
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re: I broke up with my fiancee - LSUtigerME
[quote] Fred bluffed and this guy called it[/quote] Ballsy move. Let's see how it works out for him....
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re: I broke up with my fiancee - LSUtigerME
[quote] Ok, this is a made up story and we bit....sheesh [/quote] Blame Fred for keeping it alive...
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re: Are Sandals resorts trashy? - LSUtigerME
Sandals is nothing like a cruise IMO. They may not be the nicest resorts in the world, but they are worlds better than a Carnival ship....
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re: Smart light switches? - LSUtigerME
[quote] i never realized this bothered people so much. Its not like it takes more than a second or two to go from 100% to completely off.[/quote] It's kinda annoying. I can live with it, but given the option I'd prefer to not have it. I'd rather them go off/on to full brightness than to have the...
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re: Construction loan finance question??? - LSUtigerME
Pay cash or finance the land separate. This allows you to use the combined appraisal value as the home value. If you do them together, the total loan/construction cost will be used as the value. The first draw from the construction loan will be to pay off the land loan....
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re: Smart light switches? - LSUtigerME
[quote]So the best thing to do would be get the wink hub and compatible light switches? [/quote] It all depends on how much you want to do in the future. If this is all you want to do, you can go a little simpler by using the hub that comes with bulbs/switches, or getting a switch that's integrate...
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re: ecobee3 system monitor - LSUtigerME
[quote]I went got another one from lowes and pretty much the same issues. doesnt kick on. pull unit out of base then put back in and heat kicks on but the unit only shows the fan and heat running for a few minutes. I am sure that it would never kick off. back in with my honeywell. only wanted to...
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re: I need recommendations on Alexa-enabled LED Light Bulbs - LSUtigerME
[quote]I got an echo for Christmas and just decided to get GE rocker switches/dimmers (Z Wave) and a Wink Hub 2. Seems to be the simplest way to go about it. Slowly accumulating the switches because they're $30+ a pop. The thing I didn't like about bulbs, other than the expense of buying individual ...
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re: Echo Dot the most useless contraption ever invented? It is at CAD's house - LSUtigerME
[quote]do i need to whisper the passcode when the kids are in the other room?[/quote] You could. Or just process the order from your phone/device. You can also turn off 1-click ordering, where the purchases cannot be processed by the Echo and need additional verification....
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re: Echo Dot the most useless contraption ever invented? It is at CAD's house - LSUtigerME
[quote]have a hub, dont have any amazon services [/quote] It works with the hub. I synced my hub to the Echo, not my devices. The Echo still controls the devices. Non-Amazon related. [quote]i have honeywell stats [/quote] It works with Honeywell stats. [quote]my cracked apps are FAR bett...
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re: Echo Dot the most useless contraption ever invented? It is at CAD's house - LSUtigerME
The echo works perfectly fine with a Wink Hub. It syncs with Amazon Prime and Amazon Music. It can control your Nest or Ecobee Thermostat. It will play your music from any number of streaming services. It syncs with your Amazon account to allow ordering products and create lists (great for use in th...
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re: Recs on 75' or 100' flat ethernet cable - LSUtigerME
http://www.monoprice.com/mobile/product/details/9556?maincategoryid=102&categoryid=10208&subcategoryid=1020813&cpncd=...
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re: Question for people who deal with the AT&T "next plan" - LSUtigerME
[quote]You won't be able to download new apps though once you have the new phone, right? Won't the old phone say "no service" which keeps you from getting new apps, even if you have Wifi?[/quote] Wifi will still work just fine. The phone simply will not make cellular based phone calls/data/ac...
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re: outdoor patio ideas - LSUtigerME
Anybody have an outdoor kitchen setup with wood cabinets instead of brick? Seem simpler, more space, and should match better in my setup. Just curious if being outdoors will cause major maintenance hassle or problems. ...
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re: Free Backup Software that runs from External Drive - LSUtigerME
If you don't mind the manual method, SyncToy does this. Only pulls new or changes files. Can choose to overwrite or save new versions of everything. I did this for my personal backup to an external. It was set on a schedule, but it was installed on the main machine....
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re: Free Backup Software that runs from External Drive - LSUtigerME
What exactly are you trying to do? Run software to backup to an external drive? Or run software from an external drive to backup...where?...
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re: Building A New House - Tech Omissions - LSUtigerME
Cat 5/6 cable everywhere. Preferably with a central media closet. Switched eave outlets AP locations and POE or ceiling outlets Smart switches where needed Security cameras Floor heating in bathrooms Generator connection [quote] Went with Rheem on-demand water heater in garage. We have ru...
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re: Software to Copy/Rip DVD Videos to Hard Drive - LSUtigerME
Handbrake for ripping DVDs and Encoding/compressing. MakeMKV for Blurays....
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re: LCR Soundbar - LSUtigerME
[quote]Why not get the slim separate LCR speakers and run an avr? Mount on the sides of the TV and underneath the TV.[/quote] I am running an AVR. No question about that. Living room TV above the mantle, means speakers take up mantle space or bookshelf, etc. It's what i currently have, and am exp...
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