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re: Cutting the cord: Ethernet line cost - LSUtigerME
If you have access to the attic and will be making the drop near another outlet, it's pretty easy. I'd recommend monoprice for any wiring/outlet needs. ...
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re: Putting DVD's on Tablet:What's your go-to program? - LSUtigerME
Handbrake and MakeMKV. Both free. But Netflix/Prime download is the tits for shorter trips. I've also bought and used a Wireless Media drive that I use to download media to, then stream it from the device to my tablet. Works great and consumes no space on the tablet....
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re: Salary range interview spinoff - LSUtigerME
[quote] No. I tell them what I make and what it would take to move me[/quote] This....
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re: Easiest way to perform a backdoor Roth - LSUtigerME
Does it become more complicated if you've contributed to a Roth (monthly), but then find yourself outside the income limits?...
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re: OT Electricians - 4 way switch giving me fits: RESOLVED! Thanks! - LSUtigerME
[quote] I've seen houses that had power running on the neutral wire for fan/light circuits[/quote] My contractor did this in my bedroom. I recently installed smart switches (which require a neutral), and this caused an issue. Got it figured out, but damn....
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re: Stupid fire stick question - LSUtigerME
I use Plex as well...
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re: How to make a dumb light switch smart? - LSUtigerME
I just installed 3 GE smart switches in a 3-switch box. It was a tight fit, but it worked. Wiring was interesting because one was a 3-way (for fan light), and one was for fan itself. So the electrician did some oddball things that made it difficult. It's pretty straightforward if it's just a sing...
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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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