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Ethernet Connected WiFi Repeater/Extender

I have 1G internet (Comcast) with a strong wifi signal downstairs (with one extender), but I'd like to improve the wifi signal upstairs.

I will be running a Cat 6 cable outside of the house to the...
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Posted By cultcab

I am going to switch to a multi-tap transformer...

I am going to switch to a multi-tap transformer to see if a 13V or 14V feed will improve this situation.

Do I need to “protect” the lights at the first part of the string?
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Posted By cultcab

Low Voltage Transformer Sizing

I have low voltage lighting in our back yard and after adding some new lighting, the lights at the end of my run are not being powered (there's less than 10V at the end).

I'm using a 300W...
08-06-18, 01:33 PM
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Posted By cultcab

I will try to measure the water pressure the next...

I will try to measure the water pressure the next time I'm out there, but her water pressure is low throughout the house.

There are two separate manifolds (one for the back and one for the front)...
08-05-18, 06:51 PM
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Posted By cultcab

Replacement Sprinklers

I am trying to improve the sprinkler coverage on the lawn at my mom’s house. I have not been able to measure the flow rate or water pressure, but the coverage is poor.

She has five sprinklers per...
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Posted By cultcab

I'm pretty sure that is my problem. I was under...

I'm pretty sure that is my problem. I was under the impression that the keypad setting to turn on RF is what enabled the 5881.

Just to confirm, when I restart the system, I would enter 31 for the...
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Posted By cultcab

So when I power on the system and change the...

So when I power on the system and change the address, here is what I was inputting:

31 address
1 to turn receiver on
00 receiver address
0 disable high security
0 confirm

Your comment...
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Posted By cultcab

Vista 20P Keypad Address

I had a Vista 20SE panel and since I wanted to add an Envisalink 4 module, I upgraded to the Vista 20P. I was unable to get the wireless receiver (5881ENM) to work with the 20P, so I switched back...
04-07-16, 04:21 PM
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Posted By cultcab

Water drainage through hardpan

We planted a fan palm last spring and had to pull it out last month because it wasn't healthy. When I pulled it out, I was surprised to see that there was a puddle of water in the hole - the tree had...
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Posted By cultcab

I tried all of the different combinations and...

I tried all of the different combinations and none of them got the lights going.

I connected the lights and then measured the voltage at the 12G low voltage line (10.7V AC) and got the same...
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Posted By cultcab

Thank you Pete. I have one strand that I'm going...

Thank you Pete. I have one strand that I'm going to use to test this out. It was only $12, so it won't be too painful if it doesn't work.

How do I determine which of the 3 wires I should use to...
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Posted By cultcab

Is there any other information that would be...

Is there any other information that would be helpful to answer this?
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Posted By cultcab

Here are the specs on the transformer: ...

Here are the specs on the transformer:

Input: 120V - 60 Hz - 0.18A
Output 1: 30V (with the DC symbol next to it) - 0.15A - Max 4.5W
Output 2: 30V (with the DC symbol next to it) - 0.15A - Max...
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Posted By cultcab

Pete, Here is the link to the description of...

Pete,

Here is the link to the description of the lights:

100 LED Low Voltage Plug-in String Lights - Cool White - 31 Ft. - BLINQ...
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Posted By cultcab

Low Voltage Lighting Solution

I have an outdoor low voltage lighting system with LED bollards and flood lights and I would like to add some low voltage LED string lights to wrap around a couple palm trees. I've had a hard time...
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Posted By cultcab

Replacing Ademco System with Wireless System

I recently replaced all of the windows in our house, and as a result about half of the windows no longer have alarm wires going to them for the contacts.

I am looking at removing the old Ademco...
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Posted By cultcab

Kenmore Washer Not Agitating/Spinning

Our Kenmore washer (70 Series, Model 22722100) recently stopped agitating and spinning. It fills up OK, and then when it should agitate or spin, there's a hum like the motor has seized up.

Is...
08-11-12, 11:30 AM
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Posted By cultcab

Effectiveness of "chem lawn" treatments

Our lawn in Northern California (originally tall fescue) has been taken over by weeds - mostly clover but also some "nut grass" and the very thin grass that almost looks like small rice reeds. I...
05-25-12, 12:44 PM
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Posted By cultcab

I had a plumber come out yesterday to look at the...

I had a plumber come out yesterday to look at the valve assembly. The soft copper lines between the shower valve and the socket that holds the cartridge are twisted almost 90 degrees. There is no...
05-08-12, 07:30 PM
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Posted By cultcab

I had already watched that video and he didn't...

I had already watched that video and he didn't seem to have any problems getting the brass collar off. After I posted, I was able to get it to break free. Unfortunately, the valve unit is now...
05-08-12, 06:56 PM
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Posted By cultcab

Shower Valve Cartridge Replacement

I am replacing a valve cartridge on a Delta 1400 shower faucet. I pulled the handle off, then the outer sleeve and now I'm trying to get the collar off. I'm using channel locks, but it isn't...
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Posted By cultcab

Unfortunately, the unit is out of warranty. ...

Unfortunately, the unit is out of warranty.

Here's where I'm at:
1. The freezer was running at 10 deg (instead of 0) and the refrigerator was at 40 (instead of 37).
2. I pulled of the panel to...
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Posted By cultcab

I pulled off the back panel and was surprised to...

I pulled off the back panel and was surprised to see no significant frost build-up. The fan seems to be working fine. Any suggestions on what to check next?
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Posted By cultcab

I haven't unplugged it yet. I just removed the...

I haven't unplugged it yet. I just removed the food so that I had a head-start for when I get home tonight.
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Posted By cultcab

I removed all of the contents from the freezer at...

I removed all of the contents from the freezer at lunch, but I didn't have time to proceed further. Do I need to remove the side brackets to get the back panel out?

I just replaced the heating...
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