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Hi Demetri, I actually already tried it, but...

Hi Demetri,

I actually already tried it, but it didn't work. Both doors had to be opened for the alarm to trip. But, after reading your instructions, I think my problem is how I wired both...
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Posted By dwestall

Question Connecting 2 wired door contacts to a single wirless transmitter

I have an existing Vista 20p panel with a 6160RF keypad and I want to add contacts for 2 side-by-side overhead garage doors. I would prefer to have both doors on the same zone, and have them trip the...
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Posted By dwestall

Ok, I've got some homework to do. I'll try...

Ok, I've got some homework to do. I'll try testing each device separately and see what happens.

If it turns out they all work individually, but not all together, does that mean I need a relay or...
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Posted By dwestall

Here is the current draw for each device: ...

Here is the current draw for each device:

ATW DS50 - 550mA
Honeywell 747 - 400mA (each)
SECO-LARM SL-126Q - 210mA

Unfortunately, I'm dealing with existing wiring, everything is combined to a...
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Posted By dwestall

Do I need a sound driver? Safewatch Pro 3000

I recently replaced a Brinks alarm with a ADT Safewatch Pro 3000 panel, and everything works except the sound. I have the following sound devices:

ATW DS50 dual tone siren 6-12VDC (existing from...
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Posted By dwestall

You're right, both Smokes are faulting. I had...

You're right, both Smokes are faulting. I had their hardware type set incorrectly as NO which was hiding the errors. Now that they're correctly set to EOL, both are giving errors.

I moved the...
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Posted By dwestall

OMG! I had the wrong resistors installed. I got...

OMG! I had the wrong resistors installed. I got them mixed up with another package. I installed the correct resistors that came with the alarm and now I have no faults. Awesome! Thank you.

I have...
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Posted By dwestall

Thanks for the help. I finally worked on it this...

Thanks for the help. I finally worked on it this weekend, connected everything and started it up. I can get into programming, I set everything up but zones 1-8 all show faults. I've double checked...
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Posted By dwestall

Replacing Brinks with Vista 20p with zone expander

I'm replacing a Brinks alarm system and I have a few questions. The existing setup is all wired:
Brinks BHS-3000C panel with 3 keypads
2 int. sirens/speakers
1 ext. siren
1 ext. strobe
zone 1 -...
12-29-15, 09:54 AM
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Posted By dwestall

Thanks for the recommendations. I looked at...

Thanks for the recommendations.

I looked at the Honeywell RTH8500D and RTH7600D models and decided I don't really need touchscreen. The LuxPro doesn't appear to have the auto heat/cool change-over...
12-25-15, 08:48 PM
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Posted By dwestall

Recommend programmable thermostat w/auto heat / cool change-over

Can you recommend a replacement thermostat to control my AC / gas furnace? At a minimum I'd like 5-2 day programmable with auto heat / cool change-over option. WiFi not required. Thanks.
09-18-12, 07:06 AM
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Posted By dwestall

Does it matter where I disconnect the drain...

Does it matter where I disconnect the drain tubing? Should I disconnect at the RO unit, or at the faucet, or where it connects to the drain pipe?

Thanks for your help,
dw
09-17-12, 11:24 AM
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Posted By dwestall

I didn't actually clean the filters, just the...

I didn't actually clean the filters, just the filter housings. The filters are about 6mo old and the membrane is about 1 yr old, but I have a water softener too so I usually let the filters go a year...
09-17-12, 09:51 AM
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Posted By dwestall

RO - no water in tank

I have a RainSoft 9596 4-stage Reverse Osmosis system.

I recently noticed low volume/poor pressure coming out of the RO faucet. There are no leaks or kinks in the hoses. I pulled the tank out. The...
09-06-12, 08:38 PM
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Posted By dwestall

You were right. I got no brine draw without it. ...

You were right. I got no brine draw without it.

It turns out I need to replace the piston seals too so I'll just have to wait for the parts to get here.

Thanks
09-06-12, 11:47 AM
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Posted By dwestall

Can I run Fleck 5600 valve without the Injector Throat?

I recently noticed our water was no longer soft. While troubleshooting the water softener I discovered there was almost no suction coming from the brine tube, and it turns out the Injector Throat had...
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Posted By dwestall

GE Concord Express working with Obihai adapter, Google Voice VOIP & Alarm Relay

DISCLAIMER: This is not a recommendation, just how it worked for me. Please make sure you understand the limitations of using VOIP for alarm monitoring.

I recently decided to replace my land line...
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Posted By dwestall

I actually haven't bought it yet and I wasn't...

I actually haven't bought it yet and I wasn't able to find any documentation online other than that description so I was hoping someone here was familiar with it.
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Posted By dwestall

The product description just says: The...

The product description just says:
The Linegrabber Module Easily Attaches to Existing Telephone Devices, Providing a Simple Solution to Line Seizure Needs in Homes w/More Than One Telephone DeviceI...
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Posted By dwestall

GE 60-978 Linegrabber Line Seizure Module

Is anyone familiar with this device? I have a GE Concord Express alarm system, but I don't want to use this for my alarm because I already have a RJ31x for the alarm line seizure. I actually want to...
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Posted By dwestall

Thanks. I thought I remember seeing some setting...

Thanks. I thought I remember seeing some setting in the panel that tells it to wait for a dial tone before calling out but I can't find it. Oh well, I just added the disable call waiting code so I'm...
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Posted By dwestall

Concord Express takes 3 attempts before it seizes the line

My alarm seems to have difficulty seizing the phone line. From what I can tell it takes about 3 dial-out attempts before it finally disconnects the current call and is able to dial out. I have a GE...
08-09-10, 11:58 AM
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Posted By dwestall

Check your breaker first.

Check your breaker first.
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Posted By dwestall

The installation guide for these models says they...

The installation guide for these models says they plug into an AC outlet and it appears they use battery power for backup.

Can I use batteries as the primary source of power?

Thanks.
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Posted By dwestall

GE wireless CO detector, battery powered?

I have a GE Concord Express alarm and I want to add 2 wireless carbon monoxide detectors. I looked at the GE NX-497 and 60-652-95, but both of these use AC power. I'm need something that runs on...
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