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09-26-18, 12:10 PM
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Posted By floridagator

Switch with 2 lights in parallel

I think this is the typical way to wire a switch with 2 lights:

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But I have a scenario where I can't put the 2 lights in series. Can I wire it like this?

(this is my modification of...
03-31-11, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,195
Posted By floridagator

How difficult is it to replace an air handler?

I've done everything else around my house (plumbing, electrical, etc) but have never replace an air handler. Is this a do-it-yourself project, or is it better to just call the AC guy?

I've got a...
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Views: 7,996
Posted By floridagator

I did some research and I think I have a good...

I did some research and I think I have a good understanding of zone doubling. I just need to get some wire and resistors. I think I will give it a shot this weekend.

Just one more question (I know...
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Posted By floridagator

Thanks again. Your advice is extremely useful. ...

Thanks again. Your advice is extremely useful.

One last thing. I notice that Ademco also has vibration contacts that can be placed on the window frames, like this one:

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Posted By floridagator

Thanks again for the advice. The Vista 20P...

Thanks again for the advice.

The Vista 20P documentation talks about double-balanced zones and zone doubling which I thought would allow me to add additional zones at the panel (without an...
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Posted By floridagator

Thanks for the response. That makes perfect sense...

Thanks for the response. That makes perfect sense to put each motion on its own zone.

Let's say I want to go ahead and hard-wire the glass break sensors, do they also need to be on their own...
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Posted By floridagator

Vista 20P - adding glass break and/or shock and additional motion sensors

I have a Vista 20P with standard hard-wired magnetic contacts at the windows. Yesterday my house was broken into. They got through a window and the alarm didn't go off until they got in the back room...
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Posted By floridagator

It looks like they are just a reseller for...

It looks like they are just a reseller for ipdatatel because that is what it says on the VM101. Anyway, everything seems to be working fine. I can arm/disarm from the website and my blackberry, I can...
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Views: 3,432
Posted By floridagator

Does anyone have experience with the VM101? It...

Does anyone have experience with the VM101? It looks like I need to get some 4 conductor 22 guage wire to connect it to my alarm panel. It says to connect to the same terminals that my keypad is...
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Views: 3,432
Posted By floridagator

Got everything programmed and working perfectly...

Got everything programmed and working perfectly with the advice I got here. Thanks. Now I'm just waiting for a broadband alarm transmitter to show up at my door. Hopefully everything is smooth...
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Posted By floridagator

Thanks for the quick reply! Thanks for setting me...

Thanks for the quick reply! Thanks for setting me straight with the zones. I need to start thinking in terms of my new zones, especially when I get around to programming.

Also, I didn't realize I...
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Views: 3,432
Posted By floridagator

Replaced my Vista 10SE with a Vista 20P

Was very simple because the panels are very similar. I just have a couple questions I hope someone could help me with:

Previously, on the 10SE I had zones 1&2 connected to the 8-9-10 terminals,...
07-17-09, 09:08 AM
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Views: 4,750
Posted By floridagator

I'm in south florida and I think the ground water...

I'm in south florida and I think the ground water temp is something like 72, so if I want to heat to 112, it would give me about 2.0 GPM, do you think that is not sufficient?
Thanks for the advice...
07-15-09, 08:00 AM
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Views: 4,750
Posted By floridagator

The service was upgraded to 150A because of the...

The service was upgraded to 150A because of the electric heater for the pool which uses a 60A dual pole breaker.

I can't imagine I would ever have everything running at once (pool heater, tankless...
07-14-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,750
Posted By floridagator

The service was upgraded when we put in a pool. I...

The service was upgraded when we put in a pool. I forget what size, but I think it is more than sufficient. I will definitely verify before proceeding. The old wire isn't in conduit, it is just romex...
07-14-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,750
Posted By floridagator

Tankless water heater breaker/wire/etc

I'm in south florida and I'm thinking about installing a new tankless water heater (Titan SCR-2, Model N-120) The installation requires #6 wire and a double pole 60 amp breaker. I currently have a...
05-11-08, 11:18 AM
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Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

Actually the pump hasn't been used in a good year...

Actually the pump hasn't been used in a good year or more. While our pool was being constructed the sprinkler pipes were broken and I didn't run it. So maybe it's possible some of the seals in the...
05-10-08, 02:14 PM
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Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

I dropped a string down and it appears there is...

I dropped a string down and it appears there is water about 5 or 6 feet down. I also replaced the check valve near the pump. I'm guessing there is either a leak in the pipe somewhere that I don't...
05-09-08, 07:59 AM
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Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

I'll try carefully lowering a string with a...

I'll try carefully lowering a string with a weight down to see what I can find out. When they dug my pool this past year, it seemed the water table was around the level of the bottom of the pool...
05-08-08, 06:36 PM
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Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

The plot thickens... I took the check valve and...

The plot thickens... I took the check valve and the connection off the well and put a hose into the well and turned it on (hoping to fill it to the top to help get it primed once I put the pipes...
05-08-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

I dug down a little underneath the check valve...

I dug down a little underneath the check valve and saw that it made a 90 degree turn and I found where it led to the well (about 10 feet away) I tried opening the top with a wrench and as I turned...
05-07-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

Thanks again! I'll give these suggestions a try...

Thanks again! I'll give these suggestions a try this weekend.
05-06-08, 07:36 PM
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Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

I gave it a shot and tried my best to get the...

I gave it a shot and tried my best to get the system primed this evening and no luck. Is my best bet to try replacing the check valve? Would I just cut above/below and replace it with another check...
05-06-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

Thanks for the info. I appreciate all the...

Thanks for the info. I appreciate all the suggestions. I'll give them a try.
05-05-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By floridagator

Thanks for the info nap. Actually I've had...

Thanks for the info nap. Actually I've had friends that have had neighbors fill their pools with their hose, pretty funny, :)

I've hooked my hose to the hose bib and have gotten the water to flow,...
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