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04-12-13, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Can you take pictures of the main panel and the...

Can you take pictures of the main panel and the junction box with the old and new wiring? preferably with the covers removed.I wouldn't recommend running wires up next to the chimney,I don't think...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

The ones you recommended are probably what I will...

The ones you recommended are probably what I will go with,I plan on having this system professionally monitored once I have everything set up.Thank you and have a good holiday!
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Newly installed Tuxedo touch

I just recently installed the Tuxedo touch to my system and so far it works excellent,the next step is purchasing a GSM cellular communicator.I installed the tuxedo at my main entrance,relocated the...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

You have to set the address on the keypad before...

You have to set the address on the keypad before it will display anything, at power up within 60 seconds,press and hold down 1 and 3 at the same time for a few seconds and you'll 31 as the default...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

No problem,they can be physically wired and will...

No problem,they can be physically wired and will work but in most cases it's against code and some places illegal.And also it can void the UL listing on both the alarm panel and the smoke detectors...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

If you have hardwired line voltage smoke...

If you have hardwired line voltage smoke detectors,don't do it man they're not recommended to be tied into a security panel,there are wireless smoke and heat detectors available for the vista series...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Remotely lighting a pilot on any appliance with...

Remotely lighting a pilot on any appliance with any device is a big no no.The best thing to do is to get the issue with the boiler control resolved.You shouldn't have to keep resetting it like that.
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Posted By Dodgeman70

That's good,Honeywell/Ademco has some pretty...

That's good,Honeywell/Ademco has some pretty reasonable prices on their products,you can still use the 6150 keypad as a second keypad in another entryway after you get everything changed over.The...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Like MrRonFL said,it sounds like you're locked...

Like MrRonFL said,it sounds like you're locked out from local programming,the board looks like a vista 15 or 20p.It's not really that expensive to replace but one more thing you should consider...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

I don't think there's such a thing as free self...

I don't think there's such a thing as free self monitoring.Any GSM unit you can purchase has to have service activated by Alarmnet or Honeywell Total connect.
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Ok,gotcha it's an add on service then,I'll...

Ok,gotcha it's an add on service then,I'll purchase a GSM unit also and check with my monitoring company after I get it all set up and wired in,thanks a bunch,Merry Christmas!
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Merry Christmas guys,Thank you for the input,now...

Merry Christmas guys,Thank you for the input,now omne other question,is Total connect a monitoring service as well or do you have to have it aditionally with your current monitoring service?
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Honeywell Tuxedo touch with vista 20psia using Total Connect

If I purchase a Tuxedo Touch keypad,how does it communicate with total connect?Does it use the onboard dialer in the 20p or do I need a cellular GSM unit?
11-17-12, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

It's actually a Square D it's on an online...

It's actually a Square D it's on an online auction site,that's why the images are too small to look at.It doesn't state the model number but I can ask the seller.It has a 60 amp main breaker with a...
11-17-12, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Yeah sorry about the pictures,I couldn't figure...

Yeah sorry about the pictures,I couldn't figure out how to upload the images so people could click on them to get a better look.I was planning on wiring it to my main panel like a subpanel would be...
11-17-12, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Generator interlock panel

5645I'm planning on using this panel for standby power from my portable generator.The generator I have is a Rigid 5000 watt with a 30 amp 120/240 volt 4 wire twist lock receptacle and 2 GFI 120 volt...
10-05-12, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

The rubber or plastic coating degrades over time...

The rubber or plastic coating degrades over time if used outdoors excessively.Even if you have it covered in pvc conduit the,moisture will degrade it after awhile.UF wire has more rugged coating then...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

That's what I figured always worth a try though,I...

That's what I figured always worth a try though,I didn't read where you tried a bulb from a different fixture,it's got to be the new bulbs then,try another one from a different fixture from another...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

That probaly explains why I was going through...

That probaly explains why I was going through alot of cfl's.
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Check the voltage to the socket and see what you...

Check the voltage to the socket and see what you get.Do you have a multimeter?
09-24-12, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Yeah,a sharpie would be better,paint markers take...

Yeah,a sharpie would be better,paint markers take too long to dry,inside the box is better too!
09-24-12, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Just make sure you mark the junction boxes with...

Just make sure you mark the junction boxes with the breaker number on the side and the cover of the boxes that each one is connected to with a paint marker,don't mark just the cover because they can...
09-22-12, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

That's what I thought,I'm going to change it all...

That's what I thought,I'm going to change it all to 12-2 since I have a box of cable,thank you.
09-22-12, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Dodgeman70

Mixed wiring sizes

I was checking the wiring in my house to add more receptacles and I noticed a couple of the circuits installed by previous homeowners in my house started off with 12-2 romex and from the first...
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Posted By Dodgeman70

You still had the 6150 set at 16 didn't you?

You still had the 6150 set at 16 didn't you?
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