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post #3106 of 5753

We are not going to pay for the smoke alarms but will update some of the other wiring items.  We want to install some more lights and switches which I have no experience in.  

 

As for code in Nashville, we bought our house with all of these issues and no code upgrades were forced upon the previous home owners by the city.  Our inspector told us about a lot of these issues and his other job was a fireman so he told us what to look our for in terms of code and possible fire hazards.  He actually said we had more working smoke alarms than he usually see in houses he inspects.

post #3107 of 5753

Trying to add a couple of these push pull door locks to my home.  

 

I am questioning if it will be too confusing for people who need to access my house while I am away. 

 

They make another option is to use their regular door handle version but it isn't near as interesting.

 

post #3108 of 5753
TBH, those both look horrible.
post #3109 of 5753

I have seen the second one installed and I liked it.  I will only have to carry a Keytrak fob and mailbox key if I install them.  

post #3110 of 5753
I wouldn't. Anything electronic is ripe for planned obsolescence.
post #3111 of 5753
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Originally Posted by LeatherBoot View Post

I have seen the second one installed and I liked it.  I will only have to carry a Keytrak fob and mailbox key if I install them.  

So carrying a standard house key has grown to be a burden?
post #3112 of 5753
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I wouldn't. Anything electronic is ripe for planned obsolescence.

 

I am not too concerned about that as they aren't too expensive.

 

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So carrying a standard house key has grown to be a burden?

I have been forgetting my keys more and more and the idea of not needing one is very appealing to me.  

 

My Keytrak fob and mailbox key aren't essential so most of the time I would be able to go keyless. I also quite like the way it looks...and the beep boops it makes will be amusing for the first month or so. 

post #3113 of 5753
fugly, as expected.
post #3114 of 5753
I have a keyless entry with a passcode pad, but it also has an option for a physical key. You can set up different codes for different users, and get updates as they have been used throughout the day. Kids come home from school, cleaners entering and leaving, handyman possibly...etc.

I have yet to actually use my physical key on that door since we've installed it. Using the keypad has proven much too convenient. Especially when exiting a keyless entry/start vehicle, it's flattering not to have to remove my keys from my pocket almost all day.
post #3115 of 5753

Okay I am definitely getting one.  Even if I end up hating it, it's worth a try to be keyless. 

post #3116 of 5753
I have a keypad entry system from emtek that looks a lot like the second one. Ours also has a normal keyhole but I don't think we've ever actually used the key. Don't really care what it looks like or what people think of it. It was installed when we bought the house so we didn't actively choose it but we've been pleased. Only painpoint is replacing batteries every 6-9 months. The emtek one isn't connected or anything like that but it's easy enough to delete codes or set new ones.

Not carrying a housekey is a joy - if I had to choose between keyless entry in a car and my house, would take house easily.
post #3117 of 5753
They should make a valet key for homes. Like they can get in but can't use the bed or watch your porn
post #3118 of 5753
Do not get key = burden. At the very least don't you have to carry a key to your office door? Or am I just the only pleb that needs to work?
post #3119 of 5753
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Do not get key = burden. At the very least don't you have to carry a key to your office door? Or am I just the only pleb that needs to work?

My cube doesn't lock, so talk about pleb.
post #3120 of 5753
I don't lock my office. If carrying keys were cool everyone would want to be a janitor or super of whatever. Less to carry is better. House key in particular because when I go for a run or bike ride or just a neighborhood walk I don't carry any keys - having keys jingle in your pocket when you run is not enjoyable. Less advantageous when driving.

But unlike with car keys which are all terrible due to the advent of keyless entry, there is no penalty to keyless house. I love that I can drive my old car with just a small metal key and wish that were available on new cars.
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