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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

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    DocuSign worked fine for me.
     
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    Any top-notch contractors in Manhattan?
     
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    I've been taking down wallpaper. God this sucks
     
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    It looked like good work on tv.
     
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    I recently did pretty much my whole house. Assuming they use a water soluble glue, use a paint roller with a bucket of water (way more water than you would ever think you need) and a very sharp scraper (or do what I did and hire some people at $12/hour. They're going to be better at it than you are any way).
     
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    My fucking homeworks system fried last night when the generator switched on. I would kill to have regular light switches.
     
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    Good one, man. How long have you been waiting for that?
     
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    Don't say that - I'm about to switch my Crestron lights and Somfy shades over to a Savant system to unify AV, lights and shades. Maybe I should keep some switches.

    You run off generators or is this a backup?

    lefty
     
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    Backup. Storm last night. We have manual switching for emergencies, but only as four quadrants of the system.
     
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    Well, you do need the rain.

    I'm a little concerned as the installer is setting it up to run everything from a phone or ipad and I'm thinking when did buttons become so taxing.

    lefty
     
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    What type and size of generator do you have? Seriously want to install one in the next couple of years.
     
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    Lutron has devices that allow the system to work with poor power...if the homeworks installation was done after the generator was installed then I would contact the people who did your homeworks system and see if they can fix your system for free.
     
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    I have Savant and it does the shades, lights, hvac, and AV but I control the lights and shades with Lutron keypads (in wall and table top) 99% of the time. The Savant TrueControl II app can do more but I rarely need to use it for lights and shades.

    Savant also makes remotes with real physical buttons which I find helpful for watching movies and TV so you don't need to pull out your phone in the dark.

    Also there is a bit of a learning period to the Savant True Control app because the interface is not intuitive.
     
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    I don't even know what it is except it sounds like home automation which I am against.
     
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    Installed a Nest Smoke/CO Detector over the holiday weekend. Only bought 1 to see how it does and put it in the stairwell. Thinking of adding another in the basement stairwell as it was easy and my wife likes the interface on her phone. Next up will be a Thermostat because she is clueless on weather to have the heat or A/C on at night and I just think, let the system decide. Last night she chose wrong and it was too hot in the room and I was too lazy to go change the damn thing over.
     
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    The nest thermostadt is amazing. I find the smoke detectors overpriced and not worth it, but the nest is a bargain for the access and useability
     
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    I just bought a house last Thursday, guess I will park up in here.
     
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    +1 love the thermostat
     
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    We bought the house with it in. I hate it. I'm fine with paddles and slide dimmers, which is what we are putting in our other place, against the complaints of contractors.
     
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