- Oct 5, 2018
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Damn if I knew how bad people were getting their feelings hurt, I would have let off the gas.
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Yup. Don't really mind viewing properties - particularly promising ones, but I did spend $$ on car rentals to get around. The inspection fee was an expense but well worth it as it's saved me $$$$ and heart burn. I think I'm going to have to move fast on the next nice place I see.This sucks. Plus, I'm sure there are sunk costs like legal fees, inspection costs, time spent on researching the property, etc.
not really the wired version of domotics, but I’ve got the whole house kitted out with Philips hue lights. The front door, first and second floors have been put on motion sensors which have been programmed for dimmed schedules at night. Same for the storage and washing rooms.Anyone have any experience with home automation? I dipped my foot in with a pair of Lutron Caseta switches (technically a dimmer and a switch) to replace an old programmable timer that wasn’t working and a simple rocker switch. Really enjoy the advantages now that I got them wired (did it all myself too, with a little phone help from the very nice Lutron tech support) and considering what else I want to swap from a regular switch to one I can automate or schedule, and also considering what else I could automate in the house.
with hue I’ve gotten the exterior lights tied to sundown and sun up. So that’s fixed. Walkthrough and temporary work (washing machine room, the storage where I keep my hunting gear) are tied to motion sensors with predetermined timers. The walkthrough areas go off again after 2 minutes, the storage and washroom are on a 10 min timer. All the lights in the living room have been tied together at one hue tap, with 3 different themes (morning, cooking/dinner and dimmed evening).I don't get the need for home automation... however having bedroom curtains/blinds that open up at a pre-determined time would be awesome. However, not sure why using a remote wouldn't suffice. For lighting around the home... what's the point of automating lights in rooms without occupants? I would be more interested in switches that control overhead lights (plus dimmers) and table/floor lamps - very discreet hiding of table/floor lamp cords. Exterior lighting should be on a timer and maybe some others on motion control. What am I missing? I think I've posted on this before but clearly I've learned nothing.