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      I considered it a few years ago, but gave up on it because I don't understand the issues/requirements of such a system. It still seems...
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      I looked into it a few years ago (before prices went up), and it was a lot more just for the materials. Today, just the PVC conduit...
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      I got a design/estimate from a manufacturer/vendor. The design requirements I gave him were 50W continuous power, 7/365, with a...
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      Ira posted the thread LED inrush current in Wiring Closet.
      There's a long thread (345 posts) from 2013 on LED bulb options, with quite a bit of discussion about LED inrush current and the affect...
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      Ira replied to the thread Dryer exhaust/vent monitor.
      Actually, I didn't consider that. I emailed the manufacturer, and he said that the compensated operating temperature shown on the spec...
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      Ira replied to the thread Dryer exhaust/vent monitor.
      I have most of the components now, so I was able to do some bench testing. As previously mentioned, I have the Neptronic pressure sensor...
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      I don't trust myself on this, so help is appreciated. This is related to my post about using LED strip lights in my home's crawlspace...
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      Ira posted the thread Driveway gate openers in Wiring Closet.
      First time I've looked into this stuff. I was surprised by the price range. For a single 12' 500lb swing gate... Mighty Mule, Ghost...
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      I think that's fine, and probably what I will do, for the opener battery. I think the other electronic gear will work better with a...
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      Disclaimer: I don't know much about batteries. Seems to me that the gate opener battery should be a lead acid battery, maybe even a...
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      Ira replied to the thread Crawl space lighting.
      Reporting back... I bought a roll of "JOYLIT 24V COB LED Strip Lights 16.4ft 4000K Natural White 439lm/ft Super Bright CRI 95+, UL...
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      If I locate the gate Wifi bridge about 75' away from the gate, I can get a good line-of-site to the edge of the house (as shown by the...
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      I have my doubts about the 5 mile range, too, but I'm hoping 1/4 mile is doable. The trees aren't as bad as it looks. I think I can get...
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      Since I still haven't made any decisions related to this post, I'm going to bring it up again... My preference is to somehow get access...
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      Ira replied to the thread Crawl space lighting.
      The LED workshop lights may be a good way to go if I can find some that offer a little more flexibility in the layout. I'm surprised at...
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