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Ouch!

I have just found out the hard way what happens when you accidentally touch the exposed wires sticking out of a broken fairy lamp while decorating the Christmas tree. They were 240V lights too! Perhaps I should not have had the lights on while doing it, or perhaps it was better that I did – had the little one found …

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LightwaveRF WiFi Linked

Finally my local B&Q have taken delivery of the LightwaveRF WiFi Link and I popped in earlier to pick one up. You can order one here through Amazon if you wish: Buy LightwaveRF WiFi Link on-line through Amazon. The packaging is the usual high quality I have come to expect from JSJS Designs and was a bugger to get into …

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Moving Blog

So, i’ve decided to self host my blog on my own server. Whether this will turn out to be a sensible choice I will have to wait and see. The primary reason for doing this is to have a bit more flexibility over what I can post and how it will be displayed. Oh, that and the fact that WordPress.com …

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Update on hammering TRV

I’ve been having problems with a new TRV fitted in my bedroom. I’ve checked the TRV at home and while I can’t tell whether it matters (I think the only markings are in the back) I do think the plumber has put it on the return side of the radiator. Just after kicking in this evening, I felt both pipes …

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TRV “Hammering”…

As part of a complete refurb including new plaster, we have just had a radiator replaced in our master bedroom.  The radiator seems OK, heats well and the room gets toasty (perhaps too toasty, but that’s a subject for a different post).  However, there is a problem, the TRV sounds like a Jack Hammer when it closes down to between …

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The journey so far…

I have been attempting to automate my home for some time and I have only just decided to blog about it.  So where am I at the moment and what have I achieved so far? My heating is controlled by a collection of what I will call FHT devices.  These appear to be available under a couple of different brand …

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First blog

OK, so, my first blog post. What is this about?  Well, I want to create a home which is comfortable, easy to live in and which appeals to my inner geek.  I want it automated.  I want to be able to control my lights and heating using more than just wall mounted switches and thermostats.  I want to see graphs …

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