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  1. Dimmer Repair - wires too short

    I have an electronics repair store near me. I’ll see what they will charge to fix it. I don’t have a soldering gun yet. Not had one since I was in high school and used to tinker with stuff like this though it was all mostly low voltage. Thanks for your advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Dimmer Repair - wires too short

    Thanks for the feedback. The ebay item included 12 dimmers and did mention that 3 of them had really short wires with pictures. So I knew what I was getting into. Pretty good deal at ~ $200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Anyone have experience with opening up dimmer switches? These are the old ones - LDZ-102-x. I was able to open it all the way until I could not pull the circuit board away from the aluminum (or whatever material it is) plate. See the items circled in yellow. On the back side, do I need to use a soldering gun to remove the 3 prong that is attached to the aluminum plate? Or is there a special tool that will help me separate the circuit board from the plate? Thanks in advance. AJ FYI - I picked up a few dimmers off of eBay but 2-3 of them have really short wires as you can see. My goal is to replace the short wires with regular length wires. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Not sure if this makes a diff but you could try to limit the backup to certain folders and then add more over time after each sync is complete. I’ve seen tasks take longer depending on the amount of records/files. The speed of your disks also is a huge factor is how quickly files copy over. 800GB is a lot of IO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Splitting Stereo Audio

    I can stream to ControlWMB from AirParrot2 on my MacOS but streaming to ShairBridge does not work. Any suggestions?
  6. I tried to get in on the sale a day after it ended and failed miserably. I was on the road for a week in Ireland then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. How to program an entry scene

    Not that I have done this yet but it may be easier with IFTTT and/or including your security system in to the mix. If your security system is armed and garage door opens, you are coming home.
  8. Upgrade options

    Added an HC-800 early this week as primary controller. Also up to 2.9.1. I'm not having any of the issues above anymore. Streaming is pretty smooth. It's been only 2 days. I hope it lasts. ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Upgrade controller from HC-250 to HC-800

    Wow. It was super easy to move from the 250 to the 800. A great experience. No need to rejoin any device. AND the best part is that the response times are much faster. My TIDAL playlists load almost instantly. I still have an HC-500 and an HC-300 in my system. These are used for audio outs (among other needs) to the 2 audio amps I have. I see the 250 and 800 do not have as many outputs together. But I'm sure there's a way. Baby steps...
  10. Upgrade controller from HC-250 to HC-800

    Thanks for the info. Has this changed from the past? If I remember correctly from when I went from 1.8 to 2.2, it took hours for my dealer to upgrade. If it's much better now, I'm glad.
  11. I apologize if I'm asking a question that may have been answered previously. I am on 2.9.1. I'm upgrading to a HC-800. I already have a HC-250. The 250 is coordinator while a HC-500 and HC-300 are ZAPs. Is an upgrade possible without having to re-join all my devices? I believe moving the coordinator requires re-joining all devices. I believe I have some switches/dimmers/outlets that were originally on embernet. I was also wondering if a factory reset on these devices will reset them back to embernet? Thanks, AJ
  12. Outdoor lighting HELP

    https://www.houselogix.com/shop/orvibo-wiwo-s20 The driver is more expensive than 2 switches
  13. Outdoor lighting HELP

    Yes. It's a little buggy and the app is horrible. But once you set it up it's good. I'm sure wemo is better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Outdoor lighting HELP

    I'm not sure about the signal but it's $20. Try it out. You can use it elsewhere if it doesn't work. Eventually, I'll replacing all my C4 Outlet Switches with these. 6 Orvibo switches for the price of 1 C4 switch. It's a no-brainer. I'll let you know the app isn't great and could be improved tremendously. But it works. Also, I have yet to integrate the 4 Orvibo switches I have with C4 but all of them are used for table lamps. One controls the outdoor landscape lights but my switch is in the garage.
  15. Outdoor lighting HELP

    If you can fit one of these in there, it will work with C4. https://www.amazon.com/Orvibo-Socket-Electronics-Anywhere-HomeMate-S25/dp/B00KT50HK4 And if not, you can simply use an app to drive this outlet switch. It allows scheduling.