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  1. smithzone

    Looking for Extension Cords...

    monoprice.com They also give discounts for bulk https://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022802
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    Controller Orientation Question

    I can't see any issues either - water intrusion is the main reason the case is oriented as it is There are no obvious heat sinks or other elements that look like they direct convective airflow in any way.
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    CMB24D+CTB16PCg3+PiCap - Not talking

    Thanks Jim Yep, I got the CMB24D jumpered to DMX which explains why that one works. I think I got hung up on the fact that I read that the CTB16PCg3 is suppose to understand DMX. However, the data has to be on the rights pins still (which I misinterpreted). I am thinking I will test out option 2 and see what I get. Yep, I know it is not a normal "crossover" cable. I know Coro sells them , but I will likely just make a couple.
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Reciprotools-RCT-A10-Reciprocating-Saw-Adapter/dp/B001CNHDR2 Oh and read the reviews if you want a real laugh:)
  5. https://www.amazon.com/Reciprotools-RCT-A10-Reciprocating-Saw-Adapter/dp/B001CNHDR2
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    CMB24D+CTB16PCg3+PiCap - Not talking

    I have read conflicting information if I need one - as the CTB16v3 can understand DMX. Maybe I am misinterpreting that......and it can understand DMX (but it has to be on the right pins). So maybe build a crossover and place it between the CMB24D+CTB16PCg3?
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    CMB24D+CTB16PCg3+PiCap - Not talking

    Testing out a Falcon PiCap and cannot seem to get the CTB16PCg3 (1.09) to cooperate. I am using the ethernet port (RJ-45) on the PiCap with a straight piece of CAT6 to the CMB24D port and then from there I have another straight piece of CAT6 going to the CTB16PCg3. The PiCap is jumpered in DMX mode and I can get a test pattern on all 8 lights on the CMB24D. The CMB24D was jumpered to DMX mode. However, I cannot get the CTB16PCg3 (1.09) to respond to a test pattern. The CMB24D has a LOR ID of 22 and the CTB16PCg3 is LOR iD 6, but I don't think that matters in DMX. My test pattern includes all 40 channels - and have tried 1000+ to make sure. Ethernet cables were flip flopped and same results (cables are good) - tried both ports on CTB16PCg3 I see conflicting information on needing a cross-over cable, but most of that was pretty dated and related to older CTB16PCs. Stumped - any ideas?
  8. One note on using the pin - sometimes it is hard to get it into the pipe as there is a weld line in the pipe. You may need to grind it out if it seems snug. I used a rounded metal file connected to a sawzall to clean mine up.
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  11. Same here - I use their pin pole (great solution) and then have 2.5' of PVC buried in the yard set in concrete. I am in FL so no risk of freezing. Overall pole hits about 17.5" + topper
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    Using Insteon with the LOR program

    Richard is right on this. Insteon was a step up from X-10 and is still sort of a relevant technology. This may be able to do what you are looking for (SMARTENIT 5010N ZBPLM). However, for that cost I would explore light linkers or a WI-FI solution that will be able to respond quick enough to support your blinky-blinky christmas light needs.
  13. smithzone

    Pixie 1?

    Check out the Espixelstick - it already exists and works on wifi
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    Using Insteon with the LOR program

    I had a couple X10 devices in mine years ago, but they were very slow. I ended up using them for more simple stuff like the FM Radio sign that just needed to turn on once (and off once).