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Mr.Fixer

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« on: October 19, 2009, 01:10:17 PM »

HI All,
 I just moved into a home I bought in an estate sale. After finding dozens of low voltage landscape switches in oddball places i.e. yard shed, outbuilding, garage storage room and the crawl space of the house, I eventually figured out they are x10.  Leviton 6291 to be exact. My questions are, (1) Can I use any controller to operate the lev6291's or does it need to be a Leviton control? (2) How do I identify the codes for the switches? (3) Is there a way to scan the system to identify possible controllers, repeaters or additional switches?
I appreciate any help or info. Thanks
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Jsnlong

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Re: x10 Newbie
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 03:57:02 PM »

Yea they are X10 controlled so any x10 controller can work them. Code wheels are located beneath the rocker plate.

I dont think there is away to search for a controller besides just going on a hunt!! Happy searching
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 06:16:42 PM »

Welcome to the Automation World and X10.

3) There is no way to scan the system for other modules; switches and controllers.

Some Leviton controllers may actually look like a wall switch with more than one button on it.
If there where any RF remotes in use. You may find a module in a wall socket with an antenna on it.

You may want to download the Decora Home Controls Manual from Leviton. The 6291 is part of the Red Line.
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=23944&minisite=10026

Also the 6291 is similar to the X10Pro XPS3. You can get the manual for that on the X10pro Web site. In the Installation Instructions tab.
http://www.x10pro.com/
« Last Edit: October 19, 2009, 07:27:21 PM by Brian H »
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