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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2006, 10:34:16 PM »

>"As to???  Huh Grill, transducer, clicking sounds, line-of-sight..."

Did it talk directly to modules or to a powerline trnansceiver?

I works just like if you got up off the sofa and pushed the console buttons directly; Ultrasonic Remote -> Ultrasonic Maxi-Controller -> PLC -> Modules

>"BTW, just to be sure you know, I'm kidding with you above! Smiley  [Remember what happened "that other time", eh?  Shocked  Embarrassed ]

Kidding with respect to the ultrasonic?   Or something else?   I don't remember much anymore :-(

No. Everything *ABOVE* the As to??? - I purposely didn't use any HAPPY SMILIES until the end! [I was making a joke, but, it's not funny *IF* I have to explain it! :) ]
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2006, 11:53:43 PM »

  ;D Kaulele, It's great to hear from a X10 happy-camper. I myself am one and I am having a really fun time playing /learning this stuff.  ;D

Don n, I really don't know what the requirements are to belong to the Old Geezers Group.
 ;D However, I believe #1) You'd have to have been using X10 for quite some time.
#2) Drink your coffee with Brandy in it. and #3) Sleep on the right side of the bed.  ;D

 ;D "Gee, I walked to school barefooted and uphill both ways ... can I join the old geezer group too?"
You forgot "and in Snow 2' deep".  ;D ;D

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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2006, 12:39:21 AM »

Otis69 ... As to
"However, I believe #1) You'd have to have been using X10 for quite some time.
#2) Drink your coffee with Brandy in it. and #3) Sleep on the right side of the bed."

Is two out of three good enough?
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2006, 12:50:15 AM »

;D You Betcha ! 2 out of 3 is excellent as I think there's really only 2 anyway.  ;D
Sure have learned a lot from those Old geezers in the short time I've been using X10.
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2006, 07:01:07 AM »

TakeTheActive,

Thanks for sharing the photo's with us. They sure did bring back some old memories. I bet you even remember life before TV or at least before color TV, and tube radios with analog tuning. ;D ;) :)
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2006, 09:05:21 AM »

...I bet you even remember life before TV or at least before color TV, and tube radios with analog tuning....
I think my dad was the last one on the block to buy a color TV and he had a tube shortwave radio that we used to sync our watches.
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2006, 09:24:41 AM »

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he had a tube shortwave radio that we used to sync our watches

I still have a tube short wave radio that is a peace of furniture. I also have a telegraph key that was used in the late 1800's.
 Before you ask, NO I did not use it back then. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2006, 12:32:05 PM »

TaketheActive (stern reply follows)
Sorry, this rather meager display of "X10 in brown plastic" does not constitute a valid submission for consession of owning X10 "technology" for 30 years. As noted in my original post, this consession will only be granted if proof of ownership of the BSR Accu-Trac 4000 is submitted. The submittal is rejected. ;)

Having said that, I gotta admit there is one item in stack that I have never seen: The four button ultra sonic remote from Radio Shark is a new one on me. That is cool.
BTW I have many of the same "customized socket" version appliance module, that you have setting on the battery storage box in the first picture... :D

Is the black and white object to the right of the appliance module a wall controller? Who made it?

(Insert SFX: groveling, humility, and light sobbing)

Finally, what are the two open cased units below and to right of your battery box. They look too big and code wheels are not right for newer app/lamp modules, the code wheels do not look right for X10 2-way modules. Are they modules from the old Regency Regulator system? If they are"Regulators", I bet they do not work...neither do mine.

You have stumped me, and are now sitting on top of my pedestal, having toppled Phil Kingery (this is only a temporary dethroning, Phil and I are friends, and he would be mortified to know he has been toppled. He will probably be re-instated by tomorrow)    :D

Great collection - Thanks for sharing!!!

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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2006, 11:29:22 AM »

Thanks for sharing the photo's with us. They sure did bring back some old memories.

How about the REST of you "Old-Timers" - doesn't anyone else own a digital camera?  :o

[Mine is an HP *1.3* MP; Bought it for my wife (who, IMO, kept / keeps wasting money on those 'disposable ' cardboard cameras  :( ), but, like all things 'technical ' she refused to use it. [*ALL* recently changed to MOST - I bought her a TINY 1GB SanDisk MP3 player for her birthday and put at least 10 of her favorite CDs on it - she has no concept of the Menu System, or how the CDs got into it, but she uses it daily! :) Also gave her 2 AAAs (it only uses *ONE*!) and the FAR RS/Ravovac Charger, so she's 'self-sufficient '! ;)]

Come on and post some pictures of 'interesting stuff' you've done (like the Mini-Controller in the headboard?). We can have a "Fun & Nonsense" Nostalgia thread now and then.  ;D

I bet you even remember life before TV or at least before color TV, and tube radios with analog tuning. ;D ;) :)

I remember when I was in the 'single-digit' years, my grandparents had one of those TVs with the almost circular screen and a radio that was about 3' tall and stood on the floor, my aunt had a 78 RPM *ONLY* record player with LOADS of Big Band tunes.

In my teens, I remember buying a RED / GREEN / BLUE transparency filter that you placed over your B/W TV screen to get "COLOR" - I watched the "First Run" episodes of Star Trek that way!  :D
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Re: Happy X10 User
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2006, 11:57:24 AM »

dave w,

[Sorry for the LONG DELAY in replying to your questions here. I had always intended to answer them right away, but you may recall, "something " happened a while back that denied me access to some of the Technical Forums for almost two weeks.]

TaketheActive (stern reply follows)
Sorry, this rather meager display of "X10 in brown plastic" does not constitute a valid submission for consession of owning X10 "technology" for 30 years. As noted in my original post, this consession will only be granted if proof of ownership of the BSR Accu-Trac 4000 is submitted.
The submittal is rejected.[/b] ;)

:'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(   . . . s n i f f . . .
BTW I have many of the same "customized socket" version appliance module, that you have setting on the battery storage box in the first picture... :D

Yeah, that used to control a vaporizer - the current demands were *WAY* under it's ratings, but for some 'unknown to me ' reason, the vaporizer plug and the module socket developed this GREEN corrosion / crystalized coating, increasing the resistance and thus producing CONCENTRATED heat!  :o

Is the black and white object to the right of the appliance module a wall controller? Who made it?

Leviton HCC2D '2-Way DHC Control With Intellisense '

(Insert SFX: groveling, humility, and light sobbing)

Finally, what are the two open cased units below and to right of your battery box. They look too big and code wheels are not right for newer app/lamp modules, the code wheels do not look right for X10 2-way modules. Are they modules from the old Regency Regulator system? If they are"Regulators", I bet they do not work...neither do mine.

You have stumped me, and are now sitting on top of my pedestal, having toppled Phil Kingery[/b] (this is only a temporary dethroning, Phil and I are friends, and he would be mortified to know he has been toppled. He will probably be re-instated by tomorrow)    :D

RadioShack SOUNDER-ACTUATOR MODULEs: (surprised? disappointed??)

The one in the back has Code-Wheel problems - doesn't respond on the HouseCode / UnitCode combo that's displayed. The WIPER on one of the wheels "fell off ::)

The one in the front has Audio Output problems - one night it started SCREECHING and I had to unplug it; after that, it was MUTE. If you can enlarge the picture and look VERY CLOSELY at the top right corner, you'll see an EXPLODED transistor - does anyone know a PART NUMBER for me?

Great collection - Thanks for sharing!!!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Like I just said to JimC,

"Got a digital camera? How about taking some pictures??"  ;)
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