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Brandt

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organizing house and unit codes
« on: February 16, 2010, 01:39:57 AM »

I'm sure there has been discussion on this, but what are the ways people organize their house and unit codes?

I was thinking M for motion detectors, O for outside, B for bathrooms, L for lights, etc..
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 06:37:01 AM »

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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 08:42:57 AM »

I'm sure there has been discussion on this, but what are the ways people organize their house and unit codes?
I was thinking M for motion detectors, O for outside, B for bathrooms, L for lights, etc..

It's only natural for some people to want references to the codes to be somewhat standardized. But... there isn't any true standard.

"M" is often used as the "Monitored code" as I am sure sometimes used for "Mike's Room"
"B" is sometimes used for "Bedrooms", "Basement", and "Backyard".
I use the "O" code for my "talking Clock"..... you know "O" Clock.

I think the only order we have:  Is that most of us do find an order.... often sorta loosely based on some filing system "first letter" rules.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 08:44:51 AM by Dave_x10_L »
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 10:04:26 AM »

One factor to consider is that there may be others sharing the same utility transformer that also use X10.  Here I have tried to keep my "footprint" as small as possible, and use just 4 housecodes.  Those housecodes control:  main floor lights, exterior & lower level lights, irrigation, and control functions (macro triggers, etc).

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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 10:50:42 AM »

Like Jeff I try to keep my foot print small too! ;)
I have a hard enough time remembering what unit number of a device is rofl without remembering the house code too! :-[

After all AHP and many other programs allow you to group devices as rooms,floors,devices..........
Heck even my trusty Icon remote does that for me! ;)
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 05:30:05 PM »

I have a WordPerfect file of all the House & Unit codes both used and unused, so I don't have to remember what each module is.  I have primary modules on housecode A (my X10 system dates from the late 1980's, thus the use of A)  and we have many modules on housecode B, like electric candles in our stained glass windows and other lights and appliance modules that are only on in the evening.  Other modules are on several other housecodes (like F for the Kitchen and "Breakfast Room, since that's where the food is) O for all Outside Units (a lamppost and a motion detecting spotlight plus special modules used only at Christmas.)There are 22 modules in use most times.
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 07:02:18 PM »

I have mini-controllers and mini-timers all over my house. Each of these controls only 1 house code easily, so I have ended up with pretty much one house code per living area.

G - guest room - 2 units
J - master suite (my wife's name starts with J) - 5 units
K - kitchen - 4 units
L - living room - 3 units
M - media room - 3 units
O - outside - 5 units

Total of 22 units.

Of course, with the brilliant new app X10 Commander on my iPhone, I can control every unit from my phone regardless of house code or unit number as long as my computer is on.
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 07:12:46 PM »

Here is how mine are coming together so far:

A - Audio, Announcements, Alarms, Anythingthatmakesnoise
B - Bedroom and Bathroom lights and appliances
C - Common area lighting (living room, kitchen, hallways, etc..)
D - Door & Window Sensors DS10a
E - Emergency (Security) MS10a's, KR10a's, etc...
F -
G - Garage lighting, appliances, powerflashes, uni mods, etc...
H - HVAC: RCS TXB16
I -  Irrigation: Rain8II (1-8)
J -
K - Kitchen appliances (none at this time)
L -
M - Motion sensors (ms14as) and dusk
N -
O - Outside lighting
P - Pseudo devices (for mapping to macros)

I'll just keep this post updated for my own record.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2010, 02:17:39 PM by Brandt »
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Re: organizing house and unit codes
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 07:32:23 PM »

Here is how mine are coming together so far:

A - Audio, Announcements, Alarms, Anythingthatmakesnoise
N -
Here's hoping no nearby neighbors are using the default housecode A or you may be in for some rude awakenings. I always avoid A. I also always avoid my neighbors' WiFi channels. If you get interference, maybe you'd rather use housecode N for anythingthamakesNoise.  :'
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