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steinie44

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Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« on: April 29, 2007, 02:40:59 PM »

This is very simple to do and results are great! :D

You need two pieces of 1x2 or 2x2, 7 inches long and one thin piece of molding. :-

Drill a hole on each end of the 1x2's for a large nail, slip fit.

Attach the small molding perpendicular to one 1x2 in the center.

Attach a wire to the center of the other 1x2 with a screw, large head.

Attach a wire to the end of the molding with a small bolt.

Attach the other ends of the wires to a PF284 PowerFlash, Mode 3. :P

Place the 1x2 with the wire in the center, across a Mole tunnel, push nails down on each side to secure.

Place the other 1x2 with the molding adjacent to the 1st. and secure with nails

The contacts, the screw and bolt, must line-up and be 1/16 inch apart.  ;)

Program your AHP or whatever to sound the Mole action alarm.

When the alarm is triggered, go outside, where the ground is moving, and stomp him

Dig it up and toss................ :D












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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 09:24:06 PM »

You may have just won the award for the most off the wall home automation application of the year!  Great idea.  I notice you tried to post pictures but they didn't come through and we'd like to see them.  Let us know how you tried to post them and we'll try to give you some help.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 11:29:37 PM »

You may have just won the award for the most off the wall home automation application of the year!...
I think it beats my pillow cooler, anyway.

...I notice you tried to post pictures but they didn't come through and we'd like to see them....
All 4 pictures are there for me.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 05:35:17 AM »

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I notice you tried to post pictures but they didn't come through and we'd like to see them. 

I Can't view them either.

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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 09:05:18 AM »


The pictures are there for me........... :D

Pressed the Insert Image button, then inserted the URL between img and /img tags.


More photos at:
http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/steinie/photos/browse/17ff
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The problem appears to be that I have to join your "group" to see the pictures.  What If I don't choose to for any of a variety of reasons.  The rest of us have posted our pictures on free servers that don't require viewers to join anything. 
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 11:27:47 AM »

The problem appears to be that I have to join your "group" to see the pictures.  What If I don't choose to for any of a variety of reasons.  The rest of us have posted our pictures on free servers that don't require viewers to join anything. 
While the "more photos link" appears to require a sign up, the 1st 4 pictures did not for me.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 12:25:34 PM »

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While the "more photos link" appears to require a sign up, the 1st 4 pictures did not for me.
On my computer the pictures show up as 4 little white squares containing a red X. May be a security thing on my work network. I'll check when I get home.

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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 01:35:55 PM »

On my computer the pictures show up as 4 little white squares containing a red X. May be a security thing on my work network. I'll check when I get home.

Jim

That's how they showed up for me too and I'm at home.  My hardware firewall has never blocked anything from here before.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 02:23:35 PM »


...The problem appears to be that I have to join your "group" to see the pictures.  What If I don't choose to for any of a variety of reasons.  The rest of us have posted our pictures on free servers that don't require viewers to join anything.

Oldtimer is 100% on-the-money here (I began to reply with a similar answer hours ago, but being in my 3rd day of some kind of "Stomach Bug", I unexpectedly got "called away". :( )

steinie44,

PLEASE follow the advice that I've given so many others - create a *FREE* Yahoo! GeoCities account and put your images there...

[Then, I can also DELETE all the unrelated-to-the-subject-but-true "I can't see the pics..." posts. ;)  Thanks! ]
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 02:43:03 PM »

Evidently it makes a difference with the photo viewer installed on the computer.  I get the pictures fine on my desktop but not on my laptop.  I have Paint Shop on the desktop.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2007, 08:36:03 PM »

Evidently it makes a difference with the photo viewer installed on the computer.  I get the pictures fine on my desktop but not on my laptop.  I have Paint Shop on the desktop.

I have Paiint Shop Pro on my computer so I don't think that's it.  I suspect the difference between your computer and your laptop is that the computer has a cookie in it that keeps it permanently logged into your picture site but the laptop doesn't have a cookie that keeps it permanently logged in.
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2007, 09:20:44 PM »

If steinie44 would like to email me the images I would be happy to put them on my server and post them here.

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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2007, 03:44:25 AM »

Do you see the photos now?
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2007, 05:14:02 AM »

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Yes, Thank you
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Re: Make a PF284 PowerFlash Mole Detector
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 08:59:53 AM »

Photos show up fine now.  Nice clear shots by the way.  I'm even more impressed now by this X10 application than I was when I just read about it.  A simple, practical application. 
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