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by lanceh5
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The right relay
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: The right relay

This is just a status report. The dry wallers are not done yet and appears that this electronic part of the house will not be installed by me for a couple of months. The solution will be a cheap thermostat mounted near the ceiling operating two relays. <p>The relays I think will be used are listed i...
by lanceh5
Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The right relay
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: The right relay

The relay spec is ****************** Thermostat,Linevoltage<p>Snap Action Thermostat, Type Heat/Cool, Control Range 50-90 Degrees Fahrenheit, Anticipation Range Heat (0.15 to 1.2 Amps Adjustable), Cool (Fixed), Switch Action SPDT, Switching Fan Auto/On, Height 3 3/4 Inches, Depth 1 5/8 Inches, Width...
by lanceh5
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The right relay
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

Re: The right relay

I think this line voltage thermostat will work.<p> http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/productdetail.jsp?xi=xi&ItemId=1611769624&ccitem= <p>I have two fans to control which are on separate circuits so will need two thermostats. I don't think one of these thermostats could control two fans because of th...
by lanceh5
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The right relay
Replies: 14
Views: 3543

The right relay

I want to use a thermostat ( using 12 to 16 volts) as a switch to turn on a relay to operate a 110 volt 0.6 amp fan. Which of the following relays would be most reliable and trouble free?<p> 12 VDC, 3PST N.O. RELAY, 30 AMP http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=RLY-6...
by lanceh5
Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling fan thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Cooling fan thermostat

The dry wallers are about 75% done installing the sheets. There are 14 Gage wires from the two fan switches that run back near the thermostat location. Today I ran some 14 gage wire from a light box back to a location near the thermostat to provide power for a transformer.<p>The thermostat will be a...
by lanceh5
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling fan thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Cooling fan thermostat

Thanks for all of the input. I still don't have a solution that I can install. jwax gave a site <p> http://www.pepiusa.com/ <p>where I emailed the sales rep asking for a switch that would turn on at about 80 degrees F. The response was "We cannot provide a snap action with that low of a calibration....
by lanceh5
Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling fan thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Cooling fan thermostat

I did not mention that some type of relay would be needed. I saw some inline thermostats on the internet but they were for heating not cooling.
by lanceh5
Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling fan thermostat
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Cooling fan thermostat

I want to install a thermostat that will turn on a small fan to blow air to the downstairs. I want to put the thermostat at the top of the stair well near the ceiling. This will be for winter time use and turn on a fan to blow the warm air back down stairs. This is an inline fan, 0.5 amps, in a 6" d...
by lanceh5
Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic switch for widnow open
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Magnetic switch for widnow open

One of the problems installing the switches is that I need to install them now before the drywall is placed. The drywall will be 5/8 inch. One solution is to drill a 1' dia hole about 2" deep and place the switch in the hole then after the drywall is installed drill a hole and pull the switch out en...
by lanceh5
Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stray 110 voltage
Replies: 16
Views: 2921

Re: Stray 110 voltage

The wire to the fountain is about 25 feet away from the junction and switch. Today I checked the voltage at the fountain pump using two digital multi-meters and a 30 yr old Radio Shack analog volt-ohm meter that is the size of a pack of cigarets. <p>With the switch off, both digital meters read 1.3 ...
by lanceh5
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic switch for widnow open
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Magnetic switch for widnow open

I want to be able to tell when a window or door is open or closed in a house. I looked at Radio Shack magnetic switches that were 1/4 inch diameter but the magnet would open the switch about an inch away. I have 27 aluminum horizontal sliding widows and 7 doors. <p>I plan to make an led board indica...
by lanceh5
Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CATs and Home Depot.
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

Re: CATs and Home Depot.

I see that Cat5eCableguy.com. have TRT® CAT5E Shielded Cable. It seems to me shielded cable would be better??<p>I am in the process of building a new house and will "home run" the phone, tv, local area network, and video. Shielded cat 5e should work best for the phone and lan.
by lanceh5
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stray 110 voltage
Replies: 16
Views: 2921

Stray 110 voltage

I have installed a 110 volt circuit in a new house that goes through a GFI receptacle then to a duplex switch box which then feeds to a some lights down stream. So the switch box as four circuits, power in from the GFI, power out to the downstream lights, switched outside light and switched fountain...
by lanceh5
Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 120 volt LED?
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: 120 volt LED?

Thanks for your responses. I went to the local electrical supply store two weeks ago and ordered a Leviton switch 1203-PL which has a pilot light. I don't have the switches yet but they should work OK.
by lanceh5
Wed Jun 16, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 120 volt LED?
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

120 volt LED?

I want to use a three-way 120 volt switch for an evaporative cooler and an LED to indicate if the power is on. This is in a two story house and the three way swtitch would power the cooler on or off from downstairs or upstairs. The rotary switch would be down stairs. Is there a 120 volt LED that wou...