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by Lenp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

Hi Sean,
To make it harder to isolate, I've not had the problem in the last week or so.
Did you make any changes? None were made on this end.
by Lenp
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

I well remember a mechanical TV channel changer. No not the ultrasonic one from Zenith, this was purely mechanical. It used a hand hand held box with a big knob, a long cable, like a bicycle brake cable and a clamp-on-the selector knob box for the TV. Yup, you turned the hand held knob, the cable co...
by Lenp
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Firefox printing issue
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Firefox printing issue

Any ideas on this one? I've searched all over but no fix yet. I use a thermal label printer for shipping. If if I use that printer in Firefox, the label paper profile is 'stuck' and any other printer selected in Firefox thinks that the label stock is the paper profile. I can reset the printers in Fi...
by Lenp
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sorry, could not resist to post...
Replies: 27
Views: 2977

Re: Sorry, could not resist to post...

So I guess I blew $10K in target practice many tears ago!
That guy could probably still list them on ebay as .... 'Previously New" :-)
by Lenp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

Just about the time I used all my reserve stock of Damm-it-all's....The problem seemed to go away!
Guess it worked, but I'll need to restock to ward off he obvious onrush of spammers.....
by Lenp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resistor Color Codes
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Resistor Color Codes

The end is in sight. Those miniscule unmarked components will be loaded in zillion quantity barcoded cartridges, and machines will pluck-n-stuff at the speed of zeuss. Hobbyist and small producers will be allowed to buy the end rolls and floor sweepings of unmarked parts in ....Poly Paks, if anyone ...
by Lenp
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

What is the value of the pot you tried. If it is too low it may load the sensor voltage and it will go too low. Off the cuff, I would try a 10-100 k pot(linear) preferred
by Lenp
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Water Leak

Most of the critical areas are clustered around the laundry area, and the kitchen is above. It's easy wire access and around 100 feeit of wire for all. Second floor will probably be skipped since plumbing access is difficult. The panel could have many zones but probably only a couple are really need...
by Lenp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Water Leak

My enhanced sensitivity water detector had a funnel that provided a nominal 1000:1 sensitivity gain! (collecting the water and directing it to the tablet!) Two bare wires on copper pipe? Well maybe a roll of ANCIENT 'twinlead' TV antenna wire with many skinned sections....no, still too much fuss. Ye...
by Lenp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help to find blue led bulb
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: need help to find blue led bulb

Word on low voltage DC base configuration. If the two bottom contacts were used for the power,the polarity of the LED could easily be reversed, unless the side locating projections provided proper orientation, and obviously 'standard' bulbs don't have polarity issues. Yes, circuitry can be added to ...
by Lenp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Water Leak

Not thinking of any pressure scheme at all. There are too many variables in a well system (30-60 psi) so I am only considering physical water on a sensor, like interlaced foil on a pcb. I would put a high value resistor at the end of the foil pattern so a wire break could be detected. A micro's ADC ...
by Lenp
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Water Leak

Thanks for that info, but that product is just ogging water consumption. If you're on the other side of the world, you get notified that you have a leak by telling you the horror of how many gallons you can expect to cleanup when you get back! Not good! I want to shut the system down when a leak is ...
by Lenp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

One pot....
One end to the source
One end to common
Center to the input
It's a classic voltage divider
by Lenp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Water Leak

We recently had a bad experience with a plumbing leak and I have decided it's time to do something proactive and install a leak detection and shut off system. There are many commercially available systems, and they use a motor driven water valve. I also want to also add a shut off for the well pump ...
by Lenp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

When the math fails, resort to emperical observation, roughly translated - get a potentiometer and just diddle with it to see what works best! :grin: