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by jimandy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Need accurate temperature display

Let me add chaos to confusion on this topic. The suspect t'stat in question is in the lower floor with it’s own heating/cooling system – a heat pump. (Our house in on a steep slope so part of the lower floor is actually a basement). Now we have a stair well between the basement and ground floor (upp...
by jimandy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Need accurate temperature display

Robert, I agree with you, comfort is a personal and a relative thing. Also I believe comfort is actually based not only on temperature but humidity (is dew point relevant here?) I just want to find out which of my array of thermometers in this room is giving me the best guess at real temperature whe...
by jimandy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Need accurate temperature display

Hmm. Maybe I am looking for the wrong thing. Rather than the most accurate (and cheap) thermometer I should ask how to get a precise temp reference in the human comfort range. Yes, boiling water would give me a 212 (at sea level) and ice cold water a 32 reference but I wonder if there is a way to ge...
by jimandy
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Need accurate temperature display

I can certainly tell the difference between 79 and 77 and the fact is when the set point is at 79 and it shows that it is 77 and the compressor is still running I just up the set point to 81 to get what I can accept as a comfortable temperature. But from the reading of the other thermometers I can a...
by jimandy
Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Need accurate temperature display

I suppose I could amass as many different thermometers as possible, set them all side by side, and if two or three agree, accept that as a reading as close to accurate as possible. Then use one of those as my standard. Ah but I hear someone saying I will have to vary the ambient temperature and take...
by jimandy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need accurate temperature display
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Need accurate temperature display

I am having “issues” with the digital, programmable thermostat in my house. I won’t go into details other than to say when I set it to cool at 79 the AC is still cooling and the t'stat's own temperature readout showing 77. To investigate I bought a simple digital display thermometer from Walmart, pl...
by jimandy
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

Would like to annoy the dog's owner but he (the dog) only barks when they are gone. He knows if he keeps barking they will return and they keep him inside when they are home.
by jimandy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

Some dogs are just born psychotic (like some people). I have approached and petted numbers of Golden Retriever that never barked, snarled or bared their fangs. Yet my neighbor at our previous house got one as a puppy. They already had a very friendly black lab, but this Golden grew up angry and mena...
by jimandy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

Bottom line, that dog has a right to bark during daytime hours with some exceptions I must disagree. Although there may not be a specific ordinance against barking dogs, there are usually "nuisance" ordinances which might apply. If a dog barks only during the day one could argue that the neighbors ...
by jimandy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

This is not a problem of training the dog. It is a problem of training the owner. Unfortunately, the owner is not around as, by definition, the dog only barks when the owner is away and not aware that the dog is barking. But if the owner comes home to find the dog cowering behind the fence, afraid t...
by jimandy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

In my past conflicts with neighbors who had barking dogs I thought of poison tipped arrows tethered with string to retract them after the kill, or, better yet, sausage patties laced with herbal laxatives tossed over the fence so the dog would defecate himself to death. Then I imagined the headlines ...
by jimandy
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Re: Barking dog deterrent

I'm not sure of the breed, looks sort of "poodleish", but in my lifetime I have found that cockers, small poodles, and especially shelties have the most ear piercing yap. However, it seems that only certain dogs are inflicted with paranoia when their master leaves the house, in this case the mutt st...
by jimandy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barking dog deterrent
Replies: 27
Views: 5176

Barking dog deterrent

In my new digs everything has been fine until a new neighbor moved in with a yappy dog. She leaves him in an enclosed area when she goes shopping or whatever, and the dog, being a dog, believes his continued barking will bring her back. Of course when she returns, his mindless theory is confirmed, h...
by jimandy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Les Paul passes away at 94
Replies: 11
Views: 2442

Re: Les Paul passes away at 94

How deep the ocean,
How high the moon.
How great the music...
by jimandy
Wed May 06, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need small monitor for TL system
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

Re: Need small monitor for TL system

I agree.. And that would allow him to buy an even cheaper monitor. OK, I agree too, if the price of the VGA to NTSC converter plus the price of a small (5" to 7") LCD flat panel NTSC video monitor is less than $199.00 . The dollars are in the monitor. What a shame when hundreds, if not thousands, o...