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Old 10-17-2011, 08:22 PM
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This is where I get most of my stuff.

http://www.smarthome.com
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:43 PM
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I looked at the X-10 on the fence right now not sure what side to go to. LOL I like it.

Spent the evening working on my glass patio door wheels but can't find my stile anywhere must be old. Cleaned them up and one looks good the other should have new. What a pain in the butt to setup and close properly will get bake to it tomorow.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:28 AM
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Mel, where do I find the X-10 modules and how much are they.
Thanks, Ed
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Here's a promo on X-10's sight
http://www.x10.com/promotions/am466_ed_2f1_1004.html?EM

I also get stuff from Smart home thats not available from X-10
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:24 AM
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I use something a little simpler. I bought this device at Sears about 10 years ago for $12 if memory serves. It plugs into an outlet and has a plug for your tool. It also has 2 accessory plugs. This device senses the power draw when you start your tool and automatically turns power on the the accessory ports, the vac is plugged into one of these ports. When you shut your tool off the device powers down the accessory after 3 seconds giving the vac time to clear out the hose.

From the power tool outlet I will run some 12g wire to a couple of boxes where my tools are. It will not be a problem having several tools hooked up to the switch at one time since I work alone and only use one tool at a time. I set it up the same way in my shop back in NJ before I moved. Having the hose and cord overhead and the vac on auto makes dust collection a pleasure to use. For me it is a must because if it is an inconvenience I would end up not using it.

Another must for me is pigtails on all of my power tools. So far I have done about 1/2 of them. I need to order some more and finish. This simple change makes it very easy to switch tools when the cord and hose are overhead and the cord can stay Velcro'd to the hose.

My Festool vac has the same functionality built in and is on wheels. I will use it for sanding and when cutting on the smart table.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:02 AM
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I have a similar setup on my EZ-One; works great.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:00 PM
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I have been pretty busy but I did manage to squeeze in enough time to install an old late 1970's Fisher Mama Bear stove. I got it in before our first snow and it was great to have a source of heat in the shop. The stove converts my scrap into heat.

Much of my time the past few weeks has been spent cutting and splitting wood to heat my house. There is plenty of free seasoned wood available from a mess that a logging company left behind on a friends property. I heat my house with wood because there is nothing like the feeling of radiant heat plus my wife likes to be warm.

I set up the Fisher in the half of the garage that is still gravel. In the spring I will finish the slab. It throws out a ton of heat fast and does exactly what I expected.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:09 PM
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Well Ken you sure have some heat going on there.
Looks good my wife likes it warm also and last years oil bill
was nuts for a thousand square feet somewhere around 22 hundred
crazy now with the new taxes we have.
We will try and mix it up this year with a little more electric heat useded
in the room we are in and turn down the main stat.
If it don't get better Sandy will need more close lol.

I also closed off one room now for the man cave or workshop so that should help
with some heat loss.
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