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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #150 on: December 26, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
I finally decided to setup the google mini, it pales in comparison to alexa.

Almost anything I say it tells me it needs more help and to look in the app
The only thing I use it for is to have surround sound in my house and play music on all of them at once with Google Play Music.
The mic is off on all of them by me.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #151 on: January 03, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
The only thing I use it for is to have surround sound in my house and play music on all of them at once with Google Play Music.
The mic is off on all of them by me.
Is there a way to have a chromecast TV play on my minis? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but can't find a real answer online.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #152 on: April 17, 2019, 10:33:34 AM »
I got an ecobee3 lite via a sale from national grid.

According to the compatibility checker it told me it would work but I would need to use the included "power extender kit". When it arrived I followed the instructions except I'm using it on a gas boiler for heat only and I don't see the connections that the extender kit is looking for.

I've spent a bit of time with ecobee support and they told me I need to find where the wires from the thermostat are connected to at the boiler. So far I've had no luck :-(

Here's a pic of my current thermostat, the wires are in the Rh, Rc, Y, G and W slots:


Here's a pic of the zone controller:



and here's pics of the honeywell aquastat:




so before I return it, anyone have any suggestions?

TIA!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 11:28:26 AM by stooges44 »
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #153 on: April 17, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
I hate to be a freeloader - I just moved into a house  with a battery operated ring doorbell and 2 x ecobee lite 3 with 2 sensors each. just ot get through yom tov, what's the easiest way? I'll set up profiles and stuff afterward

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #154 on: April 17, 2019, 02:29:58 PM »
Ecobee 3 lite:
Tape over the sensor on the main thermostat, and deactivate follow me and smart home/away.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #155 on: April 17, 2019, 02:31:02 PM »
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #156 on: April 17, 2019, 02:31:40 PM »
I hate to be a freeloader - I just moved into a house  with a battery operated ring doorbell and 2 x ecobee lite 3 with 2 sensors each. just ot get through yom tov, what's the easiest way? I'll set up profiles and stuff afterward
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Re: Smart homes
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #158 on: April 17, 2019, 02:55:17 PM »
... I just moved into a house ...
Much Mazal and Hatzlacha in your new house!
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #159 on: April 17, 2019, 03:34:48 PM »
Much Mazal and Hatzlacha in your new house!
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #160 on: April 17, 2019, 03:48:24 PM »
Anyone here have or are familiar with the August smart lock? I just got the August Pro on an amazon deal for $160 including install. Essentially, I'm considering using it with a mechanical shabbos lock. My rov said as long as I disable any lights from going on, the mechanical lock can be used on shabbos even if a log entry is written somewhere.

Does anyone have this setup (smart + mechanical lock on same door using same deadbolt?) Does it work well? 

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #161 on: April 18, 2019, 03:19:30 PM »
You can find artciles on Smart Lock for Shabbos and thermostats including the Ecobee on my site at tribetechreview.com

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #162 on: April 18, 2019, 03:21:04 PM »
I hate to be a freeloader - I just moved into a house  with a battery operated ring doorbell and 2 x ecobee lite 3 with 2 sensors each. just ot get through yom tov, what's the easiest way? I'll set up profiles and stuff afterward

See my comprehensive article on this at tribetechreview.com.  Reach out with any questions.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #163 on: April 19, 2019, 12:55:53 AM »
See my comprehensive article on this at tribetechreview.com.  Reach out with any questions.
Very helpful as well. I have some general comments will send you when I have some time, but very well done

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2019, 02:48:15 PM »
Very helpful as well. I have some general comments will send you when I have some time, but very well done

Look forward to your comments...