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Re: Howto: X10 lights on conduit boxes for barn

I imagine that it gets pretty cold in that barn in the Vermont winter.  Has
this system worked reliably during last winter?  I don't have any
temperature specs for X-10 modules, but I tried a "Socket Rocket" on an
outdoor flood light last winter.  I worked fine above 45 degrees F.  but
below that would not turn on.


<terry@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>I wanted to use x10 to independently control four 300W Halogen lights
> on the ceiling of my recently-built barn.  I am using gray 3/4" PVC
> conduit and boxes with wires pulled inside for all wiring in the barn
> which is unheated thru Vermont winters. I wanted to mount X10 modules
> right inside each box that the lights mounted on.  I looked at using
> appliance modules, but I would have to make 3 wired connections to the
> plugs, and find a way to glue or attach the module so that the settings
> could be changed from outside.
> Luckily I found that an X10 SuperSocket module slides nicely right
> inside the Gray PVC Carlin boxes I am using from Home Depot. Drill two
> holes, and add a load connection on a plug blade, and you're ready to
> install.  Now I can turn any of the 4 lights on and off from a PalmPad
> or PowerHome.
> How It Worked is shown at http://terryking.us/photos/x10lights/
> This could also be used with a blank cover, to make a conduit-inline
> X10 switch.
> Any comments, suggestions, pointers to similar stuff appreciated!
> Regards, Terry King  ...On The Mediterranean in Carthage
> (Back ...In The Woods In Vermont for the Summer)

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