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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:35 pm

Haha, hoezo ?
interesse :lol:
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby AshaiRey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:44 pm

Nah, ik wil geen buren die aan mijn huis vast zitten.. 8)
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:16 pm

Ach, ik merk er hopelijk weinig van, hoor ze nooit.
Ze zullen meer last van mij krijgen gok ik :roll:
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:38 am

So another view updates.

i had to hurry a bit with the bathroom because the concrete floor would be poured in next week, so i used some hdpe pipes i have from my work for the water connections.
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Also i was advised when using a shower drain to pour some none shrinking concrete around the drain to prevent leakage in the future when the concrete dries.
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The cove i have in the rooms upstairs are also done now, i mean the front piece, gives a total different look when they are white.
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i also mounted the plaster stops , if thats the word, took a little work and i tried it first with plaster but that was not a big success for me so i used high tac glue.
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and these are with high tac
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On top of the window frames i placed insulation 13cm thick PIR plates and on top of that plaster board so it could be given a nice smooth finish and hopefully keep some cold out.
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Then monday arrived, and it was finally time for the new floor on top of the floor heating system,
i guess my neighbor was not happy, big truck coming over with generators inside and everything automatically.
5:45 he arrived , did some pre work and 6:45 the engine started, haha sounded like a airplane and then the hose that looked like a big snake that was being attacked.
Here is a video : flickr.com/photos/134761793@N04/shares/ ... res/L9aT2B

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Very happy with the result, as it is almost a month ago it is finally slowly drying and i can connect the floor heating,
another "problem" would be using the floor heating since there is a protocol i need to follow with turning the heat up every 24hour 5 degrees more until i reach the water temp off 40 degrees.
Problem is that i do not know how or if this is possible with my earth heat pump system.

I also picked up some stuff for my garage , nice cabinets , and a bigger warehouse shelves to clean my garage.
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i bought a lot , had to clean out a room with equipment , in the end the room was a bit bigger then i expected.
resulting in allot of stuff haha.
for example some of these 19" servers and even better a serial port server ;)
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and i regret it that i bought microphones to place in my house for VR , i opened a box that has 7 of these mics in it.
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serial port server
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Bought some wires as well for a little price, as if i did not have enough yet haha.
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but probably nobody noticed this lot since i had it for the price of spool :D
i mean the grey signal wires.

needed some lights to replace the older fluorescent tubes which almost do not work anymore in my garage,
found this bargain for 6 € a piece
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Already placed some of them and finally there is light :)

Another thing that happened in my home automation that i got running, just a few simple temp/hygro units from oregon scientific.
Suddenly when i arrived the door would not open, this is using a 433mhz remote.
At first i thought it was my own fault since i placed another 433mhz unit from china to turn on the lights or off when i sit in the car in the evening.

Then i also found that all the sensors where offline , in homeseer i could not read any value and luckily i grabbed the right one that caused the problem.
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the batteries are empty and then it crashes everything in a certain range working on 433mhz.....
I have been told before about this but didn't knew it would literally turn everything wireless down
Nice if you are having wireless window/door sensors or smoke sensors......

Time to plaster,
the green paint is to get a better bonding between the plaster and the layer where it is coated on.
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Helped myself 1 day when i had a day off, it was fun to do but i don't see myself doing this all day every day as a job.
A friend of mine did it without problems and very smooth result.
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and here he also hide the big steel support beam that's in my roof, took 13 bags of plaster 25kg each to get the ceiling nice and take out the height difference, very happy with the result.
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it looks already very different com compared to before, cant wait till its dry and i can spray everything in color.
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And i bought 160m2 of plastic wood look floors, its no PVC but very hard material and waterproof.
It does take some time and you have to take precautions before laying this material since with heat it will expand and retract when cold but keeping some more distance around the walls will do.
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More to come ;)
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:16 pm

There has been a month and a few days passed since the last update but not much electronic updates or HA yet.
Still want to update it to keep my log on a time line.

The pellet stoves arrived, 1 for my dad a smaller one thats 18 or 19 Kw.
Mine is a bit bigger since i want to get some heat in the garage and its still a bit small for the space since its 28Kw and the total amount id like to get on a nice temperature is 2 x +/- 130m2
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The plaster was starting to get some mold here and there since the layer is very thick that has gone on the ceiling in the living , so i needed to rent a dryer.
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Uses allot of energy, and makes allot of noise as well.
It did help to dry the room in about 5 days.

Because i am going to use a mechanical ventilation system with a heath exchanger in my house, and i like to be able to switch all rooms separate with valves i needed to adjust some things in some rooms that did not have their own ventilation tube.
So this is going between the plaster and the ceiling in the bathroom to refresh the air in the spare room.
took some time since the wall is pretty thick from the house into the garage.
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testing how it would look like with some of the new floor parts and i finally took out the protection layer/paper from the floor.
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i wanted to use photoshop and edit it in the whole picture but it took me to long since i have not much experience with it, i did manage to color the wall and that helped with choosing the paint color.
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Did a little job for someone on the co2 laser, must say i like the idea he came up with as a menu card holder.
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i only engraved the logo on them.
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Then my package arrived from China, the Fiber laser engraver i ordered and the cnc milling machine.
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i managed to get it inside and it was a bit of work since i was alone.
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Could not resist to open up the smallest crate ;)
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Back to the house, the bedroom is finished with plastering and i placed the drying machine in it as well.
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Needed to make some space, and started to build some storage racks that i bought on a auction.
here i discovered that the floor is not level ?!
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Ive got more but need to build them , it has been a very busy week with all the preparations i needed to make for spraying the walls/ceiling etc with paint.

started to mask the pieces that needed to stay clean.
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here i was ready for the first layer of white paint.
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and the paint is on , did it on a friday night and started saturday morning at 7 again for the final layers.
forgot to make a picture when i was done but here it is with 1 colored wall.
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There are some spots that need some attention because there is still a small scratch or dust particle in/on the wall.
So somewhere in the coming days ill try to redo this and try to spray the bedroom so i can get things settled there and move my bed in.

That's it for now, sorry no tech stuff yet.
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:59 pm

So things are still going here , been more then a month that ive updated the thread.
Been at work in the weekends and nights last few weeks, and very long days/nights but a nice experience to see and do for once and a amazing view in the night at about 75 / 80 Meters height.
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if you look closely to the last picture you can see a fire , that's the KFC burning in Zaandam.

Still did manage to do some stuff at home.
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This is the floor i had already bought and started to place this in the living room.
But since my tiles are not level enough this started to give problems and i thought the color was a bit to light with my walls.
So i decided to leave this out for now, i do not want to invest more money to use a thin concrete layer to make it flat enough and then grind it till its totally smooth.
I want to finish my home and live in it so this will be sold on marktplaats or ebay.

Went a bit further with the garage to get this cleaned up.
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Then later i thought i'd place some wood on top of it to make a sort of attic :)
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got to use all the space i have, and i left some space between the walls and the racks since i am going to use 10cm thick insulation to get it a bit more warm in winters.
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Need some light of course ;)

The LED spots i am going to use where aluminum at first so i decided to spray them white.
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They came out quite nice i must say.
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the only thing that lasts me to do is lasercut some milk tinted glass to spread the light a bit more instead of the arches on the wall.

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Same with the white leds along the wall, i am thinking of placing a milk tinted part in front of it to break the light in the corners and to let it spread less over the wall.
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Also placed the white pvc strips to cover up the cable holder that was otherwise visible when standing in the room looking in to the cove.
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The last rooms where plastered
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The last pink wall am i going to plaster tomorrow morning at 7.00 so that's finally all done

Needed to make another hole for the fresh air in the house with the heat exchange unit
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The heathpump and solar water heating kit was brought also last week ;)
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That's it for now.
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:06 pm

it's been a while again, can't wait to start connection home automation stuff but its not the time yet.
To much preparation before i really can start with it.
except the lights that are partially finished.

I finished my "storage room" with the led lights and also and started to fill it up.
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all of this went in there ;)
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and finally i have some space left again ;)
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Also very happy with the new van i bought for my little business :D
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But this is another project , to build the right storage compartments in the back and so on. something i could not really use with all the things i am already doing.
So till this day i am still driving with a "empty van"
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The whole house is finally painted , well there are some walls that i am going to give another color but that's for another time.
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needed to break away the stairs to my 1st garage floor because i need to use this space to get the pellet stove and heath-pump , fiber laser up there with a small lift.
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More to come but its time for bed.
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:16 pm

So here is part 2.

Since i needed to replace my roof i ordered some roofing materials.
quite allot for just the roof of my house, need to do the rest ( garage) later and that's double the size :shock:
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had to lift all of them since they where dropped of flat but this will give problems since they become triangular shape instead of round.
So lifting 40 pieces again, weighing about 25 to 40 kgs...
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Then the weekend later we started, luckily i did a small job, installing a alarm system for this customer and i did not charge him for it since i felt bad for him ( got robbed the day before , many expensive tools where stolen from his temp garage)
But i needed a truck with a crane or something and this was no problem, i could borrow his truck and he even got rid of my old roofing for just 100 € and it was still about 900kgs and allot of plastic insulation.
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we took it off at Friday, started at 19.00 and where done at 23.00 still allot of work but we managed.
some places it looked like they threw a bucket full of glue beneath the insulation...

Saturday morning we started at 6.00 and quit at 23.00 . another long day but we where pretty far with everything.
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another friend of mine offered to help me and finish the paint part in my house ;)
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Then Sunday we started at 6.30 and we needed to end at about 14.30 since the temperature on the roof was much to high and we almost did not need the burner anymore to get it stick on the base layer.
Way to hot to walk there and on the roofing itself.
but we almost finished the whole roof except the standing layers on the side of the building.
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Last Saturday we finished the first roof, the insulation value is 6.5 RC a bit higher when the concrete is calculated with the PIR and XPS.
still took all morning , also since it was raining at first.
but its looking great again.
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Very happy , also thanks to my friends that helped me allot.

I borrowed a lift from a company that i work for from time to time to lift my heath-pump and pellet-stove , fiber laser to the 1st floor of the garage.
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I also needed some more holes in the wall from the 1st floor of the garage for the air circulation system and wanted a door to enter my storage and laser engraving room.
The walls are very hard even only being some from some sort of concrete.
I could use this machine to saw some holes and a door in the wall :D
<------- AUDIO ALERT, turn it down haha

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a few days later after work i started to break the old wall down for the door.
took about 16 minutes , pretty heavy with that machine since it weighs about 20kgs.



resulting in this.
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the wall downstairs i could open up very easy with a recipro saw, this wall was 15cm thick and allot stronger....
started to drill holes and hit it but it did not do much.
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Today i borrowed again the sawing machine since it was otherwise to much trouble and damage when using the electric break hammer.
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Next step is installing the air system with heath exchanger.
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This has allot of nice options, could be controlled by RF but i am not sure if the codes are already cracked.
There is a pcb on top of the machine that says 0-10v and more nice options that i am going to control by a arduino with homeseer.

Thats it for now, more to come ;)
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby raymonvdm » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:46 am

The youtube video`s are not working :cry:
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:29 pm

Thanks for mentioning, I just changed the settings and they should work now.
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby raymonvdm » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:06 pm

vincenttor wrote:Thanks for mentioning, I just changed the settings and they should work now.


Yes, they are working however i`m missing this tune :D
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby vincenttor » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:51 pm

not sure they use these tools there ;)
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby AshaiRey » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:59 am

They do behind the screens. How else do you think they do all that work in 30 minutes. 8)
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Re: switching all power sockets and lights

Postby Cybersijp » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:13 pm

I was wondering how it all went . Been some time since the last update , since i had come by through some mentioning @tweakers (i guess, could be wrong ) every once in a while ill check if there was an update to mention.

Keep it up, really inspiring to see !
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