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In Wall Light Switch Timer?



 
 
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Old April 4th 07, 04:48 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg

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Old April 4th 07, 05:25 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Apr 3, 8:48 pm, "Edward" wrote:
I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg


Hi Edward,

You can get decora style timers that can be installed in a standard
box, you would need to replace the remaining switches to match. DO a
google search for LEVITON DECORA TIMER or check out -----
http://www.onestopbuy.com/Electronic-Timers-13079.asp

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Old April 4th 07, 12:07 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Edward - there are several of these in many ghardware stores to choose from,
but here are a few tips: 1) Make sure tat the one you choose says it has a
built-in battery back-up since your location isn't used every day, and
noboduy will be there to reset it during power outages. and 2) Newer ones
will say that they work with flourescent lights, - a good choice for lights
that will be on a lot of the year.

Kevin

"Edward" wrote in message
ups.com...
I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg



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Old April 4th 07, 12:07 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default In Wall Light Switch Timer?

Here is a link to an Intermatic EJ 351C in wall timer. It will replace the
existing switch, standard toggle or decora style. They're sold at HD and
electrical supply stores:
http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...51c&svbname=16





"Edward" wrote in message
ups.com...
I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg



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Old April 4th 07, 01:13 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Edward wrote:
I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg


There are lots of timers out there and I am sure you can find one to do
what you want. However you are not very clear what you want it to do. Do
you want it to turn on the circuit at a given time and then off again later
in the day or do you want to be able to turn it on and have the timer turn
it off after a set amount of time. How about random on-off times so the
home looks lived in?

You might want to take a look at www.smarthome.com for ideas. Most of
the products they show are available locally as well.


--
Joseph Meehan

Dia 's Muire duit



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Old April 4th 07, 09:08 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Apr 4, 7:07 am, "Kevin Hastings"
wrote:
Edward - there are several of these in many ghardware stores to choose from,
but here are a few tips: 1) Make sure tat the one you choose says it has a
built-in battery back-up since your location isn't used every day, and
noboduy will be there to reset it during power outages. and 2) Newer ones
will say that they work with flourescent lights, - a good choice for lights
that will be on a lot of the year.

Kevin

"Edward" wrote in message

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I'm glad you brought that up.
It is a street light, and I stuck one of those flourscent replacement
bulbs in there so it lasts longer - it is a major pain in the ass to
replace, so I wanted to put something in there that would last longer.
I think you answered, but I want to clarify, would I need a special
timer to accommodate that flourscent bulb?

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Old April 5th 07, 04:22 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On 3 Apr 2007 20:48:18 -0700, "Edward"
wrote:

I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?


There are lots of timers out there, and most are designed so that they
can use the standard wall plate with the little rectangular hole that
your toggle switches have. Most goes underneath the swtich plate, and
the outer layer goes on top. You'll have to decide if they clash
stylistically with the wood grain finish of your switch plate.

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg


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Old April 5th 07, 05:15 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default In Wall Light Switch Timer?

Kevin Hastings wrote:

Edward - there are several of these in many ghardware stores to choose from,
but here are a few tips: 1) Make sure tat the one you choose says it has a
built-in battery back-up since your location isn't used every day, and
noboduy will be there to reset it during power outages. and 2) Newer ones
will say that they work with flourescent lights, - a good choice for lights
that will be on a lot of the year.

Kevin

"Edward" wrote in message
ups.com...

I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?

Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...6mediumqf4.jpg




Both Intermatic and Liviton make suitable devices, BUT all I've seen
are the "Decora" style panels. Yo'll probably have t hange out each
switch and the wall plat.
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Old April 6th 07, 02:29 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Apr 4, 7:07 am, "RBM" rbm2(remove wrote:
Here is a link to an Intermatic EJ 351C in wall timer. It will replace the
existing switch, standard toggle or decora style. They're sold at HD and
electrical supply stores:http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...E3836383A357F3...

"Edward" wrote in message

ups.com...



I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?


Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.


http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mediumqf4.jpg- Hide quoted text -


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I bought an Intermatic EJ500CL and it says do not use with compact
fluorscant lights...

OOPS.

Thats what I have in the light. Is this really a big deal, and do
they make timers for compact fluorscent lamps?

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Old April 6th 07, 12:56 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default In Wall Light Switch Timer?

They're pretty emphatic about no fluorescent lamps. The 351C can be used
with class P fluorescent ballasts, though



"Edward" wrote in message
ups.com...
On Apr 4, 7:07 am, "RBM" rbm2(remove wrote:
Here is a link to an Intermatic EJ 351C in wall timer. It will replace
the
existing switch, standard toggle or decora style. They're sold at HD and
electrical supply
stores:http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...E3836383A357F3...

"Edward" wrote in message

ups.com...



I'm in North America and I was wodering if there is a light switch
timer. My parents just bought a place at the shore and will be
spending a week or two there every other month during the Summer.
Since I (the youngest son) finally left the nest, there's nobody there
to watch the house.
Is there an in wall timer for a multi switch panel?


Here is a picture of the switch panel witht he one I want to time
circled.


http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?i...mediumqf4.jpg- Hide
quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


I bought an Intermatic EJ500CL and it says do not use with compact
fluorscant lights...

OOPS.

Thats what I have in the light. Is this really a big deal, and do
they make timers for compact fluorscent lamps?



 




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