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mozar

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Home sprinkler system?
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:18:44 PM »
I got a new tenant/ roommate and he is a distracted young person. So far he's mostly remembers the things I've told him (please turn off the a/c when you leave etc.) but I'm afraid he will forget to turn off the stove top after he makes breakfast. To be fair, I wonder almost every day whether I turned off the stove top. Any suggestions?

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Re: Home sprinkler system?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 05:23:17 PM »
The solution for me has been my wife - she basically catches the fact that I leave the stove on once in a while and turns it off for me... phew. I'm surprised I haven't destroyed anything by now.

We do have a sprinkler system in our place, but I really hope it never comes to that point... *knock on wood*

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Re: Home sprinkler system?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 05:45:43 PM »
If it's electric, you can get one of those home electricity use monitors. You attach it to your breaker box and then it puts something online so you can monitor your energy use.

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Re: Home sprinkler system?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 06:01:27 PM »
It's electric, boogie woogie woogie.

Any suggestions for systems? Some of them seem to need to be installed by an electrician.

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Re: Home sprinkler system?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 06:29:39 PM »
It's electric, boogie woogie woogie.

Any suggestions for systems? Some of them seem to need to be installed by an electrician.

I think they could be self-installed easily. The ones I've seen just have a velcro or other clamp that goes around an insulated electrical wire. So it's safe to put it on yourself and would take about 5 minutes to unscrew the panel , locate the main, attach the meter, and screw the panel back in.

This one is expensive but has a nice monitoring software:
http://www.theenergydetective.com/prohomestore.html

You'd want one that connects to the Internet somehow (for remote monitoring). I'd imagine those are available. I didn't spend any time looking around.

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Re: Home sprinkler system?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 06:59:03 PM »
thx