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Old 07-23-2016, 03:05 PM   #21
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I installed a wireless three way at the last house I lived in. I think it was a Lutron but I frankly can't remember. I do remember that I ordered it from Home Depot. It functioned. That's the best I can say about it. The part that wired in and the remote both felt like cheap Chinese junk. If you flipped the switch up and then down too fast it would stay on and you'd have to go turn off the breaker for 30 seconds to reset it. If you babied it, it did what it was supposed to do. I never replaced the battery in the remote in the 3-4 years it was there. In case I'm being confusing, I'm calling the second location "the remote" as that is basically what it is. You replace the main switch and then installed the remote where you want another switch.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:16 PM   #22
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I still don't think the ramping up and down and excessive buttons is appropriate in a rental common area. I'd rather a typical toggle switch.
Rental property? Run BX down the wall and collect your money.
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I installed a wireless three way at the last house I lived in. I think it was a Lutron but I frankly can't remember. I do remember that I ordered it from Home Depot. It functioned. That's the best I can say about it. The part that wired in and the remote both felt like cheap Chinese junk. If you flipped the switch up and then down too fast it would stay on and you'd have to go turn off the breaker for 30 seconds to reset it. If you babied it, it did what it was supposed to do. I never replaced the battery in the remote in the 3-4 years it was there. In case I'm being confusing, I'm calling the second location "the remote" as that is basically what it is. You replace the main switch and then installed the remote where you want another switch.
That is exactly what I'm looking for, but without the reliability issue.

I have seen them in which it looks like a shallow wiremold box with a toggle switch in it that you slap on the wall with double-sided tape. But I question how long that would last. It was by a no-name manufacturer.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:38 PM   #24
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I was just looking for what I ordered from Home Depot and I don't see it. I don't even see them at amazon or ebay. Perhaps they don't manufacture them any more. I can't find anything except Decora style stuff now. But yeah, what I had installed was a wiremold box looking thing for the remote. The other switch you couldn't tell a difference.
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This is quite a bit more than I paid, I'm thinking mine was about $50, but this is what you're wanting I think.... just personally I hate the Decora style switches.

https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-Anywh...=1&*entries*=0
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Hacks, you could try one of these

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1#Ask

https://www.amazon.com/SkylinkHome-W...J9XXQZZ1TQCF19
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Lutron makes their Maestro wireless stuff in non-dimmer varieties. You buy a master wireless switch and a pico dimmer. Programming is easy. I'm popping some Lutron Maestro stuff in the treehouse next week and I'll take some pics for you if you want.
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I'm checking the Canadian Home Creepo site and I can buy a Caseta/Pico kit for about seventy bucks. That's like fifty bucks US. I'm sure I paid quite a bit more before. I'm going to pick up a few in case it's a misprint.
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Lutrons Pico also come without the dimming ability. The remote can be cut into the wall and looks like any other switch. In fact you don't even have to cut out any sheet rock just mount the special bracket install switch and then the plate. C'est tres facile
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Lutrons Pico also come without the dimming ability. The remote can be cut into the wall and looks like any other switch. In fact you don't even have to cut out any sheet rock just mount the special bracket install switch and then the plate. C'est tres facile
Yeah, 99cents lied to me. He also yelled at me in a really rude way last night.

The Lutron RF line switch with a Pico remote will work just fine for my purpose, as A Little Short pointed out in the other thread.
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This is for a common stairwell in a two family house. Half the people don't speak English. A dimmer won't work.

I know there are other options, I just have to find them.

You should go to Lowe's and get them some of the camouflage led light hats for $18 dollars a popl I just got two more of them the other morning because the one I had was getting kinda rank from the hot attics I have been in rewiring lately.
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You should go to Lowe's and get them some of the camouflage led light hats for $18 dollars a popl I just got two more of them the other morning because the one I had was getting kinda rank from the hot attics I have been in rewiring lately.
I hate head lights. The M12 Sticklight is still my favorite light to use in attics and everywhere else. In September Milwaukee is releasing other lights.
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Those hats are the bomb. NC PLC could get laid and finish college if he was wearing one of them around all the time. North Carolina girls all love a man wearing camouflage and is really bright. And... they are good reading lights to boot so studying will be easier.
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Those hats are the bomb. NC PLC could get laid and finish college if he was wearing one of them around all the time. North Carolina girls all love a man wearing camouflage and is really bright. And... they are good reading lights to boot so studying will be easier.
Having lived there for a short while I figured out those chics are better kept out in the woods.
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Yeah, 99cents lied to me. He also yelled at me in a really rude way last night.

The Lutron RF line switch with a Pico remote will work just fine for my purpose, as A Little Short pointed out in the other thread.
Sorry, Hack. Time of month .
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