[Coco] further adventures with plug'n'power/x10
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Fri Sep 24 17:06:19 EDT 2010
Neighbor has the collars that shock the dog when it barks.
She does not replace the batteries as needed. The dogs never bark when she
is home and so insists there is no problem.
Thankfully the current set of dogs as not nearly as bad as the first set,
(Lucky who was almost killed by other dogs) would bark very loud and
piercing at the footsteps of a person walking a block away, any siren within
two miles or an airplane flying over among many other triggers. I could not
use my patio for any purpose. Anything I was doing (inside) was immediately
stopped, the 1812 overture with dogs might be OK, The Moonlight Sonata not.
I have the X10 module that could turn on and off any device but I threw the
Heartland America catalog away last week. I am not sure it would work
outdoors in the rain.
So it's earplugs when I wish to sleep.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Little John" <sales at gimechip.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] further adventures with plug'n'power/x10
> Speaking of barking dogs, Heartland America used to sell a device that was
> triggered by a dogs bark and upon being triggered would emit an ultrasonic
> sound that was supposedly painful to the dogs ears - the theory was that
> Dog Barks, Dog head hurt, eventually dog no bark. Does anyone know if
> these devices actually work? I often considered buying one because of my
> neighbors dogs, but have since moved :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen H. Fischer" <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com>
> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] further adventures with plug'n'power/x10
>> Then there are the neighbors.
>> I have one CFL (Black Light) on a X10 appliance module that turns on at
>> times that I have concluded that something my next door neighbor (common
>> wall) has is turning it on.
>> Changing device codes many times has had no effect as has a different
>> appliance module. I have yet to try a different house code as I cannot
>> get a
>> RLM20 to accept changes so I am stuck with house code "A".
>> The Black Light turns on when I am sleeping and do not wish it to be on.
>> relay is loud enough to wake me up sometimes but when I do wake up I turn
>> I have no idea if I am controlling anything with A1 or any of my other
>> X10 devices of my neighbors.
>> I talked to the HOA manager and she did not have any reports from
>> I cannot talk to the neighbor as I have been complaining about her
>> dogs for ~ 10 years now and threats from the HOA manager are all that are
>> reducing the problem.
>> Her rising hours are very early, about the time the Black Light turns on.
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