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Old furnace with no “C” terminal for wifi thermostat

I'm new to this forum and was wondering if I could get some help regarding installing a Honeywell WiFi thermostat that requires a "C" terminal. I currently have an older thermostat that has only 4 ...
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Adding a C wire for WiFi Thremostat

I have a secondary transformer already which is supplying power to my 2 zone zoning board. Can I tap off of this to provide my WiFi thermostat with power or does it have to come off the furnace board?...
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Wifi light switch needs neutral wire. Why? AND Can that wire be a skinny one?

What does the neutral wire do on a light switch that responds to wifi? My suspicion is that when the switch is in the off position, the electronics in the switch need to still be powered, so the ...
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How can I find a fault causing loss of internet signal on mains

I have a powerline system which was working well then suddenly stopped. The signal will travel well between 2 or 3 or 4 outlets out of 14 then drops to next to nothing. At the time of failing nothing ...
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Ecobee3 lite connected to Lennox Pulse G14Q Heat/Air Condition

I have read a similar wifi thermo connection feed here and they had success hooking the C wire to the T terminal on the furnace. I can get power to run the thermo from the T terminal, but when I do, ...
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Tungsten wattage vs resistive wattage for Smart WiFi outlets?

What is the difference between both of them? There was a post similar to my question, but there was no answer about resistive wattage. I want to buy a wifi outlet and I need to make sure it doesn't ...
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Why did my switch spark when I installed it in a metal junction box?

Okay, so I put in a new Wifi Light Switch. The box was metal and tiny, while the switch was big and all of the screws were on the bottom of the switch. Why did it spark and blow up? Was it because all ...
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Can't get wifi thermostat to work with gas boiler

I bought a Sensi WiFi thermostat and I have been trying to install it. I can't quite figure out how this wiring should work. Here is a link to pictures of the boiler and the current thermostat. The ...
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Rewiring a UK dimmer switch with a Wifi switch

I've just bought a wifi switch and was wondering if somebody could tell me which wire goes to which please? I'm thinking the following? L = Live (Brown) L1 = Arrow over tilde?? N = Blue (Neutral) ...
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How can I allow guests to manually control lamps under wifi control?

I have a few lamps in the house that are now wifi control enabled. I use google home to control them. So far, I have been using wifi plugs - but the issue is that some guests who are not comfortable ...
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No 24VAC between R and C on Rudd R801 Control Board

I’m replacing a older programmable thermostat with Ecobee 4 which is to control a Ruud R801 HVAC unit installed last year. I have access at the thermostat to a wire (orange) that goes to the C ...
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How can I make my home internet router work with a battery?

I have an ZTE zxhn h108n router, which needs an 12 V input. I want to make it work when the electricity goes off.
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How should I set up a camera for monitor my baby? [closed]

I have a closet which is big , with window and in the master bedroom. So I want to set up as baby room. There are two ceiling lights only. There is no power outlet. If I want to set up a wifi camera, ...
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How to hook up new 5 wire HVAC cable to newer HVAC unit with only 2 wires coming from it?? WITH PHOTOS

I have a newer HVAC unit that was installed using only 2 wires to control the heating only on the unit. The unit is capable of having AC connected and I would like to wire it so that it will work with ...
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Finding Ground/Neutral Wire in Switchboard

Similar to this Install TP Link Wifi Switch and problems along with it, I was installing another WiFi switch at my place. However this time when I opened the socket board, I did not find any Green ...
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Lighting neutral

Can anyone explain about lighting neutral wires (blue)? I have a 3year old house, which has blue wires in the back boxes. I am assuming that this is the neutral. On my current 1 gang 2 way switch ...
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Sonoff switch with override wall switch

I have a fan, a light and two sonoff basic devices to control them. As sonoff can only work with internet, I thought it would be a good idea to be able to fully override the controls with separate ...
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Activating hot water recirculation pump in garage via extension cord under kitchen sink

I have a hot water recirculation pump installed near the water heater that is located in the garage which provides instant hot water via dedicated 1/2" copper pipes. Although I have a timer that ...
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MyInfinity thermostat dropping connection with Carrier server

My MyInfinity thermostat keeps randomly dropping connection carrier server. Wifi connectivity is stable (Arris TG1682g modem). Thermostat panel shows not connected to www.api.ing.carrier.com ...
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Adding C wire to WiFi thermostat

I’m trying to add c wire to furnace to run a WiFi thermostat but don’t know where to hook up c wire to get power to turn on thermostat i have 2 extra wires just don’t know where to put one them to get ...
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C wire problem for WiFi thermostat [duplicate]

I’m trying to add c wire to furnace to run a WiFi thermostat but don’t know where to hook up c wire to get power to turn on thermostati have 2 extra wires just don’t know where to put one them to get ...
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light switch conversion 3 gang to 1 gang

I have a three gang box, dimmable, switch, switch. I want to use a wifi capable switch, but it comes with all three switches in a single gang switch. How do you use the existing 3 gang box with only ...
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Install TP Link Wifi Switch and problems along with it

Similar to Trying to identify the neutral in my switch box for home automation switch. , I have an issue regarding installation of Wifi switch. The switches I got were WiFi switches https://www....
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Putting a WiFi thermostat on a Milli volt system control of a fireplace.

I under stand that it can be done using a transformer and a relay along with a WiFi thermostat. I want to keep the present Milli volt thermostat functioning in case I loose electrical power and I ...
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Honeywell WiFi thermostat jumper loop separate ac and gas furnace

I need to validate my understanding for the installation of a WiFi thermostat that requires 24volt continuous power to operate in a constant state. I am DIYer who is computer literate. Like a number ...
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Should I have cat6 and wireless installed in my house to be built?

We are having a house built and one thing we can add (for $200) to our home network along with 4 hardwired cat6 ethernet connections ($800) is Enhanced Wireless/Switch - Includes network switch ...
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Solar powered routers and security cameras [closed]

I would like to put a web cam at the end of my driveway, but don't want to run any new wire (plus it is at least a hundred yards). I know that there are solar powered security cameras, but I don't ...
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Retrofit apartment for gigabit internet

My high-rise apartment building has gigabit internet service available via copper ethernet at the communication closet on my floor, but it's my responsibility to establish the connection from that ...
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Powerline Adapter Into Cheater Plug

We live in a pretty old house that is brick and plaster all over the first floor where our AT&T Uverse wireless router is set up. Although we have fiber internet, we get very poor wifi speeds in ...
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WIFI “C” terminal

I recently purchased a WIFI thermostat that requires the use of the "C" terminal. I do have an extra wire available to use on the C terminal that runs from the wall unit to the furnace. However, ...
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Can I buy a 24v transformer with a dedicated common c-wire feed?

I have an oil furnace that feeds hot water to baseboard in four zones in my house and also to a hot water tank for tap water. There is a 24vac transformer with two output wires that feed power to the ...
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Link remote light switches via nest

I have a light switch that controls the light on my front porch. It was clearly designed for incandescent bulbs as CFLs always flicker when installed outside when the light is off as if a small ...
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How do I connect a WiFi enabled wall switch?

I would like to connect an iDevices WIFI wall switch to an end of line single pole connection which controls the my table lamp connected to an upper wall outlet. The wifi switch has a red, black white ...
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Is it possible to access an internet enabled cctv camera only over wifi

I want to buy some CCTV cameras and I'm wondering if I can get an internet enabled one and access it from my own computer/iPad/phone only over wifi? Is this possible? Or does it have to be connected ...
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Wifi signal antenna [closed]

Is there any powerful antenna, set on two storey house height to receive wifi signals from provider? Is it possible at all to receive wifi signals by hacking it (not from neighbour or around,but ...
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Extending Internet to detached building [closed]

I'd like to extend my home wifi to my detached garage. I have decent signal outside the building, about 100' & 2 walls from the home wireless transmitter. But now that I've put the steel siding ...