OhioYJ

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  1. OhioYJ

    Modding my Cable Modem

    Did get my new router modified as well: The majority of the heat comes from the right side, so that's where the fan is:
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    Modding my Cable Modem

    Well I recently upgraded my internet service at the house, which meant I needed a new modem, and meant an excuse for a new router. It also meant I needed to modify the new modem, because as expected, during a long Steam download my speeds would tend to drop off after a while. I ordered both copper and aluminum heat sinks this time. Ended up using the aluminum since they had taller fins and I was going to have a fan, hoping that would out perform the little extra I would gain from the copper. This time instead of using a double sided tape on the heat sinks, I did use a thermally conductive epoxy as it had twice thermal conductivity of tape. I was also able to get the fan on the side of the modem that had most of the heat sinks, so the fan is blowing down on the board this time. So positive pressure inside the case this time. I know it's not perfect in the looks department, but it's a cheap easy modification, makes the modem run nice and cool, and no more drops in speed. The other one was still going strong as it was. The new router will be next, but it was a priority as it doesn't run near as hot as the modem did.
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    No recycle boxes for V2 HUB?

    Not to derail this topic, but, you realize most stuff you set out at the curb doesn't even get recycled right? There have been so many of those "electronic recycling" companies that keep getting caught disposing of electronics in land fills. Lots of articles like this recently since China cut us off for shipping them garbage essentially that wasn't recyclable, as they do still take recyclable goods from other countries: What happens now that China won't take US Recycling?
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    March 31st - Doomsday?

    I'm glad you posted that. I had removed all my devices, including my hub but, I almost forgot to do that.
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    Who hasn't migrated already?

    I would unpair everything. If you unpair everything through Iris all your devices will be ready to pair with a new system. If you leave them paired, and Iris goes down, you will have to individually reset each item through each ones manual reset process to pair them to a new system/hub. One click to unpair on the Iris app right now, will save you work later.
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    Multi Sensor as garage door tilt sensor

    Perhaps, I don't remember that at this point (maybe I did?). I know all my automations and such are setup in the old app, I don't even have the new app installed. Until they make it do what the old app does, I don't see a reason to use it.
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    Multi Sensor as garage door tilt sensor

    Since when? There is a bunch of stuff that doesn't work still in the new app? Maybe, but I use the new hub exclusively with the old app. Due to delay and reliability problems with the tilt sensor from what I've read, most people end up just using the sensor as a contact sensor with the garage door. Mounting it directly to the door using a bracket if need be, and the other half to the wall. Is there a reason you specifically want the tilt function over the contact sensor?
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    Best Contact Sensor for Outdoor use

    Let me know how that stuff works for you. I've used some spray stuff in the past, which works for large items, but it was really thin, and tended to run. It also meant multiple coats. You shouldn't have those problems though with a brush. Nail polish was just easy to obtain locally for me.
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    Best Contact Sensor for Outdoor use

    Have you thought about just thought about using some nail polish on a regular contact sensor? How to Waterproof Electronics || Nail Polish, Silicone, Potting Compound Just use some dielectric grease on the out edge of the battery contacts after everything else is coated. Perhaps an idea?
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    Multi-platform interference problem? coincidence?

    No. Kwikset tech support at least verified that the Rev 3.8 module was a stronger signal, than the Rev 1.0 module, which was the info I needed. However they told me the two were incompatible with each other, and they did not sell the modules separately. I was able to source the module separately, and swap it out with my Rev 1.0 card, and it's worked perfectly since. It was a $40 experiment though (cost of the module for me).
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    Support Experience

    I've read this, the only interaction I've had was a phone call. I suggest you call as well. It's definitely not the same experience as calling / dealing with Iris. I'll tell you that right now. However at least with the phone call I was able to speak with someone, who helped right then, and didn't have to wait for an email.
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    Multi-platform interference problem? coincidence?

    What type of lock is it? When I was first switching over to SmartThings, I had both the SmartThings and Iris hubs up and running for a while. This entire time I've had zero problems out of my Kwikset lock, after the switch to SmartThings it would not stay paired, and worse yet when it would drop off it would take other things with it. I figured it was the way it was meshed together. So I left the lock off, reconnected the other items. Also worth noting the lock is literally 3-4 feet away from the hub, and right next to a GE Z-wave wall switch which should be repeating signal. Anyways my Kwikset lock had a Rev 1.0 ZWave module in it, which is regular ZWave, they now have Rev 3.8 modules out which are ZWave plus. I picked up one of these, and "upgraded" my lock to this. I've had zero problems since. I don't know what the deal was. Kwikset did say these modules were not compatible, all the sellers of these modules say they are. What I found were they are, the only draw back is I can no longer program codes on the lock itself with the Rev 3.8 board in my old lock that was meant for the Rev 1.0 board. To program lock codes I have to use the app. Everything else functions. Once programed, all the buttons on the front work fine. The lock button works even with no codes programmed, etc.
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    ST and Event History

    I've wondered the same thing, it definitely needs a filter. You can go under an individual device and see the history for just that device.
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    I bought mine on eBay. It's slim pickings now unless you want to pay an arm and a leg.
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    New Gear Thanks to Iris

    Some of my empty boxes....: Right after the notice I looked into everything, and decided I didn't want Smart Things sensors for two reason. The battery type and compatibility. So I jumped on eBay and quickly bought up enough NIB V2 equipment while it was reasonably priced to complete my house. This also means if I don't like Smart Things, I just swap out the hub, no big deal. I also picked up Arlo cams to replace my Iris cams. I guess so far I'll be the odd one out and say I really haven't had any big complaints. I bought them NIB off eBay, which saved me quite a bit off retail. One arrived DOA, and Arlo / Netgear replaced it no questions asked (eBay seller also offered as well, but I did some troubleshooting with Arlo first and they offered). The Cameras have much wider and clear picture than Iris for sure. I did have to turn off the microphones as those triggered the alarm right away as the house is never silent. I also had to setup a couple routines to take certain cameras down and bring them right back up throughout the day as I found out different automations would trigger the motion sensors. Such as the fish tank lights coming on or going off depending on the time of the day. Things like that. This is where having motion zones like Dusterp's image of Ring above would be nice. However I am also just using the free plan with Arlo, the paid version is supposed to identify various things, so maybe that would help. I don't know.