This series is continued from Part 1. Roof Insurance Adjustment Estimate The claim examiner approved my insurance claim for hail damage to the asphalt shingle roof. The claim examiner forwarded a copy of the adjuster’s estimate to me which detailed the roof replacement costs for labor and materials. The adjuster’s estimate is a key document [...]
This article explains the hail damage insurance claim process and how to hire a roofing contractor to replace an asphalt shingle roof.
This project is continued from Part 2. I rewrote most of the original porch light automation code for the ISY-99i, taking advantage of support for variables and adding new features. My ISY-99i home automation controller is running the latest firmware version 3.2.6 (as of this writing). The new porch light automation features are: Turn on [...]
This update explains how to program the ISY-99i home automation controller and configure a Smarthome 2420M Rev. 2.2 motion sensor to automatic exterior lights. Smarthome INSTEON 2420M Motion Sensor It’s been 3 years since I installed the INSTEON 2420M Rev 1.1 (first generation) motion sensor. The battery recently died (I was on my 2nd or [...]
This project is continued from Part 5. It’s very important to assemble and glue the solvent weld union fittings in the correct order because you only get one chance to do it right! The large white union nut must be slipped onto the upper section of PVC pipe and held in place so it doesn’t [...]
This project is continued from Part 4. Having removed the old sewage check valve and installed a new PVC discharge pipe on the sewage pump, the new A.Y. McDonald 2068S silent check valve can be installed to eliminate the water hammer in the basement bathroom. The A.Y. McDonald 2068S silent check valve uses compression fittings [...]