This article describes how to configure a RemoteLinc Insteon wireless remote control using the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller to manage other Insteon devices. I use it to control the lights around my home. More importantly, it’s an easy and convenient way for my family to control the lights. The “All On” button makes for a [...]
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This tutorial is continued from Part 1. 6: Update ISY-99i Configuration on the Network Diagram Update the ISY-99i entries on network diagram with your values for the following parameters: ISY-99i Static IP Address: 192.168.2.200 Netmask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.2.1 (IP address of the Linksys router) DNS Server: 192.168.2.1 (IP address of the Linksys router) HTTPS Port: [...]
This article is a step-by-step tutorial showing how to configure a static IP address and port forwarding for secure Internet access to the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller. Problem with UPnP and Internet Access The Linksys WRT-54G WiFi router supports Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP), a feature that automatically detects and configures Internet access for the ISY-99i. However, [...]
My garage has a motion sensor floodlight on the corner by the driveway. I upgraded the garage floodlights by: Installing an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for home automation. Adding a 2nd slaved floodlight at the other end of the garage. The slaved floodlight operates with the primary motion floodlight under control of the In-LineLinc. The details [...]
This article illustrates how to re-wire a Heath® Zenith motion activated floodlight, model SL-5412, with an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for automation of home lighting. You can also purchase a floodlight kit directly from SmartHome.com including the In-LineLinc. But if you want to retro-fit an existing floodlight or prefer a wider range (150° or 180°) PIR [...]
This article is continued from Part 1. I’m ready to begin wiring in the ToggleLinc for the porch lights and reconnect the 2nd light switch for the interior light in the double gang box. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This is the final update of the “How to finish a Basement Bathroom” project series for the Do-It-Yourself handyman or homeowner. Links to each construction phase of the project are summarized below, starting from the bare walls to the finished bathroom. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
Now that I’ve got the water supply and sewer plumbing ready, it’s time to install the bathroom fixtures. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
The other evening I stepped into the walk-in closet and was surprised to find water dripping from the ceiling. Based on the location of the rooms and walls, I quickly realized the bathtub/shower is located directly overhead and my teenage daughter was taking one of her long showers. I ran upstairs and asked my daughter [...]
Newly revised and updated for Fresh News 2.0! I wanted to replace the WordPress search engine with the Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) for better results and to take advantage of Adsense for Search. While there are several CSE integration tutorials for WordPress and even a plugin, none specifically addressed Woo Themes. My efforts were [...]