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Elizabeth M
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Clever
Elizabeth M   4/2/2013 6:24:42 AM
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Interesting that a product couldn't be found on the market to solve this problem, but what a clever fix anyway. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.

Charles Murray
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Re: Clever
Charles Murray   4/2/2013 8:16:51 PM
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I agree, Liz. It's surprising there isn't anything on the market, particularly from the heater manufacturers. But this was done for a pretty low cost -- looks like about $30 for the parts shown here -- but the price could go down if it was produced in volume.  

Elizabeth M
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Re: Clever
Elizabeth M   4/3/2013 3:48:37 AM
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Yes, that's probably a little too high for a single item but mass production would definitely bring the price down. I'm sure there are other people who would be interested in this sort of gadget! Now there's an idea...

gbergman
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Re: Clever
gbergman   4/3/2013 2:00:24 PM
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$30 in the basic parts and over $100 for the Remote.  Way too much $$

Chrisjones
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Re: Clever
Chrisjones   4/3/2013 1:06:24 AM
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Yes I agree with u, that these type of products are not esaily available in the market. Well I really like this idea and I would also like to try this and share my experience. Its a useful product.

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VoltDave
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Re: Clever
VoltDave   4/3/2013 9:43:14 AM
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I had a similar need and couldn't find anything commercial so i had to build my own, though not remote-based.  Subsequently I found this available, which may be of interest to some people.

http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Heating-Cooling-Programmable-Thermostat/dp/B000E7NYY8

Pubudu
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Re: Clever
Pubudu   4/3/2013 1:26:12 PM
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True Elizabeth, this is a true innovation and very very useful. I believe that this will be a great hint for the manufactures with huge potential in market. 

Steve D
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Remote switches & thermostat
Steve D   4/3/2013 10:22:01 AM
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I have a thermostat at each of my 2 houses that operates over the internet. It is a Nest product available at Lowes' It works very well and provides a daily chart f when the furnace was on & off. I can set the temperature from anywhere and anytime that I have an internet connection.

I also have a plug-n module into which I can plug in any device such as a lamp or space heater that is also controlled through the internet. It is a WEMO product, also availabel aat Lowes and like some other similar places.

Both units can be controlled from my smart phone.

VoltDave
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Re: Remote switches & thermostat
VoltDave   4/3/2013 11:48:36 AM
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I was considering the Nest, but as I understand it, it doesn't have an alarm feature(that is, a low temperature warning).  So I'm still using my circa 1990's dialer to adjust temperature (switch between two thermostats one with home one with away setting) since it will call me if the temperature falls below my set point.

If anyone knows of a web-enabled thermostat with alarm, I'd like to hear about it.

Thanks.

1800ES
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The heater, the remote, all together
1800ES   4/3/2013 11:56:03 AM
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There's another spce heater out there that integrates the programmable timer and remote-
http://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-Filled-Radiator-Heater-Black/dp/B004BZFQB8/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1365004040&sr=8-15&keywords=programmable+space+heater

The Amazon description doesn't mention the remote, but it comes with one.  It's a neat heater!

Cadman-LT
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Comfortable
Cadman-LT   4/11/2013 2:45:47 AM
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I love any design that keeps you comfortable! All of my heating/air is programmable.



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