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Old 07-11-2018, 04:15 PM   #1381
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Yeah.....,almost as bad as buying a Snap-On Tool ! LMAO, Regards, Bob
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:12 PM   #1382
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Love the Pics Mayco!
Bob, I hear the Snap-on $ eases the friction. Nuff said! 🤣
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:53 PM   #1383
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Love the Pics Mayco!
Bob, I hear the Snap-on $ eases the friction. Nuff said! 🤣
We just love having the whole place to ourselves! Wrigley can run around off leash, wildlife is more visible, night time walks are a trip........saw a fox today on a trail, very rare these days. Enough cell service to stream movies if we want. Very peaceful and very cool.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:18 PM   #1384
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We just love having the whole place to ourselves! Wrigley can run around off leash, wildlife is more visible, night time walks are a trip........saw a fox today on a trail, very rare these days. Enough cell service to stream movies if we want. Very peaceful and very cool.
Had a whole family of those in the field this spring
Think there's 2 left
They've started eyeing the small dogs, if you want one they're all yours!
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:49 AM   #1385
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Not to worry about foxes and pets, coyotes yes, fox typically don't see humans or most pets as prey. People lose a lot of dogs n cats to coyotes around here though.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #1386
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Normally I'd agree, but this is a big freaking red fox, stands as tall as the border collie, biggest I've ever seen, and I started getting worried when i saw it take out a groundhog in the front yard
The border collie is fine, but the other dogs are little yappy things barely bigger than rabbits.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:33 PM   #1387
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Holy moly!
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #1388
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Yea, if it/they are still around after this upcoming loop of lake michigan we'll probably live trap and release at some state park somewhere
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:00 PM   #1389
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Yup, to that big a fox, a little yappy dog is a quick, but noisy lunch. Not s good scene.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:26 PM   #1390
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So.....whatís the movie of choice tonight ???
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:38 PM   #1391
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Watched some really strange Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason movie......seriously, Steve M and Jackie Gleason in the same movie! Rent must have been due...
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Ok Mike....you have to watch The Wild Angels. Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra vintage 1966. Great road movie with awful acting.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #1393
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Soooo bad that you have to watch the whole movie right? Love those!
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:17 AM   #1394
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LED dimmer switches....I would really like to install a dimmer switch on the lighting circuit for the living area. I installed new LED puck lighting a few years ago and just used the existing switch as the on/off control. As typical, the sw interrupts the positive side over the circuit. The lights pick up their ground up in the ceiling near the lights. A typical dimmer for incandescent lights interrupts the positive side and lowers or raises voltage to dim or brighten. LED dimmers work on pulse wave modulation where the lights are actually turned on and off at a rapid rate that gives the appearance of dimming. This is my understanding anyway.

In addition, all the LED switches Ive seen are wired with the dedicated + and - going to the lights, and the pulsing is done on the - side of the circuit. I want the dimmer located where the existing switch is, which has only a positive switch leg in the hole, no ground.

Been waiting to see if technology would catch up where you could remove and replace an incandescent sw with an LED dimmer but doesn't look like that's happening.

Sooooooooo, my question is: does anyone have an idea on the best way to install a LED dimmer in the same location next to the door for THE OVERHEAD lights in the living area. Fishing wires is a problem but maybe not impossible. The only way Ive come up with would be to cut the ground up near the lights, fish two ground wires down to the switch location, essentially a negative switch leg to and from the LED sw. Then use the + that's already there. Then try to find a dimmer that would actually fit in the wall cavity which as we know isn't much.

Sooner or later I assume technology will permit a LED switch that will pulsate on the positive side without the need for a ground at the switch.....just like incandescents.
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Mr Miller pointed me towards a different idea, installing a LED dimmer switch remote control. Investigated the wiring and I think it might be a good solution. The ."radio receiver" portion can be tucked up behind the lights and the remote can be installed anywhere you choose. Wiring is simple, it splices right into the existing ground and positive leads which I think I can identify for both sides of the living area. Ordered the one below, this could be very cool for those who have gone with LED lighting in their rigs.
The switch by the door can still operate as an on/off switch.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We shall see
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Afraid of losing the remote control in the couch ???
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:07 AM   #1397
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I would be Bob but it's made to be mounted on the wall. Good idea on going this way, it may save a good deal of work/frustration.
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If you would rather have the remote one, itís the same set up, no wall switch, just the remote with the electronic dimming unit, you could still use the original wall switch to make sure the light circuit is off or on, Regards, Bob PS that set up is $12.00 complete.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:44 AM   #1399
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Do you have any idea where you saw that one Bob? Or what manufacturer, I'd like to look at it. The one I ordered has the option of using it as a typical remote, portable, or mounting it to a wall. I was thinking about mounting it to prevent your previous comment from happening..."lost in the couch". Maybe even using Velcro to use it either way.
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If you use Velcro, you will not lose it in the couch cause it will stick to your underwear !
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