Originally Posted by az1324
Originally Posted by wkearney99
Unfortunately we're already drywalled so moving the load/dimmer isn't practical
If you look at the wiring diagram, you don't have to have the load connected to the main dimmer. If you are using a switch that requires a neutral it may not be possible to move boxes. Otherwise, it should be fine.
True, but apparently not if you/re not using a hybrid keypad as the dimmer. But even then you'd still have the problem of no light at the other locations. Which in my case would be a problem as I'd want all of them to show an indicator. Had the electrician actually wired it AS I REQUESTED this wouldn't be an issue. I'd have a dimmer at each location. But noooooo, yet another sub decided to "interpret" instead of just implemented what they're told AND was on the plans.
But that's not as bad as their assumption that when I asked them to MOVE the wiring for what had been a column but was now a pedestal. These are at the base of the stairs. The wire was coming down from the ceiling. There's a switch on one of them for the chandelier above. They didn't move the wire. No, they removed
the wire entirely and made the assumption they'd just put in a 'wireless switch' to handle it instead. Um, no. There's going to be $15k of switches installed and just some random 'wireless' one won't cut it. Thankfully there was a nearby outlet, so we just pulled a load from it to power a keypad.
I'm going to have to 'fine tune' a few device locations. Put a hybrid in place of a few dimmers, changed some dimmers from 6D to 6NA (or something better suited for some LEDs that are acting quirky on a 6D). But for the most part it's coming along nicely.
The real challenge will be in stabilizing the keypad uses enough to pull the trigger on getting them engraved. I'm seeing a few ways they might need to change.
I'm also planning on picking up a few occupancy sensors. I'm definitely starting to notice a few places that could potentially make good use of them. This can be difficult to do for an entirely new custom home. Sure, lots of design 'rules' might apply but you never quite know until you're actually occupying the space and using it day to day. Retrofitting an existing home might have it's share of hassles but at least there's already a body of knowledge as to how the occupants use the space. The upside is with the wireless sensors it should be trivially easy to try them in a few different locations to get their best placements.