Originally Posted by oman321
Jamis I also wanted to mention that you can add these IR prism's to your devices to aid in receiving the IR signal. Maybe these will help solve some issues. They are listed on the link close to half way down.http://www.hometech.com/hts/products...x.html#XA-286M
The prisms arrived on Saturday and seem to improve the IR reception quite a bit on my cable box (the primary offender). I was also able to move the emitter to a much more inconspicuous location. Thanks for the tip!
A few more general updates...
I found out what happens when the macerator/ejector pump backs up. The GFCI that powers the macerator tripped without me noticing. I could hear trickling from the toilet so I gave it a flush (the seat was down so I didn't notice that the bowl was almost full) and water came pouring into the bathroom and under the walls into the utility room. I quickly checked the GFCI that the pump was plugged into and noticed it had tripped, so I reset it which caused the pump to come on. I shop-vac'd the mess up pretty easily, so no damage or water seepage into the theater.
The macerator is now on a 350VA battery backup which will 1.) run the macerator if we lose power, and 2.) sound an alarm if the GFCI trips again or we lose power.
On a separate note, I finally got around to tidying up the utility room from when I finished the theater. After the near disaster with the macerator, I was feeling motivated. While I was was over by the furnace, I noticed a significant amount of cold air coming from the fresh air supply that the HVAC guys installed.
I'm going to need to 'skuttle' this to keep the draft down. Thankfully the furnace keeps the utility room warm enough for this not to cause much of a problem though I'd still rather keep the draft down to a minimum for overall efficiency.
The first tactic I am going to try is to have the fresh air supply duct terminate into a 5 gallon bucket to act as a diffuser.
The more expensive route is to get one of these:http://www.airconnectweb.com/model.php?id=135