Author Topic: Econet Z-Wave Controllable AC/Heating Vents. Vera Forum Group Buy Discount  (Read 31189 times)

Offline NickTheGreat

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This is a neat idea.  Anybody have any actual experience with them? 

It seems that you could make a poor man's zoned AC with this.  Maybe not all that "poor man" but it could be done  ;)

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This is a neat idea.  Anybody have any actual experience with them? 

It seems that you could make a poor man's zoned AC with this.  Maybe not all that "poor man" but it could be done  ;)

There have been a number of reviews on other forums. Most particularly the SmartThings forum and all the reviews were really pretty good. I do agree that they are a pretty good idea. I toyed with doing the same thing using dampers but that gets really expensive and much more complicated. With home automation and Z-Wave, this is a much more simplistic approach that is exponentially more affordable. Especially at the cost we are talking about for the vents.

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Just wanted to give this thread a bump to see if anybody else wants in on this group buy. I'd like to wrap this up within the next week or so. Since we may not meet the 25 pc price point, I will talk to Econet to see what can be done regarding the price as I think our success here with these vents will certainly compel others to buy these Econet vents and thus generate future sales for Econet.

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If you can convince them to make me 2x 6x14 vents, you can add 4 vents (2x 6x14 and 2x 6x10) to the group order. ;)
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I'm in for 7 6x12 brown (EV100-6X12BR).

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I'm in for 4 white 4x10 units.
If I can get a 4x10 unit in brown, then I'll take 1 of those as well, otherwise 1 more 4x10 white one, but with a brown controller.
So, 5 in total.

I also need some 3x10s, if I could get then at the group price.

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Just saw this thread. I need to measure some vents tonight, but I'm likely in for 3 pending size availability. I'll let you know tonight.

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I'm in for 4 white 4x10 units.
If I can get a 4x10 unit in brown, then I'll take 1 of those as well, otherwise 1 more 4x10 white one, but with a brown controller.
So, 5 in total.

I also need some 3x10s, if I could get then at the group price.
I don't think they have any 3x10's at this time.

Just saw this thread. I need to measure some vents tonight, but I'm likely in for 3 pending size availability. I'll let you know tonight.

Sounds good. Please let us know.

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It looks like we will get these at the $55 price point. Anybody else who has not committed, please double check your sizes and let us know. If you are on the list below and changed your mind, please let us know. If I missed something let me know. Once I have the totals, I will relay the info to Econet. Based on my conversation with them, they will provide us a code to use on their website to place the orders. I will update once I have the totals and make the arrangement with them.

To confirm where we are at:
Slief:
Qty 4  EVR100-6X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 1 EVR100-6X12WH 6" x 12" White

JMarty32 (@$55)
Qty 2  EV100-6X12WH 6" x 12" White

tomgru
Qty 4   EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)

McPostal
Qty 7  EV100-6X12BR 6"x12" Brown

kyb2012
Qty 4 EV100-4X10WH
Qty 1 EV100-4X10Wh (Brown Controller) Prefers brown register if avail.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 11:01:18 am by slief »

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It looks like we will get these at the $55 price point. Anybody else who has not committed, please double check your sizes and let us know. If you are on the list below and changed your mind, please let us know. If I missed something let me know. Once I have the totals, I will relay the info to Econet. Based on my conversation with them, they will provide us a code to use on their website to place the orders. I will update once I have the totals and make the arrangement with them.

To confirm where we are at:


tomgru
Qty 3   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)



Er... NOPE   ;D  Close  (added one more as well.)

Qty 4  EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" WHITE (White Module)
Qty 2  EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" WHITE (Brn Module)

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It looks like we will get these at the $55 price point. Anybody else who has not committed, please double check your sizes and let us know. If you are on the list below and changed your mind, please let us know. If I missed something let me know. Once I have the totals, I will relay the info to Econet. Based on my conversation with them, they will provide us a code to use on their website to place the orders. I will update once I have the totals and make the arrangement with them.

To confirm where we are at:


tomgru
Qty 3   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)



Er... NOPE   ;D  Close  (added one more as well.)

Qty 4  EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" WHITE (White Module)
Qty 2  EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" WHITE (Brn Module)
Noted above. Thanks for the heads up.

Where we stand now:

To confirm where we are at:
Slief:
Qty 4  EVR100-6X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 1 EVR100-6X10WH 6" x 12" White

JMarty32 (@$55)
Qty 2  EV100-6X12WH 6" x 12" White

tomgru
Qty 4   EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 4" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)

McPostal
Qty 7  EV100-6X12BR 6"x12" Brown

kyb2012
Qty 4 EV100-4X10WH
Qty 1 EV100-4X10WH (Brown Module) Prefers brown register if avail.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 02:26:06 pm by slief »

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I have 9 of these for the last 2 years.

I'm also missing 6x14 for my two most important zones...making the system not really work as expected.

Regarding a post that mentioned closing these partially will reduce air flow when not closed 100%, it won't.  You need to consider these open or closed as the middle doesn't really keep 50% of air back...it's more like 1%.

Also, my main problem is they don't close completely all the time.

PS - Gotta install a bypass i guess (and will reduce the air vent noise when too many closed).  Any diagrams for this?
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I have 9 of these for the last 2 years.

I'm also missing 6x14 for my two most important zones...making the system not really work as expected.

Regarding a post that mentioned closing these partially will reduce air flow when not closed 100%, it won't.  You need to consider these open or closed as the middle doesn't really keep 50% of air back...it's more like 1%.

Also, my main problem is they don't close completely all the time.

PS - Gotta install a bypass i guess (and will reduce the air vent noise when too many closed).  Any diagrams for this?

Here is a video on installing a bypass damper. It's very straight forward. The bypass damper should also help when partially closing a vent as it would reduce pressure in the system. I wonder if that has anything to do with why some of yours didn't close all the way. Have you spoke with Econet about that? 
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20504377,00.html

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tomgru
Qty 4   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)

McPostal

DUDE DUDE DUDE.... WHITE 4x10's!!!!!!!!  4 with white module, 2 with brown module   ;D

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tomgru
Qty 4   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (White Module)
Qty 2   EVR100-4X10BR 6" x 10" Brown (Brn Module)

McPostal

DUDE DUDE DUDE.... WHITE 4x10's!!!!!!!!  4 with white module, 2 with brown module   ;D

It's been a long stressful morning..  Thank god you don't have to worry about me placing your order! You will get to do that yourself.  I could screw up a wet dream right now! LMAO!! I was cutting and pasting and evidently not thinking clearly.