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  • Thanks all. She got back to me saying she was waiting for the sewer company guy to get back to her. We'll see what happens.

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    • Originally posted by akerry
      I'm thinking about redecorating my house and don't know where to start
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      Originally posted by SanTropez
      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
      Originally posted by Kepler
      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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      • Painting project day! When we bought the house, the kitchen came with this dark color scheme, something like an eggplant purple and a darker green, like the deep green of forest grass, but it’s not forest green. I have to put on a darkish gray primer coat and then the paint because we’re going with a lighter, brighter color - Sherwin Williams Rainwash color. But first I’m repairing dings that prior owners ignored. So many dings.
        "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

        "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

        "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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        • This could be a crossover post in here, computer issues, and gear grinding. Got the new HVAC system and along with it came a new thermostat that can be wifi enabled. It comes with a separate gateway that plugs into the router. The gateway has power, recognizes the thermostat, and recognizes that there is an internet network to connect to, but it refuses to actually connect to the network. Per the manual, the light color indicates it's just perpetually trying to retrieve an IP address. I've tried power cycling the modem, the router, and the gateway. I renewed the DHCP leases, and tried assigning the gateway its own IP, but still nothing. Some further investigation yields that this is a somewhat common problem for the gateway, in that it just won't connect to certain routers due to firewalls. Some people have pulled out older or more bare bones routers and gotten it to work, but for the time being I think I'm just stuck with a much updated, but still dumb, thermostat.
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          1966, 1986, 2007

          Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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          • Why does it need its own gateway? Can't it connect to any wireless router?
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            Originally posted by SanTropez
            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
            Originally posted by Kepler
            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
              Why does it need its own gateway? Can't it connect to any wireless router?
              Not on this unit, evidently.
              Go Green! Go White! Go State!

              1966, 1986, 2007

              Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                Not on this unit, evidently.
                Could you just buy an ecobee? Most utilities have fairly deep discounts on them.
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                Originally posted by SanTropez
                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                Originally posted by Kepler
                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                • Why not ***** at whoever installed it? it’s suppose to work, right ? Companies that install stuff and don’t get it working suck.
                  I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

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                  • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                    Could you just buy an ecobee? Most utilities have fairly deep discounts on them.
                    Might end up doing that if I can’t get this one to work. On the plus side it’s not like I lost any features. This one is still programmable without the gateway, which is better than the old one

                    Originally posted by walrus View Post
                    Why not ***** at whoever installed it? it’s suppose to work, right ? Companies that install stuff and don’t get it working suck.
                    I’m going to reach out to see if they’ve had issues with other customers, but at the end of the day it sounds like a firmware issue which I don’t really expect the HVAC installers to be experts in or responsible for since there are how many different types of routers out there and countless configurations for each of those. Next step is probably the company that makes the gateway to see if they have any solutions, but based on others with the problem I’m not sure if they’ll provide much help.
                    Go Green! Go White! Go State!

                    1966, 1986, 2007

                    Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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                    • I'd absolutely go at the installers. Part of any installation is getting it to work, and they didn't.

                      "I don't care that you're an HVAC guy and not a network admin. I paid for this product and for you to install it. So, install it."
                      I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                      • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                        Might end up doing that if I can’t get this one to work. On the plus side it’s not like I lost any features. This one is still programmable without the gateway, which is better than the old one



                        I’m going to reach out to see if they’ve had issues with other customers, but at the end of the day it sounds like a firmware issue which I don’t really expect the HVAC installers to be experts in or responsible for since there are how many different types of routers out there and countless configurations for each of those. Next step is probably the company that makes the gateway to see if they have any solutions, but based on others with the problem I’m not sure if they’ll provide much help.
                        They sold it to you. You paid for it. If it’s a piece of **** some other company makes one that works. It should be remedied by the company that sold it to you.
                        I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

                        Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

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                        • Who the **** wires a light with 10ga wires???
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                          Originally posted by SanTropez
                          May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                          Originally posted by Kepler
                          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                          • Tim Taylor?
                            "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                            "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                            "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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                            • Someone who had a piece of number 10 handy.
                              I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

                              Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

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                              • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                                Who the **** wires a light with 10ga wires???
                                The doofus who previously owned my home, probably. We discover shoddy DIY work he did between 1991-2020 about every 2-3 months.

                                Dear auto mechanics - you are not plumbers or electricians, no matter how much you think you are.

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