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    I found this gizmo in the attic that I crawled today. Does anyone have an idea what it could possibly be?

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    Default Re: gizmo in attic

    Almost looks like an old service panel used as a multi in out j box.
    Bet the inside is a jumble of wires.

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    Low voltage relay center for a low voltage lighting system.

    Did it still have the funny low voltage switches and switches all over the house, or were some/many/most/all replaced with regular switches?

    I still see some low voltage relays in there, but they may have been abandoned and no longer in use.

    More importantly, see that duct work above it? See that insulation showing? That looks like Owl Flex duct and it looks to be shot and in need of replacement.

    Last edited by Jerry Peck; 05-12-2009 at 07:07 PM. Reason: corrected myself from "wiring" system to "lighting" system
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    Default Re: gizmo in attic

    I generally saw those in master bedroom or utility rooms closets for light control around the home. The master almost always had a group of switches to at least turn on the main lights around the home and other areas in the home would also have 2 to four switches for different groupings of lighting in the home. That is just like the modern homes that are on a computer operated by handheld or even remote operating devices to turn specific things on from afar.


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    Default Re: gizmo in attic

    Those LV relays are prob either Remcon or GE, think Pass & Seymour also made them.

    PS: another manuf. is Touchplate.


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    Jerry

    Just wondering, did you misspeak, or is it LV light.
    "for a low voltage lighting system"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Jerry

    Just wondering, did you misspeak, or is it LV light.
    "for a low voltage lighting system"

    Rick,

    I changed it from "low voltage wiring system" to "low voltage lighting system" and kept wondering if that was the best change.

    I probably should have said "low voltage wiring system" (what I said originally) "which controls 120 volt lights".

    The lights are wired with 120 volts, that enclosure contains relays which turn the lights on and off, the switches are low voltage and the wiring between the switches and that enclosure (controller) are all low voltage.

    So I was probably more correct to start with - it is a "low voltage wiring system" ... which controls 120 volt lights.

    Is that any better?

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    Default Re: gizmo in attic

    Thats what it was and what I thought you wanted to say. But wasn't quite sure.

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