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    Hello new to HS and it looks like it will replace my 14 year old home logic hgomebrick system. I have a Russound cav6.6, a upb lighting system and aprilaire 8810 thermostats. Is there a install guide for dummies that I can access to get everything set up. I am slowing getting acquainted with the new system, but there is so much to learn and i was looking for a quick short cut guide. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rick

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    Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
    Hello new to HS and it looks like it will replace my 14 year old home logic hgomebrick system. I have a Russound cav6.6, a upb lighting system and aprilaire 8810 thermostats. Is there a install guide for dummies that I can access to get everything set up. I am slowing getting acquainted with the new system, but there is so much to learn and i was looking for a quick short cut guide. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rick
    A trick a friend showed me searching the internet years ago ==> So what I did :" HomeSeer UPB Lighting " took me here : https://shop.homeseer.com/products/homeseer-upb-
    software-plug-in



    But to spare you the crap here goes :

    Start here : https://www.homeseer.com/guides/Home...tart-Guide.pdf which I think you have already seen.

    Then for all other documents : https://www.google.com/search?q=Home...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    And to top it up, it's quicker to learn from videos so go here : https://www.youtube.com/HomeSeer

    If you get stuck or your project is so custom then come back and ask.

    Like for Russound : http://www.automatedhomeonline.com/H...oundaudio3.htm

    Aprilaire 8810 thermostats : https://shop.homeseer.com/products/s...lug-in-for-hs3



    Tip: It's best to mention one brand at a time because not everyone's system is set up the same and thus that way you're rooting for ideas.





    Eman.
    The Closer.

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      Eman,
      Thanks for the help. One question I thought of was, do I need a controller from Homeseer, or can I just run it from a small cpu. like the homebick did?

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      • #4
        Thanks again. I did download the other version of the Russound link. do you prefer the ultrajones over that one and why?

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          Just watched the video. Do I need a z wave device? currently running everything through a pc. but outshout success of anything working.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
            Eman,
            Thanks for the help. One question I thought of was, do I need a controller from Homeseer, or can I just run it from a small cpu. like the homebick did?
            You can buy a controller and avoid DIY or buy the software and roll your own on your old PC or raspberry pi : https://shop.homeseer.com/collection...ntrol-software

            Eman.
            The Closer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
              Thanks again. I did download the other version of the Russound link. do you prefer the ultrajones over that one and why?
              I use Ultrajones plugins but either one can work depending on features. I have a Pioneer.


              Eman.
              The Closer.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
                Just watched the video. Do I need a z wave device? currently running everything through a pc. but outshout success of anything working.
                You may need Z-wave in the future. But now the devices you said you have are UPB! That's the plugin you should use.


                Eman.
                The Closer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
                  Hello new to HS and it looks like it will replace my 14 year old home logic hgomebrick system. I have a Russound cav6.6, a upb lighting system and aprilaire 8810 thermostats.
                  Welcome to the Homeseer Board.
                  I have a CAV 6.6 and use Blade's plug-in. Both plug-ins are worth considering. I'd suggest reading through some of the posts for both plug-ins to see if the tone of the discussion of either sets it apart. I also have UPB, and I definitely recommend Spud's plug-in.
                  Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
                  HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

                  HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to all for the feedback. Considerinh building a small pc to run th ehomeseer, as my old homebrick got ransomware. do i go with a small pc or the troller?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
                      Thanks to all for the feedback. Considerinh building a small pc to run th ehomeseer, as my old homebrick got ransomware. do i go with a small pc or the troller?
                      If you are not going to run a very large project a Troller can do. But if you are more comfortable with Windows then look on Amazon for an Intel NUC and build your own (some come with a Win10 License)


                      Eman.
                      The Closer.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rabjab12 View Post
                        do i go with a small pc or the troller?
                        A PC will give you more flexibility, especially in the long term. It also depends on which and how many plug-ins you want to run. HS will not put much load on your system, but some plug-ins can. I've run HS on a string of PCs over the years and have never regretted going that route.
                        Mike____________________________________________________________ __________________
                        HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.548

                        HW: Stargate | NX8e | CAV6.6 | Squeezebox | PCS | WGL 800RF, Rain8Net+ | RFXCOM | QSE100D | Vantage Pro | Green-Eye | X10: XTB-232, -IIR | Edgeport/8 | Way2Call | Ecobee3

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