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Re: the VIP thermostat

andy.tidwell
 

Hello Mike, I have a question for you. Is there any way to lock the temperature so it can’t be changed ? I haven’t found anything in the book about that feature.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

 

Hi Troy,

 

It definitely takes being able to see to change the cycle / split rate.  Do you have the manual or CD that came with the thermostat?  I can send you steps, but if I were you I would choose the cycle / split rate to be set at 2.  I explained the using a 4 split, but the default is supposed to be 2.

 

Below is a direct Dropbox link for a folder with several notes I've made  along with the files from the book and CD that come with the VIP thermostat.

 


 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

 

Mike,

Can we adjust that without professional help? Meaning do we need to call the company that installed the thermostat and have them do this?

Troy

On 1/29/2020 3:38 PM, Mike B wrote:



Hi Troy,

 

It sounds like your cycle / split rate needs to be looked at.  This controls when the AC or Heat starts & stops.  If your set thermostat temperature is 75º for the AC and the split rate is set at 4, then the AC will start when the room temperature is 2º above set temperature and shut off when the room temperature hits 2º below set temperature.

 

For heat, if the Thermostat is set at 75º and split rate is 4 the heat will come on at 2º below set temperature and shut off at 2º above set temperature.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

 

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner
installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the
jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
> I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
> with it.  I wonder if yours was installed improperly?   I paid an
> electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
> work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
> installation.
>
>
>


 


Re: the VIP thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Mike. I likely have both the manual and the disk somewhere around here, and I have sighted help available. I downloaded your files however.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 9:01 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Troy,
 
It definitely takes being able to see to change the cycle / split rate.  Do you have the manual or CD that came with the thermostat?  I can send you steps, but if I were you I would choose the cycle / split rate to be set at 2.  I explained the using a 4 split, but the default is supposed to be 2.
 
Below is a direct Dropbox link for a folder with several notes I've made  along with the files from the book and CD that come with the VIP thermostat.
 

 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Mike,

Can we adjust that without professional help? Meaning do we need to call the company that installed the thermostat and have them do this?

Troy


On 1/29/2020 3:38 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Troy,
 
It sounds like your cycle / split rate needs to be looked at.  This controls when the AC or Heat starts & stops.  If your set thermostat temperature is 75º for the AC and the split rate is set at 4, then the AC will start when the room temperature is 2º above set temperature and shut off when the room temperature hits 2º below set temperature.
 
For heat, if the Thermostat is set at 75º and split rate is 4 the heat will come on at 2º below set temperature and shut off at 2º above set temperature.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner
installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the
jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
> I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
> with it.  I wonder if yours was installed improperly?   I paid an
> electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
> work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
> installation.
>
>
>






Re: the VIP thermostat

Mike B
 


Hi Troy,
 
It definitely takes being able to see to change the cycle / split rate.  Do you have the manual or CD that came with the thermostat?  I can send you steps, but if I were you I would choose the cycle / split rate to be set at 2.  I explained the using a 4 split, but the default is supposed to be 2.
 
Below is a direct Dropbox link for a folder with several notes I've made  along with the files from the book and CD that come with the VIP thermostat.
 

 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Mike,

Can we adjust that without professional help? Meaning do we need to call the company that installed the thermostat and have them do this?

Troy


On 1/29/2020 3:38 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Troy,
 
It sounds like your cycle / split rate needs to be looked at.  This controls when the AC or Heat starts & stops.  If your set thermostat temperature is 75º for the AC and the split rate is set at 4, then the AC will start when the room temperature is 2º above set temperature and shut off when the room temperature hits 2º below set temperature.
 
For heat, if the Thermostat is set at 75º and split rate is 4 the heat will come on at 2º below set temperature and shut off at 2º above set temperature.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner
installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the
jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
> I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
> with it.  I wonder if yours was installed improperly?   I paid an
> electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
> work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
> installation.
>
>
>





Re: JAWS Versus NVDA

Abbie Taylor
 

Thank you, Quentin, for your feedback. I use the Code Factory Vocalizer voices, and I'm aware that I'll need to download the updated version when I get the new NVDA upgrade.

I'm also concerned about the remote access add-on, which I use occasionally when I work with Casey Matthews with Web Friendly Help. It's my understanding that this add-on is not compatible with the new version of NVDA. I hope an upgrade to this software will also be available by the time the new version is out. Thank you again for addressing my concerns.
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Re: Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Abbie Taylor
 

Gene, I'm afraid simply pressing the numpad slash while in the PC cursor isn't working for me. Maybe it's because I'm running the software in demo mode. I've also tried clicking the right mouse key to open a context menu and selecting "Open," but that still has the same result. Fortunately, as I said earlier, clicking on the link above the one I want does the trick. So, whatever works. Thank you so much.
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Re: the VIP thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Mike,

Can we adjust that without professional help? Meaning do we need to call the company that installed the thermostat and have them do this?

Troy


On 1/29/2020 3:38 PM, Mike B wrote:

Hi Troy,
 
It sounds like your cycle / split rate needs to be looked at.  This controls when the AC or Heat starts & stops.  If your set thermostat temperature is 75º for the AC and the split rate is set at 4, then the AC will start when the room temperature is 2º above set temperature and shut off when the room temperature hits 2º below set temperature.
 
For heat, if the Thermostat is set at 75º and split rate is 4 the heat will come on at 2º below set temperature and shut off at 2º above set temperature.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner
installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the
jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
> I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
> with it.  I wonder if yours was installed improperly?   I paid an
> electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
> work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
> installation.
>
>
>





Re: the VIP thermostat

Gene
 

I don't know what list it was on but evidently, at least some of these computerized thermostats have a range you can set where the thermostat will make the furnace turn on if the temperature drops too low below its setting or, I suppose, for air conditioning if it goes too high up.  Perhaps the range needs adjusting.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

I actually bought my thermostat from TalkingThermostats.com before they
went out of business, and I did tell the owner Harry Cohen that I had an
electric system.

Troy


On 1/29/2020 11:27 AM, M.E.N. wrote:
>    I have used a VIP thermostat both when I lived in Oregon and now
> here in Nevada and never had a problem even remotely like this.
> I hope you know there are two types of thermostat, one for regular
> furnace/ac unit and another for heat pumps. I don't know if that might
> be your problem but just a suggestion.
> Marie
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:44 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat
>
> Hi all,
>
> I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
> replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
> and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
> conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
> we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
> when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
> registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
> the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
> seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
> and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
> turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
> just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
> central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Troy
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: the VIP thermostat

Mike B
 


Hi Troy,
 
It sounds like your cycle / split rate needs to be looked at.  This controls when the AC or Heat starts & stops.  If your set thermostat temperature is 75º for the AC and the split rate is set at 4, then the AC will start when the room temperature is 2º above set temperature and shut off when the room temperature hits 2º below set temperature.
 
For heat, if the Thermostat is set at 75º and split rate is 4 the heat will come on at 2º below set temperature and shut off at 2º above set temperature.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner
installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the
jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy



On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
> I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
> with it.  I wonder if yours was installed improperly?   I paid an
> electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
> work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
> installation.
>
>
>




Re: the VIP thermostat

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

If you knew that the thermostat was nine degrees off, why didn't you just set it for sixty-five and write to the company to see if there was a way to recalibrate the thing? That's throwing out the baby with the bath water. If there wasn't a way to recalibrate the thing, then just set it for sixty-five and forget it! Having a talking thermostat would seem to be more important than nine degrees of temperature. <sigh> Maybe I have too much common sense? I have a tactile thermostat here that was installed by RG&E ages ago. Mine runs a bit low, so I set the thing higher and it makes the house the way I like it.


Ann P.


Original message:

hi,
I GOT A NEW VIP 3000 12 days ago for my electric heating and air. The AC worked fine. The heat wouldn't shut off until the room temp reach 4 to 9 degrees above what it was set at. For example, if I set the heat to 75, it would sometimes heat up to 84 before shutting down the heat.
I sent the piece of junk back. It’s a great idea if they get the bugs out before they start selling the device to customers. Especially since it cost $300 bucks.
James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat
Hi all,
I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?
Thanks.
Troy





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Re: the VIP thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

I actually bought my thermostat from TalkingThermostats.com before they went out of business, and I did tell the owner Harry Cohen that I had an electric system.

Troy

On 1/29/2020 11:27 AM, M.E.N. wrote:
   I have used a VIP thermostat both when I lived in Oregon and now here in Nevada and never had a problem even remotely like this.
I hope you know there are two types of thermostat, one for regular furnace/ac unit and another for heat pumps. I don't know if that might be your problem but just a suggestion.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Hi all,

I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Thanks.

Troy






Re: the VIP thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

I had my thermostat installed by a guy who works at an air conditioner installation company because I figured he'd know how to do it.

I forgot to mention in my original note that we also looked up the jumper switch settings in the manual and made sure they were correct.

Troy

On 1/29/2020 11:41 AM, Peter Spitz wrote:
I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
with it. I wonder if yours was installed improperly? I paid an
electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
installation.


Re: the VIP thermostat

andy.tidwell
 

Hello, I noticed that with ours when switching from heat to air or from air to heat the thermostat takes a very long time to change over from one to another at least 10 minutes or sometimes more.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Hi all,

I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Gene
 

Don't open the JAWS cursor.  For this purpose, getting around the bug, stay in the cursor you are using, the Virtual PC cursor.  Just use numpad slash instead of enter.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Thank you, Gene. Once I figure out how to get into the JAWS cursor, this should work. Meanwhile, another work-around I've found is to click on the link above the one you want. I hope this is helpful to anyone else with this issue.
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Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

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On Jan 29, 2020, at 9:05 AM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

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On 1/28/2020 10:46 PM, Gene wrote:
Groups.io shows the your groups screen when you log in. I'm not sure where you want to be so I'm not sure how to direct you. But at the top of the page is a button for general navigation in the site. If you activate it, you will see items.
At the bottom of the page is a button that shows you options for working with your groups and perhaps other things that I don't recall now. I can look to give you more information if you want it, but if you activate these buttons and look at what opens, that may allow you to get to the places you want. Increasingly, sites use buttons to expand collapsed parts of pages. Web pages increasingly don't show all their content just by opening them.

Gene


Re: Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Abbie Taylor
 

Thank you, Gene. Once I figure out how to get into the JAWS cursor, this should work. Meanwhile, another work-around I've found is to click on the link above the one you want. I hope this is helpful to anyone else with this issue.
--


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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: the VIP thermostat

Peter Spitz
 

I've had my VIP 3000 for over three years and haven't had any problems
with it. I wonder if yours was installed improperly? I paid an
electrician to install it and he had to rewire something to get it to
work properly but it does work flawlessly after the professional
installation.


Re: the VIP thermostat

M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

I have used a VIP thermostat both when I lived in Oregon and now here in Nevada and never had a problem even remotely like this.
I hope you know there are two types of thermostat, one for regular furnace/ac unit and another for heat pumps. I don't know if that might be your problem but just a suggestion.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Hi all,

I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Thanks.

Troy


Re: the VIP thermostat

James Bentley
 

hi,

I GOT A NEW VIP 3000 12 days ago for my electric heating and air. The AC worked fine. The heat wouldn't shut off until the room temp reach 4 to 9 degrees above what it was set at. For example, if I set the heat to 75, it would sometimes heat up to 84 before shutting down the heat.

I sent the piece of junk back. It’s a great idea if they get the bugs out before they start selling the device to customers. Especially since it cost $300 bucks.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the VIP thermostat

Hi all,

I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it
replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing
and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air
conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat
we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on
when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat
registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as
the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it
seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on
and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is
turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we
just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric
central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Thanks.

Troy


the VIP thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I bought a new VIP thermostat I think in late 2018, and I even had it replaced a little later but both thermostats have done the same thing and I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this. When the air conditioner is being used everything seems to be okay, but with the heat we may have the thermostat set on 75 degrees but when the unit comes on when it gets below 75 it won't go back off until the thermostat registers several degrees above 75. It usually doesn't feel as warm as the thermostat claims but at times the unit stays on longer than it seems like it would need to, and at other times we can turn the heat on and 10 or 20 seconds later the thermostat clicks signifying the unit is turning off. It has to be the thermostat causing this problem because we just had the AC/heating unit changed last summer. Btw it's an electric central system. Has anybody else experienced this behavior with the VIP?

Thanks.

Troy


Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

Steve Matzura
 

It used to be all collapsed, which was a nice compact view. Now it's all wide open. I'll figure it out, no need to trouble yourself. Thanks for the offer though.


On 1/28/2020 10:46 PM, Gene wrote:
Groups.io shows the your groups screen when you log in.  I'm not sure where you want to be so I'm not sure how to direct you.  But at the top of the page is a button for general navigation in the site.  If you activate it, you will see items.
At the bottom of the page is a button that shows you options for working with your groups and perhaps other things that I don't recall now.  I can look to give you more information if you want it, but if you activate these buttons and look at what opens, that may allow you to get to the places you want.  Increasingly, sites use buttons to expand collapsed parts of pages.  Web pages increasingly don't show all their content just by opening them.
 
Gene