That's when I brought my x-10 system and ran into troubles. I couldn't learn from you then, can I?
But your website looked like a hobby electronic kit store. Turn me off1st page.
My no. 1 point is unique insight, if you do not own your home from new, it's worth while to check the wiring. Calling a qualified electrician in CA to wire a socket will cost you an arm an a leg. The temptation is too great for a moron to try doing it and screw up. It only cost you 3 dollars and a couple of minutes.
My other advices are not different from the info found everywhere, just that I have perspective, I weight the likelihood of things and come up with money and TIME saving suggestions.
What do you suggest again? Buy a meter that is more expensive than a starter kit? You say every appliance is a potential problem. Does that help? Many appliances are wired in and you need an electrician to add the block. If you find a weak signal, do you know which thing cause it? If you have limited mobility, just block the whole TV cluster or the PC cluster, and your problems may be cured. If not, certainly the signal will be improved.
For a simple lumped, every appliance will have parallel effect, dragging down the x10 signal. That's very true for my TV, making it difficult to turn on. Adding the laptop adapter, stone dead. So you don't need to measure the signal much, because every electronic contributes. For the distributed, measuring the signal also doesn't help much.
How "fact" is your fact? When I brought it, I remembered that in the install mode, x10 mentioned something like acquiring a long code. The older style magnetic detectors all have a code button, but not on the new craps. I'll have to check this. Any links?
So I still have my PIR's, floodlights and xcams working? Great, say cheese.
So this is very stupid design of the switches, as the fluorescents lights, washing machines, dishing machines are basically the same as in the 70's. So quality switches not labeled Powerhouse will sort that out? I don't have those problems. My haunted house experience ended when all the lights can be reliably turned on or off by remote.
Now you understand what I mean by over the top. Everybody talk about needing phase coupling as a solution without taking about the likelihood of it. My socket has 4 pins and 3 phase is a logical deduction.
I didn't do my 3rd grade here. I still don't speak that much English on a daily basis. I guess your schools are too good that everybody went on to become electricians, mechanics and plumbers, charging sky high prices. For a main switch and a pressure regulator, the highest estimate is $1000 and the lowest is $600. From that day I became an accidental plumber and buy any expensive gadget without 2nd thought.
So your people have to fly me here via business class to fill the other positions. I can ship all my furnitures if I like but they say the smaller size will make it look awkward in Cali houses. So I only brought my unfinished car wash bottles.