Help shop for (low) tech thing.

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  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    I want to install an outdoor light on a pole between two houses which are 200-300' apart. There is 120v power on the pole.
    I want to be able to turn the light on and off, from either of the two houses.
    The switches to turn the light on and off will be wireless and mounted on the exterior walls.
    The light will be incandescent and total <400W.
     
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    Been working on something like this.. Using openhab for home automation..Could stick a zwave or wifi switch on the light and control it with rules
     
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    brcase got me onto something, found the same for I think it was $45
     
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    i'm also looking at this product to make an interface to my washing machine to announce via voice that it's done doing its thing.. I hate to imagine the time's we've re-run loads because we forgot they were in the washer

    https://www.itead.cc/smart-home.html

    Specifically looking at the pow for that project.. Might look at some of the others for some cheap wifi switches for other projects
     
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    sounds cool but mine is all plastered against the sides when its done spinning.
     
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    heh.. ours too.. Forget about it for a couple of hours and it's quite the stink
     
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    There's more going on there than just letting a load of freshly laundered clothes set...particularly in a dry climate like Vegas...

    My washing machine manual calls for cleaning once a month with bleach. It turns out monthly isn't needed but once a year is about right.
     
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    Hmmm it's a relatively new (3 months old) machine.. Might have to get some of those affresh tablets or something
     
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    Ahhh, when my machine was new it got a couple cleanings on the monthly sched and has been fine since with an annual clean.
     
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    Wilco, thanks Clark. Sorry for the hijack Dave!
     
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