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 Strange 'offs' ? 
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Post Strange 'offs' ?
Sorry if I have missed this somewhere else in the forums.
Checking the event log, I noticed several entries today that look like this:
Oct 16, 2011 8:00:20 AM
Received X10 O9 off
Received X10 O8 off
Received X10 O7 off
Received X10 O6 off


Occasionally these will be different numbers, but they often come in bursts of 3 or 4.
The most recent tonight was when taking the dog out for the last time before lights-out.

Oct 16, 2011 11:09:20 PM
Received X10 "MD_Garage" on
Received X10 "MD_BackPatio" on
Trigger Action TR_Back_Patio_Motion_ON
Sent X10 "LT_BackPorch" on
Received X10 O4 on
Received X10 O3 on
Received X10 O2 on
Received X10 "MD_BackPatio" on
Trigger Action TR_Back_Patio_Motion_ON
Sent X10 "LT_BackPorch" on


The garage motion detector senses motion inside the garage, and if the garage is dark, turns on a single incandescent bulb mounted in a socket rocket (I know...). Not sure if there are any ties to this combination, but I'll be watching it more closely.

Thanks for any recommendations!


Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:29 pm
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Post Re: Strange 'offs' ?
I had this exact problem several years ago - I finally found that it was an old X10 light switch that was apparently going bad - it would just randomly spit out a sequence like that. After I replaced it I stopped getting those stray signals.

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