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Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
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Hi Everybody, I would like to ask your help in finding examples of folk labels on energy controls. Some interfaces are so opaque that people find it necessary to add their own explanations to assist…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sep 29, 2011.

 

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Tom replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"Yeah; I think my case is due to retrofits on top of retrofits.   1930's house, I assume the bathroom once only had one light that went off what's now the vanity light wiring (old armored cable - and the circuit also includes…"
Sep 29, 2011
Alan Meier replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"Thanks!  This is exactly what I am looking for.   - alan"
Sep 29, 2011
Alexander Bell replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"I have newly built house with a switch box (4g) served by two circuits (one is part of a 3 way).  I think it is lazy planning, or inexperienced installers, plus your code inspectors will never spend the amount of time at a house to actually…"
Sep 29, 2011
Tom replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"Oh, man, off topic for the thread, but the whole thing Bud mentions about setting it to 80, thinking it'll warm up faster is so so true.Drives me crazy. "No darling, the AC/heater goes at one speed, no matter what. It's just how long…"
Sep 29, 2011
Alexander Bell replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"Not sure where it came from (thereifixedit.com perhaps), or that it is homemade, but the simplicity is great and I use it as an example to builders..."
Sep 29, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Alan Meier's discussion Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos
"Hi Alan, funny topic, I know you want pictures, but the signs are long gone and with just the wife and I left at home, the need to remind everyone about how to use the thermostat is almost gone as well.  But the stories are related to energy, I…"
Sep 28, 2011
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Folk Labeling of energy controls - request for photos

Hi Everybody, I would like to ask your help in finding examples of folk labels on energy controls. Some interfaces are so opaque that people find it necessary to add their own explanations to assist them in operation.  Attached is a photo of a lighting control (although the fact that it controls lights is even unclear). Somebody tried to help users with the colored “please” labels (cut from “post-its”?).  Even that wasn’t clear to one person; if you look closely, somebody penciled in “ON” and…See More
Sep 27, 2011
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At 11:14am on December 22, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Alan,

Great to see you here! Don't forget to upload a photo in your profile.

Thanks,

Diane

 
 
 

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