"Ken Vaughn" wrote in message > Actually that was my initial thinking on the
matter, but I would have to buy
Of course, if you're a Neanderthal, you can use a long piece of string, two
pulleys, a clothes peg and a piece of paper...or if the missus is
teckernologickally challenged; rock, elastic band, paper.
I've had one in my shop for about 8 years now. My shop is in a detached
building that's about 100 ft from my house. It's been a real time saver for
both the wife and me, except when she tries to call me while I'm using one
of the bigger power tools. She's now learned that if I don't answer her, she
needs to wait a minute or so and then try again. They will work anywhere
that you have a power connection to plug them into by sending a radio signal
through the power line, even as far as the neighbor's house, but they won't
work beyond the power transformer that supplies power your house, or group
of houses, and your shop. If your shop has a separate electric service
running to it and it's fed from a different power transformer, then these
intercoms won't work for you.
"Ken Vaughn" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
In this day and age, almost everyone uses cordless phones in their
household. Most all of these phones have a built in intercom. I always
just grab one of the units on my way out the door to my shop and the wife
can reach me (any time I want her to) :~)
We have the house the shop and everything pretty well wired for sound,TV and
internet. With some help from a computer savvy kid down the road we set up
both my shop PC and my wifes PC with web cams and used the video
conferencing software that came with them. It's got an attention signal and
chat line so it works really well. If I'm not busy or have a tool running I
walk right over to the PC and camera and we video conference right over the
home network... No internet involved. If I don't hear the attention signal
she just assumes I'm busy and types in a chat message that remains there
until I answer it. I thought this was a little over the top but it's really
simple and it cost $45 for a 2 webcam bundle including the software. I sent
the kid that set it up for me down the road with $50.
Am I the only one on this newgroup who's wife calls him on his cell
I set it on "vibrate", and park it in my back pocket.
When my sphincter starts quivering, it means the wife needs me.
Just like before I had a cell phone.
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