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Don’s mobile 848-203-4814
Tom McBride (son) 617 549-1064 (San Francisco)
Address for driveway - 1708 Merriam Dr., Martinsville,  NJ


Electricity and Gas PSE&G: (800) 436-7734
   Account No: 00 65 387 980 04
Heating and Air Conditioning:  C&C Air and Heat (732) 495-0600

Garbage pickup - Tuesday about 10:30 AM
Recycling -
 2017 - Schedule

Garage Door Opener

If it malfunctions - Pull electric cord out of plug in the ceiling
Disconnect motors by pushing lever at the end of the red cord
 on each side up.
It can then be opened manually.
Door companies in NJ don't know how to fix it.
  You have to call Miracle (below).

Miracle Instruments Co. Garage Door Opener

LCPC Church plumbers
Dave Tancredi (908) 647-5112 (201) 390-7176 (mobile)
Chris Marchant (908) 647-3992

Snow Removal
Bill Toeplitz.   Integrated Landscaping 908-623-6630 also 908-252-1157.  
May be slow - He does commercial customers first.
If there is a large snow the township plows will make a large berm at the end of
 the driveway, so  if you need your car you need to get it out before they come
 or be prepared for some heavy shoveling.
 Or start shoveling and Chris from across the street will recognize a young lady
 in distress and do it with his snow blower.  He even helps out old men. :)

Susan Ingram - next house on Merriam  (732) 469-7774
Chris and Pam McCarthy - house across Merriam Dr. - (732) 302-1535
Chris is a contractor.

House Stuff:

Heating and Cooling
2 systems - upstairs and downstairs
Thermostats are in the Living Room and Master Bedroom
Use the buttons on the right for manual control
Press hold (Hold) should appear on the screen to leave in manual mode
Manual is in dresser and drawer on the left side of the counter
Honeywell - FocusPRO 6000 Manual
!st floor wiring diagram | 2nd floor wiring diagram

The outdoor lights colored orange in the diagram above can also be controlled thru a wink hub 2 with the wink app and also
with Amazon Alexa Echo.
The little blue LED on lights controllable thru wink indicates the light is off (It's for finding the switch in the dark). The LED is only on 1 of the 3-way switches. The green LED on the switch plate by the basement door indicates the garage door lights are on.
Switch by stairs to basement.

There is underground wiring for both
 Cablevision (Optimum) (coaxial cable)
 And Verizon FIOS (fiber)
Cable TV - Optimum (Cablevision) (888) 467-8468 - (973) 622-6150 (Tech Supt)
Verizon FIOS
In case of a power outage you may have to push the reset switch on the battery.
The green light on the power supply stays on even though it is not suppling power. Open the door


Audio Speakers
Bluetooth speakers in dining room
  Push and hold button in the middle of the blue circle for 5 sec -  It should blink
  Select bluetooth on your mobile device settings
  Select Big Blue Studio

Wall Speakers in Family Room
Turn Stereo On
  Alexa, Turn Stereo On  or push button on plug
Vid/Aux - TV
CD      - CD
Phono   - Chromecast Audio
Tape M   - Alexa Dot

Chromecast Audio 
  Select CD on the receiver
  Get on one of my networks dons-net or dons-net5
  Select the ChromeCast Audio icon  in an app that supports it.
  e.g. Pandora, Spotify, ....
  Select “Family Room”
See also

Instruction Manuals  are in the center cabinet drawer across from the refrigerator.

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero 550 - 800 222-7820 (10 amps)
   Ice or water below crisper drawer.  Drain clogged.
   Turn refrig. and freezer dials to off.
   Give it some time to thaw
   remove standing water with spoge or turkey baster
   run warm water bleach and soap down to clean
   May be bug put something in the bottom or just algae clogging.
   Use turkey baster to force water thru or run a flexible tube down.
   see Sub-Zero 200/300, 500 and 600 Series Refrigerator Drain Tube Cleaning | FAQ |  Wolf
Knocking in pipes:  -  Not a problem. It will usually go away in a week or so.
  If it persists, I turn off the master water valve, open a faucet upstairs
    and drain water out of spigot in the garage which usually works.

“Cancel Off” doesn’t work.  You have to select “Stop Time” to turn oven off.
If it starts beeping (I think I fixed this problem).
  Turn off circuit breaker #17-18 in Master bedroom closet breaker box

  Leaks - Turn off valve behind sink. If that doesn’t work
  Turn off main water valve in basement - corner opposite dumbwaiter.

Intercom: - Speakers at front door and garage door
Press "Door on" to listen
Press "Door on" and "Talk" to talk

   Lock door from basement to stairs up- Easier than locking garage doors.
   Hidden key for back door
When I'm gone:
  • If water in fish pond water gets down more than 6 in, fill it up. You can connect hose in garage to hose in driveway.
  • Lawn mower usually comes on Thu. - I'm not a regular customer so they might want cash, but I'll send them my address so they can bill me. Money is in kitchen drawer above blender bowles.
  • Optional:
  • Feed fish - Food on shelf in garage by door to basement. Once or twice a day. Only enough that they can finish in a few minutes, so it doesn't collect on the bottom and decay. Use about 1/3 - 1/2 spoon full.
  • Feed birds -
Last updated 4/11/17