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Old 11-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
 
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BATHROOM Door Jamb Activated Music-HELP


Hello, I am remodeling a bathroom that is as basically in my kitchen. Whatever goes on in the bathroom is heard in the kitchen. I am trying to figure out a way to activate music when the door is closed. I know that there are switches that turn the lights on when the door is opened. Edwards - Door Jamb Switch EDW502A. Any ideas how I can accomplish my goal by using this switch or in another way? Thanks so much for your help.
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You're going to need a relay of sorts that closes the circuit when the door closes and energizes the receptacle that the radio is plugged into. I have to tell you though that this is one of the most ridiculous requests I've ever encountered.
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I have a radio in the bathroom, On/off is right on top
If we have a cook-out/party I leave it on

Is it a solid wood door ?



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Have you Thought about Motion Activated on a little radio You would want to make sure you are GFCI PROTECTED?http://www.sensorplug.com/
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For anyone who thinks this is ridiculous, you're invited for Thanksgiving dinner. When you use the bathroom, you will be 4' from the guests sitting at the center island and 7' from those at the table. And, think about what you'll be hearing when you're trying to enjoy your meal.
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If you are re-modeling why not insulate, use 5/8 Sheetrock and a install solid door? If you really want the radio why not just add a switched outlet that comes on with the light?
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Occupancy sensor...
(Used to switch on lights in public restrooms.)
http://www.smarthome.com/2522W/Levit...150-1LW/p.aspx
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For anyone who thinks this is ridiculous, you're invited for Thanksgiving dinner. When you use the bathroom, you will be 4' from the guests sitting at the center island and 7' from those at the table. And, think about what you'll be hearing when you're trying to enjoy your meal.
No thanks I already have plans. But the other guys are right. Either leave the radio on or insulate the walls and double the sheetrock. Yours isn't the first bathroom to be near an eating area.

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.
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For anyone who thinks this is ridiculous,
I think it's a great idea. I have thought about the same thing for my house and my cabin.

If you are entertaining, just leave it on. Otherwise, a recep controlled by a motion sensor would be easy.

Or stick a playing card into the exhaust fan.
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Maybe even a white noise generator. That way, you don't have to worry about what kind of music the radio is playing. But if you want music, I suggest a CD instead of the radio, and make it hard rock / grunge, or rap.
Bathroom sounds won't be masked by most classical music, or a talk radio show.

If you could find music that everyone enjoys, why not just leave it playing. At least, that's a temporary solution before you get a chance to wire up a switch.

Maybe a loud fan would work. The bathroom could probably use an exhaust fan anyway. If the fan is moving enough air, it might be noisy enough to mask the unpleasant noises.

I used to eat lunch at a restaurant that had a small restroom right off the eating area. It was very unpleasant to have to sit next to the door, so I fully understand your problem.

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I had a customer ask me to install a really cheap,noisy exhaust fan in a powder room,once ------
Her girl friends player cards in the room next to it---She wanted-Cover noise--!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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