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Thread: Did I just block my sunsetter solar shade with a gazebo?

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    2 more things related to the gazebo.

    It hasn't rained yet. But when it does, I hope it was installed correctly, and I hope it's leak-proof. So that will be one test. (As will wind).

    2nd thing is that once I BBQ under it, I want to see how well the vented top functions. It's supposed to let smoke out. So hopefully it does a decent job. And there isn't smoke residue left under the roof, that I'll have to clean up.

    So a few tests coming up.

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    Not sure whether to create a new thread or not.

    But my Sunsetter EasyShade had started stuttering about 1.5 weeks ago, when I'd hit the down button the remote. Only when I hit down, not up.

    Sunsetter recommended trying a new battery first.

    Then possibly sending me a spacer kit.

    I tried a new battery. It was operational for 30 seconds, then stopped responding. I went back to the old battery, and it didn't respond.

    I called them back today, and they're sending me the spacer kit.

    If that doesn't work, then they'll send me a new solar panel. But that is pro-rated @ $160. I'm not sure how much I'd have to pay, but let's assume I'd have to pay all of it, just for the sake of discussion.

    That's a lot of money for a replacement part. I've only had this for 43 months (3.5+ years).

    I'm wondering if I have to get a replacement solar panel, that I'd rather just get a whole new unit from another brand.

    Are there any recommendations?

    I need something that is big enough for a back yard sliding door. I'll post the exact dimensions later, I need to check.

    I'd like it to be remote control operated, and possibly voice operated too. Not a must, but voice operated would be nice to have. I don't have something like Amazon Alexa set up, but I do have an opened Echo. If I could use Alexa for this, then I'd set it up.

    A solar powered one would be nice again, but I don't want to have to replace it every 3 - 4 years again. Or at least if I had to replace it, I don't want to spend $160 again, hopefully a replacement part is cheaper.

    I see there's SpringBlinds, and they're cheaper than Sunsetter. I don't know how good their customer service is though.

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...TLSQJT/tvwb-20

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