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    Re: Electrified Water

    Best practice is to stay out of the water if an appliance or electrical outlet is under water:eek:
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    Re: Disruptive Member

    i Just heard about our friend Canuck being banned.... I am sure the same person who reports everyone is responsible. It is hard to believe that somone with the amount of post that Canuck has had...
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    Re: Garage door seems stuck

    I just had the same thing happen to me. If it is not the spring or the door locked as stated above. It could be the internal gears. I have a friend who repairs garage doors for a living and he...
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    Re: Moving breaker box

    John, I think he means the wire coming out of the meter can. It is considered unfused wire. So it needs to be short as possible to reach the main service panel.
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    Re: Shop Smoke Dectors

    Dennis I am not a expert on smoke detectors but I would be willing to bet that the dust from woodworking will impead the opperation of the smoke detectors performace. Might I suggest a heat detector....
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    Re: Flourescent Light Goes Out

    You have P protected ballast that is overheating. When it over heats it shuts down. once it cools down it will close and restart. The ballast needs to be replaced.
  7. Thread: GFI Problem

    by Ravens53
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    Re: GFI Problem

    Jack, In what you described your GFI has tripped for the last time. I suggest you replace it with a new one. when replacing the GFI Take care to mark the wires as to what terminal the belong on....
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    Re: Help with LOUD BANG!!!

    I have seen this one time. it seemed the tubes where the gas enters the boiler became damp with moisture. When the thermostat calles for heat the gas entered the tubes. It picks up moisture and it...
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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    I also had the same thing sometimes the safety lights are lined up but the slightest movement makes the lights move enough to break the beam.Making the door reverse and the light on the opener blink...
  10. Thread: 3 way dimmer

    by Ravens53
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    Re: 3 way dimmer

    You have wired the dimmer wrong

    A easy way for a layman to troubleshoot them if you do not know the theory how they operate is to remove both switches. clear all the wires. Take your tester and...
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    Re: Rewiring a 7 arm wall sconce

    Usually the wire has a see through jacket and looks the same at each wire. I have seen it two ways one used a copper color conductor and one used a silver color on the other wire. I have also seen...
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    Re: Electric Water Heater: Water Too Hot

    I have had the same thing happen to me and replace mine myself being a Master Electrician.
    What happens when they fail like you described is the thermostat sticks in the closed position (could have...
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    Re: Electric Water Heater: Water Too Hot

    In reality that is not a bad price the water heater is about $400 dollars and most contractors charge about 4 hours to do a job. that includes pick up of the water heater hooking it up and then...
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    Re: Electric Water Heater: Water Too Hot

    I am sorry to inform you that all water heaters top element does not overide the bottom stat and element. In a residential unit that is the case most of the time but, not always the rule so do not...
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    Re: Rewiring a 7 arm wall sconce

    Fixture wire is smaller and easier to work around the bends in the arms. I believe you can get it a home center.
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    Re: Generator Transfer Switch

    there are a few things to consider in doing what you suggested. you need to know if adding the load to the generator will be able to handle the added load. The circuits you are adding to the existing...
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    Re: Plug and Play electical connectors

    I represent a company that makes plug and play wiring systems for commercial applications. www.ciinet.com. it typicall is under a access floor in office space or in a accessible ceiling.

    The...
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    Re: lights go off when dryer turns on

    We have addressed this many times in the past. I would call your electric utility and tell them you need your electrical connection checked as your lights dim when you use a large appliance....
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    Re: Butcher Block Countertop Joint

    I would have to assume it needs to be filled with something. As when food collects in the joint it can cause a great health risk. But I do not have the expertise to recomend something that is safe...
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    Re: GFCI Outlet Problems

    Over the years I have trouble shot many a GFI problems. One overlooked Item are hair dryers left un-covered in the bathrrom tend to collect powder, skin particles, and moisture. The moisture can...
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    Re: GFCI Outlet Problems

    The incoming power to the GFI must be on the line side of the outlet Hot on the brass screw and Neutral on the white screw. The wires going to the other outlet must be on the load side if you need to...
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    Re: Bathroom Fan - When to replace?

    Most Bathroom fans move just enough air to vent the space. At best most bathroom fans will not stand up to a tissue test as you stated. Before you replace the whole fan and housing you can just order...
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    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    correct the reason behind that is it will pick up a fault without a grounded outlet and trip the outlet.
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    Re: Modern outlets and ligh switches on K&T?

    Becareful the more you disturb K&T the insulation becomes brittle and crumbles. So the more you move it around the worse it becomes.

    Switches should be fine.
    But outlets today have ground...
  25. Thread: Moderators

    by Ravens53
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    Re: Moderators

    ****ie That is a good thing now days.

    I am working on a project near rockford what town?. PM me maybe we could do lunch or dinner If a get near you
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