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01-07-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By LandOLakes

The utility team was surprised that "the Beast"...

The utility team was surprised that "the Beast" didn't cause the voltage drop as well. They told me it's 100A load. I'm happily surprised at how much quicker my heaters are heating to temp now.
01-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By LandOLakes

Six days after the problem started, it's been...

Six days after the problem started, it's been fixed. The problem was Phase A of my incoming power. The power company came a second time. First time they couldn't find a problem. This morning, they...
01-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By LandOLakes

Casual Joe: Thanks for the hint. Joed: the...

Casual Joe: Thanks for the hint.
Joed: the 240V breakers are in a column: range, then water heater, then the two wall heaters. The lights and outlets are all on the second column.

I was able...
01-03-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By LandOLakes

Joed, the heaters are on separate breakers from...

Joed, the heaters are on separate breakers from the lights. That's what has everyone confounded. There are two heater breakers, each feeding three Cadet wall heaters. Thanks for the picture of The...
01-02-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By LandOLakes

Losing AC Power

New Years Eve morning my Cadet Heater suddenly shut down, along with a dimming of the light behind me. There was a code F4 on the heater, which translates to "Low Voltage" per the manual. Not much...
12-06-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By LandOLakes

Consider feeding and watering your trees outside...

Consider feeding and watering your trees outside the area of the raised beds. The trees are searching for nutrition - help them out elsewhere. This was a solution I used for a big tree near my...
11-04-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By LandOLakes

thank you YaddaYadda. Very good advice. The poor...

thank you YaddaYadda. Very good advice. The poor trees are more neglected than I can probably manage.
09-25-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By LandOLakes

pruning neglected apple tree

I'm in Washington state, zone 8b
I moved in this summer, and my neighbor informed me I have an apple tree on the property. Found it, and it has produced a really tasty and abundant crop - I think...
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By LandOLakes

Thanks PJmax. I had not removed the light switch...

Thanks PJmax. I had not removed the light switch that was in the same box. Way in the back were two twisted bare copper wires, mostly white which I think was paint when installed. Most of the...
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By LandOLakes

new timer for bath fan has green ground; not in box

I just moved in to a home built in the mid-1990s. Want to replace the bath fan switch to a timer. The new timer has a green ground wire. The old switch and box do not. The junction box is...
12-02-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By LandOLakes

Better storage containers. Ziplock brand has a...

Better storage containers. Ziplock brand has a screw top. I use it all the time for backpacking. I start rehydrating my food in the screw top about an hour before lunchtime and lunch is ready just...
12-02-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By LandOLakes

Thanks @CasualJoe! Your instructions worked...

Thanks @CasualJoe! Your instructions worked perfectly. My friend and her hubby love the new quiet fan and light in the bathroom.
11-30-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By LandOLakes

Thanks Joe! I would not have figured this out...

Thanks Joe! I would not have figured this out myself. Your description is clear. I will try that tonight when my friend gets off work.

I think I used the term "conduit" incorrectly. I meant...
11-30-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By LandOLakes

Thanks Taylorhudson. Both the fan and the light...

Thanks Taylorhudson. Both the fan and the light were working (although the fan was running very poorly) before. Fan switch and light switch are separate. There is no red wire. My friend snapped a pic...
11-29-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By LandOLakes

Question Bath Fan/Light replacement - 3 3-wire at fan

I'm helping my friend replace her bath fan/light unit. The fan and light are controlled by separate switches in the bathroom. The old one worked but was on it's last legs, so she bought a new unit...
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