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Today, 10:24 AM
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Posted By ThisOldMan

It looks to have gotten overheated in the past!

Not surprised to hear it appears to have over-heated. Some Ault transformers used for lighted phone sets were responsible for fires. Ma Bell was most unhappy. Soon after, they switched to LEDs in...
Today, 09:23 AM
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Views: 124
Posted By PJmax

The princess will work on a regular phone line....

The princess will work on a regular phone line. It uses the red/green pair of wires for the phone and the yellow and black were for the light up dial. The biggest problem is the princess phone is...
Today, 06:17 AM
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Views: 124
Posted By joed

They probably had a lighted princess phone.

They probably had a lighted princess phone.
Today, 05:54 AM
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Posted By AllanJ

Typical uses -- To light up the dial or keypad of...

Typical uses -- To light up the dial or keypad of a phone set for nighttime use, to operate indicator lights where there is more than one phone line (e.g. main, childrens) coming into the house and...
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Views: 246
Posted By XSleeper

Please note that a variac could possibly burn out...

Please note that a variac could possibly burn out an electric motor due to slowing the motor by low voltage.
01-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By PJmax

Yes.... universal type motors can come with...

Yes.... universal type motors can come with longer shafts.

Good job. Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
01-18-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By duscarter

Thanks to all who helped. I had to cut the shaft...

Thanks to all who helped. I had to cut the shaft of the new motor to make it fit. Wiring was simple, thanks to everyone who commented. I'm sure I saved a few hundred dollars.
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By pjcpc1

@CircuitBreaker, do you see any significant...

@CircuitBreaker, do you see any significant deviations between my diagram and what you have? I bet the black leads are for power and the blue leads are for the starter. Black is the more typical...
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Posted By pjcpc1

All right, here is a diagram which I believe...

All right, here is a diagram which I believe matches the lamp you describe. Bear with me, it's a bit crude and not standard in any way, so you'll want to verify everything, but I believe it is...
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Views: 317
Posted By pjcpc1

There is no difference between manual "push to...

There is no difference between manual "push to start" and an automatic starter as far as the circuit is concerned. The starter merely acts as a self-closing switch and the push switch would be wired...
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Views: 365
Posted By Pilot Dane

Most of the dealerships in my area do not have...

Most of the dealerships in my area do not have body shops and contract that work out so I don't find that unusual.

As for a police report, why would one be needed. Nobody was injured, there was...
12-25-20, 07:09 AM
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Posted By roughneck77

Is this apartment maintenance staff working on...

Is this apartment maintenance staff working on this unit? If so they are notorious for incompetent work. Not to umbrella every apartment maintenance guy but I’ve met many that haven’t had a clue what...
12-19-20, 11:03 AM
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Views: 202
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

The NEC has been going too far for many years,...

The NEC has been going too far for many years, even before I became an Electrician. It basically started when companies started lobbying to get their products approved and required by the NEC. GFCIs...
12-13-20, 05:34 PM
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Views: 140
Posted By joed

You are fine to use a higher rated plug on your...

You are fine to use a higher rated plug on your device.
12-08-20, 10:27 AM
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Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

I found it was easier to print up Avery mailing...

I found it was easier to print up Avery mailing labels and stick them on the panel.

I eventually created an excel flowchart to figure out the maze of 1940s wiring, the 1970s wiring, the 1990s...
12-05-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By CasualJoe

They are Hospital Grade Isolated Ground wiring...

They are Hospital Grade Isolated Ground wiring devices that you are using in a residential application. I'd just wire them as normal with 12-2 NM-B cable and be sure all metal boxes are grounded....
12-05-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By pcboss

MC cable does not use the sheath as a grounding...

MC cable does not use the sheath as a grounding means. You would need 2 identified conductors for isolated ground devices.
12-03-20, 11:34 PM
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Views: 263
Posted By joed

In setting where isolated ground is wanted a...

In setting where isolated ground is wanted a separate green insulated ground wire is run. It is kept separate from the grounding of metal boxes and conduits. The green wire from the receptacle...
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Posted By pjcpc1

I wouldn't be surprised if you could make an...

I wouldn't be surprised if you could make an unshunted socket out of a shunted one by breaking the shunt and punching a couple more holes in it, assuming it has the contacts for the wires on that...
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Views: 369
Posted By pjcpc1

You definitely can get away just connecting one...

You definitely can get away just connecting one wire on an instant-start ballast even if the sockets are unshunted. However, I have heard it said that doing so reduces lamp life. I guess it results...
09-22-20, 09:01 AM
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Views: 618
Posted By telecom guy

We luv to give feedback. However, lots of facts...

We luv to give feedback. However, lots of facts not yet known to us.

Is the compressor in good shape? Pistons move, not rusted solid, oil looks good, etc etc.
Before I would rebuilt or...
09-16-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Marq1

My observations, about half the size you think...

My observations, about half the size you think you want/need. Cooking for a family of four, my 2 burner mid size grill is never used!
07-30-20, 06:16 PM
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Views: 332
Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

Exactly. It is not only on ground wires, it...

Exactly. It is not only on ground wires, it applies to all wires. If there is a short circuit that can heat up wire enough to melt the solder and make the connection fail.
07-24-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By user 10

15 years is not old at all, hold on to what you...

15 years is not old at all, hold on to what you have until compressor fails or refrigerant leak develops.
Most problems are electrical and are easily and relatively cheaply fixed.

R410a is not an...
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Views: 497
Posted By Steve McMahan

Here it is: <img...

Here it is:
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