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03-25-20, 07:28 AM
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Posted By jrm21

Was typing a long response and then the page...

Was typing a long response and then the page randomly reloaded and I lost everything. :)



Short version... I think the combining existing wires idea may work. I'm going to trace the keypad...
03-24-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By jrm21

https://qolsys.com ...

https://qolsys.com
https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-l5200
https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/2gig-gc3pk-ltevhttps://www.alarmgrid.com/products/2gig-gc3pk-ltev

etc.

In these, and...
03-24-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By jrm21

Thanks for the info. The 16.5v transformer...

Thanks for the info.

The 16.5v transformer information is taken from the old alarm system documentation. That's what the system specs list for the transformer. The alarm keypad has a 24g wire in...
03-24-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By jrm21

in-wall transformer options

Located in NYS. Have an old wired alarm system that I am going to replace.

Three user panels in the home. All powered via a transformer at the main panel. Looks like a 16.5vDC system on 24AGW...
05-30-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By jrm21

Thanks, everyone. The extra box that is now...

Thanks, everyone.

The extra box that is now being used as an extension can be removed. I also don't see a problem grinding a PVC ring to fit over the stone face.

I appreciate you taking the...
05-29-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By jrm21

Thanks for the responses. It's going to be a...

Thanks for the responses.

It's going to be a while before I can get back there (it's a second home). I believe Gunguy is correct about it being an extra box on top of the existing box (as opposed...
05-28-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By jrm21

help needed with outdoor light fixture

I am looking for some advice on correcting what I believe is an issue with an outdoor light fixture.

Walk out basement with sliding doors. Originally had a light fixture affixed to the foundation...
03-24-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By jrm21

@telecom guy - Thanks for that list of other...

@telecom guy - Thanks for that list of other certifying organizations. Some of the strips I have seen mention something about safety, but didn't show any of those initials. I initially trusted the...
03-24-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By jrm21

Euro application: verifying 120v and 230v ratings

I am planning an overseas (Europe) trip and looking ahead to charing needs for my electronic devices.

All the devices and chargers I need to plug in (iPhone, iPad, camera battery) are dual power...
10-24-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By jrm21

@Furd Hard to say if it has always been a...

@Furd
Hard to say if it has always been a problem. They are new to the house and have been doing quite a bit of renovation. They just started using the room with the fixture.

The fixture is over...
10-23-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By jrm21

issue with lights not coming on fully

My daughter is having an odd electrical problem at her home. The home was purchased earlier this year and she is doing some renovation. An electrician came in and updated the service and much of the...
08-16-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By jrm21

"You'll also want to pay attention to any wiring...

"You'll also want to pay attention to any wiring method used inside an animal barn is rugged, corrosion/water/urine resistant and safe for the animals. Usually this means PVC or EMT conduit with...
07-21-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Thanks, Ray. It probably misses that by a little...

Thanks, Ray. It probably misses that by a little bit, so I will go with the previous suggestion of installing the GFI outlet further upstream.
07-21-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

No extension cord. I figured that was a given....

No extension cord. I figured that was a given. Opener cord supported along wood beam and connected directly to outlet. Pretty easy for me to reach without a ladder, but probably not so for a short...
07-20-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Actually, it is on the wall. Are you stating...

Actually, it is on the wall.

Are you stating that a ceiling receptacle is against code, or just a GFI receptacle? I'm guessing the latter as that would require a ladder to reset the outlet.
...
07-20-16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Not sure exactly what the carrier or disconnect...

Not sure exactly what the carrier or disconnect arm are. Everything outside the opener housing is metal. The entire disconnect assembly is metal, except for the string and handle.

Phantom...
07-18-16, 03:13 PM
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Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Vinyl siding on the outside of the home. Garage...

Vinyl siding on the outside of the home. Garage is on a slab - nothing underneath. Every part of the garage door and opener is connected to solid wood. I had a similar thought and looked at every...
07-18-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

One more thing.... Just pulled the...

One more thing....

Just pulled the receptacle. Testing the garage door line with just bare wires connecting to the test leads.

Black to white shows 117.5v
Black to ground shows 1.5v
White to...
07-18-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Back with one more comment... I have been...

Back with one more comment...

I have been trying to isolate things by turning off different circuits in the house. What I have found is:

When door opener is plugged into a circuit that is...
07-18-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

First off... Apologies for the brain freeze. I...

First off... Apologies for the brain freeze. I realize a missing ground would not cause the problem. Somehow I misinterpreted an answer and inferred that's what someone wrote.

I followed the...
07-16-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

3-prong plug in 3-prong outlet Is the...

3-prong plug in 3-prong outlet

Is the problem likely:
Missing ground? If so, how to check if there is ground wire in the box? (Haven't checked yet. Will not be able to get there until Monday)...
07-15-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By jrm21

Garage door shock

Friend's home. Touched garage door track (while barefoot) and received a small shock.

Garage door opener is plug-in (as opposed to hardwired). Unplug opener and shock goes away. Plug back in and...
06-13-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By jrm21

"Just use an offset into the bottom of the...

"Just use an offset into the bottom of the panel."

Didn't know if that was allowed. Just change the current 90* to an offset. Sounds like the easiest solution.

Thanks!
06-13-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By jrm21

"The conduit needs to continue to the panel." ...

"The conduit needs to continue to the panel."

I kind of thought that would be the case. Is there a way to do this inside the wall? I can change the current fitting. Is there something that will...
06-12-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By jrm21

Yes, the conduit (and LB) was all outside the...

Yes, the conduit (and LB) was all outside the wall in the old install. Leaving it where it is would place it in the space between the inside and outside walls (walls are 2x6 T&G, there is no bottom...
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