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02-13-19, 03:15 PM
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Posted By bilyo

Thanks again for the great comments. I've found...

Thanks again for the great comments. I've found that ground bars are available from either Lowes or Home Depot for under $10. As soon as I get some other work done, I'll get one and install it.
I...
02-13-19, 08:06 AM
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Views: 554
Posted By bilyo

Thanks for your helpful comments. My shop is an...

Thanks for your helpful comments. My shop is an extension of the carport which is, in turn, connected to the house at the roof. So, I guess you could say it is semi-detached. The cable from the main...
02-12-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By bilyo

How Serious is Shared Ground/Neutral

My house was built in 1979 with separate ground and neutral bars in the breaker panel. I didn't understand the significance of this until recently. While I don't understand all the technical aspects,...
01-27-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

Good. That won't be an expensive experiment....

Good. That won't be an expensive experiment. Hopefully, It will work better than what I have.
I certainly appreciate all the help.
01-27-19, 08:58 AM
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Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

Sorry. Nomenclature killing me. To me, 2 poles in...

Sorry. Nomenclature killing me. To me, 2 poles in and 2 poles out = 4 poles ;>)
Anyway, Home Depot has this one...
01-26-19, 06:52 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

I have an old round Honeywell thermostat that was...

I have an old round Honeywell thermostat that was used for both heat and cool. Could that be used for heat only? Can you tell me what to look for in a contactor at least cost possible? I'm assuming...
01-26-19, 03:12 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

Since my last post, I have, on 3 occasions...

Since my last post, I have, on 3 occasions started the morning by setting the temperature control knob as high as will go. This causes the heater to run continuously. When the room reaches a...
01-24-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

Did the CT-410B work as it should? The...

Did the CT-410B work as it should?



The heater is plugged into a receptacle on the load side of the thermostat. I have checked the voltage there when the system cycles off. There is no voltage...
01-23-19, 06:36 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

It is this one:...

It is this one:...
01-23-19, 02:50 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By bilyo

Line voltage thermostat: strange functioning

I have a question that is similar to some earlier posts, but the answers to those do not give me the answer I need.

I have installed a 5000 watt 220v 22 amp heater in my small shop on a 30 amp 220...
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Views: 1,013
Posted By bilyo

Most of my brazing is general purpose that could...

Most of my brazing is general purpose that could range from small repairs of mild steel objects to hand fabrication of something from sheet stock or thin steel tube. I have had good success with thin...
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Posted By bilyo

Brazing Bandsaw Blades

I was perusing the forum and came across a 2 year old question regarding brazing a broken band saw blade. That particular thread didn't seem to specifically answer the question. So. I decided to...
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Posted By bilyo

Brazing Filler Material

I don't have a welder. So, when I need to "weld" metal (usually alum. or steel) I use MAPP gas and brass/bronze or aluminum rods. This works OK most of the time, but occasionally I have a situation...
08-18-15, 06:59 PM
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Views: 750
Posted By bilyo

Help with Hanging 50" Shelving Unit

I vote for the french cleat. It will not be so dependent on the strength and security of the backing material. The french cleat will, however, leave a sizable gap at the back. You will likely want to...
03-02-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By bilyo

Flickering Lights

ibpooks,
After your message I took a closer look at the old original breaker. The stab-on connector has a very thin layer of white powder (I assume this is minor corrosion) on the non-contact...
03-02-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By bilyo

Flickering Lights

ibpooks,
I definately turned off the main breaker first. I didn't look at the bus stab specifically with that in mind, but, at a glance, there was nothing obvious. I guess that you are suggesting...
03-02-09, 09:32 AM
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Views: 1,123
Posted By bilyo

Flickering lights

Hi,
This is my first time posting to this forum. We recently started experiencing intermitent flickering of the overhead lights on one circuit in our home. The flicker was so subtle that you, at...
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