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06-19-21, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Jim Cancil

Thanks, TI... You're right - I need a small...

Thanks, TI... You're right - I need a small pole vs. a large tree. I am back to thinking it is the IR sensor/switch. I believe I have a simple version to switch out. If I find the cure before I...
06-18-21, 09:30 AM
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Views: 324
Posted By Jim Cancil

GFI trips after about 3min...?

I installed a simple IR sensor connected to a 50w LED lamp in clearing up my driveway. The tricky bits follow...

110 is fed to my tractor shed ~ 300' from a sub-panel in the garage which is 60'...
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Views: 1,573
Posted By Jim Cancil

Does typical treated pine decking shrink?

I have one of those situations where one of the inner boards (naturally) on my back deck has a couple of places of rot in an overall length of about 8'. I thought I could simply go to Lowes or HD...
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim Cancil

That sounds logical, PJ. I will rewire it. (once...

That sounds logical, PJ. I will rewire it. (once it cools off a bit) Thanks.

Jim
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Posted By Jim Cancil

Thanks, PJ... Well ....three Whites connect...

Thanks, PJ... Well ....three Whites connect together ... switch Red goes to fixture Black ... Black to house Black. ...at least that's how I have it written.

I do not have a clue about the...
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Views: 859
Posted By Jim Cancil

Large outdoor LED lamp and motion detector wiring question

I had a pair of pre-wired LED lamps on my garage that finally puked out after 3-4yrs (one remains in the photo) but have switched to a single 150w lamp that really kicks out the light. The sensor...
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Posted By Jim Cancil

Choosing a platform ladder.. advice requested

I have a number of conventional ladders and one 3' platform ladder. I love the Keller platform ladder but they have been sold to Werner and the only Keller 6' platform ladder is available at...
04-11-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Jim Cancil

Photo cells do not work. As PJM stated, the...

Photo cells do not work. As PJM stated, the radiator fan draws too much current. I hooked three panels (I have) together. This fan is also one 'I have'. As well as a 120/12v power supply - 'I...
04-10-17, 01:22 PM
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Views: 814
Posted By Jim Cancil

Can you walk me thru a photocell switch...

I need to 'reverse' the function from 'On at Dusk' to 'On at Dawn'. I have an electric auto radiator fan to install on a 40' shipping container and need to suck out the humid air inside (I get...
01-15-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Jim Cancil

Guys... It didn't work. I hooked them in series...

Guys... It didn't work. I hooked them in series and did not get enough 'poop' to move the blades. (I did get the 12v test lamp to light)

A 120v to 9v DC - 700mA, computer accessory power source...
01-12-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Jim Cancil

Thanks guys... Ray - That's a good...

Thanks guys...

Ray - That's a good solution but I didn't need a timer; I figured the Sun would be the timer.... Good to know about RPM.

P-D - No three sizes.. mostly unidentified. I'll...
01-11-17, 11:40 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By Jim Cancil

Can I connect the output from three [solar] panels..

..to get more amperage? I have a shipping container far from 120v that sweats badly inside and bought a 12v fan that you place in from of your car radiator for extra cooling.. it's 12v x 80w.
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08-22-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

More days later... same issues. I sent a letter...

More days later... same issues. I sent a letter to the Pres. of R.E. Michel about a week ago: no response...

The unit is listed on area Craigslists .. Ebay next. It's coming out.

Jim
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Views: 545
Posted By Jim Cancil

Sorry for the lag in my reply.. No it's the OEM...

Sorry for the lag in my reply.. No it's the OEM (not close by - forgot name) bought from Amazon. My other B&S use the same mfgr.

Jim
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Views: 545
Posted By Jim Cancil

B&S, 12HP ..new carb and magneto .. runs over rich?!

Brand new parts - starts well ..runs pretty good. (starts to stagger at high RPM) ..but I can hardly run at all with an air cleaner in place?! Even without you can see it's over rich by the black...
08-15-16, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Jim Cancil

The A/C unit has become a new type alarm clock.....

The A/C unit has become a new type alarm clock.. a silent alarm.

Same-same: Saturday night and Sunday night ..walks off for a long break about 12:30-1am. Comes back to work in he morning.

Jim
08-13-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Friday night - FAIL This time my wife wasn't...

Friday night - FAIL

This time my wife wasn't sleeping well because she had to be up at 4:30 to drive to a conference. A little after midnight she woke me; "It's off...no house fan." We tried one...
08-12-16, 09:50 AM
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Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Thursday night - FAIL The unit worked thru...

Thursday night - FAIL

The unit worked thru Wednesday .. I took the dog and my prostate out to see the meteor showers about midnight (you young guys will find out - 'better standing up) ..the fan...
08-11-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Thursday afternoon.. The installer and...

Thursday afternoon..

The installer and another tech (who came from a fairly long distance) came out with an inspection sheet.. they went thru the entire system, including heat side ..and only...
08-11-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Sorry for the lag in my reply.. the installer was...

Sorry for the lag in my reply.. the installer was to have come Monday, but could not get there 'till Tues. aft. (today is Thursday) It was concluded with the help of a Sr. tech from R.E. Michel, the...
08-07-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

I'll give the jumpers a try. (so far 7 attempts...

I'll give the jumpers a try. (so far 7 attempts this morning at Off-to-A/C only gets me the compressor fan)

I replaced the thermostat as it was the quickest/simplest a civilian can do.. the unit...
08-06-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

George, I was about to jump it - but should I do...

George, I was about to jump it - but should I do this when the circuit it hot, or do it in the Off position then switch to A/C?

Friday/Saturday scenario...

Fri AM: 4 attempts - no start ...
08-05-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

No PJ.. Originally I figured it was the Stat...

No PJ.. Originally I figured it was the Stat ..replaced it with a NEST ..that became complication needed at this time! I yanked one from my business that I know has worked for 15+yrs..

Single...
08-04-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Bob, AirTemp builds a nice, clean board -...

Bob, AirTemp builds a nice, clean board - everything is clearly marked to receive thermostat wires ..50' later color ID must be really helpful. The tricky part (for a civilian looking at it) are...
08-04-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Jim Cancil

Rather than attempting decipher whether it's an E...

Rather than attempting decipher whether it's an E or a V on a rural signal cell phone..



...There's another question: Since selecting 'Fan' at any thermostat has never worked, which color...
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