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10-05-10, 03:31 PM
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I am repairing a compresser motor (changing...

I am repairing a compresser motor (changing bearings and capacitor). It is a Leeson 2HP 3450RPM 12A, compressor duty.

I took the chance to draw out a schematic. In text:

A wire marked P1 goes...
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Views: 1,418
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They are sometimes called grain of wheat bulbs. I...

They are sometimes called grain of wheat bulbs. I have seen them in 6, 8, and 14V varieties. That is the raw bulb, which looks like it mat be replacable in its holder. Electronics parts suppliers...
10-04-10, 06:19 PM
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I's leave the 50A plug on the cord, and make a...

I's leave the 50A plug on the cord, and make a short 30A to 50A plug adapter.
10-04-10, 06:14 PM
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Easier way is with an inverter with 240V/50 hz...

Easier way is with an inverter with 240V/50 hz output, preferably a pure sine wave type, and an power supply to with adequate capacity to power it.

Another way is to change motor pully sizes. I...
07-14-10, 12:39 PM
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Posted By classicsat

Close. At the switch box, the existing red...

Close.

At the switch box, the existing red (goes to receptcacle), existing blacks, and a pigtail for the common on the new switch connect together, and the red/black from the fan to the switced...
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Views: 1,468
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Consider a Mini ITX Atom based system then. ...

Consider a Mini ITX Atom based system then.

You can likely build one for well under $500, and it will save in energy consumption. I use an Atom based netbook, and it does fine for those tasks,...
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Views: 1,215
Posted By classicsat

Some really cheap netbooks are not even intel...

Some really cheap netbooks are not even intel compatible processors, so run just a custom build of a basic linux.

I would make sure you get an Intel compatible netbook (most use the Atom...
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Posted By classicsat

For that small system, I'd get an AGM battery,...

For that small system, I'd get an AGM battery, or better, golf cart type batteries, maybe a 55AH for AGM. You could use it for other things as well.


If each cell is 3.8A at .5V, you would wire...
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There is no one "code" that would mean anything...

There is no one "code" that would mean anything to any universal remote.

The code you program a universal remote is just a pointer to an entry in the remote's code library. Each remote...
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Posted By classicsat

You never owned a Microsoft OS, just a copy and a...

You never owned a Microsoft OS, just a copy and a license to use it.

Yes, you are limited to some hardware changes requiring re-activation in XP and newer. Most users shouldn't have a problem...
02-17-10, 10:52 PM
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Posted By classicsat

Red NM cable is a Canadian thing. That sort of...

Red NM cable is a Canadian thing. That sort of cable is the same as the yellow 12/2, except it has a red instead of a white. It is typically used for baseboard heaters, water heaters, and other 240V...
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Actual Cat5 is not recommended for networking. ...

Actual Cat5 is not recommended for networking. It should be Cat5e (the e meaning Enhanced.)

Yes, you can re terminate your Cat5e (if that is what it is) to RJ45 jacks at the plate and patch...
01-05-10, 05:59 PM
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Those wires are a JKT cable typically used for...

Those wires are a JKT cable typically used for telephone. There is no rule stating they cannot be used for the GDO. Look and see what wires are at the opener location, as well as where the sensors go...
12-30-09, 06:02 PM
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Views: 1,992
Posted By classicsat

That is not a dimmer. That is a remote for a ...

That is not a dimmer. That is a remote for a
Vizia 3-way dimmer or other device.
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Views: 1,016
Posted By classicsat

Ask the manufacturer. Most likely it will be...

Ask the manufacturer. Most likely it will be shaded pole.
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Just import them into iTunes, Your iPod plays MP3...

Just import them into iTunes, Your iPod plays MP3 just fine. You can convert to AAC to save space on the iPod thogh.
12-22-09, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,992
Posted By classicsat

The generic way is just to cap or ignore one...

The generic way is just to cap or ignore one traveller, and connect the other to your load.

Perhaps you mean Lutron Maestro. I think you can ignore the blue screw if that is the case.
12-22-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By classicsat

FWIW, Canada changed from NMD-7 wiring to NMD-90...

FWIW, Canada changed from NMD-7 wiring to NMD-90 wiring, which is similar to US NM-B, but has no paper in it. I know we had it at least since 1990.
12-22-09, 06:19 PM
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Views: 3,702
Posted By classicsat

Replace the #2 cable (the 3 wire). It has...

Replace the #2 cable (the 3 wire). It has deteriorated beyond recognition.

Run your recepticals off of a new circuit.
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Posted By classicsat

You cannot run extension cords through the...

You cannot run extension cords through the building structure. You can easily extend the dryer and washer wiring upstairs though, the dryer only if it is 4 wire though.
12-16-09, 06:30 PM
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Views: 710
Posted By classicsat

You will need to connect the extension cords only...

You will need to connect the extension cords only to extension cords or wall recepticals.
12-13-09, 01:25 PM
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Posted By classicsat

You are best to leave that alone, and install a...

You are best to leave that alone, and install a new 20A circuit with GFCI.
12-13-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,544
Posted By classicsat

For the cable, you want 6/3-8/1 soow. I have no...

For the cable, you want 6/3-8/1 soow. I have no idea what it sells for, but I would think there isn't a big savings DIY, unless you want a short one they don't make.
12-09-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By classicsat

In hotels I stayed at in recent years (middle...

In hotels I stayed at in recent years (middle range chain hotels mostly), they use a mostly standard heater-A/C which uses a NEMA 6-30 plug.
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You need a device called a Gin pole, which...

You need a device called a Gin pole, which basically is a pole that hooks on the section below that which you are removing, and goes up above the center of what you are taking down, and has a pulley...
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