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08-20-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By ByteWrangler

Certainly sounds reversed. Are you sure it is the...

Certainly sounds reversed. Are you sure it is the correct breaker. [/QUOTE]






All this, yet the white from the Switch loop is recolored! You never know.

Also, note that the apparently...
12-21-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,028
Posted By ByteWrangler

This looks like exactly what you want: Radio...

This looks like exactly what you want:
Radio Shack Enercell™ 6-12VDC/2.5 Amp High-Power AC Adapter Model: 273-318 (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3875404#tabsetBasic).
They...
10-20-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By ByteWrangler

At some point there should be a heavy, probably...

At some point there should be a heavy, probably bare, wire going from the neutral and ground bus in a panel to a ground electrode of some kind. On some older houses it might be a cold water pipe or...
10-20-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,110
Posted By ByteWrangler

Cut a section of drywall out of the wall on the...

Cut a section of drywall out of the wall on the closet side big enough so you can drill through the plate on top of the wall. Fish the wire, then patch the hole. Patching sheetrock isn't that hard,...
10-20-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By ByteWrangler

Disconnect the satellite antenna coax (all of...

Disconnect the satellite antenna coax (all of them if more than one, and mark the cables so they can be reinstalled in the same places) from the satellite receiver. Does this cure the hum?

Ground...
10-13-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By ByteWrangler

3-way is not necessary but can be used as a...

3-way is not necessary but can be used as a simple 2-way. Connect one of the wires to the common of the 3-way, the other to one of the remaining two switched (traveler) terminals (the other will be...
09-27-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By ByteWrangler

No. The original statement was "All whites are...

No. The original statement was "All whites are not neutral." If all of them are not neutral (or neutrals) then that means that none of them are neutral(s). If the statement is "not all whites are...
09-27-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By ByteWrangler

That statement should read "Not all whites are...

That statement should read "Not all whites are neutral." A strict reading of the original statement says that white wires are never neutral, which isn't true and is not what ray intended.
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09-16-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By ByteWrangler

Commercial generators are a bargain. Unless you...

Commercial generators are a bargain. Unless you already have nearly all the parts you need to build one, it will cost more in parts to build than to buy a Commercial Off-The-Shelf product - even...
08-22-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,421
Posted By ByteWrangler

It's easy with a center-off SPDT switch if you...

It's easy with a center-off SPDT switch if you will settle for batt/off/ign. You want to feed the "selected" terminals from the power sources (battery or accessory) and the common goes to the GPS.
...
08-16-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By ByteWrangler

Good point, Tolyn. I doubt there are going to be...

Good point, Tolyn. I doubt there are going to be too many DIYers working on 3-phase systems of any type, but there are bound to be some, somewhere... :o
08-16-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By ByteWrangler

No, it doesn't matter what is being supplied. ...

No, it doesn't matter what is being supplied. Yes, they are considered the same thing. The neutral still carries only the difference in current between the two hots.

Good question!
07-13-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 40,299
Posted By ByteWrangler

Thanks for the explanations, guys. Carry on!...

Thanks for the explanations, guys.

Carry on! Beer 4U2
07-12-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 40,299
Posted By ByteWrangler

Not to hijack the thread, but why is this? It...

Not to hijack the thread, but why is this? It would seem to be more consistent to use black in the switch loop as power in since it's always hot and white (re-identified with black marker or tape)...
06-26-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By ByteWrangler

In addition to providing gain in one direction,...

In addition to providing gain in one direction, directional antennas also weaken signals coming from other directions. Even if you don't need the added gain, they also reduce the strength of...
05-25-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,047
Posted By ByteWrangler

I don't think there are any electrical reasons. ...

I don't think there are any electrical reasons. Probably, as you note, it's because stranded is easier to handle.
05-25-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,047
Posted By ByteWrangler

There is no skin effect with DC. Skin effect is...

There is no skin effect with DC. Skin effect is purely an AC phenomenon and even then only starts to become significant for wire this size well into tens of kHz.

Don't know about code issues. ...
05-03-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,348
Posted By ByteWrangler

Cool! Sounds like you've got it figured out,...

Cool! Sounds like you've got it figured out, then.

Good catch saving that from the landfill. Is it brass? We picked up a gorgeous old brass lamp from a flea market, and a shop here in Tulsa...
05-03-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,348
Posted By ByteWrangler

The lamp originally had a 3-way socket without a...

The lamp originally had a 3-way socket without a built-in switch and the 3-way switch was in the base of the lamp, right?

If so, is this what you want - a "keyless" 3-way socket? The company...
12-31-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,926
Posted By ByteWrangler

THQP breakers are narrow - half the width of THQL...

THQP breakers are narrow - half the width of THQL breakers. They might save space but may or may not fit in specific panels and may or may not buy you anything.

This from page 6 of the GE PDF...
12-24-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By ByteWrangler

Why I like DIY

Or should that be "DIM" (Do It Myself)? Anyway...

About 3 1/2 years ago we had a new dishwasher installed. Previous ones I had installed myself, and the job varied from a snap, taking a couple...
12-22-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,330
Posted By ByteWrangler

That's a good explanation, ip, but because...

That's a good explanation, ip, but because behavior of loads in series is sometimes counterintuitive when you're used to parallel, there's an error in your example. If 100W and 40W incandescent...
12-14-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,468
Posted By ByteWrangler

Fun thread. Three-ways will either: Be...

Fun thread.

Three-ways will either:

Be on when both switches are in the same position (both up or both down) and off when they or in opposite positions (A up B down or A down B up)

--- OR...
12-03-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By ByteWrangler

Except people do things like recharge shavers on...

Except people do things like recharge shavers on those bathroom GFCIs, and having to keep the light on to do so wouldn't be so great. Some like having a night light in there, too. It makes it...
11-28-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By ByteWrangler

OK... I find it works well here, but carry on. ...

OK... I find it works well here, but carry on.

Beer 4U2
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