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09-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By AllanJ

When you plugged the hose into the vacuum outlet...

When you plugged the hose into the vacuum outlet that was not working, was the vacuum body running

The relay to start the vacuum body, operated by the switch in the cover over the wall vacuum...
09-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By AllanJ

You cannot run the cable from the second switch...

You cannot run the cable from the second switch to a different light in the chain of lights interconnectd with 14-2 cable..

Look into an electronic wireless 3 way switching kit. Example: Skylink...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-15-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By AllanJ

From what I heard, braided water connectors such...

From what I heard, braided water connectors such as these are generally legal (some cities have different regulations) and can be expected to last for five years.

They are technically hoses. The...
07-06-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By AllanJ

For voltage think pressure, like 12 pounds per...

For voltage think pressure, like 12 pounds per square inch; 40 PSI, 120 PSI, etc.

For amperes think volume, like 120 gallons per minute, 12 GPM, 3 GPM, etc.

When you took the motor out of the...
07-06-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By AllanJ

If you do connect the motor to an incorrect power...

If you do connect the motor to an incorrect power source including connecting an alternating current motor to direct current (a battery) you could damage the motor. You could also set something on...
07-03-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By AllanJ

For a 10' by 10' shed I don't think there would...

For a 10' by 10' shed I don't think there would be any load bearing problems if you frame it with 2x3's either purchased new or ripped from your leftover 2x6s.

You could space 2x6 studs at 24"...
07-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By AllanJ

You can take an ohmmeter and check for continuity...

You can take an ohmmeter and check for continuity between the two hot pins (one at a time) of the original plug and exposed metal parts on the iron itself. Ther should not be continuity. Then you can...
06-18-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By AllanJ

A lamp fixture with screw in socket(s) with a 75...

A lamp fixture with screw in socket(s) with a 75 watt (more or less) incandescent bulb is a suitable instrument for testing receptacles. Better if you also have a hair dryer.

For all tests, plug...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By AllanJ

es, you have the problem of the straw with your...

es, you have the problem of the straw with your thumb on top keeping the water from draining out of the bottom.

Are there bleed valves at the radiators upstairs that could be opened to let makeup...
05-01-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By AllanJ

An electrical project of this size should have a...

An electrical project of this size should have a load analysis done. One set of rules is at the back of the NEC.

It is possible that you will need a larger (higher amperage) service.

Unlike for...
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By AllanJ

You want four 3 way switches two switches (on...

You want four 3 way switches two switches (on opposite sides of the bed) for each light.

It does not matter whether the lights are on the same circuit since each light and its pair of switches is...
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