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it's likely that the housings with the specific...

it's likely that the housings with the specific trims you are using aren't rated for "regular" 60 watt bulbs. Usually there will be a sticker on the inside of the can that shows what bulbs are...
12-03-06, 09:48 AM
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normally the motor will tell you which wires to...

normally the motor will tell you which wires to connect to eachother right on the plate that tells you the voltage, amperage, and horsepower.
12-01-06, 07:28 PM
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technically, here is how it works. Your load...

technically, here is how it works. Your load will be 50 amps, right? Distance is 185 feet. Voltage is 240 (two phases of 120). You generally want your voltage drop to be < 5%.
Here is a formula...
11-30-06, 06:03 PM
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they make phone line splices and leviton makes a...

they make phone line splices and leviton makes a punchdown block that you can buy for like 30 bucks at home improvement stores.
http://www.leviton-lin.com/catalog/BuildPage.aspx?BuildPageID=579
11-29-06, 10:59 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

I hear that zinsco breakers are another one to...

I hear that zinsco breakers are another one to avoid like the plague.
11-29-06, 10:28 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

when I first started as an apprentice, I bought...

when I first started as an apprentice, I bought one called "the complete guide to home wiring" by black and decker and one called "advanced home wiring" by the same company. These books are decent. ...
11-29-06, 10:14 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

Post As per NEC 200.6 and NEC 200.7, grounded...

As per NEC 200.6 and NEC 200.7, grounded conductors (also referred to as neutral conductors) are to be white or grey or any color other than green with three continuous white stripes. The most...
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Posted By jmchargue

as with the other post, this is what I'm talking...

as with the other post, this is what I'm talking about, don't know if rf modulator is the proper name...
http://www.hartsunlimited.com/ps2rfuadapter.html...
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Posted By jmchargue

if your tv does not have RCA inputs, I believe...

if your tv does not have RCA inputs, I believe you need an RF converter...but this will decrease video quality.
11-26-06, 06:13 PM
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shut off the power to the circuit, take the...

shut off the power to the circuit, take the wirenuts off the bundles of black and white wires and make sure one of the wires isn't broken off in there, that's probably what happened. Just remember...
11-26-06, 05:42 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

Question so is just the home run 12/3 and there is 12/2...

so is just the home run 12/3 and there is 12/2 jumping between the outlets or is the home run 12/3 and 12/3 jumping between outlets?
11-26-06, 05:34 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

Question why not just replace the outside outlets with...

why not just replace the outside outlets with gfis? This way if someone was out there with something plugged into one, they wouldn't have to walk clear back inside to reset the gfi if it tripped.
11-26-06, 03:20 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

ok, yes, that is correct, the other side should...

ok, yes, that is correct, the other side should be the t shaped slot. my bad.
11-26-06, 01:48 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

and yes, they probably are all the same, you can...

and yes, they probably are all the same, you can easily tell without removing them. A 15 amp recepticle looks like this:

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in other words, it has a...
11-26-06, 01:40 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

Thumbs up this is not a problem, as stated in NEC...

this is not a problem, as stated in NEC 210.21(B)(1), 210.21(B)(2) and 210.21 (B)(3), if a 20 amp circuit serves a single recepticle, that recepticle must be rated 20 amps. If the 20 amp circuit...
11-24-06, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

I don't know how everyone else does this, but...

I don't know how everyone else does this, but it's common practice here to just run your 12/2 in the very back corner of the cabinet inside, just notch out a hole in the shelf. I work for an...
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Posted By jmchargue

the network option seems like the easiest way to...

the network option seems like the easiest way to go to me. Alternatively, you could temporarily remove the hard drive from the old computer, put it in the new one as a slave, transfer the files...
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Posted By jmchargue

the problem you will run into with the operating...

the problem you will run into with the operating system is that the dell product key is an "OEM" product key. It is only for that specific computer. It is likely that it will not work with a...
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Posted By jmchargue

even more difficult than getting a retail...

even more difficult than getting a retail motherboard to fit in that case would be getting the power button, hdd led, power led, front usb ports, etc to work with the motherboard. HotinOKC is right,...
11-21-06, 12:27 AM
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Posted By jmchargue

Unfortunately, I'm not really familiar with...

Unfortunately, I'm not really familiar with electrical codes in Australia. All I can do is look at the picture and say what I think about it. I'd love for some others from the forum to chime in,...
11-20-06, 12:30 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

Furthermore, the neutral needs to be connected to...

Furthermore, the neutral needs to be connected to the same bar as the neutral is on for the GFCI breaker, so if you connected your red wire to the GFCI breaker that has only one red on the bottom of...
11-20-06, 12:24 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

alright, I understand a little better now, I...

alright, I understand a little better now, I think. Those safety switches must be GFCI breakers. So the black wires should be neutrals. I'd say you were right about where to connect the black and...
11-20-06, 12:04 PM
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Posted By jmchargue

I'm sitting here just looking at the picture. ...

I'm sitting here just looking at the picture. There doesn't appear to be a neutral. I'm guessing you are in Australia...is everything 240 volt over there?
11-20-06, 11:56 AM
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Posted By jmchargue

I've never seen a panel like this before, but I'd...

I've never seen a panel like this before, but I'd say you're right about the ground and neutral connections. Very strange wire colors too. What country are you in? It might be a good idea to wait...
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