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supposedly it's not safe no matter what. However,...

supposedly it's not safe no matter what. However, you can potentially safely use a file sharing service if you set it up so that you do not share anything and no one can download from you. This...
04-17-06, 05:20 PM
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Nice explanation to my murkiness :thumbup:

Nice explanation to my murkiness :thumbup:
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Please do yourself a favor and back your data up...

Please do yourself a favor and back your data up so at least you won't lose everything. Having a hard drive just suddenly go bad irregardless of age isn't a new phenomenon. It doesn't matter what HP...
04-17-06, 09:37 AM
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In North America the utility companies are...

In North America the utility companies are required to supply a split-phase 240 volt (+-5%) feed to your house. This works out as two 120V +- 5% legs. To get the ~240 you you basically parralell two...
04-17-06, 09:19 AM
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Posted By socal7

I'm not sure of the exact "CODE" reason but if...

I'm not sure of the exact "CODE" reason but if you think about it, you would be connecting the ground to a circuit. AC flows both ways even though there is a hot and a neutral wire. By hooking up a...
04-17-06, 09:14 AM
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thanks for the fast reply. My setup is pretty...

thanks for the fast reply. My setup is pretty straight forward, 20 amp breaker, 12 gauge wiring to four outlets, first in series GFCI protected. I'll just chalk it up to "sucky" amperage from the...
04-17-06, 09:04 AM
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Posted By socal7

Is this a converter built by you? Or is it a...

Is this a converter built by you? Or is it a converter build by a manufacturer. There's a reason that these components are installed. If you have a good understanding of electronic theory (AC and DC)...
04-17-06, 08:53 AM
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Posted By socal7

Never tie a ground wire to neutral other than at...

Never tie a ground wire to neutral other than at the panel.
04-17-06, 08:51 AM
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Lights dim when turning on appliances

Ok, so i just rewired my garage and added a 20 amp circuit straight from the breaker panel for four outlets. Nothing else on this circuit. The garage lights I kept on the original circuit which is a...
04-04-06, 10:43 AM
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You'll have to dissasemble the chime and figure...

You'll have to dissasemble the chime and figure out which wires do what. The only drawback is that you may run into a circuit board installation and have to trace the circuit and add wires to it. If...
04-04-06, 10:37 AM
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I would say use a Wireless network if you can...

I would say use a Wireless network if you can spend the extra money. Following the instructions in the box are pretty simple and you can safely secure it without worry. You don't have to worry about...
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I picked up a Norwood Micro (I never heard of it...

I picked up a Norwood Micro (I never heard of it either) 19" LCD for about $250 (on sale) a year ago. Works fine for games and pretty much anything i've thrown at it. Plust it has both DVI and VGA...
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How are you connecting to your modem? Do you have...

How are you connecting to your modem? Do you have a network? Do other computers on the network have this problem? Or is your computer connecting directly? If you have a network try connecting...
04-03-06, 11:47 AM
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Posted By socal7

Yes. Just splice it off the light cord

Yes. Just splice it off the light cord
04-03-06, 11:29 AM
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yes just use a multimeter to check if there's...

yes just use a multimeter to check if there's voltage, make sure it's set to AC 120 volts.
04-03-06, 11:14 AM
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Posted By socal7

instead of building a whole power supply why...

instead of building a whole power supply why don't you just install a plug in 12vdc converter. That way, if for whatever reason the power supply fails it will be easy to put in a new one.
04-03-06, 11:10 AM
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Posted By socal7

cool, thanks! I'll run the multiwire. I don't...

cool, thanks! I'll run the multiwire. I don't forsee every needed 240. Thanks for the GFCI reminder!
04-03-06, 11:06 AM
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Have you checked if there is power to the switch?...

Have you checked if there is power to the switch? You can use an electromagnetic sensor to find electrical wires in walls but there has to be power on the circuit. Also, if the wire goes into a dense...
04-03-06, 11:01 AM
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Posted By socal7

definately cheaper and MUCH easier to go with a...

definately cheaper and MUCH easier to go with a sub panel. Sub panel probably run you 25 bucks plus about 60 bucks for all your CB's and wiring.
04-03-06, 10:53 AM
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Posted By socal7

And through the second conduit you can run 2 or 3...

And through the second conduit you can run 2 or 3 CAT6 cables, speaker wires, video wire, 2 cable wires.

Overkil, probably but you never know...
04-03-06, 10:48 AM
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Posted By socal7

Amps an attached garage?

I'm adding a circuit to my attached garage. For some reason the builder saw fit to put one outlet in there which is the same circuit as some of the first floor lights... Anway... The guy at the...
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