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05-26-17, 06:38 PM
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This ^^^ That way you are not touching a...

This ^^^

That way you are not touching a live (usually non-GFCI) switch with wet hands.
05-26-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By taz420

There can be no more than 360 degrees of total...

There can be no more than 360 degrees of total change in direction between pull access points. So at minimum a pull point would be required after 4x90's, or 3x90's and 2x45's, or 2x90's and 4x45's,...
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Views: 901
Posted By taz420

No it wont. If the router isn't in the modem's...

No it wont. If the router isn't in the modem's DMZ, It'll cause a double-NAT situation (which isn't anywhere near the issue today as it was 10 years ago), and they won't be able to access the modem's...
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Views: 901
Posted By taz420

Experience in the field. It's really...

Experience in the field.



It's really highly doubtful, again based on my experience troubleshooting customer installs. The modem they have is 802.11n with MIMO. Even with a weak signal, the...
05-22-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,407
Posted By taz420

Way more than that.. It's 8^8, which is over...

Way more than that.. It's 8^8, which is over 16.7 million. However when you subtract the known givens (red, white, yellow, and green) that correspond with letter terminals, it's only 4^4 or 256
05-21-17, 12:08 PM
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Views: 2,407
Posted By taz420

Yeah 8 wires is not standard. For 2H/1C heat...

Yeah 8 wires is not standard. For 2H/1C heat pump it would be 5 (6 with a common).

The "standard" hookup would be

RH (Power In) - Red
Y1 (Compressor) - Yellow
G (Fan) - Green
W1 (2nd...
05-20-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By taz420

You didn't hear about the blizzard two weeks ago?

You didn't hear about the blizzard two weeks ago?
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By taz420

Ahem. Yes. The vulnerability was found by the...

Ahem. Yes. The vulnerability was found by the NSA over a YEAR ago. And they sat on it. Kept their mouths shut.. Why? So they could use it to infect machines with their own malware (which THEY...
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Views: 389
Posted By taz420

The brightest you will find is called 3M...

The brightest you will find is called 3M Scotchlite. You can get it in tape and sheet form for visual graphics (our PD uses it for the logo on their cruisers, its insanely bright).
05-17-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By taz420

No you don't. 120/240 appliances never draw...

No you don't. 120/240 appliances never draw evenly because the 120v part is only connected to one leg.. It's tripping because the neutral is connected to the neutral busbar instead of the neutral...
05-17-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By taz420

Switches rated for 12VDC are made with automotive...

Switches rated for 12VDC are made with automotive use in mind - which is 13.8V nominal, and can be as high as 14.2V while the engine is running. They won't fail.
05-17-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By taz420

First off it will have its own breaker separate...

First off it will have its own breaker separate from the furnace. It will be a 2-pole/double breaker, usually 30A. Make sure it is not tripped (centered between on and off) or turned off. It should...
05-17-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By taz420

There is a lithium technology that would work...

There is a lithium technology that would work perfectly for this. It's called Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). They come in an AA size but they are 3.2volts per cell. The usual method of AA...
05-17-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By taz420

It was most likely a transient overload, maybe...

It was most likely a transient overload, maybe from the first startup of the year. However that doesn't change the fact that you HAVE TO change out the breaker for the correct one. It is dangerous...
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By taz420

In that case your issue was most likely due to...

In that case your issue was most likely due to the cable feed being improperly split or a poor cable connection before the modem. The LR outlet probably had a better signal and/or less noise.
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By taz420

LOL Waterfox. The version that lets Firefox's...

LOL Waterfox. The version that lets Firefox's memory leaks (which have been a problem for a decade) get so out of control that they can crash your entire system. The 32 bit memory wall is the only...
05-15-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By taz420

That IS your straight answer. That's all.

That IS your straight answer. That's all.
05-15-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By taz420

It is an outdoor receptacle. Any outdoor...

It is an outdoor receptacle. Any outdoor receptacle requires a GFCI. Regardless of your solemn scout's honor not to plug anything without its own GFCI protection into it. PERIOD. "Because code". ...
05-15-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,260
Posted By taz420

Yeah the base does contain a fairly complicated...

Yeah the base does contain a fairly complicated circuit board with its own microcontroller, it's not just a pin breakout like most other stats.. So yeah I will second the guess that the base itself...
05-15-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By taz420

Here, let me answer your question since everyone...

Here, let me answer your question since everyone just keeps squawking the same thing over and over.. No, you can't remove the GFCI from the circuit. You have to remove it from this timer. It's...
05-14-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By taz420

In most cases yes it would be overkill... However...

In most cases yes it would be overkill... However in this situation at some point you may want to get a bigger transfer panel and generator that requires a 50A inlet.. That would require #6. As...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By taz420

Umm, Google it? Three stories about it showed up...

Umm, Google it? Three stories about it showed up on my Now feed this morning...

A highly virulent new strain of self-replicating ransomware shut down computers all over the world, in part by...
05-13-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,260
Posted By taz420

You say it clicks even with the nest off the base...

You say it clicks even with the nest off the base and the wires disconnected from the nest base. That is physically impossible.
05-13-17, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,260
Posted By taz420

You have the white wire connected to the...

You have the white wire connected to the transformer. There is no other explanation for that behavior.

White needs to go DIRECTLY from the stat base to the #14 terminal.

The C wire is the...
05-12-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By taz420

If what you are concerned with is ground loops,...

If what you are concerned with is ground loops, don't be. If you do it to code, you won't have any difference in potential to cause them.

However IF you want to continue, you CAN install an...
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