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01-21-13, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Capslock

one other point I want to emphasize. My...

one other point I want to emphasize.

My house was built in 1904, so it's old. But, it does have GE circuit breakers in the service panel. It has the typical three poles (2 120v and 1 neutral)
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01-21-13, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Capslock

the coax and ground would also be near my main...

the coax and ground would also be near my main water line - i wonder if attaching ground to my main water line would be OK?
01-21-13, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Capslock

grounding an antenna

I'm hoping someone can make sure I am thinking correctly. Note that I am a consumer, not an electrician, although I know my way around an electrical panel and have added a sub panel myself.

To...
11-02-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,642
Posted By Capslock

ah ok, i was thinking what you said I guess i...

ah ok, i was thinking what you said I guess i just thought of it as a 'pig-tail'. I think my route will be to get an outdoor receptical i can plug the generator into, and run that to the transfer...
11-02-12, 02:11 PM
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Views: 4,642
Posted By Capslock

oh, ok then glad we are in agreement :) ...

oh, ok then glad we are in agreement :)



so my generator has L5-30R and TT-30R recepticals.

when you say to parallel both of the lugs, i'm not quite sure what you mean. There is a positive,...
11-02-12, 01:41 PM
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Views: 4,642
Posted By Capslock

hmm...then no, i don't have any MEBCs as far as I...

hmm...then no, i don't have any MEBCs as far as I can tell.

The only place I see all three wires, black/red/white is for 240v applications i.e. cooktop/oven/air conditioners - and of course the...
11-02-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,642
Posted By Capslock

i've been reading about neutral overload and...

i've been reading about neutral overload and MWBCs but i'm left a bit confused about that part.

first, unless I am misunderstanding what an MWBC is, i don't see how MWBCs wouldn't exist in my...
11-02-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,642
Posted By Capslock

power a sub-panel from either 2-pole main or single pole generator

hi there.

110v generator with L5-30R and TT-30R receptacles.
220v 60amp breaker in main panel that feeds to a sub-panel with all single-pole breakers.

I'd like to reroute the wires from the...
11-15-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,154
Posted By Capslock

Really? what i was thinking was with the transfer...

Really? what i was thinking was with the transfer panel, I would just reroute the number of transfer wires I need via conduit to the sub panel and connect them to the circuit I need then call it a...
11-15-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,154
Posted By Capslock

No I have not, but now that you mention it this...

No I have not, but now that you mention it this does sound like a good idea.

The problem though is that my main panel and by sub panel are full. I would have to get a couple half-sized breakers to...
11-14-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,154
Posted By Capslock

thanks everyone, glad I am on the right track. ...

thanks everyone, glad I am on the right track.

about calculating my needs - i went around the house and took stock of our lights and all of our electronics/appliances that are not 220v.

I still...
11-14-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,154
Posted By Capslock

great, thanks. And that's another...

great, thanks.




And that's another thing.

My generator says 3,000 running 4500 max.

When they say that:
11-14-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,154
Posted By Capslock

do i use rated output or input when determining power consumption?

A handful of our devices - laptops/xbox/wii/routers/etc - have a power cord that drops the voltage and turns the power into DC current.

I'm trying to determine rated wattage for all of my devices...
11-13-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,852
Posted By Capslock

hook up generator to oil furnace

Hi everyone,

I just received a generator. The two items I would absolutely need it for is our fridge and our oil based furnace (for the winter).

The furnace is wired into the circuit breaker.
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Views: 755
Posted By Capslock

Can a vehicle by de-lifted?

I am thinking of trading my vehicle for a jeep cherokee. The jeep is lifted.

Can it be de-lifted - preferably DIY? I see lift kits online so I assume this is something anyone could handle - but...
07-13-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,012
Posted By Capslock

I know how to test 120v on a multimeter - red to...

I know how to test 120v on a multimeter - red to positive and black to negative.

how do i test out 220v?
07-13-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,012
Posted By Capslock

Outside AC unit fan is not spinning

We moved into our house 3 years ago. We never really tried to use the AC until now and it is a number of years old - maybe mid-90s.

I go to the circuit panel and turn on the inside unit that...
04-05-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By Capslock

Can you check my math on BTU for home heating?

Can you check my math on BTU for home heating?
We are looking to move; the house we are looking at is natural gas heated. Our house is oil heat so I am curious to know the difference in cost.
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Views: 1,915
Posted By Capslock

wow...I should have noticed that... at least...

wow...I should have noticed that...

at least it looks like I can replace the transformers.

ok well - thanks :)
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Views: 1,915
Posted By Capslock

Can halogen ballasts go bad?

2 years ago, when we did our kitchen renovation, we bought 2 Hampton Bay Mya Pendant Lights...
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Views: 1,316
Posted By Capslock

Breaks lost pressure, but still stop the vehicle

I have a 1995 dodge ram 1500.

Let me tell you the extent of the entire 5 min event:

First, I turned the truck on after maybe 1 month of inactivity (I use the truck rarely, usually for picking...
Replies: 4
Views: 6,779
Posted By Capslock

Yep. Three wire motor, took jumper cables...

Yep.

Three wire motor, took jumper cables red to blue, black to black - I seen a spark and the motor turned for a 1/4 second. Tried multiple times after that, red to green and black to black with...
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Views: 6,779
Posted By Capslock

I guess I never really outlined what my problem...

I guess I never really outlined what my problem is.

Whenever I press the up or down on the trim, the respective trim solenoid makes a single click sound; however the trim motor does not react.
Replies: 4
Views: 6,779
Posted By Capslock

Trim motor lost power, I hear the click when pressing the trim buttons though

I've been working on this problem for the last few weeks and now I am down to either the solenoids being bad or it's the trim motor. I have already ruled out a batter problem.

Mercury 1990...
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