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MAX rating

Yes, I believe that label is for the outlet so that you do not try to light all the Christmas decorations on that single outlet.

The outlet contacts and internal wiring likely can not handle heavy...
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Posted By fabricgator

Do you Barbecue? A bag of barbecue charcoal...

Do you Barbecue?

A bag of barbecue charcoal may help the situation.
In my motor home RV, I learned a neat trick to store an open bag of charcoal in the refrigerator when it is not in use. It...
12-22-18, 02:24 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

TRANE off the rails... Wreck!

So the ERR_105 came back this week while I was out of town.
Honey boo boo called the local contractor who said another board is shot (this time in the air handler) to the tune of $1100.00

So,...
12-07-18, 06:49 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

Yes, of course they can be installed in any...

Yes, of course they can be installed in any orientation.... The brass side
12-07-18, 03:56 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

Quote: If all the tabs are broken and all the...

Quote:
If all the tabs are broken and all the receptacles work, what could be the cause for the switch not working anymore?

What I find odd, is that with all of the tabs removed, that all of the...
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Posted By fabricgator

It sounds like the OP's situation changed (or was...

It sounds like the OP's situation changed (or was created) when they changed the cartridge. I can only imagine it was either the wrong cartridge or is is installed wrong.

BUT, OP did not state why...
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Posted By fabricgator

All QD's (quick disconnects) are not created...

All QD's (quick disconnects) are not created equal.
They are not all universal as some have a slightly longer snout than the others and yet another has a slightly larger diameter male fitting. The...
12-07-18, 07:16 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

That is typical of the *original wiring.... ...

That is typical of the *original wiring....

Now we need to find out what you have now.
So just do a quick test of all the outlets and see it they all work.
You can use a lamp or better a...
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Posted By fabricgator

On the face of the cartridge there is the letters...

On the face of the cartridge there is the letters HC, when installed correctly, the HC should be in the up position and when the cartridge is turned counterclockwise to the OFF position, the notch in...
12-06-18, 09:12 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

Sorry, I got a phone call and then dinner. ...

Sorry, I got a phone call and then dinner.

So now we understand that at this time all the outlets are hot all the time and the breaker does not trip.

How many switches and how many outlets are...
12-06-18, 09:06 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

So, to proceed from here, I would shut off the...

So, to proceed from here, I would shut off the breaker and test to make sure the power is off. Safety first.

Then, un-mount all the receptacles where you were working but do not disconnect them....
12-06-18, 05:56 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

I fired from the hip... and missed.

Perhaps, I should have just left this one to the experts.

I shot from the hip before reading all the details and by the time I replied Pjmax did a much better job than I.

Alright, So you know...
12-06-18, 05:19 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYinqtVDNcA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYinqtVDNcA

At about 2:00

Cheers,

Tell your friends, you learned something new today.... Time for a beer and a cigar!
12-06-18, 05:15 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

When you install a new receptacle where one half...

When you install a new receptacle where one half of the receptacle is switched, you have to remove the bridge between the two brass (black wire red wire screws)

It is just a little piece of sheet...
12-06-18, 05:09 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

TRANE derailed....

What a mess!

I am not allowed to work on my own equipment, BUT...

... I have to hire some licensed contractor's pot smoking monkeys to do a half fast job???:Builder:

I opened up the air...
12-03-18, 07:06 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

I understand and thank you for looking. That...

I understand and thank you for looking. That proprietary thing is what will stop me from buying (actually leasing) a Trane unit. If I am not allowed to fix my own equipment, I didn't actually buy it,...
12-02-18, 05:25 PM
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Posted By fabricgator

So thank you for Pjmax it reads that the heater...

So thank you for Pjmax it reads that the heater relay or interlock relay or both are open when supposed to be closed or closed when supposed to be open...

Can anyone help me identify these...
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Posted By fabricgator

So a Lutron electronic dimmer, a manual dimmer...

So a Lutron electronic dimmer, a manual dimmer etc, they should be able to be wired in as shown.

Between our two diagrams you should be able to see that the two wires in your diagram [Blue and red...
12-02-18, 07:46 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

Yeah, What the folks here have been saying, is...

Yeah,
What the folks here have been saying, is that insulation is only going to delay the freezing, not prevent it. Imagine this, if you put a hot thermos of soup in a wrapped towel, it is still...
12-02-18, 07:14 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

How about putting your traditional left overs in...

How about putting your traditional left overs in a zip-loc bag and then into the tupperware.
The Zip-loc should make them spillproof and the tupperware (or even some type of appropriate cardboard...
12-02-18, 07:06 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

I like what czizzi suggest with a caveat. ...

I like what czizzi suggest with a caveat.

How about routing a joint into the expanded PVC.

He was saying how the PVC was 1/8" thicker, the t1-11 being 5/8 and the PVC being 3/4"
Requiring a...
12-02-18, 06:50 AM
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Posted By fabricgator

Is there someplace I should search for the...

Is there someplace I should search for the service manual?
I am hoping to get this fixed this weekend before having to return to work, or at least get an idea of what it is going to take.

I...
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Posted By fabricgator

Here is a diagram showing the operation...

Here is a diagram showing the operation technology behind three way and four way switches wired into the circuit

Top shows the circuit with the light off

Middle show the completed circuit...
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Posted By fabricgator

There are a bunch of YouTube tutorials on this; ...

There are a bunch of YouTube tutorials on this;

You can even do it yourself. Guys are selling parts on eBay too/

Toyota, when the Prius first came out, they had a whole battery swap safety kit...
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Posted By fabricgator

Two different products I recommend for two...

Two different products I recommend for two different types of rust and corrosion control.

Rustoleum Rust Reformer:...
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