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09-06-18, 07:15 PM
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The house is shielded with a heavy guage diamond...

The house is shielded with a heavy guage diamond shaped, steel mesh (1/2" holes or they may even be smaller than that) and I've located and resolved any gaps (it was there when I bought it). Any...
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Views: 667
Posted By Solarsails

Its a fishing scam, don't click or go there. I...

Its a fishing scam, don't click or go there. I hope you have antivirus installed. 99.9% of emails lke this are scams. In 20 years I've never encountered a legitimate email that pertains to...
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Solarsails

Bob has this down to a science here. Great post...

Bob has this down to a science here. Great post Bob. The only thing that I can add is that you NEVER want both "Access points" to be on the same channel. So you may want to manually set each one...
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Solarsails

Definately NOT powerline adapters.... You can...

Definately NOT powerline adapters.... You can actually use an old router to do this by seting it up as an access point (but a network cable is required to another router connected to your network)....
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Solarsails

Is the printer connected to the wireless router...

Is the printer connected to the wireless router with a network cable or via wifi?
Configure the Brother machine for a wireless network using automatic wireless mode (Wi-Fi Protected Setup or...
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By Solarsails

....BE CERTAIN TO MAKE A BACKUP or TWO and check...

....BE CERTAIN TO MAKE A BACKUP or TWO and check to make sure they are viable before you proceed. To resize exisitng partitions and retain the data there are several utilities that you can use. ...
09-06-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Solarsails

In the case of an emp wouldn't the neutral be a...

In the case of an emp wouldn't the neutral be a weakness? I would assume that an emp would induce the same voltages "up" the neutral. My consideration is totally isolating from the grid if...
09-06-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Solarsails

Does a fusible safety switch disconnect the neutral wire?

I need to replace my 200 amp load center and want to include a 200 amp fusible safety switch with the new hardware. The reason is mainly for the convenience of being able to shut off power to the...
09-03-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Solarsails

With respect to your experience and no disrespect...

With respect to your experience and no disrespect towards you is intended, I understand that in many cases using romex inside conduit is "fobidden" by code but it makes no sense. How is someone...
08-09-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Solarsails

Got it. I do have two KVARs that I got for free,...

Got it. I do have two KVARs that I got for free, new so I mounted them on dedicated breakers at the main panel and a subpanel. The only use I see would be for air our window mounted air...
08-09-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Solarsails

Hi IronHand! I erred using the term romex and...

Hi IronHand! I erred using the term romex and stand corrected thanks to joe. I'm using NM-B 12/2 and 10/2. Is there any concerns you would pass on or is it the same type of conditions? Thanks a...
08-09-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Solarsails

hi Joe, I appreciate your post. I may be...

hi Joe, I appreciate your post. I may be throwing terms around incorrectly here, I generally have been using NM-B 12/2, 10/2 wire through grey PVC conduit in places where it is "exposed" or could be...
08-07-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Solarsails

I was concerned about the resistance. It turns...

I was concerned about the resistance. It turns out that its a 220v monster and 12/2 would probably still work fo a shorter run but without looking it up would 10/2 be a better bet?
08-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Solarsails

Keeping electrical supply line/wire cool?

I was considering running a 10 guage romex circuit in conduit to the other end of my house (approx 70 feet) to supply an air 10k btu conditioner. The best way is through the attic which gets unholy...
08-07-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Solarsails

KVAR vs HEPD device what are differences and similarities.

Will a KVAR provide surge supression like an HEPD?
I assume an HEPD will not provide power factor correction.
If these devices are installed wthin the same panel will they act synergistically or...
05-07-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Solarsails

My Telephone service is not bonded to ground is it ok to...

I'm trying to nail down a noise issue on my telephone/DSL service. One BIG issue that I've discovered is that my Network Interface Device Box (NID) aka Telephone Service is not bonded to any ground....
05-11-15, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Solarsails

Broken Leg?

If the circuit breaker became defective it could be sending the same leg through both hots to the water heater- or be sending one leg and you have a short somewhere between the circuit breaker and...
05-11-15, 02:17 AM
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Views: 13,569
Posted By Solarsails

Service wire broken.

I actually had the exact same thing happen to me about 10 years ago. It turned out that the service wire was only buried until it went under the skirting, then came out of the ground and traveled...
04-06-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Solarsails

hmmm... well common sense must prevail... I...

hmmm... well common sense must prevail... I looked it up and darn it, the double pole breaker is 2 times more expensive than the 3 pole breaker... I don't think I would be willing to live with...
04-06-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Solarsails

I'm sure that there is a NEC ref that states it...

I'm sure that there is a NEC ref that states it is a code violation? This breaker could care less if its in a 1 or 3 phase service. There is no continuity between the poles of this breaker, so each...
04-06-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Solarsails

Surge protection is good. Power strips not so...

Surge protection is good. Power strips not so great. I recommend getting one of those KVAR "energy saver units" and install it at the main service panel, this will surge protect your whole house...
04-06-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By Solarsails

You can [not] piggy-back the wires off of your...

You can [not] piggy-back the wires off of your service lugs [deleted] its a NO-NO!!! In other words you [confusing text deleted] "may" NOT because [when] piggy backing [...] the wires are never...
04-06-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,685
Posted By Solarsails

Hi. A microwave can really pull some juice. I...

Hi. A microwave can really pull some juice. I have a 4k generator that will nearly bog out if I try to run our 1100 watt microwave off of it. So I would say 15 amps is definately not big enough. ...
04-06-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,477
Posted By Solarsails

3 pole breaker in place of 2 pole breaker.

Hello. I am adding a subpanel to my second story; since all the rooms on the second story are run off of a single, knob and tube, circuit I am going to replace it with a single circuit per room and...
04-06-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,074
Posted By Solarsails

Gosh darn, your right! Its all about perspective...

Gosh darn, your right! Its all about perspective I suppose or not paying attention. Good eye!
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