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03-17-06, 05:49 PM
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Posted By rodek01

tach wrote: Actually a good cap will...

tach wrote:

Actually a good cap will deflect towards a zero reading and then rise in resistance indication. Analog or DVOM. How quickly it rises is a function of the capacitance. Motor start...
03-16-06, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,825
Posted By rodek01

Chuck, The second two pics are the same. ...

Chuck,

The second two pics are the same.

I'd clean up the motor side connections - they don't look very robust. And I don't see the reducer thingie you mentioned.

You need a 20A 2 pole...
02-12-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By rodek01

You got a shock because something is wrong. You...

You got a shock because something is wrong. You need to find it and fix it. Stray voltage is unusual in a residential environment - but if you look up the definition of stray - it boils down to...
02-12-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By rodek01

Seems like the OP understood his/her potential...

Seems like the OP understood his/her potential liability - the post is obscured...
02-12-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 38,634
Posted By rodek01

How is the transformer mounted today? ...

How is the transformer mounted today? Transformers vibrate. If it's touching the box - maybe that's what you're hearing. Transformers also get warm. You may have a problem with the chime unit...
02-09-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rodek01

I love happy endings!!! Take care.

I love happy endings!!!

Take care.
02-09-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By rodek01

LOL, I prefer 'blondies' approach as far as...

LOL, I prefer 'blondies' approach as far as format... ;)

But IMHO bolide was right on with his questions and what they pertained to.

What most folks here are concened about is you dying or...
02-09-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By rodek01

Bolide's right - a capacitor across the AC won't...

Bolide's right - a capacitor across the AC won't help with anything but RF noise redirection - not your issue. Yes, your problem is likely the humidstat switching - might be a mechanical relay...
02-09-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By rodek01

Also, when using salt water, this experiment will...

Also, when using salt water, this experiment will give off chlorine gas - just an awareness thing, the discharge level appears to be low enough to be harmless. Just don't let anyone stick their face...
02-09-06, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rodek01

The "outlets" are on the breakers marked...

The "outlets" are on the breakers marked "lights". That's why I recommended that you shut down your computer before you flipped a breaker off to see what it controlled. This is far too common, even...
02-08-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rodek01

The box in the bedroom sounds like a circuit...

The box in the bedroom sounds like a circuit breaker box. Two rows of black switches behind a door? I would imagine there is more than lights on those two breakers from what you describe. The only...
02-08-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rodek01

The problem with trying the bulb in the lamp and...

The problem with trying the bulb in the lamp and it blows is that you don't know if it's a problem with the lamp. If you try it in the ceiling fixture and it blows - you have a problem that you'll...
02-08-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By rodek01

The flap on the plastic Carlon (blue) boxes I use...

The flap on the plastic Carlon (blue) boxes I use turn up - not out to the side - for that very reason. I don't know if those are the ones you need.

But I'll add that with plaster walls that I've...
02-08-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rodek01

It sounds like a coincidence to me. The fact...

It sounds like a coincidence to me. The fact that everything else seems to work indicates that it's not a dangerous situation, but since you don't have another bulb to put in one of those lights -...
02-08-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By rodek01

Re-identification methods degrade over time and...

Re-identification methods degrade over time and can confuse the next homeowner. You want a black (or any color other than green or white) wire and a white wire to attach the light to. That way -...
02-08-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By rodek01

I have plaster walls - and I'm replacing every...

I have plaster walls - and I'm replacing every box but one in the house. It's hard to know where studs are also - I have one studspace less than 4" wide with a switch in it.

Here's what I do:
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02-08-06, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By rodek01

A quick check of several websites for surge...

A quick check of several websites for surge protector manufacturers has revealed that all of the ones that have an equipment warranty associated with them require the TVSS be installed in a properly...
02-07-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By rodek01

Short answer? Excess voltage is dumped to the...

Short answer? Excess voltage is dumped to the grounded conductor. But upscale surge protectors use the equipment ground as a reference. I'm guessing that the neutral isn't a reliable reference...
02-07-06, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By rodek01

Welcome sjm123, Technically, it's not...

Welcome sjm123,

Technically, it's not "series" but I think I get your meaning. The basic answer is yes - you would run a switched hot and a neutral and ground from your switch to the first can,...
02-07-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By rodek01

A surge protector.... :)

A surge protector.... :)
02-07-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By rodek01

Yes, stay with your existing wire size - 12-2. ...

Yes, stay with your existing wire size - 12-2. Someone may see the 12-2 in panel and replace the 15A breaker with a 20A....
02-07-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By rodek01

That's scarey... how did this guy install the...

That's scarey... how did this guy install the new light without getting zapped??

Is there by any chance another breaker panel somewhere?
02-07-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By rodek01

toad, I see your dilemma.... You must have a...

toad, I see your dilemma....

You must have a gas range and dryer... Good thing!!!

You should be able to find double pole breakers in the mini's. Just maybe not at home depot.. The reason...
02-06-06, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By rodek01

Why are you sharing so many neutrals? Why do...

Why are you sharing so many neutrals?

Why do you have so many mini breakers?

I am not aware of any code compliant methods of tying breakers together in field in a residential environment. ...
02-06-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By rodek01

When you pulled the receptacles out you caused a...

When you pulled the receptacles out you caused a short circuit. Lucky for you that you weren't killed.

I know this is a DIY board - and terminology aside - at first glance, it appears that you...
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