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06-12-20, 01:17 PM
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blinking stopped about a week ago

Well, the blinking stopped a week or so ago, like it never existed. All the lights that were giving problems before are now back to normal. What is more noticeable though is this. The microwave,...
05-13-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

Beelzebob, the two oven bulbs are halogen...

Beelzebob, the two oven bulbs are halogen appliance bulbs, each 120V, 25 or 40W. Not incandescent then. Not sure if the garage leds blinked at the same time with the oven bulbs. For sure, when the...
05-11-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

Well, the two lights inside the oven also blink...

Well, the two lights inside the oven also blink periodically (the brightness goes up for a fraction of a second) about once a second -- had never seen it before. They aren't LED as they get really...
05-01-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

Appreciate all the responses! Yes, the garage...

Appreciate all the responses! Yes, the garage lights flash when the washing machine is plugged in or the dryer turned on -- even though they are on different circuits with different breakers; the...
05-01-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

Beelzebob, Manden, appreciate the feedbacks! No,...

Beelzebob, Manden, appreciate the feedbacks! No, nothing has been done with any circuit for a few years. Don't remember when I noticed blinking first, the LEDs are a few years old, the regular...
04-30-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

Thank you, Tolyn, PJmax! What is the opposite...

Thank you, Tolyn, PJmax! What is the opposite leg? This circuit is dedicated to a few light fixtures, so nothing else is on it, no chargers or appliances.

However, I noticed that the microwave...
04-30-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By harum

LED lights blink in a regular pattern

Hello, was wondering if anyone is familiar with this problem. The LED tubes in garage and LED bulbs in bathroom (all on the same circuit) blink in a regular and reproducible pattern. By "blink" I...
12-06-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By harum

Thank you again for the responses! Well, I'm...

Thank you again for the responses! Well, I'm trying to decide what would be a good plan. Digging up the beds every couple years and removing the roots might be a reasonable option, even more so if...
12-05-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By harum

Pilot, Marq, appreciate the comments. I know I'm...

Pilot, Marq, appreciate the comments. I know I'm not going to win this battle, however, now that I have exposed the landscaping fabric, I believe I might be able to somewhat slow down the cypress...
12-05-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By harum

Marq1, thank you for the response! Yes, this is...

Marq1, thank you for the response! Yes, this is pretty much my plan now: remove all the dirt, clean all the roots, patch and reinforce the fabric barrier at the bottom, put the dirt back. I've seen...
12-04-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By harum

invasive tree roots in raised bed

Hello, was wondering about how people fight tree roots invading raised beds from nearby trees. My three beds are just outside of the dripline of the row of Monterey cypress trees, which, although...
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Views: 982
Posted By harum

Appreciate all the responses! Yes, apparently...

Appreciate all the responses! Yes, apparently the washer was the cause of all the noise and vibration. And I had been blaming the stainless sink, which I believed was too thin for the heavy and...
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By harum

garbage disposal: a problem or not?

Hello, have had this powerful Waste King disposal for several years without using it very much. In part, because it has always been very very loud and vibrated somewhat when used. Because of the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By harum

Thank you all for the replies! Just wanted to...

Thank you all for the replies! Just wanted to point out that this manhole cover used to be very quiet a year ago meaning it doesn't have to be like this, and that all the measurements in the photos...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By harum

noisy manhole cover

Hello, we have had this manhole cover issue for a while; the city maintenance crew could only reapply the sealing strip and then say that nothing else could be done because, according to them, there...
02-19-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By harum

Yes, loose neutral.

Thank you Ray2047 and Gunguy45! Right on! The electric company technician said the neutral was loose, got it back on in ten minutes. He also said it was somebody else's sloppy job, whoever worked on...
02-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By harum

light started to dim after power outage

Hello, after a power outage last week in the neighborhood we started seeing light dimming when appliances are switched on, despite different circuits. Also, the power tools in my garage shop have...
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By harum

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the links,...

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the links, PJmax! Yes, the faucet/handles I am trying to fix seem to be identical to the Moen faucet/handles from the last two videos. I will apply WD-40 for a...
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By harum

Help removing bathroom faucet handle

I want to take this leaking bathroom faucet (bottom photo) handle off to replace the cartridge and the gasket. However, the handle on top and the bell-shaped hub below stuck to each other, probably...
11-12-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

Yes, the metal conduit goes all the way down to...

Yes, the metal conduit goes all the way down to the main panel, so I should be able to tie the ground wire to it.

I have relayed all the information about the outdated Stab-Lok panels and...
11-12-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

Lambition, my FIL is quite impressed! He now...

Lambition, my FIL is quite impressed! He now suspects that you are the one who installed it this way :) -- how else would one know that that wire is fake.

He's still reluctant to change the...
11-12-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

Thank, Zorfdt! Below is the photo. As far as I...

Thank, Zorfdt! Below is the photo. As far as I can tell you are right!
11-10-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

Appreciate your commets, Lambition! I'm afraid...

Appreciate your commets, Lambition! I'm afraid you might be right about the fake ground wire. Will try to pull it.
11-10-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

Thank you, Lambition! Yes, you are right, I got...

Thank you, Lambition! Yes, you are right, I got it backwards. The "yellow" cable in the conduit comes from the main panel; the "purple" continues on to another panel.

The bare ground wire...
11-10-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By harum

okay to branch off the ground wire?

My in-laws want to replace old electric range (240V, 40A) with one cooktop and one wall oven (240V, 30A, each). The old range was powered by a circuit from a 40A breaker in the sub-panel sitting on a...
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