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GX24 bulbs use an external ballast. The ballast...

GX24 bulbs use an external ballast. The ballast is usually mounted on the fixture junction box and is about the size and shape of a deck of cards.

The bulb usually consists of 2 or 3 U-shaped...
12-07-11, 05:58 PM
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Posted By hondavan

What if it's for a 20 amp circuit? The #10 would...

What if it's for a 20 amp circuit? The #10 would be for conduit fill and temp derating.
08-29-11, 04:12 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Here's another method for bending PVC. I've used...

Here's another method for bending PVC. I've used it and it works great.
No, I own no stock in this company.
The way I use it is to attach a string to the "coil" and slide it down the conduit until...
08-02-11, 12:04 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Thanks to all for the replies and insight. Yes,...

Thanks to all for the replies and insight.
Yes, I've considered a HP but backed off due to increased cost and complexity.
The winters here aren't too brutal so extra $$ for electricity are not a...
07-27-11, 11:43 AM
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Posted By hondavan

Variable speed, or NOT.

I'm doing homework on what system to install this autumn (when it's cooler).
The AC/Electric Heat (no gas) will be a very basic single stage unit. This is an older 1500 sf home not worth a high-end...
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Posted By hondavan

Internet duct design

1956, one story on slab, low slope roof, old ducts ripped out.
When the weather cools (perhaps October), I plan to have a new central AC/heat system installed.
If possible, I would like to install...
09-21-09, 11:55 AM
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Posted By hondavan

Don't forget the flashing LEDs that cure...

Don't forget the flashing LEDs that cure everything from arthritis to cancer. Too bad they don't cure gullibility.
09-21-09, 11:35 AM
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Posted By hondavan

Are you saying that even if I oversize all my...

Are you saying that even if I oversize all my branch circuit wiring, including A/C and A/H, I could experience the same dimming?
07-17-09, 11:42 AM
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Posted By hondavan

NEMA has a website for reporting AFCI problems. ...

NEMA has a website for reporting AFCI problems.
I suspect they are building a database.

http://www.afcisafety.org/report.html]AFCISafety.org
06-15-09, 04:41 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Thanks for your rapid reply, Ben. Your...

Thanks for your rapid reply, Ben.
Your suggestions are well noted.
The timer isn't chosen yet, but it may be one of those simple 2 wire spring wound types.
The heater itself has a built-in...
06-15-09, 11:18 AM
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Views: 853
Posted By hondavan

Relay control of heater

My project is to install a 240V wall heater in a bathroom and control it wth an electronic timer in the switch "bank".
Since the timer requires 120V, my thought is to remotely locate (in large...
06-05-09, 03:15 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Out of curiosity, is there a UPS anywhere in this...

Out of curiosity, is there a UPS anywhere in this mix?
04-08-09, 12:38 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Cable pulling walls together

A search found this old posting.
I'm now in the process of trying to do the same basic thing.
It's an old house and the rafters are puling away from the top beam. Hurricane Ike problaby didn't...
04-02-09, 03:34 PM
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Posted By hondavan

J-Box Grounding

I did a search but found no definitive answer.
When using a larger metal J-Box, say 8x8x4, strickly as a pull box (pass through only), is it required to ground the box?
I can understand some...
12-31-08, 11:33 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By hondavan

Circuits in a kitchen

That picture pretty much explains why I put in 4 countertop circuits. And I don't even cook.
The replies denying using a kitchen circuit to the hallway were expected. It will be much less...
12-29-08, 11:20 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By hondavan

Kitchen circuits

I borrowed this thread because it deals with my question.
In the final design stage, I have 4 dedicated 20A countertop circuits. One of these will also feed a wall receptacle between the kitchen...
12-08-08, 04:28 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Conduit cleaning

Thanks for the quick replies.
I always use approved lube when pulling, but I was thinking more in terms of rust removal and prevention.
After a GOOD cleaning, perhaps a coating of lube prior to...
12-08-08, 11:33 AM
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Posted By hondavan

Conduit cleaning

I'm about ready to start installing EMT in my attic for a wiring project.
Several of the 1/2" through 1" sticks I plan to use have been stored outdoors. I know - not a real good idea.
I pulled a...
10-22-08, 11:59 AM
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Posted By hondavan

A/C disconnect

Thanks for your responses. They make sense and are by far the least expensive options.
However, I should have mentioned before that my feed will come from the top via EMT conduit. I can't afford...
10-21-08, 12:02 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Air handler disconnect

Currently in the planning stage for installing a heat pump or standard A/C. Either way will include heat strips for heating.
The air handler will be installed in a small closet and fed with a 240V...
10-09-08, 12:01 PM
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Posted By hondavan

Misc A/C questions

I'm looking at installing a new system this fall or winter, and am trying to determine my best choices.
Brand is not an issue but I'm leaning toward Goodman for $$ and warranty. House is all...
10-09-08, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By hondavan

Water heater savings

Another $$ saving method which I'm sure I share with many readers, is the use of a timer.
The circuit can be automatically opened during periods when hot water is not needed (ex. midnight to 6am)....
10-08-08, 11:03 AM
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Posted By hondavan

Outdoor EMT

I have run into this situation myself.
Listed as rain-tight compression connectors and couplers are available, but not at the big boxes. Even some specialty distributors are not familiar with them...
09-16-08, 06:08 PM
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Posted By hondavan

I've used both Dremels and Rotozips. Never was I...

I've used both Dremels and Rotozips. Never was I able to cut a straight line.
Then I finally bit the bullet and bought a Multimaster.
Expensive and noisy, but SWEET.
09-16-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By hondavan

This is an interesting discussion which I feel...

This is an interesting discussion which I feel compelled to enter because I'm right in the thick of it.
My residential power dropped out about 9 PM Friday before the s*** hit the fan (after...
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