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07-13-18, 06:14 AM
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Posted By GregJ7

Good crimping tool

Using stranded and getting a "real" crimping tool has resolved my problems. It crimps about 3/16" along the length of the connector with a lot of force, instead of the 1/16" length my original...
07-11-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By GregJ7

Thanks

Thanks for all your answers. It is solid wire. My big mistake; it's been quite difficult to run, too. I will do what GregH suggests (wire nut stranded to solid wire) as well as get a better crimping...
07-10-18, 01:07 PM
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Posted By GregJ7

Question Failed spade connector to wire

I am using the crimpers on the insides of the handles of this tool (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OQ21CA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to crimp these spade connectors...
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By GregJ7

I watched a video on a Dexter and it does seem...

I watched a video on a Dexter and it does seem pretty close. The last step requires either the key to work (mine doesn't), to pick the lock (I have no tools), or to unscrew two inner screws which my...
08-17-17, 09:51 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By GregJ7

It's just one tan switch for the slot. I don't...

It's just one tan switch for the slot. I don't have any tandem breakers.
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Posted By GregJ7

Thanks for the video. The four locks he...

Thanks for the video. The four locks he disassembles involve manipulating the long rod, but the side of knob with the cylinder is the one on the left in each of my photos. i.e., no rod. There are no...
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Question Video anywhere showing cylinder release?

The key that used to work from the garage to the house stopped working at some point in the last ten years. I don't use it much. :) I'd like to check the pins, but using Google and YouTube I have not...
08-16-17, 09:46 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By GregJ7

Good point, PJmax. That matches the facts. I am...

Good point, PJmax. That matches the facts. I am working off my notes. I'd have to pull a breaker again to check. The label used 1/32" high letters, which should probably be illegal.

Thanks,...
08-16-17, 08:15 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By GregJ7

I only need one single pole 20 amp....

I only need one single pole 20 amp. Unfortunately, that's half of the empty slots, but I don't anticipate needing to add another circuit ever again. The cost of paying someone to upgrade to a 200 amp...
08-16-17, 07:56 PM
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Posted By GregJ7

They're tan. What does the CH refer to?

They're tan. What does the CH refer to?
08-16-17, 12:44 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By GregJ7

Question Recommend a breaker

After turning off the main (and wearing my 200Kv rubber gloves) and taking a look inside my panel, I discovered that installing a new breaker seemed simple enough (but I don't know what I don't...
07-29-17, 08:21 AM
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Views: 529
Posted By GregJ7

Thanks for info and suggestions!

Thanks for info and suggestions!
07-21-17, 11:38 AM
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Views: 529
Posted By GregJ7

Question Random GFI tripping

I had a GFI outlet that would randomly trip every few months. I replaced it with a new one. It does the same thing. It's never while something is plugged into the outlet, however, other things are on...
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Views: 8,223
Posted By GregJ7

Thanks all for your thoughts. The fixture I am...

Thanks all for your thoughts. The fixture I am working on has been on frequently over the last couple months. I already have 3 of these fixtures and 3 specifically purchased bulbs, none of which can...
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Views: 8,223
Posted By GregJ7

Anyone?

Anyone know the answer to either of my questions?
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Posted By GregJ7

Fluorescent lights sometimes not turning on

At various times, I've had trouble with small fluorescent light fixtures turning on in my kitchen when the master light switch is turned on. The fixtures are all on the same circuit, but only have...
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