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Switched Receptacles -Top or Bottom?
by gfretwell - 07/28/21 10:06 PM
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Do You Travel?
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Backup Generator Done Right
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Re: Switched Receptacles -Top or Bottom? gfretwell 07/29/21 02:06 AM
Every house I ever bought had both halves of the duplex switched. It wasn't until I started wiring them myself that I had "half hots".
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February, North East Indiana timmp 07/26/21 03:03 AM
I wish I could remember the year. But we had 2 weeks of this temperature.
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Lowes Selling this fan timmp 07/26/21 02:58 AM
This is an outdoor, wet location (not damp), fan for pergolas. It is 20" in diameter, three speeds, only needs an eye screw to mount, and comes with a 12 foot 3 prong cord.

You can easily remove it for storms or heavy rainfall, or for winter.

Please, if you get one, put it on a GFCI circuit.

I forced a drip loop in the supply cord.
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Red Green would be proud timmp 07/26/21 02:52 AM
Saw this in an Aldi's parking lot. At least the car and the tape are the same color.
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Re: How's all our Non-US folks doing? djk 07/24/21 01:13 AM
The bars should read closed since March 15, 2020. I’ve lost track to time at this stage lol
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Re: Do You Travel? Bill Addiss 07/20/21 08:26 PM
I just went to Florida, first traveling since the Pandemic.

Flight was a bit more than in the past, but car rental was almost 3 times what I paid in 2019!
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Re: OOPSIE! Bill Addiss 07/20/21 08:23 PM
Looks like it was a Garage, that was a lucky break. Wonder if they'll get free cable for life?
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Re: AT&T Office Thermostat Bill Addiss 07/20/21 08:14 PM
Gotta do what you gotta do!

Probably a better solution than everyone bringing in those personal heaters!

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Backup Generator Done Right timmp 07/18/21 04:20 PM
Hey, I live in NE Indiana, and in 2020, I lost power 6 times by July of the year. The super substation is 8 miles away, and I am the last customer on a one mile run of power liked on that main line that serves two towns and the additions around them. There is a three block area that always has the issues that causes the power to be lost for 35+ more customers. I've lived here for 25 years, and have seen all the foibles of I&M in servicing me and my neighbors. Now that I have been retired for 3+ years, I didn't feel like getting out the portable generator so I cold flush and shower, and started looking for a standby/backup generator.

I have some photos you might enjoy. If they don't answer your question about the install, give me a shout.

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Re: Square D "All-In-One" Panelboard Rachel 07/16/21 08:57 AM
I too think so.
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Re: SO cord on ground? Rachel 07/16/21 08:50 AM
I too have a cabin that is absolutely off-grid and runs a generator to power all equipment. I connected the generator from the shed to a breaker box. I manage a 240v with a 5000-watt generator system. I also like to include a solar or battery bank in future. But for now, when the generator is working it is just the same as being at home. I'm not confident about your needs or questions. Because I have to do a lot of research and experimentation on your topic. Since I'm a beginner and I only knew little about these but knew some electrician they can do a ton of help. But from my fewer knowledge, I think you need a disconnection when the SO cord enters the cabin.
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Re: Conduit over Vinyl Siding Rachel 07/15/21 12:34 PM
I have also done it many times.
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Re: Stray voltage in Bait tanks ? Rachel 07/15/21 12:28 PM
Exactly. There will be always damages in grounding with stray voltage.
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AT&T Office Thermostat, Summer timmp 07/13/21 05:20 AM
AT&T Kept occupied office space at 78 degrees in the summer, and lock down the thermostat. The occupants would sometimes get a water bottle, place HOT water in it and tape it under the thermostat.
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