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  • Posted in thread: Running a 110V outlet + light from 220V source on 01-05-2014 at 11:11 PM
    + shipping to get lights and some heat in that shed.That won't work in the US. European 220v
    is essentially like our 120 in that it uses 1hot and 1neutral. A US 240 uses 2hots. Not the

  • Posted in thread: LED Lights on 03-02-2013 at 09:30 AM
    Pretty sure Joe nailed it. I am thinking the electrician screwed it up. If you need to get a
    different electrician, then have him send the bill to the first one. He should never have left
    the house wi...

  • Posted in thread: connecting old BX cable to new romex wiring on 12-25-2012 at 01:38 PM
    FWIW, you can not use a plastic box with BX or MC cable. You must use a metal box with the
    proper fittings.

  • Posted in thread: Outlet and switch miswired on 12-20-2012 at 01:08 AM
    I don't know how it is where you are, but around here landlords can not legally do their own
    work on rentals. They MUST hire out to licensed contractors. Don't let your landlord touch it;
    he doesn't k...

  • Posted in thread: Wiring my garage on 12-20-2012 at 12:53 AM
    As long as you are digging a trench and burying a conduit, throw a second conduit in the ground
    for low voltage (coaxial cable, data/phone lines, whatever). You may not need them right away,
    but if yo...

  • Posted in thread: Any clue what this is? on 09-08-2012 at 08:38 PM
    Cellphone charger is my guess.

  • Posted in thread: junction in the service panel on 06-19-2012 at 09:58 PM
    Happens a lot with service changes (even though I know this wasn't the case here). The wire is
    not long enough for the new panel, so your choices are to have j-boxes all around the new panel
    or make y...

  • Posted in thread: Water pressure question on 04-28-2012 at 01:30 PM
    If I was you I would be concidering installing my own pressure tank. think I may have to do
    that too. Sometime in the future I would like to add another bathroom but there is now way it
    would be prac...

  • Posted in thread: Water pressure question on 04-27-2012 at 05:08 AM
    Ok I will get with the neighbor to look at the pressure tank. How much pressure should there
    be? The well serves three homes.

  • Posted in thread: Water pressure question on 04-26-2012 at 05:14 PM
    Need to know what sized line you have for the main, and supplys.Do you have your own pressure
    tank?What type pipes do you have?Main, 3/4". Otherwise 1/2". All copper but due to a basement
    renovation p...


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