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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-15-2010, 09:14 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
at least unplugging a power strip is an easy fix.

at least unplugging a power strip is an easy fix.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-14-2010, 09:17 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
in CEC (canada) the max is 12 on one circuit if...

in CEC (canada) the max is 12 on one circuit if connected loads are unknown. If you know exactly what you are plugging in, you may exceed 12 as long as the connected load do not exceed 80% of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-06-2009, 07:39 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
did you replace bulbs w/ fixture? if so, you...

did you replace bulbs w/ fixture? if so, you can't use a dimmer switch with most compact fluorescent bulbs! you need to either buy dimmable fluorescents or put incandescent back in.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-06-2009, 07:28 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
nobody has ever heard of a 4 lamp t12 ballast?...

nobody has ever heard of a 4 lamp t12 ballast? interesting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-11-2009, 09:31 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
old to new is fine.

old to new is fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
buy a plug tester for 10 bucks (gfci one). it'll...

buy a plug tester for 10 bucks (gfci one). it'll tell you if you wired 'em wrong. also just handy to have for future.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2008, 06:24 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
just go to an electrical distributor. look em up...

just go to an electrical distributor. look em up in the yellowpages. guaranteed to have many different types.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-20-2008, 06:14 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
you are not allowed to use a 20A breaker for a...

you are not allowed to use a 20A breaker for a lighting circuit in a dwelling unit (residential occupancy). It is against code (CEC). You must use a 15A breaker. It is common practise to not install...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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Posted By fluxcapacitor
just leave extra length when chaining the lights...

just leave extra length when chaining the lights together, and use temporary lighting (inexpensive caged incandescents). when you decide to put the drop ceiling in, you can then use whatever lights...
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