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    PVC piping for ethernet cable outside?

    To eliminate the need for crawling in the attic I pushed CL 200 PVC sections with coax inside them all the way into the soffit then fished the coax through a hole in the soffit.
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    PVC piping for ethernet cable outside?

    When I was running coax in PVC I used thin wall ¾" PVC and pairs of 45 ° couplers rather than 90 °s.
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    Air compressors and attachments

    I think so, also made in USA. I am considering purchasing a compressor, I can't decide if I need 3 or 6 gallon. I probably will only use it for inflation and minor spray painting. For 50 years I have been using a Craftsman diaphragm compressor that originally provided 50 psi now only around 38 psi.
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    Air compressors and attachments

    At first glance it appears to be identical with the Porter Cable 6 gal.
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    Not overloading the generator

    That appears to be a nice generator. I would assume that the four 20A 120V outlets are paired so that the two on the left are on one leg and the two on the right the other. So when the specs say 76.6 amps at 120V it means 38.3A max on the left paired outlets and 38.3A on the right so effectively...
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    Air compressors and attachments

    I compare the appearance detail and specs of HF and other brands of such equipment often finding rebranding of same Chinese product selling at different prices. I haven't done it for compressors but several companies sell the same generators.
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    Not overloading the generator

    Look up the specs for your generator, as a 240V machine it has a max amperage that is not to be exceeded. That amperage does not go up just because you are using 120V loads. The 120V circuits are essentially branch circuits and shouldn't all be on the same leg of the 240V. Some neutral currents...
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    What did you do today?

    We used to feed the birds and became overpopulated with gray squirrels. I trapped them in a larger havahart live trap and transported quite a few to new locations. Also a number of coons and a couple of feral cats.
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    Not overloading the generator

    I don't recommend my approach for everyone but I installed a 240v receptacle on the inside front wall of my garage and use a male to male jumper cord to connect the generator to the receptacle so that one cord is all that's needed. I have a lockout that I put on the main breaker that has to be...
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    To bond or not to bond, that is the question...

    GFIs determine ground faults by comparing supply and return current, not by actually measuring current to ground so you should be OK. Mine is grounded from the meter and the panel is grounded inside to a water pipe. I don't know if that is correct with current code.
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    What did you do today?

    I raked and burned some leaves today. I have biscuits in the oven and will have some gravy biscuits and some apple butter biscuits for supper. While I wait and type I am listening to some little speakers I made for this purpose. They are six inch full range speakers driven by a little 40w x2...
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    Not overloading the generator

    I guess I broke all the rules but here I am 20 yrs later. I didn't break in my generator, I figured my loads were light enough to serves as break in. Also I don't do frequent oil changes since it isn't used very often. If I had frequent outages I would probably get a small generator for lights...
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    How do you pronounce "multimeter"?

    I just call it a meter and most people I have worked with have done the same as it's the most common meter used, plus it's easier to say.
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    How do you pronounce "multimeter"?

    Someone told me kilometer is different in US and Europe.
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    Not overloading the generator

    I use a 5000 watt generator connected to the panel through a 240 receptacle. I need 240v for my well pump and it's handy to be able to use any house circuit if needed. I load manage the heavy loads by flipping breakers as needed, the rest by their respective switches. During the daytime I only...
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