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  1. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    It's not only the PoCo, the electricians in NJ sound a bit high and mighty too. In the south where they are not unionized I can find a good old boy that would do it for a couple of hundred (or less) if I furnish the parts. I hired an electrician to replace my panel since I needed it done in one...
  2. Eddie_T

    Over the Counter Hearing Aid Proposal

    Oct 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a landmark proposal intended to improve access to and reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. This is a great move as a few hearing aid companies and their minions have been charging prices for hearing aids...
  3. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    @bud16415 The PoCo workers in my area are nice to work with as well. They were troubleshooting my underground feed (approx 1000 ft) with a "thumper". I had a generator running in my drive back feeding a 240v receptacle just inside my garage door. I asked them if I should turn it off so they...
  4. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    This sounds goofy but I would make a small drip hole in the cable sheath at its lowest point in the basement.
  5. Eddie_T

    Help with dimming lights in house.

    Here's what I would do with a helper to turn the vac on/off and using an analog meter; 1. See how much the momentary voltage drop is for; a) Black to Red feed at main lugs b) Black to White feed at main lug and neutral lug c) Red to White feed at main lug and neutral lug 2. See how...
  6. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    I think there's some illegal activity going on. I would contact the NJ Board of Public Utilities for clarification on billing practices.
  7. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    Why do they still have meter readers, smart meters transmit the data? Did the union preserve meter readers positions?
  8. Eddie_T

    What did you do today?

    I made reverse seared burgers for dinner. I was gifted some 7 oz gourmet burger patties with squiggles of cheddar cheese in them. I placed 2 patties on a cast iron fajita plate in a 250° oven for 30 minutes then seared in the same plate on an induction burner (on the deck).
  9. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    I guess their problem is mostly an "I'm in charge" complex. Here's how they do it in Atlantic City when there's an overhang but it's done when the house is built and uses conduit from the weatherhead. With a smart meter they probably would seldom visit your property unless they are just...
  10. Eddie_T

    Cathedral Ceilings

    @bud16415 Thanks I forwarded that link to my son who has cathedral ceiling open design.
  11. Eddie_T

    Cathedral Ceilings

    I don't think a lot of fans would be necessary (or comfortable), just enough to keep air circulating.
  12. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    You might join Mike Holt's forum and ask the question there. General Electrical Forum
  13. Eddie_T

    What did you do today?

    My plan was to make a pattern by tracing the curvature. Then transfer to 1" stock and cover the edges with foam pipe insulation. I still may make him one. It looks like Spine-Works may have improved the cushion strips.
  14. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    Can you put a rain deflector above it but not touching the box? Mine is well under the eave of the roof. I'm guessing that NJ is a union state (did I mention that I have a severe distaste for unions?)
  15. Eddie_T

    What did you do today?

    You're right, unless one had scrap wood as I do. I was going to make one for my son but he didn't seem interested.
  16. Eddie_T

    What did you do today?

    It helps me, you should hear the pops and cracks. I am using it mostly for posture correction now but used to use it when my lower back hurt or was extremely tired. It should be fairly easy to make one out of wood if getting the curvature right.
  17. Eddie_T

    What did you do today?

    Hmmmm Chiropractic. That turned on a light on for me. I moved to the recliner, reclined on my SpineWorx board, heard several cracks and feel better.
  18. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    You can do it yourself if you're careful. It's only 3 connections to break/make. When my electrician installed a new panel hot he wore gloves, removed the three wires one at a time, marked and taped them. After that everything was safe until time to reconnect. His most critical action was to...
  19. Eddie_T

    Water inside breaker box?

    I think I would add a drain to the box until the utility gets interested in addressing the problem.
  20. Eddie_T

    Helping friends design a new kitchen in a trailer

    I built my upper cabinets in place, essentially just shelves with face frame and doors added. It gives more usable space inside for a 3 door cabinet. Also goes all the way to the ceiling (42" tall). She could go with shelves and face them later (or not).
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