Yeah, I think it's the bulb, whose behavior seems to fit the consensus here and on another board. The lamp is a Regent from Lowe's. I've had a n...
I have a 150-watt high pressure sodium security light that mysteriously began cycling on and off about a month ago, after about three years of fait...
Are any of the dead outlets on a switch?There's a little three-pronged circuit checker made by Sperry that plugs directly into an outlet and tells ...
DaveB.inVa,Thanks much for the NEC references. I've got a copy on the way, but it hasn't arrived yet.Still wouldn't have changed my thinking.I exp...
A receptacle is simply a conductor, just like a wire, and becomes an extension of the wire on the way to the appliance.A breaker is sized to protec...
You can use a 20-amp single-pole breaker but you'll also need to use a 20-amp receptacle.And you'll need to wrap the 10 AWG wire around the termina...
Jonathan...I doubt if the inspector would shoot you, but when he recovered from convulsions of laughter he might ask you if you got some kind of ir...
I'd be concerned about what zapped the wire on the new light.Was the old flood light working before you replaced it? If it was, maybe you wired th...
Let's just apply a little common sense to your question:If you buy a table lamp and plug it into a wall receptacle, which will be wired with at lea...
Thanks, guys, for your input.I bought a Fluke 334 from an outfit in Arizona for about $20 less than MSRP.I'm real happy with it -- very sturdy and ...
You'll find good information and many links on aluminum wiring here: http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm
If your CPU is plugged into the same circuit it, too, would most likely be zapped by a spike or surge.And it might not be electrical at all. PC mon...
Well, here's a thought:Three stories, a basement and a garage?In such a large structure, why would anyone go to the expense of upgrading to a new p...
I'd like the opinions of you experienced and/or professional electricians on what you consider the best clamp meter and why.Also, if you've had any...
Here's the link to an excellent article on OSB vs. plywood: http://www.umass.edu/bmatwt/osb.html While it addresses the problems with tile on OSB (...
For anyone else interested, here's the link to an excellent article on OSB vs. plywood: http://www.umass.edu/bmatwt/osb.html
Judging from the date on this post, you've probably already found your answer, but here's a pretty good span calculator from the Canadian Wood Coun...
Glenn...Thanks for your thoughts on this and I'll take your word for it.I was leaning toward that anyway because I hate particle board.It would be ...
South Florida. Hmmmmm... I lived around Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach for 37 years until the swarm of newcomers made the whole place unfit -- an...