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Which new bulb do I get? My original broke [closed]

I want to replace the bulb in the indoor fountain at my office. I carefully stashed the old bulb in my purse and looked for a replacement at the hardware store but they didn't have a match. Since ...
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Ceiling Fan is very slow after 2 years operation

I have a ceiling fan is working with very slower speed even selector is set to the max (5 speed) and what is the reason for that ? Is the reason damaging capacitor or any other reason ? I just ...
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120V measured between different outlet grounds

I'm experiencing some electrical issues with the apartment I'm subletting. While connecting up a projector/speaker setup using outlets from different sides of the room, we discovered (through means of ...
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Device to help find my buried well

So, I am in need of something that will help me find my buried well cap. Basically I want to attach something small to the end of a steel line and then track with the phone through the ground. I've ...
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Adjusting speed of a kitchen range hood motor

I have a range hood in my kitchen that moves air from a 6 in pipe reduced down to a 4 in pipe. This causes air flow turbulence which makes the operation noisy and inefficient. I'm thinking that if i ...
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Number of devices supported by one outlet

How can I calculate how many devices I can plug in one outlet? I am living in Europe and have 220V outlets. Do I have to check the devices' volts or watts or something else entirely?
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Connecting Motor wiring

I'm trying to connect Live Wires (L/N/G) to this electric blind receiver and can't figure out the way to do it. Motor Has 4 Wires Blue = Neutral Black = Direction 1 (I assume UP or Down) Brown = ...
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Can you re-wire an EU house with UK sockets?

We've recently bought a house in Bulgaria needing renovating, can we rewire the house with UK sockets or even as spurs off the ring main as we intend on taking all our possessions with us, and ...
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what happens when one of the three phases is short with ground [closed]

I am facing a problem in my house circuitry I.e, due to some wiring foult one phase out of three phases is not coming and neutral shows current,it happens when our incoming breaker is closed .
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level sensor control to turn on and off a 3 phase pump [closed]

I want to turn a 3 phase pump on and off automatically with a float switch level sensor the motor is just a small 1kw motor controlled through a standard telemc contactor. I have attached links to the ...
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Inverters : 12V vs 24V?

Searching on internet i've found some articles like this : https://earthship360.com/what-is-the-advantage-of-a-24v-system-over-a-12v-system/ that is in favor of higher voltage system. But on other ...
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Inverter AC details and specifications

How Inverter AC differs from Non-inverterAC ? What is the advantage of inverter AC than the normal one ?
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How can I test the electricity of a business for an event that will need lots of it? [closed]

Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer, but have some knowledge of electricity concepts. I've run some gaming events in the past, and tripping circuits in various venues can be a problem. From ...
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find other end of ethernet cable

My house is wired for Cat5e. In each room there is a blank socket with a cat5e cable behind it. I presume they all terminate in a common location. I've looked in all the usual and unusual locations ...
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Can a ceiling fan's speed be controlled with a light dimmer switch

I purchased a ceiling fan a while back which is one of those fancy ones that is operated with a remote control. However, for some reason, the remote broke, and the fan is stuck on maximum speed, I can ...
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Height of cabinet for induction cooktop

I just bought a new apartment, and purchased a new Bosch induction cooktop for the kitchen. The cut in the counter top stone is the right size, but when I placed it inside I see that the bottom of the ...
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RCD tripping with fault on live wire only

I am installing a small electrical board for a home renovation. There is a single RCD 30mA, EU standards (I am in France). There are ~20 circuits, each with their own differential, most are OFF, I am ...
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Can I run these appliances with 25A

I'm looking to lease a floor of a building for office purposes but the building owner has placed a cap on current to 25Amp due to limited current available. I'm no expert but he has consulted a ...
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Fluorescent Without Fixture

I want to achive a very simple look with fluorescent lights. I want to hang a fluorescent tube from the ceiling with as little as possible. Was thinking maybe hanging them just in the cord to each end ...
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solvent and adhesives for plexiglass

I would like an advice on what is the best solvent to use to remove various adhesives stuck on a plexiglass. Also, what is the best adhesives to use with plexiglass.
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240v Lights on a 12v Circuit?

Is it possible to run 240v lights on a 12v circuit using 12v bulbs? I have 6 240v lights for the garden and here in the UK unless you are qualified electrician and use Armoured cable dug to a depth ...
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Hammer Paint Over Rust

I have some rusty metal L-beams that I want to use for a project but I don't want to spend the time and money to have them sandblasted. I have heard that you can spray Hammerite paint right over the ...
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How do I find the master unit for an intercom?

I have a 4-wire (I think) intercom/doorbell system in the my house with 3 indoor stations (Pacific Electronic 3404) and one outdoor station. My transformer is in the (finished) basement on the west ...
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Three Way Dimmer switch not working with track light

I have a three way dimmer switch at base of stairs and a three way switch at top of stairs that controls a track light at top of stairs. The wiring on the dimmer is just one cable coming into the ...
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220 line 110 outlet

So, I went to replace the over-range microwave today...only to discover that the old one ran on a 220 line: ...but the new one only needs a 110: Am I correct in assuming that I can use the ...
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How do I repair a broken cable in a retractable handle suitcase? [closed]

On one side of the retractable handle of this suitcase, the retractable peg (in Picture 1) that locks into one of the available positions (e.g. up, down) is stuck. This is because the cable, which ...
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Permanent feed from light swicth

Here is my question, I want to pull power (Live and Neutral) from a 220 Volts light switch. But my house is wired up like in FIGURE 1: (all images referenced below are in 1 image marked as Figure 1, 2,...
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Looking for a timer 20 mins on 5 mins off [closed]

I built a solar power heater for my pool. Using 500 ft of black hose and pump. The problem I have is the water that runs through the hose is cooling it down after about 20 mins. I was curious if there ...
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Are there any issues connecting Neutral and Live at once to the supply line?

A normal plug point has the wiring structure of the normal cct diagram I've drawn below. I'm thinking about plugging a device into the outlet in a permanent way and keep the switch closed and control ...
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What is the best way for a DIY'er to work with contractors/inspectors? [closed]

Like many here, I was born with an unhealthy desire to do things myself. It is in my DNA, it isn't gonna change. This is NOT a post about the evils of the government deciding what/when/how I can do ...
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1960s bomb shelter a safe place to wait out a tornado?

I have a 1960s 10x12x8 ft concrete room. It was built under our concrete kitchen floor which is at ground level in 1963. The concrete is 12" thick, except for the ceiling which would be about 24" ...
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Unable to get clear answer on which breaker flips first

I've rented a space where the transformer and main panel are fenced off and I can’t access it without calling the landlord. He lives rather far away and is the only one with the key and that kind of ...
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Can I use EP 80W/90 oil instead of EP90 oil in a Belle MiniMix 150 gearbox?

I have a Belle MiniMix 150 110V Electric Cement Mixer the documentation says to use a EP90 oil, but these days it seems that most outlets only sells EP80/90 oil. What is the difference and doe sit ...