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comment Can I wiring LED light fixtures in parallel?
Basically, if you search for "LEDs in parallel", you get primarily information about wiring bare LEDs, so I want to be as explicit as possible to the OP that that's /not/ relevant here.
Aug
20
comment Can I wiring LED light fixtures in parallel?
@Passerby - I considered that, but I wasn't completely sure what the OP was asking, and by calling them "LEDs", you can conflate the two, so I wanted to make the distinction as clear as possible.
Aug
20
comment Can I wiring LED light fixtures in parallel?
Product page for reference: lusalighting.com/120volt.htm Those are integrated LED lamps, not just plain LEDs.
Aug
20
comment Can I wiring LED light fixtures in parallel?
If your leds are specified to run on 120VAC, they're not LEDs, but rather LED lamp assemblies, with integrated drivers. Putting bare LEDs in parallel can cause issues with non-equal current sharing, but that's for bare LEDs only. You will be fine.
Aug
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comment Should a heavy duty transformer (used predominantly for LED lights) be on the mains ring or the lighting circuit?
What is a "ring" in this context? Do you mean circuit, as in circuit-breaker connection? Or is there a physical switch you use to switch this off?
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comment How can I retrofit this existing wall-heater with an external thermostat?
How do I distinguish a valve that will work with my wall-unit from one that won't?
Jan
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comment How can I retrofit this existing wall-heater with an external thermostat?
Holy crap, a 7000 MVRLC valve is ~$150!
Jan
14
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comment How can I retrofit this existing wall-heater with an external thermostat?
@MichaelKaras - I don't think that'll be a problem, as there doesn't seem to be any overtemperature cutout at all. Remember, this is a heater from the 60s/70s.
Jan
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comment How can I retrofit this existing wall-heater with an external thermostat?
In that case, could I replace the whole valve assembly? I'm willing to take the whole burner out and replace it, if need be.
Jan
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comment How can I retrofit this existing wall-heater with an external thermostat?
@shirlockhomes - Correct (well, except when I turn the pilot off for the summer, but then I have to manually re-light it in the winter).
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comment What type of ethernet cable do I need for outdoor use?
This is very, very wrong. CAT5E and CAT6 do have different cable types.
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