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location Las Vegas, NV
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I can be reached at lorenpechtel @ hotmail . com


Oct
14
comment Outlets not grounded? Remedy?
@Asmyldof Yeah, but we don't know it's that badly miswired. I'm just saying that if I suspected any serious miswiring I wouldn't touch any outlet I hadn't confirmed was cold.
Oct
13
comment Outlets not grounded? Remedy?
I have a problem with step #3. He suspects serious miswiring, I wouldn't dream of opening an outlet without first using a meter on it--or much easier: amazon.com/GE-3-Wire-Receptacle-Tester-50542/dp/B002LZTKIA
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
14
revised Are solar panels cost-effective?
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Feb
7
comment Are solar panels cost-effective?
@virtualxtc The same economic problem applies to all solar installations, not just commercial power. Solar only makes sense at present if power costs are very high or if you are off the grid.
Feb
5
comment Are solar panels cost-effective?
@virtualxtc What's that got to do with it? I don't see the relevance at all.
Jan
5
comment How does one fire short staples into hard wood?
@Steven I probably could. It just seems strange that I can't find a way of stapling it.
Jan
5
revised How does one fire short staples into hard wood?
How did I write "a" for "I"??
Jan
5
comment How does one fire short staples into hard wood?
@gregmac I'm trying to fasten a piece of cardboard backing to a wooden frame.
Jan
4
asked How does one fire short staples into hard wood?
Aug
23
comment What types of electrical outlets are found in a typical home in the USA?
@bib The important part is that the 15A plugs fit the 20A sockets.
Aug
22
comment What types of electrical outlets are found in a typical home in the USA?
Note, also, that you can perfectly well plug a 15 amp plug into a 20 amp outlet. I have exactly that situation 3' from me--I had an electrician run an extra line, it feeds two pairs of 20 amp outlets (the cost of two pairs of 20 amp outlets vs a single pair of 15 amp outlets was only a few dollars.) I have nothing special plugged into it, just ordinary 15 amp plugs.
Feb
2
awarded  Editor
Feb
2
revised Are solar panels cost-effective?
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Feb
2
comment Are solar panels cost-effective?
@user66001: You're reading it wrong.
Jan
13
comment Is connecting a 16A plug to 10A sockets for an electric water heater a problem?
@FiascoLabs: Code requires it. That doesn't mean some moron didn't change things incorrectly, though.
Sep
10
comment How do I fix the drain in our refrigerator
@robertwhisler: There's a rigid tube coming down the middle of the back of the unit. I believe it's supposed to deliver the water down by the compressor to be evaporated.
Mar
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
17
answered Is there any feasible way to work with live electrical wiring?
Oct
25
answered Is plunging a toilet without a plunger a good tip or a horrible idea?