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Back in the day...

  • First computer - IBM XT 4mhz with 8mhz turbo.
  • First application - Blackjack, with SVGA graphics written with Pascal

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Presently...

  • MCSD Certified and helping to create world class solutions for global companies.
  • Published a book about the Raspberry Pi
  • Building electrical gadgets in spare time.
  • Generating Bitcoins and accepting spare coins at 126HA8L1dP7fr7ECu2oEMtz6JpDRnzqp9N

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May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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comment What do I need to install LED strip lighting?
You cannot direclty connect to the mains of the house. You can use small 12volt 5A convertors. Best find regulated power ones. At the switch you keep the wiring the same, but instead of switching on the lights, you switch on the the 12V convertor, which power the LED's
Apr
23
answered Leave the water heater on?
Apr
23
revised 12V DC LED Dimmer
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Apr
23
revised 12V DC LED Dimmer
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Apr
23
answered 12V DC LED Dimmer
Apr
23
answered What could cause my oven to trip at a certain temperature?
Apr
23
comment How do I restore this deck?
Yea sanding will be good. But that gives you two options. With the orbital sander just give it a rough sanding, so that your new deck restore paint will fill in the cracks and all that. To give a really nice finish, use a sliding sander and and with the grain to get a smooth finish, this is only best if you using natural paints, or glossy (but non slippery) paints. Orbital sanders cause the most damage so to say, as its always best to sand with the grain, not against it. You could just use a power jet, proper one! clean the decks and repaint it deck restore in similar colour, lasts 2 years?
Feb
24
revised What do I need to install LED strip lighting?
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Feb
8
revised How Many Amps Is this breaker?
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Feb
8
comment How Many Amps Is this breaker?
It was late at night, and 22Kw didn't look or sound right. Sorry. Bryce. I said No in my answer. He is asking for trouble by DIY'ing this one.Its pretty obvios, isn't it? So I answered it like that. And yet I got -1 . Yaaay
Feb
7
comment How to install 230V Light with Light-activated-resistor?
Not a good idea unless you want to see some smoke.
Feb
7
comment How can I determine if there is any damage to the conductors of a circuit?
Easiest way is to do a continuity test. Disconnect all the wires from the breakers and ground rails and temporarily connect your live wire to a long enough wire(doesnt have to be thick) and take it to the panel. Use a voltage meter set on ohms on the wire that is going to the switch and the wire your brought back to the panel. If you get 0ohm or very close, its fine, switch to neutral. If no reading, find the next switch on the same circuit, try from there until you find the fault. Hopefully one of the other switched is at fault, bad wiring on another switch (like hanging off a thread)
Feb
7
comment How do I change out the light bulb in this fixture?
Possibly you can just pull the fixture out, as Byrce suggested they could be spring clips. If you cannot see screws anywhere that will typically be the situation. But be careful when pulling the fixture, a sudden dislodge and you might drop the fixture or even worse fall of the ladder (chair) you are standing on. Try and leverage one side by applying pressure from the top (nearests to the ceiling) downwards and examine how it behaves. If hear a distinct crackling/scratching sound it means there are screws somewhere, so don't pull any more.
Feb
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revised How Many Amps Is this breaker?
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Feb
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answered How Many Amps Is this breaker?
Feb
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comment How Many Amps Is this breaker?
It looks like a 2 Phase panel box. Each breaker looks to be highly over compensated for the core size of the wires too.
Oct
25
comment Does the neutral wire float or go to the neutral bus on a sub panel?
Earth and neutral are combiner in one rail? That is that US code? only I suspect. EU does not allow that at all.
Oct
18
comment What should I do about this gap between the tub and tile?
@HerrBag - The row is flush with the tub... but the tub is curved towards the end. What really should have been done is tiled "BEHIND" the tub!! DMoore.. double work?