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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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answered What could cause my oven to trip at a certain temperature?
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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?
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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
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comment How to install 230V Light with Light-activated-resistor?
Not a good idea unless you want to see some smoke.
Feb
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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
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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.
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answered How Many Amps Is this breaker?
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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.
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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
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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?
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comment What should I do about this gap between the tub and tile?
You could go to the effeort and make a skirting out of the tile that fits to the curve- maybe a different colour. Its allot of effort but will look the best. Easiest.... white silicone. Not grout because it crack with time and white because it will visually level out the bath.
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comment How do I properly install a replacement thermostat in my refrigerator?
I am glad you got it sorted in the end. Testing those things can be quite daunting but it seems you narrowed down the combinations and got it working :) Please accept the answer if you feel it was the one that helped you.
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comment Why did I lose power to half the house when the breakers did not trip?
You really should have tested if there is voltage AFTER the breaker and BEFORE the breaker before replacing anything at all! If there is no voltage before the breaker refer to testers comments. If you had no voltage after the breaker then faulty breaker, replace. But if you have voltage before and after it is obvious there is a sub panel somewhere or severe damage has occurred to the supply lines (rat eating them, over loaded and melted or got cut somewhere.) WARNING There might be LIVE but not GND in the sockets. Use a self grounding screwdriver to test for LIVE. BE VERY CAREFUL!