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Back in the day...

  • First computer - IBM XT 4mhz with 8mhz turbo running on MS-DOS 2.0
  • First application - Blackjack, with SVGA graphics written in TurboPascal

Some inspiration...

Presently...

  • CEO of Kula Solutions LTD
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, creating 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

Mar
11
revised What is the best short-term solution for fused neutrals?
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Mar
11
revised What is the best short-term solution for fused neutrals?
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Mar
11
comment What is the best short-term solution for fused neutrals?
I don't know what the NEC is, but that 240.22 paragraph seems to talk about switches and switching high power devices like motors on and off. The question is about changing the fuse box or Distribution panel.. we are not talking about the same thing here. (That NEC paragraph exists in parts with the EU standards - but we not talking about the same thing, unless you can expand your comment to better support down voting me)
Mar
5
comment Why would there be a 50 amp plug on a 30 amp appliance?
I have never seen a 50A, home appliance plug for 220V. That is 11kW (11,000Watts) - What kind of hair dryer uses that absurd amount of energy. But the US uses 110v, so that 5kW. OK, the only home applicance close to that is an electric water boiler, but they tend to be 3kW max. Home electric oven, ~1kW~3kW. Industrial pizza oven, 8kW. But all those were connected using a industrial sockets or direct wired switches, which was wired direct to distribution panel, with a sole breaker. Maybe the 110v/220v is throwing me here. But the op says 220v outlets.
Feb
20
comment 30amp power cord to 20amp breaker?
Yea that is what I meant, what Chief said. I thought you had 2 20A connected directly to 30A without any breaker, or usually a higher breaker on the 30A side. You shuoud use 30A or better ratted cable (for future expansion) on the 30A breaker. All these regualtions are different everywhere, but we always used to put a rated main breaker, say 30A, then distribute that to sub breakers, even if its slightly more. If that ever happens the Main breaker(next to the sub breakers) will trip. For new builds technically sub breakers shouldn't exceed the main breaker. What happens later is another story.
Feb
20
comment 30amp power cord to 20amp breaker?
Your breakers shouldn't exceed to input capacity. So your load centre is 40amp capacity but your supply is 30a. It's not about that you know you never exceed it. It's for others who don't know. Or in case for some reason you do.
Dec
6
comment How to attach concrete to wood?
Howdy. Did you ever finish this project? I wonder how it came out :)
Nov
26
comment Mold in my bathroom is spraying bleach and painting over with Kilz enough?
+1 I have other issues that also relate to this. The first sentence is the best advice for short term resolution.I use to suffer allot in one house while everybody else was well. Today, I know there was something in there (maybe allergic to it) But since I am OK. Maybe its not the mould, maybe its the paint, maybe its the additive in the mortar, maybe it something else. Sure mould is everywhere, but when it starts to seep through the ceiling its a BIG problem, and how do we fix that Mr paperstreet?? RIP IT OUT! Fix the source.
Nov
26
comment Mold in my bathroom is spraying bleach and painting over with Kilz enough?
Sorry to tell you but the best way to remove it is RIP IT ALL OUT, fix the source of moisture. Install new. I have something similar to asthma and I now how bad it can be. Other people don't even realise. If they wont do it, move, for the sake of your child. If you own it, rip it out (don't forget to wear masks and ventilate well)
Nov
26
revised How wide can a sliding door be open, before it becomes a security risk?
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Nov
25
comment Fire proofing walls with Aluminum Foil Tape
Aluminium is a great conductor of heat. aka heatsink in computer, aluminium radiator in cars. The purpose of aluminium foil on certain products is to prevent a fire from directly igniting fibres it "protects" by its open flame. This is only temporary and will defianlty cause smouldering and given the correct atmospheric conditions, ignite. Look for fire retardants, like foams or special material that prevent flash over by releasing various stuff caused by heat, to douse the flame. None of these products guarantee fire proofness though and if electronics go... its even more difficult.
Nov
25
comment What could cause my bathroom exhaust fan to stop working?
possibly the fan is kaput. Dust, moisture, hair and stuff blocking the fan from spinning. If it has a fuse its most likley blasted. Fuses in motors are usually not replaceable. Only thing is to take it out, plug it to normal plug. If (fan != spin) then { replace }
Nov
25
comment Is there a reason not to connect the ground wire to a chandelier?
Test the wire first and make sure its earth. First check if it not live wire by testing the wire and GND. Turn the switches on and off. Then test continuity, you will need a long wire, attach it to earth in the distributor box, then to this wire, set top ohms, should be near 0 (or buzzer with buzz) Possibly there was no need, the previous installer wasnt bothered, or it was causing the breakers to trip randomly. If it causes it to trip the light is faulty and the breaker tripping is there to save your life.
Nov
25
revised What do I need to install LED strip lighting?
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Nov
25
comment New garage door opener, can't push door down, rail buckles up instead
Yea something is not fitted properly :( It should be easy to open and close manually
Nov
25
answered How wide can a sliding door be open, before it becomes a security risk?
Nov
25
comment How wide can a sliding door be open, before it becomes a security risk?
Install a security gate in front of the door. Then you can leave it all the way open while the security gate is closed.
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