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Dec
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comment What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
@maple_shaft There may be continuity, but it's not designed to carry current, and is not an accepted grounding means.
Dec
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comment What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
@maple_shaft In a perfect world, but what about those 2 prong receptacles that are supplied by cable with no grounding means (which may be a large portion of 2 prong receptacles)? Also, if the receptacle is not a self grounding type (which it's not since it's 2 prong), the yoke is not an acceptable grounding means.
Dec
13
comment Why is my emergency generator hard to pull for starting?
Check the intake and exhaust for any restrictions. 2 stroke Engines are fairly simple, air/fuel mix in, exhaust out. Check for sticking valves, or blockages. Including the make and model number of the generator might be useful.
Dec
13
revised What would happen if I connected a dishwasher to a hot water supply line?
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asked What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
Dec
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answered Why would my TV turn off/on when connected to a surge suppressor?
Dec
13
comment Why would my TV turn off/on when connected to a surge suppressor?
Does the TV turn off, or is it just a blank screen? You have the coaxial cable, a TV, two lamps, and a home theater system, all connected to the surge suppressor. Is that correct?
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revised Why would my TV turn off/on when connected to a surge suppressor?
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revised Can we use an under mount sink as a drop in?
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answered How many Amps in a Garage. AND how to maintain consistent lighting from an outlet (no flickering)
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revised How many Amps in a Garage. AND how to maintain consistent lighting from an outlet (no flickering)
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Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Suggestion for bedroom furniture for a small home?
Dec
11
reviewed No Action Needed Why is there an extra plastic container in my toilet tank?
Dec
11
comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
Are you sure of the model number? I'm not able to find it listed anywhere.
Dec
11
comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
I'm not sure we'll be able to provide any help over the internet. Unfortunately, you'll likely have to contact a different HVAC person.
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revised How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
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comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
When it lost power, were any fuses blown, or did parts have to be replaced?
Dec
11
comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
It's difficult to tell what's going on based on you photos, but I would guess the black and white wires attached to T1 and T2 are from the transformer? The red wires attached to T1 and T2, attach to capacitors somewhere?