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comment Can I safely use a 9w LED bulb in place of a 40w incandescent?
The problem is that lightbulbs used to be measured in popular parlance by wattage (energy), not by light output (lumens) So people went shopping for a 100W bulb not knowing how much light output they were looking for. Since nowadays we have CFL and LED lamps that produce the same amount of light on much less wattage, they helpfully tell you what the equivalence is for the light, in this case a 9W using (energy) will produce the same amount of light as a 75W conventional bulb
Mar
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revised what is beeping in my house?
Removed personal anecdote, not even sure why it was approved as an edit.
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answered Source of periodic buzzing noise in the walls
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comment Can a power inverter work continuosly?
Well, short explanation, you're not going to get 1000W @ 110V by putting in any sane amont of 12V. Let's make up 1100W @ 110V, which give us 10 amps exactly. A typical 1000 watt hair dryer (the amount of heat made) at 12V would require > 80 amps of power to get put into this inverter, probably setting it on fire. What piece of equipment exactly is it that you're looking at operating in this manner?
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reviewed Approve Does cold galvanizing compound restore the rust protection of a galvanized duct?
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accepted Why is a neutral wire needed for most 'smart' light switches?
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comment All outlets on one 15-amp circuit, need AC unit
homedepot.com/c/… has a gauge/distance/max amperage grid chart. A word of note, a 10 gauge extension cord will be heavy (and not cheap, either)
Jul
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comment All outlets on one 15-amp circuit, need AC unit
Why can't you use an extension cord? If the gauge is enough it will be electrically "safe" (obviously would still be a trip hazard, suspect to damage, etc)
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comment Is this tile installed correctly?
speaking pedantically, did you want a 6" offset or a (random look)? Those are almost opposite words and I can empathize with the installer not doing what you wanted, since I'm not sure what you mean either. They should have asked you before they started and you should have been more precise (diagrams are great!).
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