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bio website laquintatiels.blogspot.com
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I live in southern California and have worked in the Electrical Wholesale industry for 28 years. I graduated Alabama Technical College with a Degree in Electrical Technology.


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comment Best practice for oily rag safety?
@Johnny - I know that flammable rags have caused problems in laundromats. Maybe lightly saturated might not cause a problem, but explosions have happened due to flammable rags and the spark of a motor starting.
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comment Is this fluorescent light fixture a major electrical problem / fire hazard?
Nice picture of the date code: Sep1965...that means the warranty ran out in 1970. I think that ballast got its moneys worth.
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comment What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches (that are on the US market) ?
X10 is not around any more. All you can find online is just the lesser used products. I work for an X10 dealer and we've had no contact with them in months. I think the world will be a better place.
Jul
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comment How can I isolate my bedroom from refrigerator noise?
There's always blow in insulation.
Jul
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Jul
4
revised How do I mount 20 lb speakers to drywall between studs?
edited title
Jul
2
answered Is there a lifetime failure count for a breaker?
Jun
30
comment Is my window air conditioner cooling properly?
Make sure the fins have not been mashed together so air can get in. If so brush the fins lightly with a brass wire brush.
Jun
30
revised How do I fix a hole in a hollow door?
chg title to question
Jun
29
comment How do I appropriately/safely connect multiple power tools to a 20-amp outlet?
Is your breaker box near your garage or on the outside of your garage? If not could a circuit be ran on the outside of your house or underground? If the box is nearby or if you ran your own conduit it would be worth it to have an electrician put in a circuit. If conduit has to be run and you dig the trench then you would not have to pay for the labor for that part of the job.