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bio website laquintatiels.blogspot.com
location La Quinta, CA
age 57
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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.


Jun
7
comment Is there a device that will allow a bathroom fan to run for 5 minutes after it is switched off?
Broan makes a vent fan that has a motion switch built into the fan. Also moisture sensing available.
Jun
7
comment Is there a device that will allow a bathroom fan to run for 5 minutes after it is switched off?
I was thinking about a vacancy sensor (manual on - sensor off) that is rated for a motor load, but I can't find any.
Jun
5
comment Is an LED light strip safe to use under a bed?
What we use as a display at work stays on 24/7 and you can touch the lamps anytime and the heat is not noticeable.
Jun
4
revised What kind of gloves do I need for working around electrical wires?
Changed title to question
Jun
4
answered What kind of gloves do I need for working around electrical wires?
Jun
3
revised How do I vertically connect two 4x4s on a deck to build a roof?
change to question
Jun
2
comment How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
Wattage is wattage, can't help you there. However I think three phase will let you do in less horsepower also, and less horsepower is less wattage. Does a 5 ton unit use the same motor on three phase as it does in single phase?
Jun
2
revised How to adjust a pressure regulator, that doesn't have a screw/bolt?
added picture for OP and redid links
Jun
2
comment Does the Lutron Maestro C.L Dimmer Exist?
@roken - Please see edit.
Jun
2
revised Does the Lutron Maestro C.L Dimmer Exist?
added 170 characters in body
Jun
2
revised How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
correction
Jun
2
answered How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
Jun
2
comment How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
@Tester101 it's plentiful in older homes in the higher end country clubs in the area I live in... or if your home is 27,000 square feet.
Jun
2
comment How to adjust a pressure regulator, that doesn't have a screw/bolt?
Add your picture to http://imgur.com/ and then post the link. Somebody here will add it to your post.
Jun
1
comment Should I replace my septic tank if I don't need to?
Can they remove your old one? I don't think they remove tanks, so that would mean abandoning your old tank and relocating to put a new tank in.
May
31
comment How do I install electrical through stucco
The only way is to make your own gasket, but remember that the stucco surface is usually not flat and gasket might not seal where you need it.
May
31
comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
Didn't know if it would do it so I didn't put it as an answer. I'm glad it worked and I hope I remember that the next time I'm stuck.
May
30
comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
I've never tried it but a 9 volt battery and a voltage detector. Maybe there will be enough juice to make it thru with the voltage drop.
May
30
comment How can I determine why my A/C runs all day?
Another thing on the condenser is that fins and kids don't mix. If the fins are all mashes together that could affect cooling also. If that is the problems then take a wire brush and lightly brush the fins till they seperate.
May
27
comment What is the labeling scheme on these outlets?
Panel names, I'm not sure about. They were given before the hotel was built but would make sense if you had the plans, looking at the main feeds and locations. I don't think the labels are code, just a smart hotel engineer.