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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.


May
11
comment How can I mount a tablet on a wall?
You can also put a piece of ***(insert name here) and mount your tablet to someplace in your car and use the GPS feature. (No watching movies or checking emails)
May
7
answered Vampire Power Draw and Power Strips
May
7
comment How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
@DrewSpickes Also, if you did it my way and if you had an 18 cubic inch box you would probably have to change it to a 21 or 23 cubic inch box. This too would have been originally constructed this way.
May
7
comment How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
I cannot do that. I had it in my mind that the switch box would have had 120v power in it, not just a switch leg. Now it would take 12/3NM or 14/3NM between the switch and the garbage disposal and 12/2NM or 14/2NM between the switch and the dishwasher to make my way work.
May
6
comment HVAC unit won't come on
Do you have Fuses?
May
6
comment How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
Yes. From how I interpreted your question I thought that to be the best.
May
6
revised How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
explained link better
May
6
answered How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
May
4
awarded  Enlightened
May
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
3
comment Why would an iMac computer cause lights on a circuit to flicker when it goes into sleep mode?
It could be Steve Jobs haunting you. Maybe he will show you where he hid the money? :)
May
3
answered Is this fluorescent light fixture a major electrical problem / fire hazard?
May
3
comment Why would an iMac computer cause lights on a circuit to flicker when it goes into sleep mode?
I would plug it into a good quality surge strip or a battery backup. If the mac is sending a surge then the strip (or b/u) will pick it up.
May
2
revised How can I install a wired smoke detector without compromising the fire rated sheetrock?
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May
2
answered How can I install a wired smoke detector without compromising the fire rated sheetrock?
Apr
29
reviewed Approve How do I drill a hole in a shelf without going all the way through?
Apr
27
answered Would wrapping a wood fence post in plastic help protect it?
Apr
26
comment How do you replace missing vertical blind slats?
They are not hard to trim yourself, if you ever have to. If you have a chop saw or something similar and a panel blade. Even though they are thin try to do it in 2 passes, they don't seem to splinter that way.
Apr
24
comment Is it safe to run a USB cable inside a wall?
@Scott you are correct in downvoting as it really didn't answer. I just took it for granted that you could read my mind. Even tho I was the recipient, I encourage more downvotes as long as the explanation is just and comment explaining why.
Apr
24
revised Is it safe to run a USB cable inside a wall?
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