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for unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain

profile for Dan D.

For those that were wondering my picture is from the painting
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich (1818).


Dec
12
revised NM cable next to hot water pipe
Fix up formatting.
Dec
12
suggested approved edit on NM cable next to hot water pipe
Dec
12
comment Why is GFCI tripping on refrigerator circuit?
@Mazura Also, which that is a remake of, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.
Dec
11
comment How to repair an electric outlet which died while running a carpet cleaner?
Are you sure that the outlet wasn't GFCI protected? There might be a tripped GFCI that cut off power to that outlet.
Dec
9
comment LED Light Strips on bunk beds
Also AC lighted switches won't light with DC.
Dec
9
comment LED Light Strips on bunk beds
You should pick a switch that is rated for DC (at least 12VDC). Switches' rated for 125VAC @ 10A etc. although they will still function with 12VDC @ 10A they aren't rated for it and will not last. As unlike with AC switches, DC switches aren't assisted by the alternating current which reduces the current to zero twice every cycle and must handle arcing that occurs when breaking the circuit by moving the contacts apart faster.
Dec
9
comment LED Light Strips on bunk beds
@BN83 That one is rated for 10A which would allow for 4 parallel 5-meter LED strips.
Dec
9
revised Are my outlets unsafe?
Properly quote.
Dec
9
suggested approved edit on Are my outlets unsafe?
Dec
9
answered LED Light Strips on bunk beds
Dec
8
revised rigid foam board in basement with exterior guard overkill?
Clean up spelling.
Dec
8
suggested approved edit on rigid foam board in basement with exterior guard overkill?
Dec
8
awarded  Critic
Dec
6
comment Troubleshooting outdoor electrical outlet
You might want to look around the house, for example near the switches for the outdoor lights, for a blank face GFCI which has only the test and reset buttons.
Dec
6
answered How can I make a sunken electrical outlet line up with an outlet cover?
Dec
6
revised splicing a 25 pair telephone riser
fix up list
Dec
6
suggested approved edit on splicing a 25 pair telephone riser
Dec
2
comment Weapon for scorpion hunting?
A steel tamper would crush them wonderfully, although it might be a bit heavy to carry, at least it stands up on its own. You might want to add some UV wrap to the handle so that you can find it in the dark.
Dec
2
comment Adding a mast to a house
Is that a lightning ground that you are running with that wire?
Nov
30
comment How should I secure cables in attic trusses?
Mere support isn't secure attachment.