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If it involves computers or electronics, I probably do it.

I have experience with Exchange, Sharepoint, Zabbix, Powershell, Hyper-V clusters, and a whole host of other things.

If you need to contact me, my email address is grant@emsley.ca


Aug
18
comment Electric shock - was I stupid, unlucky, or a combination of both?
@NateKerkhofs however if the other side of your body is well grounded (barefoot on concrete, or holding a metal pipe for support) at the time it can easily be fatal. So despite it usually being just unpleasant, we should be extra careful to not let it happen at all. I hate north america's plug design - there are many safer designs but we are stuck with once you can easily get shocked by.
Aug
18
comment How to protect outside cable wire from myself?
There's no such thing as a "standard black wire cable"! What is it for?
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
answered Electric shock - was I stupid, unlucky, or a combination of both?
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
comment Is there a keyed switch that can be used to power off a subpanel?
You might not want to shut ALL the power off on a regular basis...workshops can be quite dangerous in the dark.
Aug
5
comment Why is high voltage coming out of HDMI port on my TV?
As Chris said, we need to know exactly how you measured this voltage.
Aug
5
comment What kind of glue is best for a black plastic kitchen appliance (ABS plastic)?
After you are done you may want to pick up a cheap microwave radiation leak detector card to ensure the fixed latch is holding the door fully closed.
Aug
5
comment Should I be using wire nuts to connect my light socket?
@speedypetey Every time you redecotate and want a different fixture. Every time you break it (I'm clumsy, edison base sockets are fragile). Over the course of 50 years it adds up.
Aug
5
answered Should I be using wire nuts to connect my light socket?
Jul
29
awarded  Excavator
Jul
29
revised How do I connect my new faucet to my supply line?
added periods. Fixed strange capitalization.
Jul
29
suggested suggested edit on How do I connect my new faucet to my supply line?
Jul
18
revised can you combine 2 circuits into 1?
added 233 characters in body
Jul
18
answered can you combine 2 circuits into 1?
Jun
30
comment Undersized AC - Options?
Many home improvement stores will rent thermal cameras so you can see where all the leaks are. In addition, there may be gov. grants or rebates for making your home more energy efficient.
Jun
14
comment How safe is this power configuration?
And this doesn't trip a circuit breaker?!?
Jun
6
comment Is it allowed to connect 14 awg ground wire to 12 awg ground
Ground loops do frequently exist between say, your cable/satellite ground and electrical ground. But not so much two electrical grounds. It shouldn't be an issue.
Jun
5
comment How do I wire LED lights directly from the panel?
@TravisK I'm sure you have that backwards...16 gauge is thicker than 18, and you want thicker wire for longer runs to minimize voltage drop.
Jun
4
comment Do I need to ground Ethernet cable run beneath a pier & beam house?
The extra wire off the side is definitely for pulling strength, so when you run the cable that takes the force of pulling it instead of streching the wires. Usually they are made from aluminum or fibreglass.