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comment How do I determine my breaker panel's maximum wattage?
You mentioned that it was three phase, so you need to take that into account for the final power calculation. It also depends on if it's delta or wye connected... For delta, I figure 7 kW, and for wye, 12 kW, assuming 3 phase 100 V, with 40 A line currents.
Jul
19
comment Is it necessary to use GFCI receptacle with AFCI/GFCI combo breaker?
This question is similar to another, but not quite a duplicate: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/37501/…. My answer there describes the difference between GFCI and AFCI.
Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
10
revised What can cause the capacitor in an air conditioner to fail?
grammer, notes about duty cycles
Jul
10
answered What can cause the capacitor in an air conditioner to fail?
Jul
6
revised What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
grammar2
Jul
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revised What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
Grammar
Jul
4
answered What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
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awarded  Necromancer
May
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answered Clarification on sharing a neutral for 2 circuits
Apr
22
comment New water heater, now shower goes cold if hot water is used anywhere else in the house
Do you have a hot water re-circulation system? Is it possible that the inlet and outlet of the water heater were reversed? It's also possible that a separate fixture in the house is failing....
Apr
17
reviewed Approve How to connect a earth leakage detection GFCI/ELCB?
Apr
13
awarded  Custodian
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Will keeping the hot water running by accident cause any damage to the hot water heater
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13
awarded  Revival
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awarded  Famous Question
Mar
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revised Why do light bulbs all over the house burn out disconcertingly fast?
Note about lifetimes
Dec
10
comment Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?
Different countries, different allowed products. For example, this product on Amazon is the sort of connector we use in the US.
Dec
9
comment Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?
The steel pipe is good. It's the flexible pipe that I would be concerned about.
Dec
9
comment Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?
Right, I was worried about "The fitting is so close, it feels like it will thread but just doesn't." meaning that you threaded it on somewhat (along with the photograph of the great big wrench). If you used minimal force, it's probably fine.