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bio website IsaacEMoses.info
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I founded mi.yodeya.
I'm also a public transit technologist.
Major Jewish communal credentials: Mashgiach Emeritus, MIT Hillel Kosher Kitchens; Gabbai Emeritus, MIT Orthodox Minyan.

Contact me off-line at lo_yodeya@ (my personal domain, listed in this profile).


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accepted Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?
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comment Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?
@bib, I'm looking at 2" or shorter braces, and I want to put bolts through them and through 2x4s. The goal is to temporarily join two 2x4s with the 1.5" face of one resting against the 3.5" face of the the other, using a bracket on the inside of the join (hence maximum 2"). I want to use bolts rather than screws to make it easier to detatch and re-attach.
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@unforgettableid, 1) A lampholder is a socket for a lightbulb. 2a) No. 2b) I rent, so no. 3a) No. 3b) Yes; I ended up using that instead. 4) Probably not, as the single overlooking window is right in front of the kitchen sink.
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
That's exactly what I'll do if I can't get my power safely out of the exterior receptacle. It's not my first choice mainly because of bugs.
Sep
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
Changing the light fixture is not an option, since I only need this setup for about a week.
Sep
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@MikePowell: It'll be out there on the order of one week. The cover is roughly of this size and configuration: homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Outdoor-Lighting-Outdoor-Wall-Mount/…
Sep
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
@NiallC: What if I use a lampholder adapter, a grounding adapter with a wire going from the grounding lead to ground, and a GFCI adapter with built-in circuit breaker?
Sep
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comment Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?
Could I run a wire from the ground lead coming off of the 3-to-2 adapter to, say the metal cover around the light fixture to achieve safe grounding?
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asked Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket?