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revised What is the neatest way to run power to Somfy motorized window blinds?
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answered Is there a danger of back flow from water heater while replacing a saddle valve?
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Yes, you are pulling the same amount of TOTAL current, but you're splitting it between two different devices. So if you were right at 15 Amps before, splitting the load means you are now only pulling 7.5 Amps through a single power strip.
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comment What size power supply do I need to connect two 5M LED strips?
That page lists exactly what you need to get. Just scroll down.
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Also, it's likely that whatever circuit you are plugging in to is rated for 15 or 20 Amps total. Follow DMoore's advice and identify the circuits. Make sure you don't exceed the capabilities of the circuit.
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Most every power strip is 15 Amps. You will just have to get a second one and use another remote control thing, is that is also rated for 15 Amps.
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answered Christmas lights haunting me
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comment Wiring light switch with neutral (Z-wave)
That picture doesn't show enough of the wiring to tell. If you want a definitive answer, take a better picture (might have to pop out the third switch) or draw a wiring diagram.
Nov
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comment After moving stove and rewiring, why don't I get any heat from my stove?
Where are you? What kind of plug/outlet do you have? Look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEMA_connector Do you have a multimeter? Test the voltage between the pins in your outlet.
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comment How to wire three-way switches to light fixture with a fan?
The only thing missing is the two wires between the two fan switches. The left screw terminal on the bottom right switch should be connected to the left screw terminal on the switch above it. Ditto for the right screw terminals. (This is the same as the light switches.)
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answered How to wire three-way switches to light fixture with a fan?
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revised Newly installed 4" halo can lights have a slight odor when on
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comment Is this patch panel used for phone, security, or data?
You are correct that Gigabit Ethernet requires all 4 pairs. However, 100 Mbit only requires 2 pairs. Thats probably good enough for home use. I'll update my answer. But your statement is literally incorrect: the CAT standards do not specify how to use the wires, only the manufacturing specifications.
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comment Newly installed 4" halo can lights have a slight odor when on
Are the lights touching insulation? If so, are the lights rated to be touching insulation?
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answered Is this patch panel used for phone, security, or data?
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answered I live in student housing and my shower doesn't get hot enough. What can I do?
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revised Air Conditioner woes: water pooling in basement, condensation on ducts, frost on outdoor copper pipe
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