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Distribution and use of electricity throughout the home. Electrical standards vary greatly worldwide, so providing your location in your question or your profile helps ensure you get answers that are relevant to you. Posting photographs of wiring junctions or drawing a wiring diagram and posting it is also highly recommended.

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If you can light up a bulb with a battery, you should be able to use this approach (assuming the two runs of pipe never touch). Attach one side of a low voltage battery (e.g., 1.5, 6, or 9 v) at the …
answered Feb 25 '18 by Yehuda_NYC
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In brief, all you need to do is put a simple on-off switch in series with the spots. The existing switch will then control power to the spots and the fluorescent but if the new switch is off, the pow …
answered Nov 27 '15 by Yehuda_NYC
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If you have had no problems with your electricity, why change the panel? Changing it costs money, probably a few thousand if an electrician does the work. I run my house with 70 amp service. Realiz …
answered Jun 30 '16 by Yehuda_NYC
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Yes. Even if your current doorbell is totally mechanical, with no electrical power, you can install a digital one by going wireless. Search the web for "wireless door chime" or "wireless doorbell …
answered Jun 26 '18 by Yehuda_NYC
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The 110 v electrical plug on my vacuum cleaner started to fray. I put on a replacement plug but I have a little difficulty pulling the plug out of the wall. I would like to replace the plug with …
asked Jun 25 '18 by Yehuda_NYC
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I have two chimneys, one of which sticks up much higher than the other and the rest of the house. Is installing a lightning rod as simple as attaching it to the taller chimney and running a suitably …
asked Jul 24 '18 by Yehuda_NYC
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Yes, it is possible and relatively easy since it is all low voltage and simple circuitry. If you have multiple heat zones, you need to be sure you have the termostat controlling the basement zone. I …
answered Feb 1 '16 by Yehuda_NYC
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to upgrade the electrical service coming into your house. Do not just put in a larger main breaker based on the number and size of the circuits in your house. If your current panel is 200 amps and …
answered Jan 30 '18 by Yehuda_NYC
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For low voltage applications, fan out the copper strands and then twist them together. Use rosin core solder. Tin the soldering gun (i.e, melt a little solder on it). Heat the copper and apply sold …
answered Jun 26 '16 by Yehuda_NYC