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Old 01-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Ask the Electrician

So we have ask the plumber, how bout a ask the electrician. Im a licensed electrician and I know there are more on this site. If you have any electrical questions post em and ill do what I can to help out. Anyone else that is an electrician send a post so everyone knows. Hope this helps some people and save you some money!
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I wouldnt try it! Electricity is not something to mess with! but as long as your not grounded you should be fine!
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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it will trip the breaker if everything working right and you will get shocked.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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Let him have this thread man. He's trying to help others out
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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electrical tape is not a good insulator so you can still get shocked.... so any real question on projects or something not working right in the house.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Even if you're not grounded, you don't want to complete a circuit across your chest cavity: i.e. one wire (or fork, whatever) in each hand.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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Where online can I order a new mogul base socket for a 50 year old lamp?
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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i had low voltage halogens installed in my living room. after a year or so, one of them isn't working anymore, even though i've replaced the bulb. what am i looking at to repair this? can i do it myself? i am electrically challenged.

also, i have an old house with only 100 amp service. sometimes when the dryer is running, some lights in the basement are on, and someone is using a particular outlet, it will trip one of the circuits in the panel box and the lights go out . is there an easy fix for this?

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
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Where was this thread a month ago???? I got it figured out now, no thanks to the local electrician.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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Where were you a couple of weeks ago when I needed an electricians help?
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
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Where were you a couple of weeks ago when I needed an electricians help?
I was in the garage telling you to check the breaker.

I'm a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician, going for my Masters in a few months.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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I was in the garage telling you to check the breaker.

I'm a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician, going for my Masters in a few months.
What causes a grounding loop in a residential wiring system ?

When my fridge turns on I can hear a cyclic hum in my subwoofer .

They are on seperate dedicated circuits , and on different phases .

The only thing they have in common is they are both in my generator sub panel .
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #13
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What causes a grounding loop in a residential wiring system ?

When my fridge turns on I can hear a cyclic hum in my subwoofer .

They are on seperate dedicated circuits , and on different phases .

The only thing they have in common is they are both in my generator sub panel .
harmonics maybe?
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:13 PM   #14
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harmonics maybe?
How do you mean ?
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
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How do you mean ?
certain types of loads produce harmonics, but its very rare on houses, its more common on industrial type loads, so I'm not really sure that is your problem, I could be way off....

A bit of info about harmonics here
http://www.cpccorp.com/harmonic.htm
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #16
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certain types of loads produce harmonics, but its very rare on houses, its more common on industrial type loads, so I'm not really sure that is your problem, I could be way off....

A bit of info about harmonics here
http://www.cpccorp.com/harmonic.htm
Thanks , I'll check that link out

So basically , the fridge compressor would be causing the harmonic for some reason ?
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sorry man just playing
i always thought electrical tape was a good insulator- hence the use as electrical tape
if i were to get a backup generator where/how would i hook it up?
Hey man I do electrical work. you should go try out that paper clip idea and let us all know how it goes. But be sure to do it in your bathroom or kitchen outlets. (just joking, don't do this) I got a laugh from your comments though. Sounds like the thoughts of a 7 year old.
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Thanks , I'll check that link out

So basically , the fridge compressor would be causing the harmonic for some reason ?
If I was right then yes, but honestly I'm shooting blind here, I would think its rare for a fridge to do that, I think they mostly use capacitor start - type of induction motors.

If you turn off everything or mostly everything in the house, does it still happen?
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