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Alexb03 01-06-2012 06:59 PM

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!

Alexb03 01-06-2012 07:03 PM

I wouldnt try it! Electricity is not something to mess with! but as long as your not grounded you should be fine!

Alexb03 01-06-2012 07:08 PM

it will trip the breaker if everything working right and you will get shocked.

sean266 01-06-2012 07:11 PM

Let him have this thread man. He's trying to help others out

Alexb03 01-06-2012 07:24 PM

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.

bjmoose 01-06-2012 07:26 PM

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.

bjmoose 01-06-2012 07:28 PM

Where online can I order a new mogul base socket for a 50 year old lamp?

jackhart 01-06-2012 07:28 PM

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?

thanks.

skidooman 01-06-2012 07:41 PM

Where was this thread a month ago???? I got it figured out now, no thanks to the local electrician.

ImpulseRed008 01-06-2012 07:46 PM

Where were you a couple of weeks ago when I needed an electricians help? ;)

Saskquatch11 01-06-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ImpulseRed008 (Post 4312918)
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.

OZ-T 01-06-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TacoRider11 (Post 4313234)
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 .

epa4wd 01-06-2012 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 4313542)
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? :notsure:

OZ-T 01-06-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epa4wd (Post 4313575)
harmonics maybe? :notsure:

How do you mean ?

epa4wd 01-06-2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 4313620)
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

OZ-T 01-06-2012 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by epa4wd (Post 4313648)
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 ?

B ryan 01-06-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmcqueen280 (Post 4312818)
:D sorry man just playing
i always thought electrical tape was a good insulator- hence the use as electrical tape :notsure:
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. :)

StaticFilter 01-06-2012 10:31 PM

I'm also an electrician, mostly commercial but residential sidejobs aplenty... subbed to help

epa4wd 01-06-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 4313677)
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?

MotoXdoer 01-06-2012 10:36 PM

I WORK WITH 480V 3 PHASE AND 240V 3 PHASE EVERYDAY. BEEN SHOCKED BY 110 PRETTY GOOD BUT NOT ANYTHING HIGHER.


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