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  1. Thread: Intermatic

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    Yes I bypassed and lights were good. None of the...

    Yes I bypassed and lights were good. None of the photocells worked even shining lights into them. 2st clock would revolve but stop at switch. 2nd clock seems ok so far.

    Sometimes the little...
  2. Thread: Intermatic

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    Intermatic

    Anyone else having trouble with Intermatic photocells and time clocks? I tried 3 different photocells on some sign lights. None worked. I got to thinking a time clock would be better for the...
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    CSST Gas Pipe Bonding

    Looking at a house where gas pipe bonding is needed. Gas and electric come it at opposite sides of house. Just inside crawl space is gas furnace with 2 sections of CSST. Meter base is across crawl...
  4. Thread: Tool Bucket

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    Yes, these look good. I like the rivet idea. I...

    Yes, these look good. I like the rivet idea. I never used them much but rivets are lightweight & compact. Could also caulk them with silicone against weather.
  5. Thread: Tool Bucket

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    Yes, but I have not found a good one like I had....

    Yes, but I have not found a good one like I had. Went to the same store but they no longer sell them at all. Looked on websites and in stores. Lots of places have some version but not what I like....
  6. Thread: Tool Bucket

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    Tool Bucket

    I am thinking of making my own tool bucket from a std 5 gallon bucket. I once had a good slipover carrier that I loved; used it for about 5 years. It had just the right pockets all around. I have...
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    GFCI Recept/LED lightssoil

    Am troubleshooting a situation at an apt complex. A couple of LED lights have been installed at a driveway sign & flower bed. Main recept kept tripping 3-4 times a day. The were pulled from an...
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    I have rarely seen old BX in decent condition. If...

    I have rarely seen old BX in decent condition. If I had to strip and reconnect an old piece, the conductor insulation would crumble right at the cut of the sheath. I mostly was able to get customer...
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    These are great. I have gone through several sets...

    These are great. I have gone through several sets of them. Not good for really heavy work but good for boxes and/or cleaning ragged threads.
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    Try Southland in Burlington, NC. 336-227-1486....

    Try Southland in Burlington, NC. 336-227-1486. They have a lot of old stuff.
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    That's a lot of dumbing down, to make a punch and...

    That's a lot of dumbing down, to make a punch and bolt that don't go together. Common sense would go a long way........
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    If you must quote it, go at least for 2 men a...

    If you must quote it, go at least for 2 men a full day, plus scaffold rental, plus all the floor protection, etc, and include some clause about unknowns. Chandeliers can be a lot of work and will be...
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    An awful lot of tedious work on the couple I...

    An awful lot of tedious work on the couple I helped with. If you must do it, make it T&M.
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    True, but Milwaukee parts should at least fit...

    True, but Milwaukee parts should at least fit within their own brand, I would think.
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    Careful with Milwaukee Tools

    I have used various Milwaukee power tools since the 1970's. They have always been good performers, could handle any task. But I am irritated with some of the other tools they have brought out. I...
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    The little I dealt with capacitors, a bad one...

    The little I dealt with capacitors, a bad one caused the fan not to start but didn't affect running speed. I would have to spin the blades & then it went OK. Do they work differently with different...
  17. Thread: Great Job

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    I already get plenty of those, would be nothing...

    I already get plenty of those, would be nothing new. :p
  18. Thread: Great Job

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    Haha, that's right. I thought about that while...

    Haha, that's right. I thought about that while writing this. We do get some pleasant jobs but this has been about as ideal as it can get. A great job to train a new helper too, as you can see...
  19. Thread: Great Job

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    Great Job

    I think I made a wrong turn and found a small piece of Heaven this week. Been working a couple of days on a small commercial remodel with another tech. Space is nearly all open, ceiling is mostly...
  20. Thread: Hard Use Flex

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    Those look good too.

    Those look good too.
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    RIB01P30 looks like the right one. Double pole,...

    RIB01P30 looks like the right one. Double pole, single throw, normally open with 120 coil voltage. only question is "pilot duty 1640 volt/amps". At 240v, that only amounts to a little over 6 amps. I...
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    Right you are. 1st & last time I try that....

    Right you are. 1st & last time I try that. Looking back, I should have argued against it.
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    I haven't seen 2 pole photocells. Have checked a...

    I haven't seen 2 pole photocells. Have checked a few websites and still looking. The ones I used were single pole but labeled 208-277. I should have noticed 1st thing the code violation with only 1...
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    RIB Relays for 240v Lights?

    I may have mentioned part of this before. Looked recently at some parking lot lights, powered on 240 double pole circuits, originally switched by a photocell on 1 leg. Several photocells were out. I...
  25. Thread: OOPS!

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    Ha ha, I forgot to mention it gave me a cramp in...

    Ha ha, I forgot to mention it gave me a cramp in my kicking leg and a bad bruise on the other.
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