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    I appreciate the reply (maybe not the...

    I appreciate the reply (maybe not the condescending le-sigh). I confess ignorance as I am not a lineman and have never watched them at work. While I know gloves aren't designed for 115Kv I thought...
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    The negative resistance characteristic of an arc...

    The negative resistance characteristic of an arc in plasma is interesting. Scientists do some crazy experiments, in the 60s a group of engineers and scientists at Chrysler charged a number of...
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    Thanks much!

    Thanks much!
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    Thanks! I guess my wirenuts are too cheap to have...

    Thanks! I guess my wirenuts are too cheap to have instructions. I know for solid to solid to do a good twist but I wasn't sure what to do with stranded. I have essentially been doing as you say with...
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    Connecting Stranded to Solid Wire

    What is the acceptable method to connect stranded copper wire to solid copper wire using a wire nut. In specific I am connecting an Aube thermostat to 10 ga romex for a 4KW heater.
  6. The Aube thermostats are supposed to be more...

    The Aube thermostats are supposed to be more proactive and maintain temperatures within a degree or so rather than having the temperature swing of mechanical thermostats. They do this by applying...
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    I am thinking the tube will not light.

    I am thinking the tube will not light.
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    I think the physics prof meant that given what...

    I think the physics prof meant that given what she was teaching (heat, light and sound) whichever realm it was in when it died it was a heat death. Since energy can neither be created nor destroyed a...
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    A new wrinkle what if one lived in an area served...

    A new wrinkle what if one lived in an area served by SWER and harvested the step voltage near the ground rod?
  11. Interestingly my Radio Shack digital thermometer...

    Interestingly my Radio Shack digital thermometer read a couple of degrees higher than either Aube.

    Using a Taylor precision bulb thermometer in my den w/o demand the Taylor reads a bit over 70°...
  12. Aube states in their instructions that the...

    Aube states in their instructions that the thermostat will be warm. I assume that they have differential circuitry to allow for that but have not measured room temperature independently. I have a...
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    All energy dies a heat death, but some is hard to...

    All energy dies a heat death, but some is hard to measure. Would the farmer's cattle absorb more or less energy than the ionization of mercury vapor in the tube?

    If everyone turns on a radio at...
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    Thanks, I never thought of that approach.

    Thanks, I never thought of that approach.
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    If energy is being lost to ground does placing a...

    If energy is being lost to ground does placing a fluorescent in its path increase the loss, my guess is no as it is only exciting residual gas in the tube.
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    I'll probably just continue with the 5000 watt...

    I'll probably just continue with the 5000 watt Coleman Powermate as outages are only 1 or 2 per year. When it expires I may do the 4000 watt 120v inverter generator and use a 3000 or 5000 watt...
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    My thought is the energy lost to the ground is...

    My thought is the energy lost to the ground is partially dissipated in the fluorescent tube, as an experiment it could be tested in principle with a van de Graaf. A parallel line I am not sure about,...
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    A professor told our class that occasionally...

    A professor told our class that occasionally farmers stole power from the TVA by stringing a low wire under transmission lines. I believed him as he had a hot line in his office from the TVA, he was...
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    I was getting ready to use a stick blender today...

    I was getting ready to use a stick blender today and pretended I was looking for an outlet under the uppers. I decided that the normal location is quite convenient and don't look that bad.
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    As an engineer the NEC always throws we with the...

    As an engineer the NEC always throws we with the term "bonding", it makes me think CadWeld which is how NASA bonded to ground wires. Seems to me a screw in a panel or on a clamp is a connection...
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    Here's a link for some images, ...

    Here's a link for some images, ...
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    Good points! I hadn't checked my water heater...

    Good points! I hadn't checked my water heater requirements, it is 4500 watts so I am stuck with my 5000 watt generator. It just that most of the time I don't need near that much capacity....
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    Parkway has some interesting adapter cords . ....

    Parkway has some interesting adapter cords . . . https://www.parkworld.us/generator-adapter-cord-c12.html?page=2
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    I would like a smaller (4000 watts) inverter...

    I would like a smaller (4000 watts) inverter generator but they don't have 240v which I need for well pump and water heater. I wonder if with inverters one could sync them using 2 units for 240v...
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    Popular Science used to be a good magazine. I...

    Popular Science used to be a good magazine. I ordered a crystal radio kit from an Alva L Allen (I think the same Alva L Allen that made Heavy punch presses and such) ad in the back of a PS magazine....
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