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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #80 on: December 01, 2017, 02:32:02 PM »
I hope @yitrap is OK!  :)
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #81 on: December 02, 2017, 10:45:03 AM »
I'm fine, I'll update shortly thanks for the concern

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #82 on: December 02, 2017, 03:58:57 PM »
So this is the front of the bar, not sure if that's considered a surge protector or not.

I've tried wiring in just the live and testing the ground plug and I'm pretty sure I'm getting electricity in the grounded holes, gonna test it again now to make sure.
ETA. I think this power bar is broken, I just tested it all three holes are apparently live even when the "fuse" is off.
Gonna try getting a new power bar and try this again.

What's weird is that in the US I used it for a year without an issue the only thing I can think is that the outlet I was using wasn't really grounded.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 04:06:08 PM by yitrap »

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #83 on: December 02, 2017, 06:58:42 PM »
Sorry not following. Across what two terminals are you testing for power?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #84 on: December 02, 2017, 08:19:42 PM »
Sorry not following. Across what two terminals are you testing for power?
Tried all three "holes" of a single plug/outlet on the bar, they all show live with my tester.

I know the tester works cause when I try in a regular outlet only the live one shows live.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #85 on: December 02, 2017, 08:22:00 PM »
Tried all three "holes" of a single plug/outlet on the bar, they all show live with my tester.

I know the tester works cause when I try in a regular outlet only the live one shows live.
How were you testing them. Is this just a single lead tester you touch to each terminal/hole?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #86 on: December 02, 2017, 08:24:40 PM »
Tried all three "holes" of a single plug/outlet on the bar, they all show live with my tester.

I know the tester works cause when I try in a regular outlet only the live one shows live.
It may be getting a "live" read from another "hole", is that possible?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #87 on: December 02, 2017, 08:24:48 PM »
How were you testing them. Is this just a single lead tester you touch to each terminal/hole?
Yes, something like this.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #88 on: December 02, 2017, 08:34:45 PM »
You might be getting those reading because of some type of surge protection the strip might have. Remember the power strip works with the adapter.

Did you try the power strip in a different outlet. Also do you any appliance that has a three prong plug and try it in the outlet.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2018, 11:47:29 AM »
Update. I bought a new power bar wired it up and it works like a charm. Thanks for all the help

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2018, 11:53:03 AM »
What would it cost to re-wire 4 BX cables with newer stuff, in a small house (so, not going that far)

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2018, 12:07:29 PM »
What would it cost to replace a meter box?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2018, 06:37:47 PM »
Looking for a good electrician in the Flatbush area to put up some light fixtures
Any leads are appreciated
Tia

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
Looking for a good electrician in the Flatbush area to put up some light fixtures
Any leads are appreciated
Tia
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #95 on: February 11, 2018, 06:43:56 PM »
What would it cost to re-wire 4 BX cables with newer stuff, in a small house (so, not going that far)
What is code, romex or conduit?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2018, 06:44:30 PM »
What would it cost to replace a meter box?
What's a meter box?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2018, 08:45:41 PM »
Part of my basement has 3 light fixtures. They are 2 foot long t12 fluorescent tube bulbs. The older thick ones.
How tricky is it to change them to recessed fixtures? Tia. Maybe I should speak to whacked1's person...

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2018, 09:00:36 PM »
Part of my basement has 3 light fixtures. They are 2 foot long t12 fluorescent tube bulbs. The older thick ones.
How tricky is it to change them to recessed fixtures? Tia. Maybe I should speak to whacked1's person...
It depends if the end of the cable at the point where it enters the fluorescent fixture can reach where it needs to be to enter the recessed fixture. It could depend on many other things. For example, if the wiring is very old, it can crumble as you work with it. Why do you think it might be tricky?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2018, 09:21:02 PM »
Cuz I'm not an electrician, lol.