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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #140 on: May 13, 2018, 09:59:14 PM »
If someone got the 2 wire timer and wants to use it for a chandelier with LED bulbs you can flip one of the many bulbs with a incandescent bulb and everything should work fine.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #141 on: May 13, 2018, 10:01:59 PM »
If someone got the 2 wire timer and wants to use it for a chandelier with LED bulbs you can flip one of the many bulbs with a incandescent bulb and everything should work fine.
If all the bulbs are in parallel, yes.  :)
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #142 on: May 13, 2018, 10:12:01 PM »
If all the bulbs are in parallel, yes.  :)
oh my i thought i'm done, what difference would it make? i w'd assume that most chandeliers are parallel otherwise if one burns out none of them would work correct me if i'm wrong.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #143 on: May 13, 2018, 10:15:13 PM »
oh my i thought i'm done, what difference would it make? i w'd assume that most chandeliers are parallel otherwise if one burns out none of them would work correct me if i'm wrong.
I couldn't let you go that easy.  :)
You are correct. I would also assume they are in parallel since I never seen one in series. 
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #144 on: May 14, 2018, 12:29:51 PM »
If someone got the 2 wire timer and wants to use it for a chandelier with LED bulbs you can flip one of the many bulbs with a incandescent bulb and everything should work fine.
Go for halogen; they are much more energy efficient.
More importantly, there are some incandescent bulbs that as they blow, a shorter segment of the filament can contact both sides, reducing the resistance and sending a surge of current through the timer that blows the timer. I had a few timers that failed and I suspect this type of bulb failure contributed to it. Halogen bulbs that I have seen tend to have a single straight filament where this would not happen.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #147 on: July 05, 2018, 02:35:29 PM »
How do clear a setting for
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you can set 7 programs per week how do you reset program 1  and 2 they should stop running when set to auto?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #148 on: July 05, 2018, 02:56:12 PM »
How do clear a setting for
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SOZI2Y/
you can set 7 programs per week how do you reset program 1  and 2 they should stop running when set to auto?
Cycle through the days for particular program until the day selected is no day at all.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #149 on: July 05, 2018, 05:26:46 PM »
Turning off breakers in my house is a pain. I'm going to replace a thermostat (3 wires, if that matters) - do I really need to turn off the fuse, or am I gonna kill myself?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2018, 05:29:18 PM »
If it's low voltage (it usually is) you don't have to worry about turning off the breaker

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #151 on: July 05, 2018, 06:30:34 PM »
Turning off breakers in my house is a pain. I'm going to replace a thermostat (3 wires, if that matters) - do I really need to turn off the fuse, or am I gonna kill myself?
Is the thermostat connected to power or is it battery powered? If it is the latter (most likely IMO) then the 3 wires are low voltage and turning off the breaker won't do anything anyway
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #152 on: July 05, 2018, 06:38:14 PM »
How safe is it to use a 2-to-3 prong plug converter for an ac?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #153 on: July 05, 2018, 06:41:33 PM »
Turning off breakers in my house is a pain. I'm going to replace a thermostat (3 wires, if that matters) - do I really need to turn off the fuse, or am I gonna kill myself?
No you won't kill yourself but always a good idea to turn off breaker. Safety first. :)
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #154 on: July 05, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »
How safe is it to use a 2-to-3 prong plug converter for an account?
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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 #156 on: July 05, 2018, 06:56:35 PM »
darn autocorrect
By adapter do you mean you will be grounding it through the screw on outlet cover?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #157 on: July 05, 2018, 07:28:28 PM »
By adapter do you mean you will be grounding it through the screw on outlet cover?
It has the option to screw it in, but it's my understanding that just screwing it in is not necessarily grounding it.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #158 on: July 05, 2018, 07:43:06 PM »
It has the option to screw it in, but it's my understanding that just screwing it in is not necessarily grounding it.
If the switch box is grounded and you it into the switch box then it will be grounded as well

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #159 on: July 05, 2018, 08:00:58 PM »
It has the option to screw it in, but it's my understanding that just screwing it in is not necessarily grounding it.
If the switch box is grounded and you it into the switch box then it will be grounded as well
You want it grounded. Safety first!
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