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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?
« Reply #155 on: July 05, 2018, 06:54:49 PM »
Using your g-d given right of stupidity is an option, not a requirement. Please use sparingly.

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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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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #160 on: July 05, 2018, 08:10:00 PM »
If it's low voltage (it usually is) you don't have to worry about turning off the breaker

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 #161 on: July 05, 2018, 08:11:06 PM »
Yes, it is.

All installed, and I survived to tell the tale.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #162 on: July 05, 2018, 08:16:23 PM »
Yes, it is.

All installed, and I survived to tell the tale.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2018, 09:54:51 AM »
I've googled myself out, already,

I have this bulb which I think is an "sylvania f34cw/ss"



I'm looking for a replacement that I can buy online (with delivery) and so far I haven't found an exact match, can anyone help me find a similar one. I found this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0165PE8CY/ but I'm not sure if it will match based on this Q and A: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/TxM8Z5U7PM4GZL/ref=ask_ql_ql_al_hza

I don't care about the wattage etc... I just need something that will work and wont blow the ballast.

TIA!!
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