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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #270 on: January 14, 2019, 11:58:34 PM »
The white pieces in the photo are trims, not cans. As for the metal pieces, I'm surprised you removed them. Would the retrofits not have fit if you left those metal pieces in?
Correct, would not have fit.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #271 on: April 08, 2019, 10:32:14 PM »
 So my gardener removed some bushes today and in the process also cut out an outlet that was next to them connected to the fence, I don't really care  about the outlet because I don't recall ever using it I'm just nervous now that there is a buried live wire somewhere in my yard.

Should I be concerned?  Anything I can do aside from digging around and looking for it? (Something i'd rather not have to do)

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #272 on: April 08, 2019, 11:43:59 PM »
So my gardener removed some bushes today and in the process also cut out an outlet that was next to them connected to the fence, I don't really care  about the outlet because I don't recall ever using it I'm just nervous now that there is a buried live wire somewhere in my yard.

Should I be concerned?  Anything I can do aside from digging around and looking for it? (Something i'd rather not have to do)

Thanks
Yes, be concerned. If you think you know where the wire leads to, turn it off or disconnect it at the next junction box.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #273 on: April 09, 2019, 01:10:21 AM »
Yes, be concerned. If you think you know where the wire leads to, turn it off or disconnect it at the next junction box.
If the gardener cut some live wires with an electric saw I'm sure there would have been some sparks or something, my hunch is its a dead outlet.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #274 on: April 09, 2019, 06:09:35 AM »
Yes, be concerned. If you think you know where the wire leads to, turn it off or disconnect it at the next junction box.

But what if I don't know where the wires came from?

If the gardener cut some live wires with an electric saw I'm sure there would have been some sparks or something, my hunch is its a dead outlet.

Good point but how would I know for sure? Maybe he just pulled really hard and it ripped
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #275 on: April 09, 2019, 10:01:38 AM »
Yes, be concerned. If you think you know where the wire leads to, turn it off or disconnect it at the next junction box.

So I see this at the back of the house and I'm assuming the wires go from there and under the concrete to the the fence on the opposite side



How do I tell which breaker in the house is for this so I can turn it off?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #276 on: April 09, 2019, 10:37:09 AM »
So I see this at the back of the house and I'm assuming the wires go from there and under the concrete to the the fence on the opposite side



How do I tell which breaker in the house is for this so I can turn it off?
Use a wire tester and a partner and flip the breakers one by one.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #277 on: April 09, 2019, 01:48:07 PM »
Use a wire tester and a partner and flip the breakers one by one.
The cover visible in the photo should be covering fully insulated wires, where you wouldn't be able to use a neon tester or multimeter to contact the wires without damaging them. Instead, use the test device that makes sound but doesn't require electrical contact.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #278 on: April 09, 2019, 02:24:16 PM »
The cover visible in the photo should be covering fully insulated wires, where you wouldn't be able to use a neon tester or multimeter to contact the wires without damaging them. Instead, use the test device that makes sound but doesn't require electrical contact.

There is a light switch also that was for in-ground lights that are also gone, those wires are much easier to get to, would it make sense that both the lights and the outlet are on the same breaker?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #279 on: April 09, 2019, 04:23:51 PM »
There is a light switch also that was for in-ground lights that are also gone, those wires are much easier to get to, would it make sense that both the lights and the outlet are on the same breaker?
Where's the electric coming from? Another outlet on the opposite end?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #280 on: April 14, 2019, 12:35:01 PM »
I have a Kitchenaid 6000HD mixer and it was making really bad sounding noises when turned on. I opened it and found this fan-looking thing on the back of the motor (mounted on the back end of the shaft). It was cracked and half was flying around inside the housing, making noise. Took it off and it sounds fine.

My question is: Is there any risk in using the mixer (indefinitely) without it? I couldn't figure out what it does- it looks like a fan but the blades are really small, and there's also no vent on the housing anywhere for this fan to get air out or in. Any risk in just using the mixer without it? Anyone know what this price does?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #281 on: April 14, 2019, 12:43:44 PM »
I have a Kitchenaid 6000HD mixer and it was making really bad sounding noises when turned on. I opened it and found this fan-looking thing on the back of the motor (mounted on the back end of the shaft). It was cracked and half was flying around inside the housing, making noise. Took it off and it sounds fine.

My question is: Is there any risk in using the mixer (indefinitely) without it? I couldn't figure out what it does- it looks like a fan but the blades are really small, and there's also no vent on the housing anywhere for this fan to get air out or in. Any risk in just using the mixer without it? Anyone know what this price does?
Just found the part online. They just call it a fan. It's this part. Anyone know if I actually need it?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #282 on: April 14, 2019, 08:08:27 PM »
Just found the part online. They just call it a fan. It's this part. Anyone know if I actually need it?
It's probably to prevent overheating

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #283 on: April 14, 2019, 08:11:17 PM »
It's probably to prevent overheating
Can a fan prevent overheating if there's no vent to let air in or out?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2019, 03:09:13 AM »
Just found the part online. They just call it a fan. It's this part. Anyone know if I actually need it?
How expensive is it to purchase?  It might save your machine down the line.