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Old 12-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
Probably does not know the trick of standing his hammer up, with the head on the ground, then placing the bottom of the box at where the top of the handle ends up. Comes up right every time. Then again they probably do not know that there is really no right or wrong height in outlets.
Till you find out you and thehelper have 2 differant lengths of hammers!


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Old 12-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by jbfan View Post
Come on Marc!

That's like sending the lamb to the slaughter house!
Yeah I know .,

And we know what happend in there.

Anyway Happy Holidays for ya.

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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Re: Florescent ballast, commercial or residential?

A magnetic ballast for two T12 8ft tubes died on me. Replaced it with a commercial grade electronic ballast. It created unwatchable TV picture with snowy screen and staticy sound. Traded in for a residential model and problem went away. I suspect it's cheaper to manufacture commercial ballast that generates RF interference rather than residential ones that are quiet. Not necessarily that it's a better ballast or more beefy or anything like that. If it lights up the tubes, that's what they are supposed to do. Commercial ones don't care if it messes up the TV picture in a building with no TV sets.

As for all the controversy about commercial stuff voiding homeowner's insurance, I'd call my insurance Co. and inquire. If they say anything commercial voids policy, I'd start shopping immediately for another company!!
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Re: Florescent ballast, commercial or residential?

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