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Old 05-02-2010, 09:37 PM   #46
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Or wire up an outlet (where you will see it) & plug in an LED nightlite that is always on - bathroom maybe ?
This would be against code to put in a bathroom, right? Since the circuit would also have a non-bathroom outlet.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #47
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This would be against code to put in a bathroom, right? Since the circuit would also have a non-bathroom outlet.
As long as its GFCI you can have a 2nd outlet/circuit
You need at least (1) 20a circuit feeding the bathroom
As far as I know a 2nd circuit is not against the code
Many large/fancy bathrooms w/TV's etc have more then 1 circuit
My bathroom has 4 different circuits



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Old 05-03-2010, 06:33 AM   #48
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Oh, OK. Got it, dave!
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I think I'd wire a small indicator light somewhere where I would see it on a daily basis
If the lights out, the circuit is out
Or wire up an outlet (where you will see it) & plug in an LED nightlite that is always on - bathroom maybe ?

I may actually do this with the circuit for our freezer
Or the alarm could be wired to a NC (Normally closed) or SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) relay with the contacts closing when the circuit is losing energy.!
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two things that perhaps are worth pointing out.
wether the circuit is gfci protected or not if the basement floods it's still going to trip out
Secondly....in my experience a freezer should hold food without power for at least 6hours or so minimum especially when it's not being opened constantly....so why the need for something that will wake you up out of a dead sleep?
Because the alarm I have on there has a battery that will only last 6 hours before dying out. And that's the spec. I don't think it's that long.
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How 'bout the oil burner in the basement?
My place is not too old but I'm pretty sure it's not on a GFCI.
There already is a non-GFCI outlet (above the water softener). It's also powering the sump-pump in the floor. (Thank goodness it's there by the way----I've been told that such pumps are notorious for throwing GFCI's open).

I think that someone unnamed may just accidentally install an extension to that circuit across the ceiling and be done with it.
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There already is a non-GFCI outlet (above the water softener). It's also powering the sump-pump in the floor. (Thank goodness it's there by the way----I've been told that such pumps are notorious for throwing GFCI's open).

I think that someone unnamed may just accidentally install an extension to that circuit across the ceiling and be done with it.
I have to relate a funny, funny story that happened during a service call. Even though the Blog Administrator (the Hon. MR. Nathan W.) is not running a contest at this time. I was called to re-hang a chandelier that landed on the dining room table. Upon entering the apartment, the Lady of the house starts out by telling me that they.... "Didn't do anything..." did not twist the chandelier..., were not the cause of it landing where it did...! My response; "I'm not the Police or the District Attorney". I don't care who did what. Or anything. Or nothing at all. My job is to hang the Chandelier to the ceiling box...And make it stay there...! (Btw. the reason it landed on the table --regardless of who did or did not twist it-- is, because the original installer did not use locknuts on the 3/8" nipple to prevent the Chandelier from twisting and falling.!

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I have to relate a funny, funny story that happened during a service call. Even though the Blog Administrator (the Hon. MR. Nathan W.) is not running a contest at this time. I was called to re-hang a chandelier that landed on the dining room table. Upon entering the apartment, the Lady of the house starts out by telling me that they.... "Didn't do anything..." did not twist the chandelier..., were not the cause of it landing where it did...! My response; "I'm not the Police or the District Attorney". I don't care who did what. Or anything. Or nothing at all. My job is to hang the Chandelier to the ceiling box...And make it stay there...! (Btw. the reason it landed on the table --regardless of who did or did not twist it-- is, because the original installer did not use locknuts on the 3/8" nipple to prevent the Chandelier from twisting and falling.!
Were there regular nuts [still] there, or was the thing somehow just held up by wire?
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Were there regular nuts [still] there, or was the thing somehow just held up by wire?
There was a standard crossbar with a 3/8" "Opening" through which a 3/8" nipple was threaded. The ceiling box, a "Doughnut" was (firmly) fastened to the structural beam. (Btw. There was no damage to the (heavy) fixture or the table). I installed (and tightened, real tight.) Two locknuts. One above and one below the crossbar to prevent it from "Swinging".!

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