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  1. Electrical
    I am converting white LED Christmas lights into over head outdoor lighting. The box says I can connect upto 45 strings. I will only need about 10. Since they flicker, I am creating a 4 part diode rectifier bridge followed by a capacitor all encased in weatherproof housing. The one thing I am...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    The outlets and lights lights, whole house, just stared flickering periodically. I tightened all screws and the mains in the breaker box (square D) 9 years old maybe. Shouldn’t be a problem. Can it be a bad transformer or connection at the pole? The main line coming in does sag a little bit more...
  3. Electrical
    I recently spoke with a builder regarding plans for a new home on my rural property. We're looking at something around 1800 sq ft. The builder indicated that they install 200 amp load centers on anything that size (as I expected). I told him that based on my current plan, the electric meter...
  4. Electrical
    Hi. Need some electrical advise. My extent of knowledge of electrician's work is that I can (barely) switch lights on or off in a room. The word "novice" doesn't quiet cover it. Clueless is more accurate. So, Imagine my terror when my wife ordered me to replace an old chandelier in the kitchen...
  5. HVAC
    Hi! (Happy New Year!) :party: I have a 25 year old Payne forced air heater (no A/C since I live by the beach). It has been working well this winter until last week when it stopped suddenly. I had no pilot ignition from the electronic ignitor and so I took the following steps to identify the...
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