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  1. Electrical
    :censored:Hi there, I was not at home when this happened... but I was called to let me know what happened...... My nephew plugged a window ac unit (older model that draws heavy current) into a power strip along with a couple other items that draw heavy current. His statement to me was it ran for...
  2. Electrical
    I recently purchased a house and have been having some power issues. The first thing I noticed several weeks ago is that sometimes when a load comes on (such as when the washer or dryer turns on/changes cycles) some of the lights in the house flicker. I called the power co and they replaced the...
  3. Plumbing
    I'm in the process of having an AO Smith NEXT Hybrid Water Heater installed. Due to space limitations in my Charlotte, NC home, it's being installed in the attic. I'm concerned about the winter storms we have every few years that knock the power out for several days. Does anyone have any...
  4. Electrical
    I have an outlet in my basement that was working fine until this morning. I added a power strip so I could move my computer desk downstairs and it blew when I plugged in all my computer parts. I checked the circuit breakers (all fine) and then bought and installed a new outlet. Nothing. Any...
  5. Electrical
    Yesterday my wife and I layed a beatiful cherry floor down in our dining and living rooms. We used an air compressor and nail gun. Unfortunately halfway through the project the air compressor turned on and the power went out in the dining room, but the breaker didn't go off. The breaker on the...
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