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  1. Electrical
    Greetings. Two days ago, a power surge from an electrical storm destroyed at least 5 thermostats in our planned community neighborhood of 60 homes. In each instance, the thermostat was a Nexia/Trane model 624 (or similar), which was installed with the furnace by the same HVAC contractor (since...
  2. Electrical
    Several times in the last three years my garage door has opened on its own. When it does this, it will not go back down unless I unplug it or switch the circuit breaker off and then back on. It first happened during a thunder storm so I thought it was a power surge. I plugged it into a surge...
  3. Electrical
    Question below. Got a weird problem with power from the electric utility. Power is on for 2 seconds, then goes off for two seconds, then back on, and so on. This happened this morning at 1 AM, also happened mid-day back around Christmas, and lasts a couple hours both times. Affected me and my...
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    This has been puzzling for a while now. I have this weird circuit problem. When the microwave in my kitchen turns on (it is on a dedicated circuit); the lights in my dining room get brighter and they are on a different circuit. When the microwave shuts off the lights go back to normal. Another...
  5. Electrical
    Hello, I was wondering if a malfunctioning surge protector could have adverse affects on a different outlet from the one it is plugged into. With the surge protector plugged in and turned on, the other outlet lights the circuit tester when the leads are placed at neutral and ground. When the...
  6. Electrical
    Experiencing an intermittent whole home electrical problem - here's the chronology. Two nights ago, noticed a crackling coming from alarm clock. Assumed the clock was dying, unplugged and disregarded. Next day, a surge protector burned out, and as I was removing it, I noticed crackling coming...
  7. HVAC
    Hi, I am trying to install the icm492c voltage monitor to protect my ac compressor. I have attached pictures of all wiring diagrams and actual wiring. Any help on how to wire would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  8. Electrical
    SO - when I really gun it my Potter's Wheel trips the 15Amp AFCI breaker that feeds it + 4 lights + another outlet. I can make pots and the system works, but when I step the pedal down quickly to clean the wheel - the AFCI shuts off. I've been using it for about a year, but the problem seems...
  9. Electrical
    Hi, My housemate and I went out at about 8.30pm last night and are 100% sure we turned all the lights in the apartment off. When we got back to the apartment at about 11.45pm the same evening the ceiling lights in the corridor and kitchen area were on. Both sets of lights are powered by dimmer...
  10. Electrical
    Hi Folks, I am looking for a whole house surge protector that does NOT require the use of extra breakers. Most of these devices want you to wire them in to two separate breakers, but alas, I have none. Is there anything on the market that will fit my needs? Thanks! JRS
  11. Electrical
    Hi! I'm a new homeowner and am new to home electrical systems. Lately, I have noticed that my lights flicker, mainly when larger appliances are on in my house. I noticed it first a few weeks back while I was watching TV. I have a Power Supply/Surge Protector on my entertainment center that has a...
  12. Electrical
    hi there, So i moved into a new apartment which is actually a loft in the top floor of the house. My entertainment set-up is common with a tv being connected to my playstation. Everything was fine with the tv except when I tried to connect my playstation/computer/dvd player using the red...
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