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Author Topic: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09  (Read 26508 times)

Offline morbus

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2009, 05:58:35 PM »

The lights flicker on and off in half of my house, it has old aluminum wiring. I would like to fix it myself because i cannot afford an electrician and this book would certainly help :) Thanks!

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2009, 12:04:02 AM »
I had to buy an old mobile home from an oilfield roustabout wanting to make a 'killing' (literally).  His DIY electical repairs are only a tad better than his DIY plumbing repairs.  The first thing I had to learn the hard way was that the aluminum BX armored wiring 'acquired' from an oil rig requires special connectors, i.e., Cop-Alum (or just plain black electrical tape), to connect to the copper wires on the new electric water heater! Burning electircal wires have a distinctive smell, don't you know.  Different issue In the same week, a breaker in this guys' 'new-to-this-trailer' breaker box that he installed popped.  Good right?  Vote still out.  Tripped the breaker 15 minutes after I plugged a fairly new vacuum cleaner in but hadn't turned on yet.  Trying to figure out the circuits ... .. 18 to 21 switches, outlets, etc. (still a mystery) on one circuit but only 4 on the circuit that I plugged the vacuum cleaner into (the microwave was not in use). Lost 2 power supplies, a harddrive and a one motherboard on a different and what I thought was my best circuit.  For 3 months, I've had all the parts incluidng a circuit tester to repair an outside outlet in a box by the door but still too chicken to try without supervision.

Please, I really do need this book! I'm getting better at rebuilding my computers but Internet is sporadic, my repair book was published about the same time this trailer was built, and I think all of my friends' husbands are avoiding me.

Offline pallanesfour

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2009, 12:16:12 AM »
it'll help me undo all the major catastrophes I've gotton my self into trying to undo what i did do :o :D :rofl: :2funny: ;D :) :o

Offline YossiD

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2009, 12:20:13 AM »
Can certainly help do the job correctly and safely.

Offline tcape

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2009, 06:16:54 PM »
Could be some useful information.... I'd like to see it from thier perspective.


Thanks for the opportunity.


Tony

Offline mikedee5

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2009, 05:09:07 AM »
Fear keep me away from doing elec. work in my house any help I could get would b great!!!!

Offline smr42

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2009, 09:27:54 AM »
 ;D I really need this book because I am a female who knows NOTHING  :2funny: about wiring a house and am attempting to close in my carport which means doing the wiring in it. thanks, and wish me luck!

Offline gaedbo

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2009, 10:05:09 AM »
This book would be a great addition to other electrical items and info I have.  I do electrical work for friends, family, and as a volunteer, so any additional information is appreciated so I can do the work correctly.

Offline Crow

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2009, 01:06:34 PM »

I Want This Book.....
End of Story

Offline winniefan

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2009, 04:17:09 PM »
Last time I played with our wiring, I made a big mistake. With this book I can avoid those mistakes again!!!!
Thanks,
AJ, and Icehouse

Offline fdmed7

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2009, 12:43:03 PM »
It would be great to have a book like this, I won't kill myself, or burn down my house.

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 04:11:01 PM »
The winner is arcticcatmatt.  O0

Once again I would like to give a big thank you to member Icehouse for donating this book for us to giveaway. Thanks Icehouse!

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Congrats arcticcatmatt!


Offline arcticcatmatt

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 04:44:38 PM »
WOOT! I never win anything!

 :DAwesome! Awesome Awesome!  :D

I need that baby, I have the kitchen torn apart and need to do GFI outlets in both and have no idea what I am doing.. and I need to rewire the dishwasher, and I have had a compressor from a lawn sale in my garage for 2 months to hook up but I need to wire it in (220) and have no idea.

THANK YOU Ice House and AJ!

PS - sent you guys a new member from my work today to join up  O0

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2009, 05:08:03 PM »
Got your PM arcticcatmatt and sent a reply.

Your book will be shipping out priority mail Monday morning.  O0

Please let us know when you get it.

Thank you,

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2009, 09:39:35 PM »
Congrats matt!!! You da man!!!
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Offline arcticcatmatt

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Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2009, 11:54:41 AM »
Congrats matt!!! You da man!!!
It takes more than a book to make me da man! haha  :P