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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2 hours ago

Re: Grounding for light fixture

foo1bar,

Worst I've had is where it was a pair of 12-AWG and a 20-AWG in a light fixture.

Especially if the small-gauge wire is stranded and the larger wire(s) solid. Usually the stranded wire just wads up rather than forming [more]

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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2 hours ago

Re: Grounding for light fixture

1poorguy,

I'm no electrician, but the levers concerned me a bit also. ... those levers seem like a possible point of failure.

They're not. If they did fail, the problem would be that you wouldn't be able to put a wire in. [more]

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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2 hours ago

Re: Grounding for light fixture

foo1bar,

The ones you linked to are only for 28 to 14 AWG. At least that's how I read the wago website. I do most of my wiring with 12 gauge, so wouldn't work for me.

No, they are rated 28AWG to 12AWG, solid and stranded, any [more]

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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:19 PM

Re: Grounding for light fixture

Please use wire nuts of the correct size.

Or just use these:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003K124UA

Wago 222's. Also come in a 5-wire version. So much easier than wire nuts! [more]

Tue Jul 22

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Radish replied to the Spreadsheet Advice board. 9:54 PM

Re: external reference

lorenzo2,

The question is, how do the numbers in column B get there?

In cell B1 of work2, type this formula:
=INDIRECT("[work1.xls]"&A1&"!B1")
then copy that down to cell B2, where [more]

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Radish replied to the Spreadsheet Advice board. 2:50 AM

Re: external reference

lorenzo2,

I should have mentioned that the workbook being referenced (sample.xls in the example) must be open (in another window in Excel).

Phil

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Radish replied to the Spreadsheet Advice board. 2:45 AM

Re: external reference

lorenzo2,

Let's say you want the value of cell D9 on Sheet1 in the workbook sample.xls. In cell A1 of some other workbook you have this text:
[sample.xls]Sheet1
and you put the following formula somewhere on the same sheet [more]

Thu Jul 17

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:10 AM

Re: working on the Sabbath day

CCinOC,

For discussion about your observations, no one has done it better (in my opinion) than C. S. Lewis.

That's unfortunate, because I find that essay to be very poor. Clearly, he means to set some fundamentals and [more]

Wed Jul 16

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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:11 PM

Re: LED retrofit of fluorescent tubes

GWPotter,

The DOE did a study and decided the optimum procedure was to turn fluorescents off if they light was not expected to be used for a period that was in the range of 1 hour.

Actually the time is 5 seconds if you're [more]

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Radish replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:46 PM

Re: LED retrofit of fluorescent tubes

1poorguy,

Anyone familiar with this?

Yes, I've used several of the similar
www.1000bulbs.com/product/112512/PLUSRITE-5773.html

These are [more]

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:52 AM

Re: working on the Sabbath day

CCinOC,

"How can I have a relationship with the beings I made and love when they're disgusting, hateful creatures who can't even follow ten simple rules?" Enter JC--God in the flesh.

I've never understood this. [more]

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:49 AM

Re: That took an unfortunate turn

Colovion,

Of course mine will be the one with the NRA license cover and the "I'm not a liberal!" MRC bumper sticker...

[more]

Wed Jul 9

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Radish replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:35 AM

Re: Choosing a Secure Password

warrl,

Unfortunately, those password files get hacked more often than companies like to admit.

It's still rare enough that really the original article is completely irrelevant to any normal person. Completely.

The [more]

Tue Jul 8

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Radish replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:07 PM

Re: Choosing a Secure Password

Pretty much anything that can be remembered can be cracked.

Not in real life. Near the beginning of that article, it says "The general attack model is what's known as an offline password-guessing attack. In this scenario, the [more]

Mon Jul 7

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:40 PM

Re: All the news that's fit to bury

We are all different.

I'm not.

Phil

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:19 PM

Re: Naked and Afraid...

CCinOC,

I can't believe how ill-prepared these people are.

I'd help if they could bring two items each. Is there any way to boil water besides bringing a pot? Or any way to render water safe to drink (without having [more]

Mon Jun 16

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:20 PM

Re: ex-pats in Costa Rica

warrl,

"If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it."

Indeed. There was a guy who used to borrow money from me all the time, and it was always a hassle to get him to pay me [more]

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:12 PM

Re: ex-pats in Costa Rica

warrl,

This person obviously does not want to have a job in sales.

He wants a career in: Kickboxing. Sport of the future.

So I predict that very quickly this person would either change their attitude, or [more]

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 3:04 PM

Re: Big Brother is everywhere

CCinOC,

How about a simple building code that requires street numbers on buildings to be uniform and clearly visible?

They already have that... where you live, oddly enough... but only for ordinary residences. Not businesses. [more]

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Radish replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:35 AM

Re: ex-pats in Costa Rica

307wolverine,

She would shop the local market and buy fresh stuff. No processed foods.

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or [more]

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