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by Stainless
Sun May 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground Loop Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Ground Loop Problem

Stainless, Run another ground wire between the two Breaker Boxes. This way you can be sure they are both grounded together. I was thinking about doing that but wasn't sure if this violated any NEC rule. I know it's not uncommon for buildings to have several electrical services (apartment buildings ...
by Stainless
Sat May 01, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground Loop Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Ground Loop Problem

Thank you for the replies - and I apologize for not getting back to this sooner, but I wanted to get the dish grounded and see what happens before I replied back. Today, I ran a ground wire from the dish (connected it to one of the bolts on the dish itself and used a self-tapping bolt to ground the ...
by Stainless
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground Loop Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Ground Loop Problem

I believe I have a ground loop issue on my audio system and trying to find the best solution to the problem. My setup is as follows: I have a small “home theater” setup in my living room consisting of a television, DVD player, satellite receiver, apple TV, and audio receiver. All the video devices c...
by Stainless
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monitoring for when a pump is running
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Monitoring for when a pump is running

Thanks for all the ideas! I initially thought of an AC current clamp but wasn't sure how I could make it work to be powerful enough to make any use out of it. My experience with these have only been to measure current. Eventually, my desire is to interface it with my home automation panel via an inp...
by Stainless
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monitoring for when a pump is running
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Monitoring for when a pump is running

I live in a rural area and have my own septic system. Other than knowing what not to put down the drain and occasional maintenance from a service company, the system runs without intervention. There is however a pump on the system for one of the tanks. When the tank gets to a certain level, the pump...
by Stainless
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

Re: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person

It does but that would not work for her. She really only uses the computer for the internet and type up the occasional letter. And even that usually end up in a call to me because something pops up on the screen she doesn't understand. Plus the computer is in another part of the house as the stereo ...
by Stainless
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person

My mother has a collection of about 80 CD’s. She likes to play them from time to time and has a Sony CDP-CX151 (100 disc) CD player connected to a home stereo system. A little background on the Sony unit – you label each CD (manually) into the player and, using a job dial, select the CD you want to ...
by Stainless
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About DSL
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

Re: About DSL

I've worked in the alarm industry for 17 years now, and I would double check that RJ31X. I've seen them go bad. What happens when you pull the plug is that the contacts inside the jack fall back onto a shorting bar, that completes the connection from the NID to the house phones. If that connection i...
by Stainless
Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altronix 6062 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: Altronix 6062 Question

Well, got a 3,300uv capacitor in there and works perfectly! I ended up having to order one because I actually didn't have any capacitors in my parts bin close but gave me an excuse to order some extra stuff from them, so we all win!

Thanks for the help!
by Stainless
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altronix 6062 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: Altronix 6062 Question

Thanks again. I'll have to dig through my parts bin and find a couple of capacitors to try, but if I have the 3300uv I'll use that one first like Len suggested. It's actually been a little warm here the past couple of days so haven't fired up the pellet stove, so hasn't been a priority to address th...
by Stainless
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altronix 6062 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: Altronix 6062 Question

The current draw listed on the cut sheet is 40mA with the relay energized. As far as the time, I really only need it to keep the timer active for only a second or two. Thanks for the help!
by Stainless
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altronix 6062 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Altronix 6062 Question

I have a pellet stove in my living room that works great. If I run the furnace fan, it works even better to circulate the air around the house. So I decided to connect something up that will automatically turn the furnace fan on when the pellet stove is running. Below is a schematic of how I have ac...