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by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

thats quite a dynamic range. I may have depleted some of the charge while dialling back my meter to an appropriate range, but did it twice (had my wife remove the hot bulb) to take my reading. I've repeated it just now twice more, and detected 0.3 and 0.1 as steady readings, though it flashed to -65...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

positronicle As predicted the bulb does hold a charge, I measured ~0.03V DC on it. That still just confirms the bulb has energy in it, be it DC voltage, small, but I imagine that DC in an AC circuit gets to do lots of funky things: question is does the 0.03V DC theoretically yield my 1.5V Ac reading...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

positronicle
Didn't see your post earlier. I can try
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

On the chance that the interpretation was to add the ground to the ground in the switchbox, I did, and the end result... no difference. none. Nothing different than using the groundwire in the box as my reference. My wife is going to make me remove the wire running through the hallway and down the s...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

Chris I appreciate your efforts with trying to address the ground as an issue, but other than hearing over and over again that you have bad experience with grounds in your place and thus always keep a ground a few feet away from you at all times, I'm just not following what you're getting at? You te...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

I have accepted the CF bulb putting energy back into the empty system - I've go no problem with that anymore as a reality, but I am unable to wrap my mind around the wire having 1.5-2V when it is just the wire direct from the socket and 25V when I connect it to the switch. If it is going to be the n...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

Okay, in an attempt to be THOROUGH in making sure that the ground isn't an issue or determine if it was... I emory-clothed a patch on my cold water pipe, and then clamped to it both the ground wire from some spare 14-2 romex and some 18 gauge speaker wire as well. With the common probe held to those...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

I guess that is a flaw in my diagram as-is, the image would indicate the black and white are on the opposite sides of the outlets from what they should be. But in reality, they are all correct, that was something I originally wanted to be sure of to make sure the polarity was right, and also have an...
by BooMod
Thu May 18, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

yes, the light blue is 'white" wire. From the switch to the light (rather, light box to the switchbox) the white is marked with colored tape since it isn't neutral, but carries the power into the box to then tie to the red that goes to the common. The second pic with the switch voltages is a SCHEMAT...
by BooMod
Wed May 17, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

alright, I'll run a speaker cable from the water pipe in the basement that has a couple other big ground wires attached to it... >>Turn on the light, and add in this wire to the ground return post as a full return ground But I need a bit more clarification here. Add in this wire ..exactly where, exa...
by BooMod
Wed May 17, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

Reference? >>one lead lodged between a groundwire and the screw clamping it to the box, the same spot wedged for recording all the line voltages of the live incoming, travellers back in, etc. Is that not meaning reference is ground? Its the same reference for EVERYTHING, one probe jammed into the sa...
by BooMod
Wed May 17, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

it has been magically fixed - the images, not the problem ;)
by BooMod
Wed May 17, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

I already did readings with an incandescent bulb and no bulb at all - 0V as I had expected. >>After looking for other crossed wires and similar effects "downstream" of the switch / light here, then I did the same tests with no bulb and an incandescent bulb and it looks normal (0.0-0.2V on my multime...
by BooMod
Wed May 17, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

Thanks for the detail - however, its right up there at 10 and I need it dialed back to about 6... some dummying-up would be appreciated. Are you indicating that it is the mere act of hooking my multimeter up that is going to cause some trivially non-zero to report as a much greater value? I can full...
by BooMod
Tue May 16, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help explain free energy in my house light circuit?
Replies: 35
Views: 8525

one lead lodged between a groundwire and the screw clamping it to the box, the same spot wedged for recording all the line voltages of the live incoming, travellers back in, etc. I had even removed the switches earlier, and put some nuts on the live power + one of the travellers only, initially thin...