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by perfectbite
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arc fault interrupter breakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Thank you Dale (are you still inTurkey?) I wish it were that simple but the breakers aren't near each other. The householder seems to think that I am making a fuss about nothing even though her fridge's hinges are live with tramp votage (24 VAC) when her fridge is on because someone put a ceramic bo...
by perfectbite
Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arc fault interrupter breakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Arc fault interrupter breakers.

I wrote a detailed post but, after maybe five or six paragraphs of background information it simply disappeared and I won't bother re-writing it. I know how more information is always requested here and we both lost out. My question was,,,,,, What is the thinking and technology behind the new Arc fa...
by perfectbite
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flour. lamps and high tech.
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Welcome back, perfectbite. What are you smoking? :grin: Hello backatya. I am trying to quit smoking tobacco (a knock down drag out annual New Year's resolution) and haven't subsituted anything else. I was just thinking of the strictures of the night and wondering whether, besides electrical filamen...
by perfectbite
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flour. lamps and high tech.
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

I suppose I would have to add the refining of volatiles and pressure vessels to that list of high tech gadgetry and as something we take for granted. Even in the European Dark Ages writing wasn't lost so it wasn't as Dark an age as it could have been and my thinking is that writing and fire and simp...
by perfectbite
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flour. lamps and high tech.
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Flour. lamps and high tech.

Hello, long time no see. Happy New Year. I have three questions that I KNOW I can get a real answer to here. 1. What is it that changes the flourescent lamp's cycle from the given 60Hz to 7,200Hz? How was the change up in frequency accomplished in the old pitch and copper and iron ballasts? 2. What ...
by perfectbite
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The impending death of incandescent bulbs
Replies: 100
Views: 22501

I would like to know what commercial area (or name) such low energy decent lighting will appear from so that I can watch out for it.

Are any other countries focusing on this? The EU countries perhaps?
by perfectbite
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The impending death of incandescent bulbs
Replies: 100
Views: 22501

I know this doesn't have much to do with dimming flourescents but I find that I like (perhaps even need) a nice balanced lamp light for reading. I used to buy the incandescent Verilux bulbs that were made in France and that said on the box 'dyed blue glass, NOT painted blue glass like cheap imitatio...
by perfectbite
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 24VAC to 12VAC
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: 24VAC to 12VAC

Thank You. It really was friend whose wife was PO'd that her husband had broken her lighted table top fountain. He showed me the remote controller for the ornament and it was an X-10 thingy. The utility company had had to replace a neighbourhood transformer on Christmas Day and the surge (apparently...
by perfectbite
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 24VAC to 12VAC
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

24VAC to 12VAC

A friend of mine has (had) a 120 VAC to 12 VAC 20W wall wart running a tabletop lighted fountain his wife is fond of. The light bulb burnt out and he replaced it not with a 10 Watt halogen bulb but with a 20 Watt halogen bulb which eventually caused his non fused, potted 12 VAC 20 Watt wall wart tra...
by perfectbite
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ley lines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Ley lines?

In this month's Scientific American one of the articles is on the Earth's Geodynamo and the 'flipping' of the Earth's magnetic poles. One of the article's diagrams shows what looks to be a tangled, exploded two color ball of yarn.<p>Given the advanced technology that is able to plot out these lines ...
by perfectbite
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnet zapper
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: Magnet zapper

Terri.<p>"That's how come I'm still so pretty and still have ten fingers on each soft white lovely hand."<p>Ten fingers on each hand????? Dem maganets ain't doing you no good at all babe.<p>[ March 29, 2005: Message edited by: perfectbite ]</p>
by perfectbite
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: school projects
Replies: 23
Views: 5080

Re: school projects

For what it is worth, I agree with josmith.
by perfectbite
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital thermostats
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Digital thermostats

An elderly neighbour had her heater checked for the wintert and the guy broke her 1960's era Honeywell analogue clock that switched the thermostat on and off. I have looked for a replacement timed thermostat but they are all digital and I can see her having to pay $65.00 to someone to re–set it for ...
by perfectbite
Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromagnetic physics question
Replies: 41
Views: 7593

Re: Electromagnetic physics question

Thank You Terri.
by perfectbite
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromagnetic physics question
Replies: 41
Views: 7593

Re: Electromagnetic physics question

Stephen, You mentioned two things:<p>"Edison applied himself to a wider range of devices than Tesla, for example the light bulb, batteries, telephone and phonograph. He also observed the "Edison effect" in a light bulb. This was the basis for the Fleming valve, which was later developed by De Forest...