Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician

Izat - VA 2017-07-25 22:19:32  

Not sure that I'll end up finishing, but if its code it's worth the extra time to go ahead and do it

Deleted User 2017-07-25 22:19:39  

No problem that's what we're here for. You'll find a lot of this stuff is just common sense. You just need to exercise safety anytime you get into a live panel. If you're unsure of what you're doing you can always shut the main breaker off and use a flashlight or a headlight of some type to perform the work

Izat - VA 2017-07-25 22:20:45  

^i did that twice already replacing all the outlets; I have a pretty healthy fear of getting zapped

Izat - VA 2017-07-25 22:21:06  

Thanks again for your input, it's much appreciated 👌🏻

Deleted User 2017-07-25 22:21:54  

Yes I can be difficult because you have to kind of visualize how the circuit works a lot of times in order to work and safely. Anytime someone with limited experiences working on something they should be energized the circuit

Deleted User 2017-07-25 22:22:27  

* de-energize

Lebens 2017-07-26 01:11:51  

I concur with greg 100%

Lebens 2017-07-26 01:12:40  

@Izat - VA keep an eye out for broken tabs on outlets. They may be switched

Lebens 2017-07-26 01:23:43  

As a rule of thumb on a 120v circuit a 100w is around 1a

Lebens 2017-07-26 01:25:10  

And dimmer switches can only handle usually around 600w. So if you plan on dimming that area you may need to divide the load across two dimming switches

Izat - VA 2017-07-26 03:11:34  

Good to know, luckily no dimmers here but I may do some on the main level eventually

Deleted User 2017-07-26 21:34:07  

Anyone ever make an alternator?

Deleted User 2017-07-26 21:34:51  

That is, convert physical energy into electrical?

Deleted User 2017-07-26 21:48:22  

It is not the easiest thing to do. You basically have a motor that is working backwards. You have to have quite a bit of copper windings inside the frame and you would have to spein it very quickly. If you had it attached to a bicycle or other of means it would not be so bad

Deleted User 2017-07-26 21:48:55  

Electric lady would not be that difficult to build the difficult part is when you have to do the spinning!

Deleted User 2017-07-26 21:49:20  


Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:02:20  

Seen them on sail boats. Was also thinking sewing table pedal.

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:10:39  

Yes you have to get the ratios in the windings right and then have a set RPM to keep the voltage at a set level. I'm sure there are simple units I'm talking more along the lines of a consistent voltage output of 110v or higher

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:11:52  

Any way to do it without copper? Practically I mean.

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:15:34  

The two components of a motor or generator do not actually touch. It works off what is called induction. Copper or gold would give the best results. Some type of metal has to be used other metals do not work as well

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:18:58  

Yeah is it basically a spinning core inside of coils?

Lebens 2017-07-26 22:27:37  

Rotor and stator

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:30:12  

Yes sir and giving what you're trying to do using steel or something of that nature just wouldn't work for the induction

Lebens 2017-07-26 22:30:18  

Keep in mind when building this that it will always take more energy to make energy than the energy produced. Heat and friction are energy losses

Deleted User 2017-07-26 22:30:37  


Lebens 2017-07-26 22:31:18  

This is the equation that prevents perpetual motion

Lebens 2017-07-26 23:10:27  

Ugh im at a negro house giving an estimate

Lebens 2017-07-26 23:10:55  

Literally a chimp out on tv..... and the smell....

Lebens 2017-07-26 23:11:17  

slave art?

Deleted User 2017-07-27 00:04:58  


Deleted User 2017-07-31 13:36:07  

@Lebens What is a "R&R commercial 225A single phase panel?"

Lebens 2017-07-31 17:16:04  

Remove and replace a 225A single phase panel

Deleted User 2017-07-31 17:38:44  

Ah ty

Deleted User 2017-08-01 02:07:28  

@Lebens so you basically disconnected all the wires from the old panel, tracked them, and required them to the new panel?

Deleted User 2017-08-01 02:08:00  

How long does that take?

Lebens 2017-08-01 02:08:38  

Im on my 10th hour

Lebens 2017-08-01 02:08:53  

Still not done

Lebens 2017-08-01 02:09:04  

Tomorrow i have another one to do

Deleted User 2017-08-01 02:09:08  

Holy feck

Lebens 2017-08-01 02:09:22  

Wednesday im installing a lighting control system

Lebens 2017-08-01 02:09:49  

2.5 days work and ill clear $6k