Tuesday, December 18, 2012

“The trouble with quotes on the internet...



...Is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine”- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

PCB ballast

Hazmat
These things leak Hazmat
And when they blow, they let out a big smokey cloud of hazmat

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NuHeat floor

Nuheat Warm Floor: Report no heat

Discovery
No short. No open. No fault. Steady resistance. Steady amp flow on bypass. Heating system sound.

Switch gives faulty report
(stat is open)
Switch has intermittent open.

Reconnected stat and circuit makes
Switch has intermittent function now.
Other trouble remaining is lack of grounding connection

System de-energized until new switch is delivered.
Plan to correct the ungrounded condition, replace switch [$320 special order]  test and release


This side up

This is a high intensity discharge metal halide fixture got an incandescent lamp mounted upside down hanging off wire touching the hub ah yes...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Electrical issues!


Federal pacific panel is water damaged. Loose connections in multi wire circuits caused gfi outlet failure.

Even the pipe connections, the couplings that connect the pipes
are not tight

Tightened as possible.

Attempted to remove and rewire dishwasher but opening needs reworked.

Troubleshoot, removed and replaced the kitchen counter GFI outlet.

Install new GFI outlet next to the dishwasher is required by code.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

washlet bidet

Duravit bidet install. Valet parking for the work truck.
Porter bringing up my tools in a luggage cart...  =)

Monday, August 13, 2012

San Francisco working clearances

So I was thought the working clearances rule was inviolate in San Francisco but I'm finding more instances where we see a green tag from the '90s with inadequate meter working clearances