152 – Video – The stuff you use to wire your home

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I have just posted a new video on You-Tube covering electrical devices, boxes and cable.  Watch it here on on  YouTube –  HERE . Working on my next video on circuits – kinda complicated – but getting there..  Hopefully this week it will be ready.  Stand By.. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///devices_boxes_and_wire.mp4 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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151 – Solar Basics

In response to a question, this show explains how solar power systems work including battery based and grid-tie systems.  I explain how to calculate their output, what to do when the sun don’t shine, and some other practical information.   Solar Map I referred to with the hours per day of solar production http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-151-solar-power.mp3 Podcast: […]

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139 – More on Neutrals

This show answers the two questions posed in the last show, that is: 1/ What happens when you “loose” a grouind 2/ If the neutral is the other conductor for both power feed legs, why is it not larger in capacity to handle the current from both legs?   http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///139-moreonneutrals.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window […]

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62 – Misc. Topics

This podcast looks at some misc. topics that needed to be covered before the insulation and sheet rock are installed. Please re-load episode 61 – the audio file was incorrect and had been repaired. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-62-MiscDetails.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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58 – Back-up Power

A podcast on generators covering the types, fuels, sizing, and how to safely hook one up. Link to interlocks for panels:  http://www.interlockkit.com/ Honda Generators:  http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/Generators/ http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-58-Electrical_8.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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57-3-Way Switches & The Panel

A podcast trying to explain how to wire three and four way switches and how to safely work in your breaker box.  Please be careful – hire an electrician to tie in your feeds if you are not sure.  I can not be responsible for your actions!  Get someone who has done it before to […]

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56 – Outlet and switch wiring

This podcast looks at how to wire an outlet and a switch with a few variations thrown in for good measure.  3-ways will be covered in the next podcast, as will tying them into the main breaker panel. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-56-Electrical_6.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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54 – Electrical Lay-out

In this podcast, we talk a bit about laying out your electrical wiring and start talking about installing it. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-54-Electrical_5.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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