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  1. I got the impression that this needed to discern...

    I got the impression that this needed to discern two specific objects, not one object and any light (@tyterhun)source, or any metallic (@parttime)object--is this correct?
  2. Assuming that nothing has changed with the...

    Assuming that nothing has changed with the circuit load, is there any chance that there has been any digging or work that might have damaged the underground wiring?

    It would also be useful to know...
  3. Call 1-800-468-1502 for wiring assistance from...

    Call 1-800-468-1502 for wiring assistance from Honeywell. Could be that new T-stat is faulty.
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    The number of times the red LED flashes is a code...

    The number of times the red LED flashes is a code for a specific type of problem. I have read that 10 flashes means that the video circuit board needs replacing (one of about a dozen circuit boards...
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    Unfortunately, resetting is done through a series...

    Unfortunately, resetting is done through a series of on screen commands selected from the menu--which won't do you much good if you can't turn it on.

    Like Appzalien mentioned, the number of times...
  6. There are several sites that can provide manuals;...

    There are several sites that can provide manuals; here is one of them.

    http://www.hammerwall.com/Manuals/Kenmore/Description/665.16493300/Kenmore%20Ultra%20Wash%20Dishwasher/L0408224/

    Hopefully...
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    These switches vary with different models, do you...

    These switches vary with different models, do you know the model number?
  8. Check out this link. I don't know what your...

    Check out this link. I don't know what your comfort level is testing parts, but I'm out of suggestions. I wish you luck.

    Whirlpool Dishwasher Won't Fill - Model DU980QPDB3 - Repair Parts -...
  9. I don't see if there is a reset button, but it...

    I don't see if there is a reset button, but it sounds like the control lock-out feature may have been activated.

    To turn off LOCK OUT:
    Press and hold AIR DRY (about 5 seconds)
    until the LOCK...
  10. Inspect the wires going to station 1 for any...

    Inspect the wires going to station 1 for any nicks in the insulation that would allow contact of bare wire to earth. That would cause a much larger amount of current than is normal and trip the...
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    By "universe box" I assume you're talking about a...

    By "universe box" I assume you're talking about a universal cable box, right? The basic ones just have cable IN/OUT so won't do you any good. However, some of the combination DVR/Cable boxes do have...
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    Have you checked the air filter for excess dirt?

    Have you checked the air filter for excess dirt?
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    You will need a cord that's rated for 50A and...

    You will need a cord that's rated for 50A and connect it to a dedicated 2-pole 50A breaker in the box, as well as the neutral and ground.

    This can be a dangerous thing to try. If you are not...
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    You'll get strange readings like that because you...

    You'll get strange readings like that because you are reading through the appliances. Always unplug everything when taking voltage readings.

    Separate the wires at old switch, safe them off with...
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    Motor loads will vary as they work harder, but...

    Motor loads will vary as they work harder, but should be all three phases. L1 might be tapped for control side of things, but would be minimal.

    You could have a problem that's developing--check...
  16. Could be an old split bus panel, where one...

    Could be an old split bus panel, where one breaker is feeding the lower section of the panel, another breaker is for the individual circuit. You'd probably notice more than just that circuit going...
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    Simply dropping a weight on it would be more...

    Simply dropping a weight on it would be more efficient than building any elaborate mechanism. Applying a force would have to be sustained so that it doesn't float back up. But hey, do the math--maybe...
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    Everybody expresses concern, but few are willing...

    Everybody expresses concern, but few are willing to make major changes/sacrifices to do anything about it. I'm afraid we'll have to reach crisis mode and have the issue solved in the most undesirable...
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    They do, it's just that it doesn't happen...

    They do, it's just that it doesn't happen smoothly and instantaneously. If one were visible, like smoke, you'd see billowing intermingling that eventually becomes a uniform haze.
  20. To better determine how much material will be...

    To better determine how much material will be needed.
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    In theory each metal will have different density,...

    In theory each metal will have different density, so when in liquid form they should settle into different layers. I'm sure that in real life it isn't that simple.
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    Lots of toxic fumes, burns from ultra-violet...

    Lots of toxic fumes, burns from ultra-violet radiation(similar to sunburn at accelerated rates), exposure to strong electromagnetic fields, and burns from everything becoming really hot.

    There...
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    If you are "in air" touching an energized line(at...

    If you are "in air" touching an energized line(at single point), your body has zero potential difference to the source, and 230V potential difference to earth. Any contact between your body and...
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    Even a 2A hobby type charger would be plenty....

    Even a 2A hobby type charger would be plenty. It's not just the charging, it's also the over-charging and cell balancing that you should be concerned about--especially with Lipo batteries.
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    For small currents it's actually very easy to...

    For small currents it's actually very easy to regulate through a solid state device. But for large currents the price goes way up, and choices go down. You'll just need to search for one that matches...
  26. One thought would be using RFID tag on one...

    One thought would be using RFID tag on one device, reader on second device. Second device could also have microprocessor like Arduino with simple program and then transmitter (such as Xbee) to...
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    I'm not sure about the Raspberry, but I know that...

    I'm not sure about the Raspberry, but I know that the Arduinos have onboard voltage regulators. Most power supplies need regulating, it's likely that it has it. Just would want to make sure that it's...
  28. Some loads would just run slower/dimmer, but...

    Some loads would just run slower/dimmer, but other loads such as electronics could simply shut down and/or have their lifespan greatly reduced.
  29. 20A should be fine for this load. Besides, if it...

    20A should be fine for this load. Besides, if it was too much it would be simply tripping the breaker, not giving these strange symptoms. Newer houses will have dedicated circuit for bathroom...
  30. So you feel confident that the things listed...

    So you feel confident that the things listed above are everything on the circuit (closet and everything else are on other circuits)?

    And when these go out you still read power at the breaker?
  31. Type UF like Don mentioned can be buried directly...

    Type UF like Don mentioned can be buried directly in dirt; another option would a conduit with individual conductors.

    You might consider using a GFIC breaker to avoid nusiance tripping caused by...
  32. Sounds like a brown-out condition. If the...

    Sounds like a brown-out condition. If the microwave and lights are on same circuit, the combined load might be just below an amount which would trip the breaker, but enough to cause sensitive...
  33. Start with the basics. No stand by light often...

    Start with the basics. No stand by light often means that it's not getting power. Make sure outlet has power, cord is fully engaged (check both ends of cord), check that it's not plugged into power...
  34. I agree with hfcarson, this needs to be tracked...

    I agree with hfcarson, this needs to be tracked down methodically. If you are not comfortable or simply don't have time, get some help. Loose connections can be tricky; they also create heat and can...
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    Compressors generally are used to compress a gas,...

    Compressors generally are used to compress a gas, then it's during decompression that the air gets chilled. I don't know how to help you with straight condensation calcs, but my hunch is that the...
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    Google can't hook, also called Peavey (hook or...

    Google can't hook, also called Peavey (hook or tool).
  37. I've seen circuits going through receptacles that...

    I've seen circuits going through receptacles that use stab-in type wire connections; they can become loose or even break off and still be barely making contact.
  38. I also think that it's static, likely from...

    I also think that it's static, likely from rubbing feet on carpet. See if the screws on switch coverplates are painted, not bare metal.

    There are products to reduce static in carpet, or you can...
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    If your switch is old and is arcing when...

    If your switch is old and is arcing when switched, that might do it--try replacing.

    Also, some places have exception allowing dedicated outlet on ceiling to not require being GFCI outlet--but find...
  40. That would be like running an electric...

    That would be like running an electric oven--pulling over 40 amps.
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    The power (usually a black wire) will connect to...

    The power (usually a black wire) will connect to one side of the switch. The other side of the switch will run up to the new light. The neutral (white wire) returning from the light will connect to...
  42. Single pins are for High Output (H.O.)fixtures,...

    Single pins are for High Output (H.O.)fixtures, generally found in commercial applications. If you are thinking of changing ballasts, make sure they operate on your building's voltage
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    Two inch conduit. Also, in most places PVC can't...

    Two inch conduit. Also, in most places PVC can't be used indoors (toxic fumes if burned).
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    Hard to say definitively without seeing...

    Hard to say definitively without seeing everything, but I have a bad feeling that the 14-3 was intended to be used for 3-way switch at top and bottom of stairway.

    If true that means you don't have...
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    A DPST switch is like having two switches in one....

    A DPST switch is like having two switches in one. You can choose either wire as one side of the switch, and the pin (on the same side as chosen wire) as the other side of the switch. Does not matter...
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    Hint: We know gravity is pulling it towards earth...

    Hint: We know gravity is pulling it towards earth at a known rate. If this was dropped straight down, how long would it take to fall that far? With the given velocity and ignoring wind resistance,...
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