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Circuitry Mystery

Electrical Filter: Help me figure out how an electrical circuit seemingly got rewired overnight. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Nov 11, 2012 - 32 answers

So how many appliances can I plug in there before starting an electrical fire?

I have a two-plug outlet with a three-plug adapter, meaning that I have four things plugged into the outlet. Am I going to set my sublet apartment on fire? Or rather, how can I keep from doing so? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

We don't need no water!

I'm going to be out of town for three weeks. Is it safe for me to turn off the water heater in my high rise apartment? Each unit has its own and I'd like to save water while I'm gone.
posted by Aanidaani on Jun 11, 2010 - 18 answers

My office needs a computer in it

If I run an extension cord or long power strip under my steam radiator, will something bad happen? [more inside]
posted by doift on Mar 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me be cheap and assuage my ecoapocalyptic depression.

I want to make my apartment more energy efficient. I don't have any control over how much heat I get, so I'm most concerned with a) making sure as little heat is escaping through the windows as possible and b) reducing the amount of electricity I use. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Why doesn't ComEd know where I live?

I need help sorting out an issue involving my electric company, my electric bill, and the other apartments in our building. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jan 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Tell me why I just spent $75.

So the electrician said nothing was wrong. But something WAS wrong, only it fixed itself by the time he got there. Help me diagnose this maddening problem our tenant had. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Sep 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Electricity = juice ≈ OJ

What could cause electricity to go out sporadically? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on May 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Magnetron Torture

My microwave is driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Dec 23, 2006 - 20 answers

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