I have this transformer in my basement. It buzzes quite loudly. Is it possible for me to replace it with something from a hardware store? If so, what would I replace it with?
We moved house last week and realised that the electrics we've inherited are not great. [more inside]
For the last week I've been getting intermittent GFCI trips on my houseboat shore power. Is there a way I can track down the source? [more inside]
How do I safely and (pretty) cheaply implement this one-off home electrics / electronics project? I have a low-wattage controller that will drive a high-wattage load having to do with the heating of water. I already have a GFCI extension cord that will stand between EVERYTHING and the wall outlet. The main complicating factor is that this is a single, custom-built thing so I need to use off the shelf pieces for a housing, etc. [more inside]
For a long time I've thought that it would be a fun project to put together an electric bicycle. However I've been stymied by the cost and questionable quality of the existing kits, and the complications and compromises of the various DIY methods that are out there online. I have some ideas for how to go about making a cheap and simple electric bike, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm nobody's idea of an engineer so I thought I'd run some things by y'all and see what insights you have. [more inside]
I'm looking for major theatrical plays, set no later than 1950, that feature a lamp, flashlight, or other luminous prop as important to the story. If possible, please summarize the prop's usage including where in the story the prop is used. Thanks in advance!
Broken light switch. [more inside]
Is it possible to spray something on clear light bulbs to make them frosty and not make them dangerous? [more inside]
Doing 60mph on an incline, I pressed down on the accelerator and nothing happened. What's going on? [more inside]