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 Post subject: Re: One for Fr. Kenobi
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I haven't seen fuses in a house in a looooong time. All circuit breakers.

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Older houses usually have a fuse box.

You may need to replace a fuse with same amps, a flashlight, and a rubber mat. Follow instructions as in the link below:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/check-fuse ... 24841.html

Modern houses now use circuit breakers. You can easily see which circuit breaker to reset.

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 Post subject: Re: One for Fr. Kenobi
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I have a box of replacement fuses under my sink right now, which I use whenever the power goes out, and the building I live in was built in 2001. Every summer, when it is hot and everyone in the building (except me) is running their air conditioner, the power goes out at least once and I have to go to the basement and replace the fuse to restore the power to my apartment.


Going without AC is the sign of severe mental illness.

I'd rather go without supper and have the AC on.

When we first moved to Virginia from up in yankeeland, we looked at a bunch of apartments around town, some of which did not have AC. I kept saying, "well, I mean, we don't really need AC, do we?" We did, in fact, wind up in an apartment with AC. I am so glad. I had no idea how essential it would become for me!

But up there in yankeeland, air conditioning is still fairly rare. OK, I don't know for sure how rare it is, honestly, but when I was a kid, nobody I knew had it. Nowadays, I think some people are getting it put in, but most of the people I still know up there don't have it. You really don't need it. Yes, it can get pretty hot, but evening comes and things really cool right down. And the really hot days are not common. You get an uncomfortable week or so every summer and that's that.

Military housing at Aliamanu Military Reservation (Honolulu, Hawaii) had air conditioners but no furnace.

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That might be the case in say, Vermont, but down here in PA and NJ the humidity is such that it doesn't cool down much in the evening - or at least not to a point at which one is comfortable. We don't have central air but we do have window units.

Yeah, you're pretty far to the south of the north. I think Doom's closer to the north of the north.

We lived in mid-OH for a few years before moving to VA. Yes, it was much hotter and stickier in OH than it had been way up north, and actually we bought a window unit for our bedroom while we were there.

My wife and I are up on the 3rd floor (converted attic) and we roast up there without the AC. Of course, during the winter it gets colder than the rest of the house.

I've had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Canada over the summer and let me tell you, that is the place to be. The temperature might reach 90 during the day but it's a cool 50 at night.

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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:

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Military housing at Aliamanu Military Reservation (Honolulu, Hawaii) had air conditioners but no furnace.

Military housing at Camp Kuwae, Okinawa, had air conditioners. Of course, the residents had no control over them. The base Civil Engineers would turn them on and turn them off annually -- and lock the thermostat -- according to their rather arbitrary schedule. And according to the military dictate of how "comfortable" was defined. And, BTW, we could not open our windows ... they were sealed .... because we had air conditioning.

I think we got the A/C turned on when the interior temperature was 12 degrees above Hades. Sometime in mid-June. And it got turned off when the outside temperature got below Mt. Vesuvius lava. Sometime in early September.

We used to sleep on the floor downstairs until the A/C got turned on. And again when it got turned off.

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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:


I'll bite. MCB?

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Highlander wrote:
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Military housing at Aliamanu Military Reservation (Honolulu, Hawaii) had air conditioners but no furnace.

Military housing at Camp Kuwae, Okinawa, had air conditioners. Of course, the residents had no control over them. The base Civil Engineers would turn them on and turn them off annually -- and lock the thermostat -- according to their rather arbitrary schedule. And according to the military dictate of how "comfortable" was defined. And, BTW, we could not open our windows ... they were sealed .... because we had air conditioning.

I think we got the A/C turned on when the interior temperature was 12 degrees above Hades. Sometime in mid-June. And it got turned off when the outside temperature got below Mt. Vesuvius lava. Sometime in early September.

We used to sleep on the floor downstairs until the A/C got turned on. And again when it got turned off.

Fortunately, ours was individually controlled.

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Circuit breakers are a result of greedy corporations. If a circuit breaker goes bad, it costs at least 20 bucks to replace whereas a blown fuse only costs a penny to fix.

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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:


I'll bite. MCB?

Malabar Circuit Breakers. Different from what we're used to, but still in full communion with a standard breaker box.

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Highlander wrote:
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Military housing at Aliamanu Military Reservation (Honolulu, Hawaii) had air conditioners but no furnace.

Military housing at Camp Kuwae, Okinawa, had air conditioners. Of course, the residents had no control over them. The base Civil Engineers would turn them on and turn them off annually -- and lock the thermostat -- according to their rather arbitrary schedule. And according to the military dictate of how "comfortable" was defined. And, BTW, we could not open our windows ... they were sealed .... because we had air conditioning.

I think we got the A/C turned on when the interior temperature was 12 degrees above Hades. Sometime in mid-June. And it got turned off when the outside temperature got below Mt. Vesuvius lava. Sometime in early September.

We used to sleep on the floor downstairs until the A/C got turned on. And again when it got turned off.


Edwards AFB. Swamp coolers.

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Circuit breakers are a result of greedy corporations. If a circuit breaker goes bad, it costs at least 20 bucks to replace whereas a blown fuse only costs a penny to fix.

How many fuses will blow in the time it takes one circuit breaker to go bad? The life expectancy of a circuit breaker is 30-40 years. I don't think I've ever even seen one replaced short of replacing the whole panel.

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Circuit breakers are a result of greedy corporations. If a circuit breaker goes bad, it costs at least 20 bucks to replace whereas a blown fuse only costs a penny to fix.

How many fuses will blow in the time it takes one circuit breaker to go bad? The life expectancy of a circuit breaker is 30-40 years. I don't think I've ever even seen one replaced short of replacing the whole panel.


I wasn't being serious. Using a penny is the old standby burn your house down method to circumvent a fuse.

I've never had to replace any of my circuit breakers but I've never lived in the same house for more than 11 years so I don't know how long they last but I suspect 30-40 years is believable.

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Chris G wrote:
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Circuit breakers are a result of greedy corporations. If a circuit breaker goes bad, it costs at least 20 bucks to replace whereas a blown fuse only costs a penny to fix.

How many fuses will blow in the time it takes one circuit breaker to go bad? The life expectancy of a circuit breaker is 30-40 years. I don't think I've ever even seen one replaced short of replacing the whole panel.


I wasn't being serious. Using a penny is the old standby burn your house down method to circumvent a fuse.

I've never had to replace any of my circuit breakers but I've never lived in the same house for more than 11 years so I don't know how long they last but I suspect 30-40 years is believable.



50 years is quite believable. It was so in two houses I own.

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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:


I'll bite. MCB?

Miniature circuit breaker.

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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:


I'll bite. MCB?

Malabar Circuit Breakers. Different from what we're used to, but still in full communion with a standard breaker box.


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I live in this poor corner of the world and my house has MCB. :fyi:


I'll bite. MCB?

Miniature circuit breaker.


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