The Scolai

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Scolai’s Household Hints

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Yesterday, while finishing the laundry area in the new “Teach Na Scolai,” it was necessary for me to change a 220 outlet. As some of you reading this might know, I am a competent roofer and can hold my own when it comes to installing vinyl siding. However, electricity is as much a mystery to me as fire was to early man.

Here are some quick hints to help you safely replace a 220 outlet:

1. Most dryers operate on a 30 amp breaker. If your breaker box is not labeled, turn off ALL 30 amp breakers.

2. To ensure the outlet is not “Hot”, invest in a $3 circuit tester.

3. A craftsman flat tip screwdriver inserted into a 220 outlet does not, this is important, DOES NOT, take the place of a circuit tester. OUCH!

If the outlet is indeed “Cold”, follow the directions that come with the new outlet.

Using these helpful hints should keep your hair straight and your bladder flowing.



Written by thescolai

September 21, 2007 at 3:35 pm

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