Once upon a time.....Billy and Debbie decided to replace their faulty under counter light rope with a 12 volt LED light strip. While at the repair shop last month, they had the tech pull a 12 volt power source from the furnace and run it through the existing hole from the now defunct light rope.
See the photo.....white for ground and yellow for power...... they think.......Billy bought a nifty little switch to wire the light strip to so it could be turned on and off. Unfortunately, he realized too late that this switch was actually an on/on switch. This meant that there were more places to attach wires then wires. Undaunted, Billy gets out his little "tester" gizmo so he can see which is power....which is ground and in the process manages to blow the circuit. So now, Billy and Debbie have no hot water and no heat. This turn of events makes Debbie very unhappy with Billy. Many questions are asked about this rather disturbing turn of events. Billy determines a fuse has been blown, but which fuse and where is it? They check the fuse box and all seems fine there. Billy starts pulling drawers from the lower kitchen cabinets trying to trace the power source to see if another fuse is hidden somewhere. In the process, Billy trips over one of the drawer slides and breaks it. Again, Debbie is not happy with Billy and Billy is now unhappy with Debbie. All is not well at the Goode household. Debbie decides to make a hasty retreat to the living room recliner.....arms crossed and lips pouty! That leaves Billy mumbling under his breath continuing to try and find the faulty fuse. In the end, the fuse is located....in the fuse box....where they had both looked in the first place and somehow overlooked! The fuse is replaced and the furnace and hot water heater now work. Debbie is smiling, Billy is smiling.....the Goode household is once again harmonious. They wisely decide to put all their tools away and order a new ON/OFF switch. In the mean time, Debbie buys a new drawer slide....and replaces the broken slide....all by herself. Debbie is very proud of her project. Billy, not to be outdone by Debbie, has ordered his new and proper on/off switch. Billy has learned from his mistakes and will once again don his toolbelt and is positive he will in the end be victorious. Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter...."Billy Lights Up"!