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  1. Electrical
    Hi all! Apologies for my lack of technical wording. QUESTION: I have a 1500w Aims Power pure sine wave inverter for my house plugs around the vehicle (doing a bus conversion!) and long story short, the inverter does not have any lugs for me to directly connect a AC Load Center (using a Square...
  2. Electrical
    Hi: I have an older desk lamp that has a cord with a transformer, stepping it down to 12volts. I want to swap out the tiny bi-pin bulb that getS SUPER hot with an LED version. All I can find are 120v versions that fit this particular style. Can I simply cut off the transformer and rewire the...
  3. Electrical
    hi my Motorhome developed an issue with the charger, which is integrated within the Magnum ME2012 Inverter. In order to temporarily have to ability to continue using all the Inverted outlets(30a sub panel) until the unit can be repaired(we think it's a defective temperature 'thermistor' which...
  4. Electrical
    Good Afternoon, I'm Vaughn. So here is what I need help with. I need to rewire my house. I asked local electricians how much it would cost... (20K-25K). I thought that was steep. So I would like to do it myself. I would like to know: What is the recommended circuit breaker amps. Also what...
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    Hi, My name is Vaughn, I live in California. I want to learn more- I have been a Ham Radio operator for over 7 years and have had to rewire many walls in my house. I know little about house electrical work. I have installed ceiling fans, hot tubs, new wall plugs, switches and barkers. I think...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I use a 600 watt metal halide light for my backyard security. A tree branch fell and destroyed the light and fixture in the most recent storm. I ordered a new fixture and bulb and the connector was just different enough that it didn't fit in the ballast. I figured that i could just cut/splice...
  7. Electrical
    I want to run a 240V 40A circuit (red/black/white/bare) from my main box to my attached garage. I would also like a 120V 20A circuit out there as well. It seems like I can install a sub-panel with a 20A breaker in the garage and supply it from one leg of the 240V. Being in a garage I will need...
  8. Electrical
    Hi everyone, I have a question on 240v -> 120v wiring. I have an old house (1943). I removed some old shelving in the garage which had outlets mounted to it. The existing wiring went to a switch and three 120v outlets. Being a noob I took it all apart and didn't document the wiring or take...
  9. Electrical
    I have been all over the net trying to find a simple answer, hopefully i can get it here. i am a former navy electrician so that makes me about 70% proficient in civilian electrical theory. i have a problem with a dishwasher and a garbage disposal on the same line, that suddenly stopped...
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