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    House built in 1990, lived here for 8 months when suddenly the dryer loses power in the middle of drying a load of clothes. 3 year old Kenmore electric dryer with no previous problems. Called an appliance repair guy. He ran tests and showed me it was definitely the house wiring... he was...
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    Hi, we need help with new outlet that we going to have installed a 240V 15 AMP outlet for large electronic device the manufacturer says Power and Plug Requirements a dedicated single-phase 208V/15A NEMA 6-15R receptacle can anyone recommend buck-boost transformer or converter, the Maximum Power...
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    For my personal education, please explain the difference in these two MHF cables (mainly the difference in the neutral and ground sizes and why each variation is produced). 2/0-2/0-2/0-1 2/0-2/0-1-4 Under what cirumstances is the larger neutral required? Installing in U/G conduit going 300...
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    Good Afternoon, Well, I made a bonehead mistake when I pulled the wire for a laundry room. I should have pulled #10 3 wire with a ground for the dryer, but I pulled #10 2 wire with a ground instead (black, white and bare copper). The laundry room is in an addition that has a flat roof over it...
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    Ok - I have an old but good air compressor that I want to wire up to plug into a newer generator. We're talking 240v here. So the 2HP electric motor on the compressor only has 2 wires coming out of it (what the %*&^?) They connect to the relay that shuts the motor off when the compressor has...
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    I have a Kohler steamer in my shower. It malfunctioned. Kohler told me to disconnect it and ship it back to them. I was able to disconnect the wiring and plumbing and ship it back. I took pictures of the wiring, but I lost the pictures:(. Really stupid! So, I have 4 wires coming in...
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    Hi everyone, I've decided to go with installing a subpanel in my garage approx. 100 ft possibly more away from the main circuit breaker. This would involve digging a trench and running conduit under the yard area. I am relatively new to electricity and while I understand basic wiring and how...
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    Hello all. I am about to start a kitchen renovation and will need to move a 240 volt outlet for my stove by about 6 feet or so. The current receptable is served by a run of SE Style R cable. To move my outlet, is it acceptable to connect the existing SE cable to NM-B in a junction box and...
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    Hi guys. I'm pretty new to electrical work so please bear with me. I've started a new circuit with 12/2 wire coming off a two pole 30 amp breaker to serve two 1500 watt baseboard heaters. My question is, can I hang a junction box and run another leg of 12/2 up into my bedroom for an...
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    I recently bought a thermasol steam generator system for a steam shower that I am installing in my house. It requires a 240v plug and I was wondering if I can install an "off" switch for something like this....just in case there is ever a problem, and I can't exactly get close to it to plug it...
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    I have a 8000/6500 Honda generator that I am using to power our water pump and the cabin. I have an extension cord with four wires and a power line that runs to the cabin with three wires. And I wired those three wires to the four wire extension cord, then plugged that into the generator on...
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    Just installed a well and need to run electrical power out to it. The run is about 100 ft, and the pump requires 240 and a 30 amp breaker. I plan to later install booster pump and maybe a light after I build the pump house. So here are my questions. First from what I can tell, I need 8...
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    Hi Folks, House built in 1994, Oregon. I took out a Jennair electric cook top with down draft and am installing a Fagor Induction unit. My electric line seems the right match for the demand, dual pole 40 amp circuit. The existing line is 4 wire. Two black, one gray and one uninsulated bare...
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