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    I have an old Forney 240v 50amp welder that I'd like to use, and need to add a circuit in the pole building for it. The plug has 3 diagonal blades only. The welder manual indicates it has 2 hots and a ground. I need to meet 2020 NEC, so I plan to add a 50 amp GFCI breaker. The panel in the pole...
  2. Electrical
    I have a 3 wire stove and the ground wire is attached from the copper screw in the chassis to the white wire neutral terminal. This ground wire is bare with no insulation. Is this OK in a 3 wire grounding configuration? If the uninsulated grounding wire touches anything I am concerned that...
  3. Electrical
    We bought a home built in the 70's and am working on upgrading some bedroom lighting. Currently, there are no ceiling light fixtures and would like to add a lighted ceiling fan. The existing electrical consists of 4 outlets and one switch that controls the top receptacle at each outlet. I would...
  4. Electrical
    I purchased a new GE drop-in countertop cooktop and it came with a 3 wire cord, (black, red and bare). The connection it would go to is 4 wire, (black, white, red and bare). Is it possible to connect to this? The stove wire came with a warning label saying to ONLY CONNECT TO A 3 WIRE...
  5. Electrical
    My apologies if this is a repeat. I found some similar but not exact or where I couldn't really follow the answer. While completely able to execute projects when given clear directions, I am no electrician. I have a basic understanding of loads, etc. but if you start getting more complicated...
  6. Electrical
    Hi, I have a 125 amp subpanel that was previously used just to power a furnace and air conditioner. When we remodeled our kitchen, the electrician tapped into this box (in the basement) to add 4 new circuits to the kitchen. The problem is that there is only 3 wire cable feeding the box (2 hots...
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    I have an omron LY2 12vdc acting as a relay for a projector screen. I wasn't able to get the screen to move so unplugged everything from the relay (without taking note of how they were plugged in to begin with), and tried to connect the two sides of the power cord to see if that would elicit a...
  8. HVAC
    OK, here is the issue I have. I have two zones for my heat/ac. I have an oil boiler, an a/c unit outside and what i believe to be hydro heat as well (there are copper pipes that run through the forced air portion of the blower). One zone (main floor) has a nice programmable LUX thermostat...
  9. Electrical
    I'm in Minnesota, hoping for some advice on wiring my induction cooktop. This is crazy to figure out: no neutral lead from the appliance! The specs are: The install manual says: "Frame grounded by connection of grounding lead to neutral lead. If used in a mobile home of if local codes do...
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