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  1. Rewire switched outlets

    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...
  2. 3 Wire Range to 4 wire junction

    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...
  3. How do I attach a 4 prong cord to 3 prong outlet?

    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...
  4. 3 Wire Subpanel / Neutral & Ground not separate

    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...
  5. 4 wire to 3 wire relay

    Electrical
    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...
  6. Thermostat issue, need help

    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...
  7. Induction Cooktop, no neutral (?!)

    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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