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  1. Electrical
    Hey guys, so I'm a college guy who doesn't have any extensive knowledge on breaker boxes or anything I have a question for all the experts. Tonight, the power to my bedroom in my apartment went out spontaneously. I went to reset/flip the breaker and when I tried it multiple times nothing...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    The outlets and lights lights, whole house, just stared flickering periodically. I tightened all screws and the mains in the breaker box (square D) 9 years old maybe. Shouldn’t be a problem. Can it be a bad transformer or connection at the pole? The main line coming in does sag a little bit more...
  3. Electrical
    Hi, I am considering buying a Commercial Truck for RV use. It is now wired with 100 Amp, 3 Phase, 120-208 Volt Wye Shore Power. But I actually would need to convert it to use traditional 50 Amp, 2 Phase RV style external power supply. The leads coming into the breaker box are: Black (A...
  4. Electrical
    The fuses in my breaker box are not labled. I need to find out how to lable them myself. Find out which ones are to witch... I have a four year old son that likes to turn his heater on in his room constantly. He proceeds to shut the door and I haven't a clue for how long it's been on. My...
  5. Electrical
    Apparently we only have a 60 amp service to our nyc apartment. It's an old breaker box that we need to replace. Our last apartment was also a 60 amp box with like 2 or 3 circuits and it tripped anytime we run 2 kitchen appliances. We want to adopt current best practices for electrical. We'll be...
  6. Electrical
    I noticed a main breaker box cover was missing outside at an apartment building. It had three 200 amp breakers inside. My opinion was getting the cover back on was a priority, any thoughts? Photo attached. Seems like this could be dangerous with kids around, possible rain water getting inside etc.
  7. Electrical
    I have an 53 yr old breaker box that has 4-220 breakers than a space and a 60 amp breaker that powers the rest of the box. My question is how to wire up the 60 amp breaker, does it matter which wire from power bar goes to top and which goes to bottom. I had an electrician come out and he took...
  8. Electrical
    I have a question on space to enclose an electrical box. I want to put it in a closet just by name. I know I can have nothing stored in it. My question is on the front spacing. How far in front of the box do I have to have my door. I will be using two shutter like doors that swing away from...
  9. Electrical
    2015 house First off we go by the national code in my area. I am in the process of wiring my basement getting it ready for the future to finish it. It will be a 5 year process of doing this in case that makes a difference in code between now and when it is done. First question I am trying to...
  10. Electrical
    Hello, First time poster here! I have an electrical issue that I was hoping someone with professional and/or past experience could help me pinpoint the issue. The issue: I was working in the garage on Saturday and the breaker for the garage lights/outlets kept tripping. I would walk over...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Well for some reason it added my electrical post to this category, so I will just change my post to this. I plan on building a workshop in the future to finally have a place to work on cars. I would like to have a heavy-duty lift. How thick should I make the slab? Could I possibly get away with...
  12. Electrical
    My home's breaker box, along with home networking equipment (phone lines, modem, router, ethernet switch), are located in the corner of my basement. I plan on finishing the basement and would like to hide all of this equipment in a dedicated closet. I understand all of the size and lighting...
  13. Electrical
    Hello, thank you for letting me join this forum. I have two questions and appreciate all the help that anyone offers. First the background: Was asked to troubleshoot a dryer and discovered the wiring was 12-2 on 30A breakers, so disconnected the wires. Now the owner is asking me to upgrade the...
  14. Electrical
    I'm trying to identify the breakers in my breaker box because I need to plan some re-wiring of overloaded circuits and accommodate new circuits. I swear I've checked every outlet and light and there are still breakers I can't account for. These four particular breakers are unusual from the rest...
  15. Electrical
    Hi All, I'm planning a kitchen remodel in a small condo apartment space and running into a code issue. I was hoping some of you might share your expertise and let me know if I'm going to have to scrap or modify my plan. Or if I'm just plain nuts. One of the walls in my kitchen currently houses...
  16. Electrical
    Hi there, I'm in the process of designing a battery backup system for critical circuits in my house. I'm currently searching for the most appropriate automatic transfer switch and secondary breaker box. Ideally what I would like to find is a combo ATS and breaker box all-in-one, but so...
  17. Electrical
    I installed a new 30A breaker into my 200A Square D breaker box. The only intent for this 30A breaker is to run a single outlet. So I got 10/2 NM-B Romex, outlet housing and outlet. Connected black (Hot) cable to outlet brass connecter, white (Neutral) to the silver connecter, and ground...
  18. Electrical
    I am running new wire for a hot tub and the best location to put the breaker box is on a wood fence. Is it ok to have a hot tub breaker box on a fence? Thank you for your help.
  19. Electrical
    Hey everyone . . . my wife and I are new homeowners ... we bought an older home about a month ago. Last night was the first significant rain since we bought the house and this morning I went to the basement curious to see if there was any water. We had a small puddle in one corner of the...
  20. HVAC
    It can go weeks without tripping...but once it starts it seems to happen more often. As the days get hotter and more often it trips more often. I will try to explain more. It's an outdoor Air Conditioning RUDD unit. The house is 1100 sq ft. Heater and Stove is propane. No dishwasher...
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