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  1. Electrical
    Hello, Can I extend an existing 14/3 into two 14/2 wires through junction box, where the read wire of 14/3 will be capped ? Edited: Actually. 14/3 wire was being used for 3 way switch in the beginning. Now currently not. so i want provide power to two different location. the 14/3 will be...
  2. Electrical
    Have two questions and have attached a picture for each. Thank you in advance. Is this ok to pull wire under stairs ?. I can't pull through ceiling joists because 2 joists completely blocking my way due to duck work. In the 2nd picture, I have a pole between two studs in one of the side of the...
  3. Electrical
    I have two fixtures in two different rooms. The switch is hot and one of the fixtures is hot. But neither will come on. Have I lost a complete circuit. Also what happens if you power a circuit from m two sides. One more question. I have three lines with no power. If I power them from three...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, My name is Kevin and I am working on some electrical in my home. I swapped out a dozen light fixtures and half a dozen switches, quite inexperienced. I came into an issue where I have 2 switches for the same light, and I can't figure out how to wire them properly. I thought I put the...
  5. HVAC
    This is for a rental unit with a gas wall heater that went kaput a few weeks ago. The contractor did the job and I was grateful since my tenants finally had heat during a cold snap. I have to do drywalling and took a closer work at the job. Am I overreacting or are these possible problems...
  6. Electrical
    Hi there folks, I just moved into an apartment where I'm facing some electrical issues that are quite frankly making me fear for my and my wife's safety. Here's the story so far: We moved into the apartment, and without plugging in any of our own devices, we were seeing the lights dim when the...
  7. Appliances
    Hello all! I'm wondering if someone can help me out with what might be a really easy question. I installed a new motor into my GE gas dryer. All was going alright until I ran into an issue where I didn't know where to attach the grounding wire. The instructions I was following show a place to...
  8. Electrical
    does anybody know what are the cables on the hvac unit for? (please see picture below) and do you think it is a proper wiring?
  9. Electrical
    Doing some remodeling and decided to put in new light switches. I ran into a problem with a 3 way light switch I need some help with. 1st box - red, blk and wht - all hot 2nd box - red, blk and wht - all hot I thought the travelers were not supposed to be hot? Why are all three hot? I...
  10. Electrical
    My (4,500 watt) water heater burst. So instead of simply replacing it like-for-like, I decided to upgrade to an electrical tankless (11,800 watt) water heater. It's much smaller and should give me great savings. Best yet, I won't run out of hot water if I'm not the first in the shower! So...
  11. Electrical
    I already have a 3 way switching installed to just one light. The power (hot ) comes into the first 3 way switch ( in the basement ) and from there the 3 way wire runs to the 3 way switch at the top of the stairs. From that switch runs 2/12 leg wire to the light. What I would like to do if...
  12. Electrical
    got two wires and ground (black, white and ground)coming from box with power. They connected in the kitchen ceiling light, but also connected to three wires and ground (red, blalck, white and ground) that went into the wall for the dinning area. In remodeling I took them all apart replaced the...
  13. Electrical
    I have a wall switch in a bedroom that controls one half of one wall outlet. I would like to make both outlets (top & bottom) hot full time and use the switch to control a ceiling fan and light. It is a single pole switch that I plan to remove and use a single pole double switch. Wiring that...
  14. Electrical
    I have a NuHeat floor heating system which needs to be hooked up for this coming winter. The specs say the maximum load is 15A(1800W), an electrician bought a 20A breaker for the panel and had started the installation but never finished it. I need to know if this is the correct breaker or I need...
  15. Electrical
    I'd like to install a light fixture in the stairwell leading to my basement. The current fixture is at the bottom of the stairwell and doesn't light the stairwell very well. At the bottom of the stairwell is a joist that was drywalled over and I'd like to install the new fixture directly to...
  16. Electrical
    FIGURED IT OUT... THE BEEPING VOLTAGE LOCATOR DEVICE CORRECTLY SHOWED THE RED WIRE AS HAVING VOLTAGE, BUT THE VOLTAGE METER SHOWED A VERY SMALL AMOUNT. SO I ATTACHED THE FAN WIRES TO THE RED WIRE (SWITCH LEG) INSTEAD OF THE BLACK AND IT WORKED! Famous last words.. OK here we go: FIRST the...
  17. Electrical
    Hello - I've searched the forums and I've read a bunch of different articles on how to make a switched outlet always hot and then wire in a ceiling fan and light - the problem is that whenever I hit the switch when I have the fan and light wired in, it trips the breaker. I'm pretty sure that...
  18. Insulation
    Hello, While inspecting my house for carpenter ants, I found some dark spots on the paper side of the insulation where a wire touches it. It's not burn marks, but looks like the tar they use to hold the insulation to the backing. There is a cut in the wire sheathing where it looks like someone...
  19. Electrical
    Hi, I want to know that a house cct can continuously deliver 15 amps (or, say, some derated amount like 12 amps) without tripping the breaker. Is there some kind of loading device made where I can control the the number of amps that it will load the outlet with? Failing that, what household...
  20. Electrical
    I apologize if the same question has been asked and answered in the past. I'm new to the site and in desperate need of help! My husband and I just bought our first home in April. It was built in 83 so it is almost 30 years old. When we moved in, almost all the electrical outlets in the...
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