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  1. Electrical
    So I am getting ready to wire up my pool pump and want to make sure I got everything right. My pump is 115v and uses 12 amps. I currently have a 120 amp sub panel wired up outside. I was going to run #10 wire on a 30 amp gfci breaker from the sub panel to the pool which is 115 feet away (I will...
  2. Electrical
    The light and fan (separate fixtures and separate switches) worked earlier today but now don't. I checked the breakers they looked fine but I turned them off then on again just to make sure. I checked the gfi outlet and it works and has power. What else could it be?
  3. Electrical
    Hello, I have an existing Circuit in my unfinished basement for light fixture. I am rewiring currently. After rewiring for light fixtures, I am putting switches for each wherever possible, to make sure everything is went right after I turned the power ON. I am not installing receptible for now...
  4. 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...
  5. Electrical
    Hello all, I live in San Jose, CA - in a multi-family townhome (2 stories). I am trying to add remodel recessed light can (6inch - air tight / IC grade) in my living room in first floor. We have one existing recessed light already, and need to add 5 additions using same supply (such that all 6...
  6. Appliances
    Apologies for the long post but I would like to provide as much info as possible so I hopefully don't screw this up. I have contacted the manufacturer but I am not sure how long they will take to get back to me or how much help they will be. Hoping to figure it out before then so thus the reason...
  7. Electrical
    Hello Everyone, I am currently the only ranch hand on a piece of property so I kind of delve into anything and everything based and what needs upkeep and repair. I finally found a problem I cannot solve, even with youtube. On the property there is a TOPENS brand Electric gate. The chain on the...
  8. Electrical
    Hey guys, I am new here. I was wiring in a new dimmer switch that needs a ground and my house apparently has all the ground wires in the switch boxes capped together with one wire running out of the top of the cap. The individual wires are not long enough to run to the switches, but the one wire...
  9. Electrical
    Hello. There is one three wire going to the fan/light combo. Two separate switches. I need one switch to turn on vanity light. One to turn on fan/light. They both (fan/light and vanity light) come on at the same time now.... with either switch. The Old fan and vanity light did not do this...
  10. Electrical
    Going to install a Gosund smart 3-way switch (requires neutral) for the top of the basement. When I took the cover plate off and pulled the old switch out I noticed there was 2 separate 14/2 cables in the box. The one 14/2, the black is hot and the white is just loose in the box. No copper is...
  11. Electrical
    Hi Community, I am looking for someone to double check my wiring layout of a bathroom light/fan/nightlight that I want to install. Also seeking some guidance on making this code compliant. I have a basic knowledge in a lot of areas including wiring and electrical. I am very careful to not go...
  12. Electrical
    I am installing a new outlet in master bedroom behind the tv. There’s a outlet directly below where I want to add the new one. I was planning on pulling power from there. When I pulled the outlet out there was already two 14/2 cables going in to it. Am I still ok to use this outlet for power...
  13. Electrical
    I am trying to replace a outlet in the kitchen. It’s 14/3 wire coming into the box. I have replaced almost every outlet in my house with no issues at all. This time, once I replaced the outlet and turned the breaker back on, the entire house blew. I took the new outlet out and put the old one...
  14. Electrical
    I have three light switches side by side, each one has three different wires coming from one to another. Trying to put new light switches in. Now I don't know how to put all these wires to each one of these little switches. Please help
  15. Electrical
    My contractor left me with this junction box hanging out of the wall in my kitchen. Presumably he intended for it to go in the upper cabinetry, but it is big, ugly, the armored cables are hard to maneuver and is currently placed to sit within the most useful lower shelf of the upper cabinets. 1)...
  16. Electrical
    Hi, I dont have ADT but I have an old ADT/HONEYWELL RX7 / RX-7C Indoor Sounder box on my wall but it is hardwired to a wire coming out of the wall. I want to remove it. Suggestions?
  17. 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...
  18. Electrical
    I got a quote for my electrical & I was wondering how accurate it may be!? What i have is 2,300 square foot counting garage and back porch. He quoted me 10 circuits plus labor and wire. I will provide all the devices to install. It's a 3 bedroom 2 bath standard device count in usual locations...
  19. Electrical
    Need some help. I'm trying to have the maximum torque on a shredding motor that can run off of a regular household plug (15amp). I've been buying all kinds of motors to no end. Any suggestions on what is possible? My goal is maximum torque (lb-in) with RPM's around 40 if possible, but can settle...
  20. HVAC
    As stated above I just bought a Honeywell thermostat and installed it. AC is Tappan indoor unit with an outdoor unit RUUD upka-035jaz. There is not any real control board from what I could see on the inside unit to really determine the exact wire layout, However I have images of the old...
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