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  1. Electrical
    I just moved into a house and discovered that there is a pipe about my fuse box. Is this dangerous? If so, what can I do about it? Presumably I can move the CU further down the wall and all will be OK? Picture attached.
  2. Electrical
    I have a Ivy Bronx Osburn ceiling fan in a bedroom. It has always worked fine until changing a burnt out bulb with the switch off it arced. The ceiling fan is a one switch with a remote for the fan and the light. The fan and all of the outlets still work but the lights do not. I’ve tried...
  3. HVAC
    When the outside temperature gets cold in the early AM, the gas furnace kicks on for just a second. Sometimes this happens over and over and I turn it off at the breaker. I thought it was a short in the wiring so I disconnected all the thermostat control wires at the furnace control board, but...
  4. Electrical
    Hello - We had new DSL(phone) service installed in a home we recently built. We have service coming into our home from underground conduit that runs between our house and the electric pole out near the road. The cable comes down the electric pole and enters 1" conduit and then runs underground...
  5. Electrical
    I was changing out a light switch (smart switch) and I noticed something very weird. It's in a metal box which is properly grounded. However, there is also a short neutral wire coming from the neutral bundle and then wrapped around a screw that goes through the box. I removed this neutral to...
  6. Electrical
    We recently connected a whole house surge protector (Siemens FS100) and I've added several type 3 SPDs on the fridge & such (layered strategy). Most surges originate from inside the home. In my case, the fridge is plugged into a type 3 (Leviton 7380) SPD. So when the fridge motor/compressor...
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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