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  1. Electrical
    I have to run approximately 8-10 home Romex (14/2 and 12/2) wires to Electric panel box. So, Can I run those wires to the panel box as per the picture, Is this sound ok ? Is there any limit, I can group maximum no. of wires together ? More Details : The wires have to run for 10 feet along the...
  2. 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...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    hi all this is my plan, please feel free to comment if I am missing anything. I tried fishing wire, insulation in walls makes it very difficult tape walls vertically with painters tape use molding 3/4 by 1/2, screw molding into plaster wall use angle grinder along both sides of 3/4...
  4. Electrical
    Ya know when your g/f or wife says, 'Don't you DARE talk down to me?'... well, I AIN'T your g/f or wife but what i IS is so DYI challenged that anything but the most basic explanation will cause my brain to short circuit. To prove how DYI-tarded I am, I bought a used staking washer/dryer...
  5. Electrical
    Dear Electrical Experts: I am replacing a wall fixture in a plaster wall in my circa 1915 home. Unfortunately, the previous fixture did not have a wall switch (it was controlled by a switch on the fixture itself). As a result, I am now installing a light fixture. In order to run the line...
  6. Electrical
    Ok so here is the story: I am 15 and have a good amount of experience with electricity, electric wiring and electronics. Me and my mom were at my aunts house replacing carpet in her bathroom. After cutting the new carpet and getting in place we had trouble getting it under the hardwired...
  7. Electrical
    why does my lights brighten when well pump motor starts? This is an existing condition when I bought home. Background: 1 1/2 HP motor 20 amp breaker 120 volt 14 ga. wire w/o grd. connected at recpt. ( I reaalize this needs changing) can't see label plate data or view actual wire connections at...
  8. Electrical
    I am a home owner who has done alot of wiring. I am thinking of doing the second addition to my home. In the county where I live I need a licensed electrician to pull the permit. I have received 2 quotes for the work and both are very high, 15K plus. This almost puts the project out of reach. In...
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