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  1. General DIY Discussions
    going to have a detached garage started I may.its going to have a slab foundation after footers and some block work.i am going to have a new service power put in from existing yard transformer.do I need to have the footer /concrete gut put some shedule80 conduit under the footers before he...
  2. Electrical
    Hi, I would like to buy an electric fence charger, to protect against wild boars, etc. My doubt is how to know the approx electricity running cost if the charger has the following info: V max: 15 kv V 500 ohm: 5.7 kv 230v - 50/60 Hz 7.4 W 6J/700 ohm Would it be similar to bulb of around 20W...
  3. Appliances
    What is my best option to get my washer and dryer closer together? See picture below. We will be getting new washer and dryer when we move in, this is from the sale listing photo. These are the options I’m thinking: Ideal for me: move washer next to dryer under shelves-would need plumber to...
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    Hi! I’m trying to install the intermatic EH 10 in a single pole light switch (hot + neutral) But i don’t know what goes where In the photo above i connected the hot wire on the 2nd spot with bridge to the 3rd. But if i touch the 1st spot with the neutral it short circuits and with the 4th...
  5. Electrical
    Trying to figure out what is happening here, ancient wiring. Bought a very old house, i have a double switch by the front door. One switch operates the porch light and the other the outlets in the living room. Problem is one switch has to be on for the other to function. My porch light has to...
  6. Electrical
    Is there any issue with the way I did this switch box? I had to use a larger box since I have 3 wires coming in. Is there any issue with using this metal box on wood framing? Also can I use plastic switch covers? Thanks
  7. Electrical
    I'm attempting to swap out a fan and switch for the fan in my home. I removed the old switch and there is only one single 14/3 romex running into the box. I've attached a picture of how it was wired when I pulled it. The white wire was not attached to the switch at all. I then pulled the fan...
  8. Electrical
    I am planning to run electric from my house to a barn. It's around 250'. I'd prefer direct burial wire and something that will be adequate yet not break the bank. I will be powering lights, a few shop tools and possibly a small electric heater at times. What would be the best way to go for the...
  9. Electrical
    Could anyone offer some help with these wires for a ceiling fan? Thank you
  10. HVAC
    Bought a new place last year with a gas Furnace. I was kinda stoked because I had always heard about how energy efficient they are. Boy was I let down. In 14 days my Gas went from 70% to 0%, in a 500 Gallon Tank. I was left waiting for the gas company for 7 days and I said to myself that Gas...
  11. Electrical
    Hey everyone (1st time poster), I need some help with my electric. I have old wiring that isn’t knob & tube but is prior to ground wire being in the wiring (I think?). I’ve attached a pic of the wire but I think it is ungrounded 14 gauge copper. For sure not aluminum or anything else. I have...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    I'm trying to replace a ceiling light with a ceiling fan. I'm not sure how the fan connects to the mount. Maybe someone can help me out?
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  14. Electrical
    I am sorry for crossposting, I think I posted my first thread in the wrong forum Truly, thank you for such a wonderful community - this is not an advertisement post. I am truly looking for help and can remove these links once finished if needed I am searching for a 220V converter that can...
  15. Electrical
    Hi all, I want to start this off by saying I am inexperienced doing any electrical work. I have been doing a lot of research to try to figure out the basement lighting circuit I am putting together. I have drawn up some plans for how I want to wire my circuit and I would appreciate it if...
  16. Electrical
    I am going to install a closet light and a bar light in my new man cave. All of the wire from the switch to the light boxes is 12 gauge. I am aware that all I needed was 14 gauge and that would have been much easier, however I was misguided early on in my build. So, here I am with thick 12...
  17. Electrical
    I recently bought my first house, built in 1973. There's one outlet that seems to have unsteady power, in that lamps plugged into it seemed kinda dim, now the LED flickers and then goes out (lamp works fine in other outlets). It seems to be unsteady power, but when I put in the voltage tester I...
  18. Electrical
    I am going to be installing a Touchstone 80014 electric fireplace/heater in my basement. The fireplace is rated at 1500 watts and the manual says to "only" use on 15 amp grounded circuit. My understanding is that a 1500w appliance is borderline maxing out a 15amp circuit. I am going to be...
  19. Electrical
    Greetings, I just installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote control. The motor/light box have the typical blue/white/black wires which you connect to the remote control box which has white and black wires to run to the house wiring. In the ceiling I have two sets of ground, black, and...
  20. Electrical
    Hey! So I got some cheap lamp fixtures for my closet to replace old ones where the neutral terminal broke off. The installation of the fixture seemed pretty straight forward until I noticed both pigtails had stranded copper as opposed to solid. Can I still use these in the new fixture or should...
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