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  1. Bathroom Vanity Light

    Electrical
    I am replacing an existing bathroom vanity fixture. After taking the old one down I discovered the builder did not have a junction box behind the fixture. No surprise there. So how do I put a new box in with a minimum of problems. Already dealing with the wall after removing mirror. Will an old...
  2. Outdoor junction box

    Electrical
    Hi, I'm planning several projects over an extended time period which all involve electrical work to various points in my property. An example is i'm getting a new well put in soon; but sometime next year I will be putting in an outbuilding with a subpanel. Even farther out will be a standby...
  3. Help with Smart Switch? where' Ground?

    Electrical
    I Live in Ontario (Canada), and in a newly built home (2018). I'm removing a regular 2 way light switch and installing a smart light switch instead (TP link HS200). The first switch is in the dining room: I have connected the new light switch neutral wire (white) to the already pigtailed...
  4. Attaching outlets to the Carlon box

    Electrical
    Hi All, My builder installed some Carlon double-gang receptacle boxes in my new construction garage but I'm doing the wiring. I noticed that the boxes don't have mounting screw holes inside for the outlets (see picture). I assumed the screws there were for grounding (or something?). How do I...
  5. Replacing 80's light switches

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the chatroom and I'm hoping someone here can tell me if I did something right (or wrong!). I'm replacing the switches in a double gang box that was installed in the 1980's (one is the light and the other is the fan). I've done several other outlet and switch...
  6. Adding outlet to existing box-outlet dead

    Electrical
    Hoping someone can help solve a mystery. I suspect this must be something simple. I converted a single switch (it’s a 3 way light switch) to a double box, adding an outlet. Used the recommended method, adding two pigtail wires to both white and black (didn’t touch the red), then connecting one...
  7. Main AC breaker tripping when auxiliary heat comes on

    HVAC
    I'm posting this on behalf of my dad. To sum up the problem, *sometimes* when the auxiliary heat strip comes on on his heat pump, the main 150A breaker in the AC panel trips. The heat pump is approx 15 years old with an auxiliary heat strip (I am not sure the kW rating, i'll have to obtain...
  8. Mounting old work boxes

    Electrical
    Electrical gurus, I'm hoping for some solid advice. I am rewiring an old house (I'm pulling all new 12g, electrician handling panel and service upgrade). My issues are with the receptacle box mounting options and what to do with some of my old boxes. 1) Clamps in boxes that are staying in...
  9. Need HELP!! changing ceiling fan

    Electrical
    i am changing my ceiling fan and the outlet box does not seem to have a ground and i am not sure if the outlet box supports ceiling fans.
  10. Trouble reversing switched receptacle.

    Electrical
    I have a receptacle that is connected to a switch. It also has a 14/2 wire going to another receptacle in the next room. I just installed a ceiling light to be controlled by the switch. I'm able to turn the ceiling light off and on, the problem is, when i turn the light switch to off there is no...
  11. What type of Box is needed for ceiling fan?

    Electrical
    Hi folks, I am remodeling a workshop for an art studio. I have a 2 socket wall socket in my ceiling and a single size plastic electrical box in the ceiling, nailed to the cross beam/joist. I am wondering if that is strong enough to use for a 50 inch habor breeze ceiling fan or if I need to...
  12. Extra and loose wires

    Electrical
    Just removed wall paneling and found the the wiring in the pics. I've got the drywall guy coming in Monday morning and am wondering if I or an electrician should correct anything before the walls go up? I am going to move all the boxes out 1/2 inch before drywall. The I yellow-capped and taped...
  13. Got questions about your electrical?

    Electrical
    Hello everyone, Its good to be apart of this forum. I have been an electrician for fifteen years in California. I've seen it all. I've worked in Vegas, New Jersey, Mexico (prfessionally), Italy and France (non-professionally). Feel free to ask me any questions you may have regarding your home...
  14. Sub-panel 12/24 circuit SQ D vs. Cutler Hammer

    Electrical
    Hi New to forum - got a bid from an electrician to replace my outdated sub panel. I was told when negotiating contract they would be using a Square D panel. Today when I went to see how my install was going they had put in a Eaton BR Cuttler Hammer panel. When I questioned them they gave me a...
  15. What type of circuit breakers are these?

    Electrical
    I haven't been able to find anything that looks similar in Home Depot or online.:( Are these hard to replace? Thanks!
  16. Are electrical boxes supposed to be flush with the sheetrock?

    Electrical
    I installed the boxes using the tabs on the side as a guide. I tacked up a section of sheetrock. The face of the box is below the surface about 1/4" I measured the tab on the box and it is only about 3/8" Add that to the round corner of the stud and it only sticks out 1/4 inch from the face...
  17. breaker box on a wood fence???

    Electrical
    I am running new wire for a hot tub and the best location to put the breaker box is on a wood fence. Is it ok to have a hot tub breaker box on a fence? Thank you for your help.
  18. I have to keep hitting breaker switch!

    Electrical
    Hello everyone, wanted to know if anyone could tell me why I could possibly have to keep resetting my breaker to get my dryer to work. The crazy thing is that the dryer will still turn and stay on but it will not heat up. Switched the dryer out for different dryer because at first thought it was...
  19. Electrical box extenders

    Electrical
    Hello,The question I have is,, should I install the box extender before I have the wall remodeled with the stone or after the stone is installed. The extender is for a wall outlet. Thanks in advance.
  20. need thoughts on planning rewire

    Electrical
    My house was built in 1932 and was updated to 100 amp service in 1999 by the prior owners. When the electrical system was updated they pulled a permit and passed inspection. After a month i started having electrical issues and black marks running up the walls. started pulling out the work boxes...
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