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    I want to install a photocell on outdoor light. There are 2 heavy gauge black wires and 1 much smaller gauge red wire running to light right now. The photocell has 1 black, 1 white, and 1 red wire. Instructions says connect black photocell to black (power source). Then white on photocell to...
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    I have to install four protective conduits in my trenches where the direct bury service wire exits the ground at different locations (daisy chaining the service from the main panel to two structures). I plan to use 1.5" or 2" conduit. I read that the conduit needs to be sealed where the wire...
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    Looking inside the electrical panel in the house I bought, I was surprised to see the neutral bus bar crowded right up next to the ground bus bar, so much so that it seems the ground bus bar is virtually impossible to access in order to secure grounding wires to it. Here's a photo: The...
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    I would first like to say I am a homeowner and not an electrician. My installer is a former electrician, now a border patrol agent, and I have offered to go online to help solve the problem he is having trying to get a chandelier connected in my very old house where there was no previous...
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    Im wiring a food truck. The Powered equipment is: fridge- 115v/7.8 amp freezer- 115v/ 7.4 amp water heater- 240v/38 amp max water pump- 12v/ 7.5 amp max 2 blenders- 120v/11.5 amp/ 1380 watts (x 2) 2 juicers- 120v/1.5 amp/ 180 watts (x2) mini fridge- 115v/1.3amps/ 85 watts A/C window unit- 115v/...
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    So I have a light switch box that has three sets of wires coming into it. Set one of wires has: one black, one white, and one red wire. Set two has: one black and one white. Set three has: one black and one white. Can anyone tell me how to wire the two switches that should control the two...
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    For my pool timer, 220 running in on two legs of 3 wire...so the white and the black are hot and a ground, no nuetral. My old chlorination used to be hard wired into this and ran off 220 as well. However I got a new chlorinator that you simply plug into an outlet. If you were looking at the wall...
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    Hi, I have some machinery coming to me that will be impossible to make work unless I get an electrician involved. The first is a bag filling machine. It comes with the plug attached. The manufacturer says that is the standard plug for that machine. I don't know what the equivalent type of...
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