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  1. Installing Outlet or Hardwiring Garage Door Opener

    Electrical
    Hi All! Your advice is much appreciated on the most practical, easiest, DIY-able option for wiring an outlet or hard-wiring my garage door opener. (See attached pics with potential wiring options highlighted). I'm happy to say that my DIY garage door opener installation has yielded a working...
  2. Garbage disposal outlet installation

    Electrical
    My old garbage disposal had a crack in the casing and eventually stopped working. It was hardwired to the electric cable coming from under the sink. The new garbage disposal had a plug attached. I didn't want to cut off the plug and hardwire it so I decided to install an outlet under the sink...
  3. Dead outlet : 120V hot-ground, 0V neutral-ground, 0V hot-neutral

    Electrical
    Hi, I have 3 outlets that don't work. When I look with the multimeter for the voltage between hot and ground, I get 120V. When I check from neutral to ground, I get slightly above 0V. But when I check from hot to neutral, I get about 0V. Any ideas as what the problem could be? Thank you, Frederic
  4. Electrical Outlet Problem! Please Help!

    Electrical
    I have an electrical issue and thought you folks might be able to tell me what might be going on. Our outlets in both bathrooms and the outlet outside have stopped working. Only one of them have the test/reset buttons. Usually when we reset it they will start working again but, this time...
  5. Outdoor outlet detailing w/ thick walls

    Electrical
    I am working on a project that will re-skin my house. In the end the exterior walls will be 2 3/4" thick from the outside of the stud to the outside of the siding (1/2" plywood, Tyvek, 1"XPS, 3/4" Rainscreen, 1/2" Siding) I plan on using Quickflash...
  6. How to strip baseboards with wire-mold & outlets attached?

    Electrical
    I wasn't sure whether to put this in electrical or painting, but as the rather problematic thing is the wiring, I'll put it here... We have just purchased a flat in a building from 1918. It is in need of repair, and one of the first tasks will be stripping the paint from all the wood trim...
  7. Range 50amp 6/2wire NEC Question?

    Electrical
    First off let me give you the diy run down we are installing a flat top range into a small kitchen out business place but it uses 240 volt so it needs a 50 amp outlet and a 50 amp breaker in the box. here is my question I am running 6/2 through an attic and then down a wall every wire that...
  8. How To Check Electrical Outlets for the right connection?

    Electrical
    I was wondering how I can do that. I know there is a small bunch of testers available, but which one? I am moving into a new place, and want to do this myself. Any ideas are welcome. :huh:
  9. TV power bridge into existing outlet and protected by an external surge protector

    Electrical
    Hello, I previously hire a company to run AC power for my TV mounted on the fireplace and my concern was having it surge protected. What he basically did was that he added a recessed outlet on back of the TV where the power cord is plug into. He then ran romex cable I believe from that outlet...
  10. Install Electrical Outlet in Closet

    Electrical
    I want to turn a closet in my living room into a media closet with an Amplifier, network and multiple game consoles. I do not have power in this area and want to add an electrical outlet. Is there any code violations that would be involved in this in the state of california?
  11. 240 volt breaker question

    Electrical
    I recently rewired my garage and ran one 240 volt line of 10-3 from a thirty amp breaker. Now that I am installing all my new tools I end up needing two 20 amp outlets, but the tools actually only use 9 amps each. Is it safe to run both 20 amp outlets off of the 30 amp breaker, or should I...
  12. Grounded Electrical Outlet?

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, I am a homeowner trying to save some money by doing the work myself. I am new to wiring, but I am trying to swap out my two prong electrical outlets with three prong outlets. I have tested the outlets with a voltage meter and I have found that the receptacle boxes on my main...
  13. "Slow" electricity?

    Electrical
    Forgive me if I'm using horribly simplified and/or incorrect terminology.:jester: It seems that a certain number of outlets, all along the same branch to our bathrooms aren't providing enough power to electrical appliances, or at least that's my simpleton diagnosis. From original...
  14. Electrical box replace,addiitions, city permits and looking for an electrician

    Electrical
    I live in orange country. I bought a house 6 months and I have been remodeling my house since then. I have an electrician guy who made 35 additions like candlelight and outlets. I have an electrical box of 40amps and He- electrical guy - knew that I was going to change the box soon . He did his...
  15. installing an electrical outlet with 3 sets of wires + ground

    Electrical
    Being the hurry to get things done kind of guy i am i didn't label my wires before removing them from the old outlet. I have 3 white wires and 3 black plus the copper ground. I cut the wires out of the old socket though instead of unscrewing them. It looks like i have 2 white wires as load...
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