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    I've been doing some electrical work now and then, and yesterday I took the panel cover off to check a circuit path. Now, I've NEVER (yet) attempted to add or remove breaker switches and I've also never messed with the A/C wiring or breaker except once to turn it off last winter and back on this...
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    The house was built in 1972 with a 100A supply. It was upgraded to 200A in the late 80s. I bought the house in 1996. I am wanting to add a new circuit and there is a space for an additional breaker, but this panel, and I'm not an electrician, looks like the definition of spaghetti wiring. How...
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    Another electrical panel/circuit question for my kitchen renovation. There is an existing 240V floor outlet that won't be used since we will be installing a gas range. My home is 100 amp service and very old wiring that is not to code but grandfathered in. Obviously I'm bringing my kitchen up to...
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    Earlier today I replaced my doorbell transformer with a new 16 V 30 in preparation to install video doorbells. The old transformer was connected outside the main panel, and only had 2 wires. One to hot, and the other to the neutral/ground bus (the bus has both neutral and ground wires...
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    installed an indoor electrical load center on an outside wall facing exterior. I didn’t noticed it was for interior until I was already finished and ready to put deadfront, patching stucco and all, do you guys think is safe since panel is recess? Now the cover has no little door to cover the...
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    Hi, I am a DIYer, have some electrical experience from flipping houses, and would like to think I am pretty good at picking things up. But I do have a question, or really a clarification that I need if I am thinking right on this project. We are adding a Nest Hello doorbell and the current...
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    Howdy, folks! I'm new to this forum but not to DIY :) My question concerns installation of a 240V receptacle in a garage. This will be used for an EV charger, which requires only 240V, hence I chose NEMA 6-50. My current set-up includes a standard 200A flush mount electrical panel in the...
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    Hi, I called an electrician to a condo unit and this is the first time interacting with him. The water heater had tripped a circuit breaker and looks like 2 of the wires are burned and only a slight burn on the plastic of the thermostat. I had called him because I thought a simple 10-gauge...
  9. Electrical
    So we lost power and the power company (PG&E) came out and said it was the main breaker. They actually pulled the meter and the main breaker for me so there is no power to the panel. He seemed to imply that I could just put in a new breaker and then PG&E would come back out and put the meter...
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    (note: also asked on stack) What I am looking for is guidance and honest evaluation. I'm not afraid of being wrong. I want to save some bucks and learn some things, without blowing myself up. So please tell me if I'm doing something dangerous, and preferably please tell the section of the...
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    I had my Electrician install a brand new panel as well as Halo recessed lights in my refinished basement. When the lights are turned on, there is a noticeable humming sound. Also, I've noticed another light in the house which now hums. My Electrician claims its from the dimmer switches, but...
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    Hi Guys/Gals : I'm doing a new basement bathroom and a wet-bar side by side ... The fixtures i need are in the image.. should i add a new wire to the Electrical Panel breaker ? the bar will be equipped with a mini refrigerator and maybe a wine-cooler and someone might use a shaver in the...
  13. Electrical
    Hi guys new here, I don't know the amps of my box and I was thinking of maybe upgrading. The meter outdoors says cl200 240 volt. My panel doesnt say, just that I know it is a Square D qoc20mw, with 17 active switches thats has 45 on one and 15 - 20 on the rest with 3 extra spaces. Any help would...
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    These are photos from an investment property I want to purchase and rehab. Not too experienced (beyond swapping receptacles/switches/wiring cans) with electrical. What can you guys tell me about the electrical aspects of what we're looking at in these pics? Thanks much. Of course I will have it...
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    Hey guys, I'm new on here, and I have a few questions about an old 3 pole knife switch electrical panel. First off, why are there three "poles" instead of two? The hot, the neutral, then what? Second, why are all three fused? Shouldn't only the hot be fused? Third, is this still safe if it...
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