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  1. Installing a NEMA 6-50 (240V outlet) in a garage

    Electrical
    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...
  2. Do Circuit Breaker Panels need Constant Replacement??

    Electrical
    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...
  3. Main breaker replacement

    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...
  4. Requesting Evaluation of Power Plan at Rural Cabin

    Electrical
    (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...
  5. New panel, recessed lights humming noise

    Electrical
    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...
  6. Do i need a new wire to electrical panel with a new breaker ?

    Electrical
    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...
  7. Does anyone know how many amps my panel is?

    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...
  8. What Can You Guys Tell Me About These Pics...

    Electrical
    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...
  9. Residential Knife Switch Electrical Panel

    Electrical
    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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