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  1. Electrical
    I had a new electrical panel installed, moving the original from inside to a new outside location. They used the same space where the old panel was to join the new wires from the new panel to the old wires that came out of the old breakers. It looks like a mess to me, and I have no idea which...
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    we took down an existing wall that separated the kitchen from the front entryway and installed a support beam. I didn't like the lazy work done by the contractor we hired, especially with respect to the column next to the front door that we plan on finishing with drywall. so I removed the...
  3. Electrical
    Hello all, had a question regarding the use of insulated Ring terminals. When wiring an electrical outlet, I found that the push in connectors on the back don't do a great job holding the wire in. The other option I have read about is making the wire into a J and tie that to the side screw...
  4. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm looking for some guidance on the specific type of wire that I need to connect a 30 amp outside receptacle. The receptacle will be installed on the brick on the outside of the house. I will bore a hole through the brick and the baseboard of the house and run the wire through there to...
  5. Electrical
    Hello All, I wish to request your expert opinion and comments on this issue since I do not trust the solar companies about this. I have attached some pictures for your reference. Our existing electrical service panel in 100A. We are planning to get a 7.2KW solar system and will be buying an...
  6. Electrical
    Electrician riddle for you. Hopefully more of a solvable problem than a riddle....I have 3 loads (saw, router, vacuum) and two switches to control power to the three loads. I want it so that when switch 1 is turned on, the saw AND vacuum get power. When switch 2 is turned on the router AND...
  7. Electrical
    I was going to replace my ceiling light. I have 2 whites, 2 reds, and 1 yellow wire coming out of the fixture. The light before it worked fine, but is the yellow supposed to be the ground wire? It seems like the yellow wire was hardwired into the lamp, and installed into the fixture by the...
  8. Electrical
    Im running 2-240v 40 amp circuits to feed 3 receptacles. This is to run 2 UV lights and one small conveyor belt. The UV lights are each pulling 14 amps and the conveyor 10 amps. I plan on pig tailing one circuit to 2 receptacles for the lights and the other circuit for the conveyor. Im wondering...
  9. Electrical
    Hello - i'm looking for some help getting a new in-wall oven/microwave combo connected. My house was built in 2006. All of my 240V circuits use aluminum wire... This particular circuit, for the oven, uses 8/4 wire (black/red/white/ground). The exact writing on the wire sheathing is...
  10. Electrical
    I installed a ceiling fan. While it was running with the light off, the fan popped and sparked. I took the housing down to see what was going on with the wiring. I followed the directions, white to white, ground to ground, black to black and blue (from the fan). There is spot on blue wire...
  11. Electrical
    I replaced a 3-way switch for a bathroom fan (the light switch it's connected to still works) and now the light switch on the outside wall doesn't work. It a single pole switch - the wires are hot but the light doesn't come on. Any thoughts?
  12. Electrical
    Hi - I can't seem to find much information on wiring the neutral and ground wire on a meter socket for solar (milbank meter socket). In many of the pictures I've found, I see it done all sorts of ways, so not sure what is proper. Thanks for your help.
  13. Electrical
    I need to run power to my loafing shed for lights, fans and blowers for show livestock. The blowers pull almost 20 amps each so here is my plan. Underground service using 4 awg thwn in conduit. 130 ft run. 60 amp breaker in main panel Outdoor Sub panel in shed. The shed is covered on 3 sides...
  14. Electrical
    My name is Samuel Leslie Jr and I am from the Lawton-Ft. Sill, Oklahoma area. I have a 24 foot concession trailer that I am renovating currently and it has no electricity at all. I need to know all equipment needed so I can get someone to get it done for me. The trailer will be ran by a 5500...
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    While replacing some old wall outlets, with new TR outlets, i came across a white wire connected to the hot side of a wall outlet... the black wire in this 14/2 pair is simply capped off in the receptacle box. There are 3 pairs of 14/2 wires in this receptacle box total. see attachment...
  16. HVAC
    Hi all, Today my air conditioner stopped running in the middle of the day - we have an HVAC unit outside, central air, and an electric furnace. All controlled by the thermostat on the wall. Thermostat was blank, nothing on the screen, and unresponsive. I opened it up, but no batteries, just...
  17. Electrical
    I am renovating a garage and turning it into a 2 br apt. The space has some old wiring. I will be tearing out the sheetrock, exposing the wiring. What's the best way to get rid of the old wiring? From the panel? Cut it and throw it away? What? Yes, I'm a novice at this. I only know enough to cut...
  18. Electrical
    Hello all - Electrical newb here, and new to the forum but long-time DIY'er, so full disclosure up front. I will note my local fire taxes are paid up! That said, I installed a row of new LED in-ceiling lights meaning to use an existing in-ceiling circuit to power them. The previous usage...
  19. Electrical
    Hi guys, my girlfriend decided to move into my sister's room not so long ago. We re-painted the room and cleaned up the room. All but left lightening. The room does not have a fixture outlet on the ceiling nor the walls. To overcome this, I am looking into an light switch that is connected to...
  20. Electrical
    I had an inspection done on a condo I'm considering buying and the inspector noted "the 30 AMP breaker in use on the A/C should be a 20 AMP". He also checked the box in his report that the ARC fault devices are missing or deficient. Other than that, the rest of the report stated only minor...
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