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  1. Confused on ground wire in ceiling light fixture.

    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...
  2. Can I use one ground for 2-240 circuits

    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...
  3. in-wall oven electrical question

    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...
  4. Ceiling Fan Popped and Sparked

    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...
  5. Light switch won't work

    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?
  6. Meter Socket Wiring for Solar

    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.
  7. Power to loafing shed

    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...
  8. Food Trailer Electrical Wiring

    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...
  9. Odd ceiling fan wiring...

    General DIY Discussions
    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...
  10. Wires melted down in Furnace

    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...
  11. How do I safely remove old wiring?

    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...
  12. Using Existing Circuit for LEDs

    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...
  13. Installing a light ficture with no fixture outlet.

    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...
  14. Change 30 AMP to 20 AMP ?

    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...
  15. Possible for 3way wiring?

    Electrical
    Hi there- Ive done a fair amount of wiring in my days, but limited with three way. I have always followed diagrams in the past and there is no diagram for this situation. I am curious about rewiring my stairway light with the existing wiring. As of now there is a light at the bottom and top of...
  16. Extra and loose wires

    Electrical
    Just removed wall paneling and found the the wiring in the pics. I've got the drywall guy coming in Monday morning and am wondering if I or an electrician should correct anything before the walls go up? I am going to move all the boxes out 1/2 inch before drywall. The I yellow-capped and taped...
  17. Ceiling Fan wiring

    Electrical
    I need some help. I am installing a ceiling fan to replace a light fixture. When I disconnected the light fixture, it had white wire and black wire. The electrical box has two white wires and one bare wire for ground. When power is on, my volt meter shows 120 volts on one white wire but none on...
  18. Home Electrical Wiring - FMC, NM and a Concrete Wall

    Electrical
    Hello, I want to add an outdoors outlet box for Christmas lights as well as my electric lawn mower and I have a question about how the wiring should be. As you can see in the picture, I plan on adding a new 20 amp circuit breaker and running FMC from the panel to the new outlet which will...
  19. Unnecessary wall outlets in the way

    Electrical
    I am trying to widen a closet entry from a single door to a flat track barn door. Problem is there is an electrical outlet on each side of the current doorway that have to be removed. I can find the circuit breaker & cut the wires but how do I secure/tape off the wires so that they do not pose...
  20. Hot Tub Sub Panel off of a Pool Sub Panel

    Electrical
    Hi all, I have a hot tub that requires a 50-60 amp GFCI power supply. The hot tub is located about 25' from the swimming pool sub-panel. he swimming pool sub-panel is fed by a 50 amp breaker on the home's main panel. Since the main panel has no open slots and the pool sub-panel is closer, I...
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