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  1. Electrical
    First time owner of a 100-year old home. Many of the outlets and switches look terrible. I’d like to replace them and upgrade some switches to dimmers. It seems fairly straightforward and if it’s easily done I’d like to try to do it myself. I do know that many of the outlets do NOT have a...
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    I need to find the electrical problem in a 26 year old manufactured home. Put a room addition on and surges became worse. Checked ground on house and found they were disconnected. Reground house and now surges are extreme and consistent. How do I find the problem?
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    We are thinking of installing new ceiling lights, in Standard 10 feet ceiling. We originally have 4 inch diameter light in the hallway. My son would keep the door open to prevent getting hot, however this hallway light was hitting the side, peripheral of his eye, very small and lot of light...
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    Hi all... we have a home that current has a Lutron ntgrx-4s 4 scene light switch. I am replacing all of the bulbs in this room with Hue lightbulbs so didn’t need a dimmer switch any more. My assumption was I could remove this switch and replace it with a regular toggle switch but when I removed...
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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 convert my oil hot water heating to an electrical system about 12 years ago, The new boiler is a Hydra boiler. there is no control panel only 5 or 6 lights. About 3 years ago the system crashed the wires going into the boiler were burnt. A repair man replaced the wires. About a month ago...
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    Hey all, First post here, but since I'll be doing a lot of work on my house in the near future I'll probably be back. I've searched everywhere for any similar happenings but just see the actual dishwasher circuit tripping, which this is not. I just installed a new GE dishwasher in place of an...
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    We moved into our new house a month ago and noticed the 3 way switch at the top of the stairs (3-TOS) controls the light in the middle of the stairs (LMS) and the light at the bottom of the stairs (LBS). There is a 3 way switch at the bottom of the stairs (3-BOS) as well. However, they don't...
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    I have an extension cord that I was planning on using but I noticed that the wiring in the receptacle has backwards coloring from my plug. The black and white wires are reversed. The receptacle is also backwards from my wall outlet. Do I need a different extension cord?
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    Hello, To begin, I know nothing about electrical other than how to connect wires. So my old Essick Air humidifier decided to fry it's board, but luckily I found a replacement board online. Unluckily, the replacement came with no diagrams, and has a different setup. The old one [image 1] had...
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    I'm new at electrical work. Just started taking out the regular switches in our closets to install motion sensor switches. I could use some help for the first problem I have encountered: Installing a motion sensor switch in the closet of a guest bedroom. After turning the power on, the motion...
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    Hello guys, I recently purchased a R/O machine in China. The machine uses 220v with three input wires (no neutral or ground?) in the power supply. I was told I can use my 3 phase 120/208 generator to power the machine. My generator is feeding a 3 phase panel. If I am to power the machine from...
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    Hey guys, so I'm a college guy who doesn't have any extensive knowledge on breaker boxes or anything I have a question for all the experts. Tonight, the power to my bedroom in my apartment went out spontaneously. I went to reset/flip the breaker and when I tried it multiple times nothing...
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    Hi all, I recently renovated my garage so I could use it as a workshop/home brewery. Because of the possibility of water spills etc., all of the outlets are GFCI. I have had a bar fridge plugged in and running with no problems until this morning. When I went out I noticed everything on that...
  15. Electrical
    I am wiring a room with 3 lights and 3 switches. The diagrams I have been using have the neutral wire bypass the switches, so only hit and ground are connected to the switch. I have read both ways of doing this, is hot and ground only the correct way? Thanks! Background: 12/2 wire on a 15...
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    Hello, First time homeowner here. My ceilings are on the lower side, and I just removed an old ceiling fan from my kitchen. My husband would nearly bang his head on it every time he was in there :biggrin2: I'd love to replace it with a different fixture. Since I'm already doing the work, I'd...
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    Hi All, New member here . I like working around the battery reconditioning and sometimes looks for advice or suggestions.:vs_cool:
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    Hi, Just looking to get some confirmation or correction on my project. This will be a first for me, so pardon this if it seems obvious. I bought a 115v ductless mini split ac, but before I start the wiring and installation, I want to check myself. I bought a 20 amp breaker, 12g THHN wire...
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    Hi there, I had a new question come up regarding a project mentioned in a previous post. I'm looking to install a generator setup at my in-law's. The goal is to power the main house panel and also the panel on the rental cottage on the property. The two houses are on two separate services...
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