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    Hello. I know there are a ton of posts on this subject but I still can't figure it out... I have two three-way light switches (one in the garage and one in the living room) that I can't figure out... When checked with a multimeter, they both show only 10volts... When checked with a circuit...
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    I plan to install a new heat pump and plan to put the Eaton CHSPT2ULTRA as the surge protector on the disconnect. The CHSPT2ULTRA is rated for a 50 amp breaker. Our house currently has a 40 amp (2 pole) breaker. Is the functioning of the surge protector impacted negatively when the breaker...
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    Building a shed. For electrical, I'd like to get 100 amp service in the shed, about 140 ft away from the 200 amp service in the house. In the future hope to build another small shed about another 100 ft away, and get maybe 50 amp out to that. Will be permitting and a licensed electrician will...
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    Howdy. First post/question here so go easy on me! I have 2 gas unit heaters (30k & 45k Separated Combustion Hot Dawgs) serving separate garage/shop areas. They only draw 3.75 amps max each so 7.5 if they're running at the same time. I have 12/2 romex available to use so the question is, can I...
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    My old outlet has 6 wires and the new one has 4 screws (but also has push-ins). What's the best way to replace my old outlet? I was reading about how I can take the 3 groups of wires and do a pigtail setup with a nut into one of the terminal screws (one set for the black and another for the...
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    I've received some great advice on here regarding my situation, and now I believe I have a good grasp on how to proceed. I will outline my situation and proposed solution, and would love to see what anyone has to say about it! I apologize to anyone who's read my posts recently, but I'm nothing...
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    Hello I bout a house that has a propane tank piped into the basement with copper connects to a manifold. 1 copper line feeds a fireplace and pro-flex csst feeds a cooktop. There is no bonding anywhere. I don’t know what the best way to do this. Bond from the csst connector to the subpanel...
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    I replacd a single pole light switch with new switch that didn't work so I checked the voltage which reads 69v across the wires and also from hot to ground. Other wall outlets on same circuit read 121V What do I do next?
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    Hi all, I have a 1920’s house, most wiring has been updated but a few straggler circuits remain knob and tube. I am replacing a ceiling fan that has 3-way switches and noticed one incoming line in the ceiling box is 14/2 Romex and one line is knob and tube (or some other ancient & brittle...
  10. Remodeling
    Hello! I have wanted to do improvements myself for a long time, but either my husband takes the lead or we hire out. Our home has a dead space behind a 24” deep pantry that was intended for a dumbwaiter. I haven’t seen behind the wall (we have been in the home for 3 months and it’s 20 years...
  11. Electrical
    So I'm rewiring my den. The previous owners had 2 wall lights wired up(2 random holes in the wood paneling with no electrical boxes). So I eliminated those and I have the circuit working with no light switches involved which is different than the attached diagram. I've included a very crude...
  12. Electrical
    With the historic heat wave in the Pacific NW, I plugged in a portable condensing AC unit in my home office . This panel-protected AFCI circuit also serves a switch in another room, which is in a double gang box with a switch that is on a panel-protected GFCI circuit for that room. The GFCI...
  13. Electrical
    I can't find a straight answer as to how to handle a multi wire branch circuit. The two breakers are both 20A single pole and are adjacent but not tied together, and wired with 12/3 ground cable sharing a neutral. This cable splits off at a j-box into into 3 existing runs - one of which is a...
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    Looking to figure out if there is some sort of equation I can use to figure out exactly how many outlets and lights I can have on the same breaker, online it says most lights pull about 60 watts but the box for the lights I have says 12 and I was just wondering if anyone can confirm this or am I...
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    I purchased a home where the previous homeowners finsihed about 90% of a bedroom without getting it permitted. Now I need to get it inspected when I finsih my other work, I know I have to remove enough of the drywall for the inspector to check out the electrical work. Any experience with this...
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    Hello! We just moved into a brand new condo and there are multiple existing ceiling outlets that appear in the picture. Is this a electrical outlet for a chandelier? If so what type of outlet is this and how would I go about installing a light fixture?
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    Asking for a pretty easy check-in with a wiring change. This is pretty basic, but I'd rather ask the dumb questions and be sure. I want to move my fridge from one part of the kitchen to another. In the attached diagram, the top is my current kitchen setup up. The bottom is what I want to do...
  18. Electrical
    Can a standard blue single/double switch/outlet box be used as junction box ? Can I use Single gang box of 24 cu. in. for #2 14/3 and #2 14/2 ( total 10 conductors) to in/out ?
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    Question: What sort of cable and boxes am I required to install household-voltage lighting above ground on a gabion fence? Can I even legally run it above ground inside the cages? Situation: I'm building a gabion wall (stones inside wire cages) and plan to install uplighting or downlighting...
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