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  1. Electrical
    The top of the GFCI outlet is the LINE side and the bottom the LOAD side. Assume all the grounds are wired properly. I didn't want to over crowd the diagram. I want to make sure the bottom two outlets will be GFCI protected by the top outlet. I want to make sure the bottom 2 outlets can be...
  2. Insulation
    I am insulating the attic above the garage space using the Owens corning blow-in fiberglass insulation. Is it safe for the insulation to be touching any of the items in the attached photos? None of these items explicitly state IC on them. If any are not safe, how would you recommend making it...
  3. Electrical
    So I have an issue, I’m no electrical expert but I’ve tried to splice an exterior extension cord in the middle (roughly) and then continue with the rest of the exterior cable. Prob: neither the plug nor the female end worked, and so I “tinkered around” and got one of the pugs on the GCFI outlet...
  4. Electrical
    I'm renovating an old house I just bought and came across several electrical outlets where the ground was jumpered to neutral with a small piece of wire and I'm concerned. I'm not a professional electrician but I have a lot of experience and I know that the only place ground and neutral should...
  5. Appliances
    I have a French Door GE Refrigerator model GFE24JSKPFSS that has no water coming out of the dispenser and no ice. I have good water flow into the water inlet value, and the valve measures 360 ohms across the valve contacts points. I tested with a cheater cord and the valve opens with good flow...
  6. Electrical
    I just bought a house and I'm having a issue with the lights at the steps. It has a total of 4 switches that control the lights on the steps. 3 switches on the upper landing (1 outside each bedroom) and 1 switch at the bottom of the steps. You can only turn the lights on from the level you...
  7. Electrical
    My home was built in 1984 on the West Coast. I recently purchased a new 240v cadet wall heater to replace my 40-year old one. I went to turn off my 20 amp double-pole breaker at the box and noticed that the hot and white wire were both going into the breaker (the wire is only 12/2 w/ ground). I...
  8. Electrical
    Greetings, I have an AFCI that keeps tripping, the circuit involves has my living room and dining. 2 chandeliers (installed in 2019) and 2 outlets. I was able to isolate the fault to one of the 12 light chandeliers. I checked my connections and everything looks fine. what’s interesting, I can...
  9. Electrical
    I'm trying to run a welder that I bought recently, but I want to come up with the simplest legitimate (safe), least costly solution. The plug on the welder is a 6-50P type. I have a 30 amp circuit for a garage heater with a 6-50R plug. The welder's specs says it draws 28 amps, so I'm pretty...
  10. Electrical
    Hi - I recently had my Fujitsu Halycon minisplit unit cleaned by a professional company filters and coils cleaned - speedclean coilshine and Nu Calgon Deodorizer used. Since then, my minisplit unit makes an odd buzzing/chirping noise when it is OFF. It only happens when it is turned off (or...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm looking to do a light refresh of my kitchen to include removing backsplash tile, lowering a knee-wall to make the counter one level, new countertop, new sink, garbage disposal and faucet. Potentially doing an air-gap button for the garbage disposal. **one surprise that has surfaced is that...
  12. Electrical
    Hello! My electrical experience thus far is limited to electric fencing, lamps, and music equipment. 😂😬 But I would like to install a dimmer switch- which seems fairly straightforward. However I’m finding inconsistent info between my current set-up and YouTube videos and various other sources...
  13. Electrical
    I replaced a garage ceiling light. I noticed when taking down the old light there was a black and yellow wire. Once I installed the new light, it worked but on a new switch. I think I used the black wire. Should I re-wire using the yellow instead? I really need it to be on the original switch. I...
  14. HVAC
    Hey again all, I set up a mini split AC, a Senville SENL/24CD/OY unit. I made an earlier post about a leak and fluid loss, but I decided to see if the unit was well connected electricity-wise. I believe the leak was fixed and opened the valves and try to turn the unit on. It did but got a PC...
  15. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I have to replace my Emerson model K55HXKEN in my rooftop air conditioner. This motor has 5 wires: White, Brown, Red, Yellow and Black. The replacement motor has different colors so I need to know on my old wires what each one goes to. If anyone can help me out with this I would...
  16. Electrical
    Good morning! Patrick from Pennsylvania here. We just bought a new house that is 44 years old. Sellers renovated 15 years ago. There are two exterior light fixtures, one on each side of the front door. The switch does not work. When you flip the switch, you need to “turn on, then off, count...
  17. Electrical
    Hello! Years ago I built an infinity mirror with a shadowbox and LED strips. It's great! I hang it on the wall or ceiling, depending on my space. I just moved into a new apartment and want to replace a ceiling light with my mirror. I removed the light and wired a short extension cable into the...
  18. Electrical
    The goal is to rig a computer fan for wireless use. The sticker on the Brushless Fan reads 12V DC, 0.14A, 1.68W. A 12V Cordless Drill has a battery rated at 1.3Ah. 1) Do I need a resistor -- if so, what ohm? -- and 2) how long will the fan run with a fully charged battery?
  19. Electrical
    I've got one at burial and a slab going to the main for a generator is that suffice or what do I need in the main with a 200 amp service
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