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    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...
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    Moved into a property with two old thermostats (one upstairs and one downstairs - one furnace and two zones). They are ancient but the furnace company said they can be replaced and that it’s a 5 wire thermostat. I’m not totally sure what this means… could I replace it myself with a wifi version...
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    Alright, so I am currently working in Pasadena, CA. Need some understanding over this work for all those sparky's out there. Utility Services hit me with this stuff if writing and was hoping that someone would break it down and tell me in layman's terms. I plan on searching up what all this...
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    I'm living in an old house built in the 1980s. I'm planning on renovating my home with smart switches, at present, it has a two-wire electrical system. Are there any smart switches that will work with this? And how much is it going to cost me if I'd to change the electrical wiring?
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    Before you write go get an electrician - I HAVE! And he's never wired one before. AND asked ME to do some research!! Before you also say get a new one - though boy do I want one - it is a long story and not an option. The switch is to control a Broan bathroom vent fan with an inbuilt light...
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    Hello everyone! My childhood best friend and I will be opening a fast-casual restaurant in the next year. We have selected a location and currently in the process of figuring out gasline and waterline sizes as well as the minimum needed amps for our business to operate. Our space is...
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    I got a quote for my electrical & I was wondering how accurate it may be!? What i have is 2,300 square foot counting garage and back porch. He quoted me 10 circuits plus labor and wire. I will provide all the devices to install. It's a 3 bedroom 2 bath standard device count in usual locations...
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    Good Afternoon, Well, I made a bonehead mistake when I pulled the wire for a laundry room. I should have pulled #10 3 wire with a ground for the dryer, but I pulled #10 2 wire with a ground instead (black, white and bare copper). The laundry room is in an addition that has a flat roof over it...
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    Hey guys, I am at work right now so I don't have access to photos however I have a 3" existing Junction Box (I think that's the correct term) sitting flush with my kitchen ceiling that's exposed right now. My electrician doesn't feel comfortable going in attics for some reason (great...
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    What is the most energy-efficient lighting for your house? _____________ Thanks Electrician Redwood City
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    I had a contractor kill my all of my new exterior security lights while pressure cleaning, so I called an electrician to make sure the wiring hadn't been shorted or damaged. I had installed before in two hours swapping out old with new, easy enough. job is done, all works fine but the bill is...
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    Experiencing an intermittent whole home electrical problem - here's the chronology. Two nights ago, noticed a crackling coming from alarm clock. Assumed the clock was dying, unplugged and disregarded. Next day, a surge protector burned out, and as I was removing it, I noticed crackling coming...
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    I want to install an RV panel, in my carport, that is capable of 220v for a welder and 110 for other tools. I believe I am capable of drilling holes, pulling wire through conduit, connecting wires with wire nuts, etc. Am I correct in understanding that I can do all of the work of running the...
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    Hi, I have some machinery coming to me that will be impossible to make work unless I get an electrician involved. The first is a bag filling machine. It comes with the plug attached. The manufacturer says that is the standard plug for that machine. I don't know what the equivalent type of...
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    working on a self contained freezer. I have to hardwire the freezer to the Generator. I have a 60 amp power cable to pug into the generator but the hard wire is from the freezer which have the wires ( White, Pink, Green, Black) to the cable has the wires( 4 small green , white, pink, black and...
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    Hello readers. I am an idiot, and while I was using my electrical hedge trimmer, I accidentally got the wire caught in the hedge trimmer. I immediately turned the trimmer off when i saw sparks, but now none of the outdoor outlets work. I have tried flipping all the breakers, including the main...
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