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  1. Electrical
    Super long story short, I've developed this irrational fear of one of my outlets being faulty due to these thermal expansion sounds I hear during the night, and sometimes the early morning. My outlet is beside a window that usually makes loud snapping sounds due to the aluminum cladding, and is...
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    Hi guys! Me again. My 400 square foot building is coming to a point to where I need to make plans to install my electrical system. It’s going to be a woodworking shop. I want it to have AC, heat, and will be running equipment. I know very little about all of this so I have tons of questions and...
  3. Electrical
    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...
  4. Electrical
    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...
  5. Electrical
    Hi Everyone, hoping someone with some electrical expertise can help us out here, because we are completely at a loss. So...... Basically, when doing an EMF reading of our home, we found that the ground wire coming from the Main electrical panel was reading an insane 900 Milligaus. For some...
  6. Electrical
    I have a 5 volt charge on my copper water lines in my home and anything attached to the pipes.* Its not enough to shock me, but was found when a metal flex gas line was touching a water pipe on my hot water heater.* It had arched between the lines enough to burn a small hole in the gas line and...
  7. Electrical
    Hi all - wanting to bring electricity down from attic to put a few outlets on kitchen counter (currently only 1). Problem is my kitchen is against the exterior wall, and a 1948 home doesn’t have any studs against the brick, the plaster is just applied directly to it. What is the best way to...
  8. Electrical
    I bought new hard wired smoke/CO detectors to replace my existing very old ones yesterday. When I turned off all of the breakers in the house as well as a smaller box with breakers outside of the house, I noticed that the smoke alarms were still showing lights as if they still had power. I...
  9. Electrical
    Hi all! Brand new to this site. Also brand new to Dallas. The home I bought needs some electrical updating, hence my joining this site. I've done a lot of electrical work in the past from easy stuff like replacing outlets and switches to installing ground rods to running whole new circuits...
  10. Electrical
    Hi, I am planning on changing the heating plinth in my bathroom for a bathroom fan heater When disconnecting the plinth, I realised it had been wired with 14 awg from the thermostat to the plinth. In fact, the wire coming to the thermostat is on 12 awg (on a 20 amp breaker) and he is split...
  11. Electrical
    Hi everyone, this is my first post to this forum! I am planning to run a new 20a circuit to my garage from my circuit breaker. It will run approx. 5-60 ft from the breaker box to the back yard, then approx. 50 ft more underground to the garage. What is the best way to approach this? I...
  12. Electrical
    Hi, everybody! I'm doing this project for school which requires electrical wiring and I was just hoping somebody here could give me some pointers or a site for beginners (All the ones I've found so far are about wiring outlets). For my project, essentially all I'm doing is connecting a power...
  13. Electrical
    I've been having serious problem with my power supply (Computer). I had to return my old one (it fried my graphics card and motherboard), which was brand new. Now that I have a new one (corsair AX860), there is still a buzz noise. And it's not a fan related problem, because you can turn it...
  14. Electrical
    How much will it cost me to add 3 switches, to run 60 more amps to my circuit panel? How hard is it. Outside meter says 240, and someone online just helped me and told me i have a 100 amp box.
  15. Electrical
    Hi guys new here, I don't know the amps of my box and I was thinking of maybe upgrading. The meter outdoors says cl200 240 volt. My panel doesnt say, just that I know it is a Square D qoc20mw, with 17 active switches thats has 45 on one and 15 - 20 on the rest with 3 extra spaces. Any help would...
  16. Electrical
    Hello. Since I don't have any ceiling-mounted lamps in my apartment I've decided to get the lights a little bit higher myself. Since every room in my apartment has a water pipe (which get's hot!) for heating the second floor I thought of mounting a few spotlights on them myself. I would like to...
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