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  1. Electrical
    My childhood home was built in 1942. 2 bedroom 1 bath, partly-finished partial basement. Oil furnace, water heater, and dryer converted from gas to electric sometime before my parents bought it in 1964. The service panel had two main disconnects, pull-out modules with 30A cartridge fuses...
  2. Electrical
    Hi all! Thanks for the help in advance... this happened the same day I had to hire plumbers to fix a gas leak in the house that cost $2000 so I really can't afford to hire an electrician. I understand it is electrical so it's a bit more serious but I'm not dumb, just uninformed about electrical...
  3. Electrical
    The fuses in my breaker box are not labled. I need to find out how to lable them myself. Find out which ones are to witch... I have a four year old son that likes to turn his heater on in his room constantly. He proceeds to shut the door and I haven't a clue for how long it's been on. My...
  4. Electrical
    We are thinking about selling a house with fuse box. That will be an issue with inspectors and potential buyers. I want to convert it to circuit breakers. I would really like to use a bus conversion kit so I can use the old enclosure and not have to re-route ALL the wires (possibly having to...
  5. Electrical
    We have an old screw in fuse panel (10) and have noticed recently on bills that the hydro Thinking it's the panel, we logged online to view our account hourly usage. I jumped overnight from 10Kwh to 55Kwh. We stared by turning the main power switch off and monitoring online. No power used. Then...
  6. Electrical
    I built a 12x16 building separate from the house (took 2 or 3 years to actually finish for various reasons), I finally got it wired up, insulated and drywall all done, now I didn't use a sub panel with this building, I probably should have but didn't, what I did was I strung up some Direct...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Thanks ahead of time if you're able to help. My scenario: I have a dedicated 220v Line with a 120/250 20A fuse going into a 250v 20A single receptacle outlet that I would like to turn into a 110v outlet. Inside of the current outlet, a bare wire is connected to a screw on the back of the inside...
  8. Electrical
    I'm attempting to build a custom lamp out of a mini beer keg, in it I want to incorporate a 5V USB charger and a 120V AC port. I also want to incorporate an inline fuse to protect any electronics attached. What fuse should I use for this application? I would prefer a blade type fuse if possible...
  9. Electrical
    HERE'S THE SITUATION: I have a 3-way, 30 amp wire coming from my fusebox and going to a light switch in my dining room. The wire then goes to a light switch at the top of the stairs to my basement. From there it goes to a third light switch in the basement for multiple lights in the ceiling. I...
  10. Electrical
    Yesterday, I plugged my small vacuum cleaner into the same outlet as my small a/c. The circuit went dead. I went to the fuse panel and replaced the dead fuse (tested with a multimeter). The circuit is still dead. Not only that, I later discovered that everything on that side of the house is...
  11. Electrical
    I am working on running electricity to a new farm shed and installing receptacals, lights etc... Since this will be used for raising chickens the exhaust fan I am installing will be hooked to a thermostat. My friend who I am doing it for, insisted I put a box with one of the screw in fuses, on...
  12. Electrical
    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...
  13. Electrical
    hi my apt in nyc is prewar uses fuses and i want to convert to circuit breakers. a total re-wire is not feasible, any suggestions?
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