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  1. Electrical
    I have some 50' & 100' extension cords that are not labeled well (the gauge is not printed on the insulation) and I want to know their gauge. How many ohm's is a 12 gauge 50' cord? How many ohm's is a 14 gauge 50' cord? How many ohm's is a 12 gauge 100' cord? How many ohm's is a 12 gauge 100'...
  2. Electrical
    I am supplying and running the wire which my electrician will connect up to 240V baseboard heaters for me. He is insisting that 12-2 wire must be used for heaters. Yet I have read it differently. I provided the following quotes in an email to him but he still insists. The simplified...
  3. Electrical
    Hi, I am new here and did a search but did not find an answer. I have a pretty simple question, I have 24 gauge 300v wire that came with an LED under cabinet lighting but I have 18 gauge 300v wire that it would connect to. The 18 gauge is not exactly easily accessible keep in mind. Is it safe...
  4. Electrical
    I bought a new Honeywell Wifi thermostat, and I am having trouble installing it. I understand the mechanics of it, the wires all match, etc... What I'm having trouble with is that I can NOT get the wires to fit into the receiving holes on the thermostat! It's like the gauge is mismatched or...
  5. Plumbing
    I have a submersible pump in a reservoir, the reservoir has plenty of water. I have a pressure tank set at 30/50, I have watched it run through some cycles. It first comes on at 30 then cuts out at 50, next time it comes on at 25 and cuts out at 45 and then the next time it came on at 25 and...
  6. Electrical
    Hello all, I have what may be just a simple question but I'm having trouble finding the answer at my locale home improvement store. I am building a new workshop behind my house and I am trying to see what gauge wire I can get away with safely as wire is costly. My situation is this, My building...
  7. Electrical
    I am repairing an old Victorian. I had to remove a chandelier to fix the ceiling and now I have problems. I think the wiring is knob and tube the chandelier was obviously a swag lamp someone spliced in. The pig tail was made from a hunk of lamp cord. The main wire is slightly frayed. I plan to...
  8. Electrical
    I am installing two wall mounted convection heaters. One is 500 watts and the other is 1000 watts. I am trying to determine what gauge wire I should be using. I can not find any information on amperage. The instructions say to install it with 240 volt wire. The folks at the electrical supply...
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