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  1. Electrical
    Hey everyone (1st time poster), I need some help with my electric. I have old wiring that isn’t knob & tube but is prior to ground wire being in the wiring (I think?). I’ve attached a pic of the wire but I think it is ungrounded 14 gauge copper. For sure not aluminum or anything else. I have...
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    I have a 3 wire stove and the ground wire is attached from the copper screw in the chassis to the white wire neutral terminal. This ground wire is bare with no insulation. Is this OK in a 3 wire grounding configuration? If the uninsulated grounding wire touches anything I am concerned that...
  3. Electrical
    I'm replacing a light switch with a dimmer. The ground wires in the box run through the box leaving no end exposed to attach ground from dimmer. Do I need to remove the box to get at the ground or are the wires grounded already?
  4. Electrical
    so i just bought an old house. there are many old, ugly 2-prong outlets scattered throughout the house as well as some newer (and potentially ungrounded) 3-prongs. the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated to GFCI. essentially what i want to do is replace the old 2-prongs with new 2-prong OR...
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    I have a 1978 manufactured home that has 3/4wires running. From meter to 100A disconnect breaker below the meter From there the 3/4wires run in plastic conduit to the junction box at the ground From there the are spliced 4 AWG to 6AWG FOR HOTS and 4AWG TO 4 AWG for neutral and run underground...
  6. Electrical
    Earlier today I replaced my doorbell transformer with a new 16 V 30 in preparation to install video doorbells. The old transformer was connected outside the main panel, and only had 2 wires. One to hot, and the other to the neutral/ground bus (the bus has both neutral and ground wires...
  7. Electrical
    Hi, I am a DIYer, have some electrical experience from flipping houses, and would like to think I am pretty good at picking things up. But I do have a question, or really a clarification that I need if I am thinking right on this project. We are adding a Nest Hello doorbell and the current...
  8. Electrical
    So I am going to be switching out some outlets in my home. It’s my first time doing this specific project but I have done extensive research and watched lots of YouTube videos so I know prior to changing the outlet I need to... Turn off the breaker Double check the outlet and wires with...
  9. Electrical
    I'm about to install a 100 amp subpanel directly next to a main panel to be used as a generator panel during power outages. I'll connect the two with probably a foot of 2" conduit and run the 100A feeders along with the dedicated circuits through that into the sub. I plan to splice extensions...
  10. Electrical
    Hi there, I had a new question come up regarding a project mentioned in a previous post. I'm looking to install a generator setup at my in-law's. The goal is to power the main house panel and also the panel on the rental cottage on the property. The two houses are on two separate services...
  11. Electrical
    My home has a 200 amp Square D Homeline panel that has bonded neutral connecting to a ground rod outside. The panel is the main service entry. This panel also has a 30amp 2 pole standard trip breaker that connects to a 30 amp twist lock inlet on the building exterior. This breaker is...
  12. Electrical
    I'm running a 12/3 wire from a subpanel. I split the red and black on two different breakers. Red going to a fridge and the black going to counter outlets. Can I run the white neutral wire to the fridge outlet and then to the counter outlet? Same with ground wire?
  13. Electrical
    Just moved into a new house, and the laundry room door is about 4 feet away from the utility pole that provides the coax cable for internet service. So, I can literally plug my modem directly into the splitter at the top of the pole. However, I need to route this cable to a more practical...
  14. Electrical
    Line tester shows open ground on several wall outlets on same breaker. Test meter shows voltage across hot/neutral on all shows 120. Voltage across hot/ground shows 52/53 volts on same outlets. I tested all outlet hardware on good circuit and all show 120 volts with no open ground. In service...
  15. Electrical
    Hi All. I have three wires sticking out above my basement door - all of the same color and gauge. I want to hang a light there, so I need to determine which one is which. Now, hot is easy. But how do I tell which one of the remaining two wires is neutral and which is ground? Is there an easy...
  16. Electrical
    Hello! Photo of panel to be linked below as a reply. I have taken on the task to wire a new 100AMP main electrical panel. Have the permits from ESA. Want to make sure it's top shape. Change out is from an old 100AMP Fuse box. I have the two main legs feeding into the 100AMP breaker...
  17. Electrical
    I am looking at doing 2 things. 1 change my home grounding from the water pipe to ground rods. 2 setup a amateur radio station with proper grounding. this means i will have to add several ground rods, run ground wire around my house to attach to the new electrical ground. i will have 2 masts...
  18. Electrical
    I had an electrician take a circuit to my garage to replace the old knob and tube wiring. He brought it in to a GFCI outlet then to the rest of the garage. When i get a heavy rain, the garage doors don't work and i have to reset the GFCI outlet to get power back to the garage. I noticed the...
  19. Electrical
    Hi, I had 3 wires in the panel that were using a marette in the panel to run an extension to the breaker. I have removed the marette and fed the 3 short wires into the top of the panel. The black and white reach the breaker, but the ground wire won't reach the ground bar. Please help with...
  20. Electrical
    Helping a colleague yesterday do some electrical work, he said the circuit was turned off in his house where we were working; he turned off the wrong circuit breaker. The ground and live wire touched as the old switch was being taken off, caused a spark from the load and then tripped the...
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