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  1. Circuit grounds in different panel?

    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...
  2. Generator setup to two service panels: Neutral?

    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...
  3. Grounding for Portable Generator

    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...
  4. 12/3 Wiring

    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?
  5. Do I need to ground coax internet cable coming from utility pole?

    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...
  6. Open Ground

    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...
  7. Ground or neutral?

    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...
  8. Main Electrical Panel Install - 100AMP - Please help!

    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...
  9. Grounding changing from water pipe to ground rods

    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...
  10. GFCI outlet issues

    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...
  11. Wires too short

    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...
  12. Ground and Life Wire Touched

    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...
  13. How to vent 8" duct in basement?

    HVAC
    I am in the process of installing a 200 CFM ERV system in the basement and am trying to place the Exhaust and Fresh air vents to the outside. The issue is the siding goes almost all the way to the ground and the joists are 2x10's, so whatever vent I place will not give me enough ground...
  14. Neutral to Ground Question

    Electrical
    When testing voltage at the receptacle with a load the neutral to ground is 0. Is this correct? Thanks!
  15. Open Ground | Run Line to Panel?

    Electrical
    Hello, I have an open ground in a standard 120v outlet in a bedroom (conveniently, on the other side of the wall is the main electrical panel). I used a tester and determined that there are open grounds for this entire circuit. I checked each outlet in the circuit, and none of the ground wires...
  16. Jungle of Wires in 2-gang box too tight

    Electrical
    The electrician installed 2 switches (1 triple switch and 1 single pole single switch) in a two gang box and with all the wires it is too crowded to press the switches in and put the cover plate on. The electrical installation was done before the drywall was installed so at the time it seemed...
  17. How to ground stand-alone light pole

    Electrical
    For my son's high school prom, we're having a Jurassic Park theme. I've been asked to build the electric fence from the movie. (It won't actually be electric. :wink2: ) For the orange and blue lights on the poles, I'm using a simple 2-wire light socket from Lowe's...
  18. Hot Ground

    Electrical
    So... I have 15-30 volts on ground on all outlets through the house and also on the dryer receptacle. This is with me sticking one probe into ground and using me as the other "ground". 10-2 is run to the dryer receptacle and is obviously on it's own dual 30-amp breaker. There is something to...
  19. Can I Share Ground on Dual Circuit Electrical Outlet

    Electrical
    I have installed a set of outlets on my workshop wall. There are two outlets in each box, one is a 15 amp outlet, the other a 20 amp outlet. As I am running the proper size and color wire to them through conduit it got me to wondering if i could simply share the ground wire or if i need to go...
  20. 1957 home electrical mess

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, here is a photo of my breaker box on our 1957 home we bought last year in WA state. As you can see, its a disaster. the kitchen, bathroom, and one of the bedrooms are grounded. Everything else has three prong outlets but are actually not grounded. I am going to build a shop...
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