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  1. Electrical
    Contractors installed new siding, and all our exterior light boxes are now about 3/4 of an inch recessed from the surface. Most of the installs I've tried have failed because the screws from the bracket to the light fixture are not long enough. What am I supposed to do in this instance...
  2. Insulation
    I am insulating the attic above the garage space using the Owens corning blow-in fiberglass insulation. Is it safe for the insulation to be touching any of the items in the attached photos? None of these items explicitly state IC on them. If any are not safe, how would you recommend making it...
  3. Electrical
    I had a new electrical panel installed, moving the original from inside to a new outside location. They used the same space where the old panel was to join the new wires from the new panel to the old wires that came out of the old breakers. It looks like a mess to me, and I have no idea which...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, I need to run 3/3 armoured cable from my basement to a JB mounted on the exterior wall of my house (for future pool service), i.e, AC90 3/3 from the main service panel to the JB, and TECK90 3/3 in a trench from the JB to the pool panel. Hoping to get some feedback on a few things - i'm in...
  5. Electrical
    I am moving an outlet in my bathroom. The original outlet is where we would like to put a vanity mirror. These outlets are located above the vanity. The faucet is about 6 inches to the right of these photos. The cable comes from above and is not long enough to reach the new preferred outlet...
  6. Electrical
    Hello, Pretty sure I’m missing something stupid obvious but here goes. I want to cover this junction box with a plastic, blank cover, but none will fit. As you can see in the pic, the screw holes are in the corners. Also this is not flush with the wall but rather set back the depth of the...
  7. Electrical
    My contractor left me with this junction box hanging out of the wall in my kitchen. Presumably he intended for it to go in the upper cabinetry, but it is big, ugly, the armored cables are hard to maneuver and is currently placed to sit within the most useful lower shelf of the upper cabinets. 1)...
  8. Electrical
    I need to replace a 50 year old electric baseboard unit. The total portion to be replaced is 8' long. It is made up of two 4' sections that were bolted/screwed together. The power enters the two sections right where they join ... so right in the middle of the 8' length. I'd like to use a single...
  9. Electrical
    No attic, house built in the 50's. One of the bathroom has a ceiling light and am looking to replace that with an exhaust fan. The fan dimensions are around 8" square (ish). The existing electrical box is stuck to a joist (?? vertical stud) and has 3 wires into it. About 6" to the side of the...
  10. HVAC
    I have two 10/2 NM cables I need to bring in through the hole in the house into the 4x4x4 PVC junction box pictured. One cable will be connected to the connect my 10-2 NM cable to the THWN stranded cable going to my outdoor condenser for a mini split system; the other will be capped and sit...
  11. Electrical
    Hello, I need to mount a doorbell transformer (24V) to a junction box in the attic. The transformer has a mounting screw and I know that the high voltage input (120V) is obviously enclosed inside the box and the low voltage is outside. My question is, does it matter whether I mount the...
  12. Electrical
    I am installing a 50 amp range circuit although I will be using a gas cooktop and a toaster oven in an apartment I am renovating. The gas cooktop requires a 120v ignition circuit. Am I allowed to run an additional 120V 15 amp circuit into the same junction box? The standard 50 amp box has 1/2...
  13. Electrical
    I recently moved into a house built in 1960 and I've encountered a wiring scenario that I have not seen before and has me confused. My intention is to replace an existing bathroom ceiling light with a low profile canless LED recessed light. I would just need to remove the existing ceiling box...
  14. Electrical
    Hi, I've just moved into a new condo in Canada, and now trying to hook up the ceiling pendant light. I've done this many times in our old house, so I'm familiar with the general wiring procedures. In the new condo, it's a typical setup: junction box in the ceiling controlled by a switch on a...
  15. Electrical
    Hello Everyone - I'm having great difficulty finding some over-sized electrical box covers. My immediate need is for a cover (preferably with a knockout) to fit a 4" Octagon box. I have cutout a square hole in the ceiling drywall a little larger, never thinking that I would not be able to...
  16. Electrical
    Hey guys, I am at work right now so I don't have access to photos however I have a 3" existing Junction Box (I think that's the correct term) sitting flush with my kitchen ceiling that's exposed right now. My electrician doesn't feel comfortable going in attics for some reason (great...
  17. Electrical
    I just spent all afternoon removing three short fluorescent light fixtures from the basement laundry room. They were controlled from a simple wall switch. I replaced them with a four foot long LED tube light. I hooked up everything just the way I thought it should be. When I turned the...
  18. Electrical
    I have the following setup with my lighting and ceiling fans and I'm trying to figure out how to properly set things up: I have 3 switch boxes in my home that I'm looking to fix: 1. 3 switch box outside patio area 2. 3 switch box inside living room leading to patio area 3. 3 switch box inside...
  19. Appliances
    My new Bosch dishwasher came with a too-short power cord that had a built-in junction box. They offer a much longer cord but it has no junction box and that cord doesn't have my model # in its models-supported description even though the dishwasher-connecting end clearly matches to my model. I'm...
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