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  1. Electrical
    First time posting. Please be nice! I'm currently trying to install ceiling fans around the house, but I've decided to have a contractor install them instead. There are 3 to be installed upstairs in rooms that need the required wiring/junction box/etc (can be accessed via a crawl space in the...
  2. HVAC
    Hi, Can I replace a junction box with a short series of reducers and wyes? We had our HVAC installed a few years ago before ripping out our obsolete oil boiler system. We're now updating our basement - the new HVAC was sized/vented for an eventually complete basement but, at the time, the...
  3. Electrical
    Hello all. I am about to start a kitchen renovation and will need to move a 240 volt outlet for my stove by about 6 feet or so. The current receptable is served by a run of SE Style R cable. To move my outlet, is it acceptable to connect the existing SE cable to NM-B in a junction box and...
  4. Electrical
    I have a 6 can/pot light configuration on a single pole switch with a twist. The hot from the box feeds the first can light which has the out from the switch and the out for another can light but i have an independent 14/2 going to a gas fireplace that has to operate indpendent of the switch...
  5. Electrical
    Hi guys, I have a question. I had my basement reconstructed after hurricane Sandy and the contractor moved my electrical cable for previously installed baseboard heater on a wall where I dont want it and the place is already sheetrocked. The wall where it was on before has been removed. I am...
  6. Electrical
    Hi all, I am currently rewiring a big part of my house to replace old ungrounded cables with proper grounded wires. Last week I had the opportunity to ask an electrician a few questions; one of those was "Is it ok to splice wire in a junction box with electrical tape ?" His answer was...
  7. Electrical
    So the inspector has inspected my rough in for my new home. And the only defect is that the inspector wants the gangable boxes to be support on more then the one side that is attached to the wooden stud. Any ideas?
  8. Electrical
    my living room has NO ceiling lighting whatsoever and I wanted to put in 6 can lights. I thought that installing the switch above a receptacle would make sense as I could get the power source from whatever source the receptacle has by creating a junction. How that generally is done is still a...
  9. Electrical
    I want phone service installed in my new home. According to the phone company, I am required to provide a ground at the phone junction box. NEC 800.100 supports this assertion. Unfortunately, it would be very difficult to run wire from the location of the phone junction box to the service...
  10. Electrical
    I am in the process of renovating a bedroom and I am replacing the wiring since the walls are removed. Armored cable was originally run from a nearby bathroom and then to the bedrooms light fixture where it split--one to the bedroom light switch and then another line to a receptacle. That...
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