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  1. Electrical
    Hi, this is my first question. I opened up an outlet in my garage, in order to tap into it for a new outside outlet. Should be easy. When I pulled the existing GFCI out of the outlet box, I found this (photo): hot and neutral wires attached to load terminals Yellow sticker covering the line...
  2. Electrical
    A year ago I bought a new house (a real fixer-upper). Before moving in I hired an electrician to replace the 100amp panel with a 200amp panel and fix a few things to get the house up and running. (Long story.) Now a year later I'm trying to get power to a room that wasn't hooked up in the...
  3. Electrical
    Hello everyone. My gf has this funky house. And behind this old retro furnace I look up and see this. I have no idea what it is. But seeing a recharger makes me think if this is an old igniter system. I did measure the volts on one of the battery it was reading 2 volts. (but it on...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, My housemate and I went out at about 8.30pm last night and are 100% sure we turned all the lights in the apartment off. When we got back to the apartment at about 11.45pm the same evening the ceiling lights in the corridor and kitchen area were on. Both sets of lights are powered by dimmer...
  5. Carpentry
    Joined the board b/c it seemed like there was a lot of helpful and informed folks on here, thanks in advance for the help. This is a good one... We've been rehabbing this hunk of junk house with moderate success. Previous owners put all sorts of crazy stuff in and around, electrical is insane...
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