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  1. Ceiling Fan Wiring - getting tripped at Circuit Breaker

    Electrical
    Hello All - My ceiling fan getting tripped, to find which wire is fault i did the below test scenarios. In all these scenarios i kept all ground wires (Two green wires from bracket and Fan circuit & Copper wire from Ceiling) are connected together. 1) All hot wires (Black), Neutral (White)...
  2. Neutral Wire for Smart Switch

    Electrical
    Howdy, I'm looking at putting in a couple of smart switches, and remembered after I got them that I had wired my old switches at the end of the circuit so I don't have the neutral wire extending to the switch box. I do have an outlet a few feet below the switches that is on the SAME circuit...
  3. Hardwiring a plug in - light stays on, wall switch doesn't shut it off.

    Electrical
    Hi, thanks for your help! I purchased the perfect light online not realizing it was a plug in and not a hardwired light. No big deal; I got a canopy kit and snipped the light cord at length to find two wires both clear plastic coated and with multiple tiny silver wires inside. There are 2...
  4. Branch Circuit Load Testing & Impedance

    Electrical
    I recently purchased an Extech CT80 Electrical tester because I wanted to go above and beyond to determine whether or not the electrical work I'm performing is safe (outside of using a 3 light outlet tester). This lead me to impedance testing on the ground, hot and neutral and I'm having a...
  5. No Neutral, how is this working

    Electrical
    I was replacing my basement outlet and once I removed the cover I noticed that there was only a hot wire coming in. There was no neutral wire. #1) is this safe. #2) how can this work #3) how can I fix this?
  6. Multiple Hot & Neutral Wires for Single Fixture

    Electrical
    I am installing a new entry way light fixture and it seems there is an unnecessary number of wires. It appears there are 5 hot (1 black, 4 red), 5 neutral, and 1 ground. Why are there 5 neutral and 5 hot for a single light fixture with only one light switch?:huh: Working with a contractor on...
  7. Strange colored wiring on old light switch

    Electrical
    I'm replacing a simple light switch with a timer switch. I've done a few of these in the past but I'm definitely not particularly experienced in this area. The box only has one light switch in there with a total of 4 wires coming into the box. I have 2 wires going to 2 screws on the old light...
  8. Wall Timer with 4 wires connecting to box with 3 wires

    Electrical
    I just purchased a GE wall timer to install at my Mothers house. The plan here is for the timer (which is located inside the enclosed garage) to turn on/off the outdoor lights thereby increasing her comfort in the home at night. I removed the old switch only to find I had three wires - two...
  9. Switch neutral wiring

    Electrical
    Hello all, I've been learning a lot just reading through over the last month or so. I see that under NEC 2011 a neutral is required in switch boxes. Since I'm replacing some wiring in a basement bathroom I plan on adding a neutral to the switch box. The wiring comes from the panel to a can...
  10. Two Circuits Sharing a Neutral

    Electrical
    I recently bought a home in Brooklyn, NY, and in the process of changing out a receptacle, I noticed that I had two 20 amp circuits sharing the same neutral. It's my understanding that this is fine as long as the 2 circuits are on different phases. What I don't know is whether my circuits are...
  11. Neutral path between two main panels

    Electrical
    I just came across DIY Chat - it looks like a great place. I've searched around but cannot seem to identify what the rules are regarding a neutral path between two primary panels so I thought I would post my question. Here is my situation: I have 400 amp service (1 meter) (maybe 320 amp - I...
  12. Converting a 220 line to 110.

    Electrical
    I need more outlets in my older condo and want to take the electric base heaters out and use that system to make outlets. Can I convert one of the hot wires to a neutral wire? If so how do I go about making the circuit work?
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