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  1. Electrical
    I was helping a friend with an outdoor GFCI outlet. With nothing plugged into it, and being at the end of a run, it was tripped and would not reset. This outlet was working fine for a few months but not currently (pardon the pun). I started testing a few things and then disconnected and...
  2. Electrical
    I’m having an electrician install a GFCI outlet in our crawl space. What materials will I need? GFCI outlet, metal box, anything else? I’m assuming they will have some screws and wiring for the job. If not, I’ll contact them to make sure.
  3. Electrical
    I am installing a new outlet in master bedroom behind the tv. There’s a outlet directly below where I want to add the new one. I was planning on pulling power from there. When I pulled the outlet out there was already two 14/2 cables going in to it. Am I still ok to use this outlet for power...
  4. Electrical
    I am trying to replace a outlet in the kitchen. It’s 14/3 wire coming into the box. I have replaced almost every outlet in my house with no issues at all. This time, once I replaced the outlet and turned the breaker back on, the entire house blew. I took the new outlet out and put the old one...
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    Hi all! Apologies for my lack of technical wording. QUESTION: I have a 1500w Aims Power pure sine wave inverter for my house plugs around the vehicle (doing a bus conversion!) and long story short, the inverter does not have any lugs for me to directly connect a AC Load Center (using a Square...
  6. Electrical
    So I am going to be switching out some outlets in my home. It’s my first time doing this specific project but I have done extensive research and watched lots of YouTube videos so I know prior to changing the outlet I need to... Turn off the breaker Double check the outlet and wires with...
  7. Electrical
    Recently one on our GFCI stopped working. The test button was stuck, and pushing the reset did not fix it. My house is very old, so I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that the GFCI had gone bad. I replaced it with a new one, but the outlet still was not live. When I checked the line and load...
  8. 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...
  9. Electrical
    New here with a quick question. I tried searching this question but only find people who have this problem after replacing switches/outlets which is not the case. Here goes...DH and I purchased a new home in early December, inspection passed good, no problems brought up with electrical. In...
  10. Electrical
    I don't know if this should go in another section, sorry. I was wondering if there were any changes I need to consider before changing a standard outlet to a recessed outlet. I don't wan to change voltage. It's just that the outlet is in a spot where if I plug stuff in, I obviously won't be...
  11. Electrical
    Are 20 amp outlets used on 20 amp breakers? I actually have multiple electrical questions. Should I make one thread or keep one question per thread?
  12. Electrical
    Hello all, Home inspection requires me to swap out a working, traditional 15A outlet in kitchen with GFI. I have 2 neutral (white) and 2 Black, one of which i have identified as hot using a non-contact tester. Four total wires connected to current non-GFI receptacle. I have partnered up...
  13. Electrical
    I need screws for this decora levitron outlet to affix to the box. I need in long lengths, like 2" or 2.5". Could someone point me to where I can find exactly like these? Thanks,
  14. Electrical
    I have replaced outlets, switches, fixtures, but have not added anything to existing romex. I would like to mount a tv to the wall. Stud finder showed no studs, so I opened the wall and added some. I noticed the romex and I thought before I drywall I should look into adding an outlet right...
  15. Electrical
    Wire: Black, Red, White, bare ground. Outlet: two straight blades and L-shape Black to one straight side, Red to the other. What should I wire to the L-shape, ground or neutral, and what should I do with the spare wire? Thanks!
  16. Electrical
    Hello, I am trying to insulate my basement walls, but have run into a problem. There are outlets in the cinder block walls, that are flush with the cinder blocks. After I put the insulation and walls up, the outlets will be around 4 inches behind where they need to be. I have looked into outlet...
  17. Electrical
    Working on my own 2-story house built in 1947 that has been, umm, "remodeled" by a house flipper right before I got it. There is a new 200A main panel, but the way it's wired, well, let's say, is still old school. There is just one breaker, 15A AFCI, that controls both upstairs bedrooms...
  18. Electrical
    I just installed a Tracklife 50ft Extension Cord Reel that I mounted to the garage ceiling. Plugged in my 10 in table saw, turned it on. Bam. It ran for 1 second, then shut off. I've used this table saw for years in the garage with other extension cords in other garage outlets, no issues...
  19. Electrical
    Hello, I bought the device below thinking that the switch turns whatever is plugged in on/off. I think I am mistaken; the switch is intended for operating a separate light with it's own power. Is there a way to wire this so that it does what I wanted? For example, I want to plug in a lamp...
  20. Electrical
    Evening everyone, I am a novice when it comes to household wiring and electricals but have a decent understanding of how everything works just not much experience. So without making this story too long my wife re-did our utility closet in the hallway (paint, new shelfs, organization ect..) and...
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