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  1. Electrical
    I have a garbage disposal that was direct connected to a 15A breaker and working fine. I needed to share that line with a new dishwasher install so I tried to install an outlet. I disconnected the disposal and connected a GFCI outlet (and double checked that I connected to the LINE not the LOAD...
  2. Electrical
    I'm would like to replace the wall light switch that controls the overhead light in my bathroom with an equally size faceplate hosting a switch (for the light), a single outlet, AND one or two USB ports. I've searched but can't seem to find any product matching my needs. Do such even exist?
  3. Electrical
    Super long story short, I've developed this irrational fear of one of my outlets being faulty due to these thermal expansion sounds I hear during the night, and sometimes the early morning. My outlet is beside a window that usually makes loud snapping sounds due to the aluminum cladding, and is...
  4. Electrical
    Hi I’m new on here but I do a little electric but mostly residential and I’m curious what’s the easiest and most definitive method for finding (with meter?) correct wires for converting a 120 to a 220 when previous electrician told store owner “he wired for 220” ?? It’s in a gas station and...
  5. Electrical
    Ok, so I've never seen anything like this before so I'm hoping for some assistance on how best to use what available. If this didn't feed outlets from box 3, it would be simple... The outlets should be always on. Assume all boxes have bare grounds connected etc. First box: 3 way switch, 12-2...
  6. Electrical
    I'm looking at adding some under cabinet low voltage led based lighting in our kitchen. About 6 feet or so on both sides of the range hood. Unfortunately there isn't a readily accessible power outlet in the cabinets. I'm thinking the easiest to method gain an outlet for that purpose would be...
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    Kitchen backsplash cement backing w/ outlet
  8. 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...
  9. Electrical
    About twenty years ago I installed two 2-gang 20 amp outlets and some switches near the kitchen door. Stupidly I did not consider the fire resistance of the wall, and now I want to attempt to correct this mistake (the wall separates the garage from the family room, reference NFPA 70-2017...
  10. Electrical
    I'm looking for a receptacle with the following criteria but I'm not sure whether it exists. I'd be grateful if someone would help me find one (I actually want five). I'm in the US. Duplex Preferably Commercial Spec Decora Light Almond And here's the seemingly hard part: Able to be wired from...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Electrical
    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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