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  1. Electrical
    Hello. I have a garage that is separate from the house. The power cable run to the garage by the previous residents decades ago allows only a 20 amp capacity. Therefore, I occasionally run too much equipment in the garage and the breaker flips, and I have to walk over to the house, access the...
  2. Electrical
    My pool pump and heater, which together draw just about 15A, are on a 15-A circuit. Mostly it works fine, but every few weeks, the breaker flips and continues to flip whenever the pool is switched on. After a delay of several minutes or hours, all becomes normal again. There seems to be no...
  3. Electrical
    The electrician installed 2 switches (1 triple switch and 1 single pole single switch) in a two gang box and with all the wires it is too crowded to press the switches in and put the cover plate on. The electrical installation was done before the drywall was installed so at the time it seemed...
  4. Electrical
    Hi folks. In the house I've been living in for the last few years, one of the two doorbell units stopped working. The older unit is a circular buzzer type which still works. The newer one is a Friedland 8va chime, which has kind of given up the ghost. I did some digging and buried under 8...
  5. Electrical
    I was installing a new ceiling fan to replace an old one. from the box in ceiling there were 2 black hot wires twisted together, 1 white neutral, and 1 black w/white stripe. From the new fan there is a black, white, 2green grounds, and a black w/white stripe. Initial wiring i did was all solid...
  6. Appliances
    I have an Admiral ASD2514ARW (series 11) refrigerator that stopped working after the freezer door was left open all night (Thanks to my lovely bride... lol). I believe the problem is the start relay or the overload, but I cannot get the terminal cover off. I am afraid of pulling/prying too hard...
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