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  1. Electrical
    Well, we are finally getting an emergency 7500W portable genny for power outages. My plan is to keep it in a small shed I'll build for it in the far corner of our back yard, to minimize the noise when I need to pull it out and run it. It will need a run of 100' of cable I'll lay out each time I...
  2. Electrical
    I am planning to install 9 outdoor receptacles around our 100 year old home. Two of the nine will be weather-proofed floor mounted receptacles on the porch used for things such as charging phones, running a box fan, or maybe a laptop. The rest will be seldom used but will be there for a variety...
  3. Electrical
    I have a lathe that runs off a 110v motor, when plugged in to a 20amp outlet the motor sort of pulses and sparks... and when the load increases (ie, starts cutting) it trips the breaker. If I'm right to assume it's drawing too much power, I wanted to add a 30 amp circuit dedicated to this...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    ISO, I found four feet of septic water in my basement which obviously i don't go down there much. Dug the top off the septic and found the entire electric fixture floating down there in septic water. The receptacle was below water, MELTED, piggyback switch plug and the pump plug in it. I ran...
  5. Electrical
    I just got a Maytag model N: MDE6200AYW Which came with a 4 foot 3 prong power cord, too short to reach my dryer power outlet. I was going to get the 3 prong 6 foot cord and just connect it to the dryers terminal, which has two hots connected on either side, which a netruel in the middle..which...
  6. Building & Construction
    We are remodeling our kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. We are down to the bare studs now, and I have gone to each room and replaced all receptacles and switches, including new boxes. A family member stopped by today and said "you know you'll have to remove all of those switches and plugs...
  7. Electrical
    Does this apply to pig tails when chaining receptacles? 54" (9x 6") seems like a lot of wire to get in the box.
  8. Electrical
    I'm adding a 20A breaker to my service panel and and wiring up a chain of outlets in my garage. I understand all receptacles need to be TR and the first receptacle in the chain needs to be GFCI. As for wiring, my understanding is that it's INCORRECT to connect the chain through the receptacle...
  9. Electrical
    I have 2 3way switches and 5 receptacles thereafter. I want the 5 receptacles to b half switched and half constant. I have the feed coming into switch#1 and then a 3 wire w/Ground goin to switch#2 then 3wire w/ground goin to the receptacles thereafter. How can I wire this to have the...
  10. Electrical
    We're building an alcove off the upstairs hallway. The entry hall has a double-high ceiling and we're going to put the alcove in the dead space on the second floor. We want to poke through one wall into the MBR and connect wiring for three outlets in the alcove on two walls (the rest of the...
  11. Electrical
    There is a new GFCI WR for outside use The old ones haven't changed, only the code Oh...and the price is a lot more on the WR model I generally use a GFCI indoors to feed a normal WR outlet outside I also put GFCI outlets in my pool cabana to feed outside outlets I installed my outside...
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