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  1. Neon Electrical issues

    Electrical
    Hello I have a question.I have a problem with some neon lights that worked previously.The transformer light blinks and shows it has a secondary fault i think.I am trying to trouble shoot it and cant figure it out as i have basic knowledge.I replaced the transformer and the same problem.I removed...
  2. Heat Pump Repair - Validate that I'm not getting ripped off

    HVAC
    Hello all. I'm new to this forum and DIY in general. My wife and I live in Washington State in a rural area. Two years ago we had a brand new Trane 18i XL heat pump and Trane furnace (propane) installed. About three weeks ago, the heat pump stopped turning on. I started the diagnosis process...
  3. Conduit Wire

    Electrical
    When installing wire in a short section of pvc conduit above ground (like to an outside sub-panel with UF wire) is it permissible to strip the wire's sheathing back the same length as the conduit and then install it? Or is this not advisable since the ground wire would be exposed/unprotected...
  4. Who cut my neutral wire?

    Electrical
    House built 1968. I noticed that many receptacles were quite loose in the walls, and decided to have a look. There are more surprises: almost every receptacle has one of the neutral terminal screws loosened almost completely so that it nearly touches the side of the metal box. In one box, the...
  5. Ideas for running 50 amp food to spa panel.

    Electrical
    I am planning on coming out of a recessed main panel, up into the attic, and all the way to the back corner of the house. I'm trying to figure out what is going to be the best way\ type of wire to use. So far, I think I am going to use ent out of the panel and into the attic, take that to the...
  6. Patching over a wire

    Electrical
    I just moved into a new house. They had some sort of security system that is no longer in use, so I pulled the unit off the wall and discarded it. However, I was left with a wire hanging out of the wall. I have no idea what's on the other end of this wire, but I know it was powering the...
  7. Replacing breakers in panel

    Electrical
    Hi, I'm replacing breakers in panel. There were a few double pole single throw breakers that I'm replacing with a few 20a and 15a tandem/mini breakers (2 breakers that occupy one slot). Any limitation on how many breakers can be put into the 200a panel? Any other things I should consider?
  8. Cable wire without connection/outlet

    Electrical
    Hi, Hope this is the right spot for this question... I have a cable wire coming in a room in my house without a connection/outlet (see picture here: https://imgur.com/a/10o91). Is there a DIY way I could do this? Or any video tutorials? I had a look on YouTube, but couldn't find anything...
  9. Wiring up a shed to an existing outlet nearby

    Electrical
    Hi there! I have an outlet very close to my shed (about 3' away). I want to wire up the shed [<<< All the pictures for this project are in my album, link should be to the left!] The GFCI outlet sits on top of a PVC conduit. It is a bit loose. Looks like it has another PVC conduit inside. Not...
  10. My Electrician states #14-2 Gauge Wire Not Okay For Baseboard Heaters

    Electrical
    I am supplying and running the wire which my electrician will connect up to 240V baseboard heaters for me. He is insisting that 12-2 wire must be used for heaters. Yet I have read it differently. I provided the following quotes in an email to him but he still insists. The simplified...
  11. How to ground stand-alone light pole

    Electrical
    For my son's high school prom, we're having a Jurassic Park theme. I've been asked to build the electric fence from the movie. (It won't actually be electric. :wink2: ) For the orange and blue lights on the poles, I'm using a simple 2-wire light socket from Lowe's...
  12. How do I wire a DIY chandelier?

    Electrical
    Hey guys, I'm designing a chandelier out of iron pipe and I'm trying to wire it myself. It's going to have about 20 bulbs, each bulb with 60W and 120 volt ratings. I know how to wire each bulb, but I don't want to have 20 plugs. I want to merge them all to one plug (or as little plugs as...
  13. Can I Share Ground on Dual Circuit Electrical Outlet

    Electrical
    I have installed a set of outlets on my workshop wall. There are two outlets in each box, one is a 15 amp outlet, the other a 20 amp outlet. As I am running the proper size and color wire to them through conduit it got me to wondering if i could simply share the ground wire or if i need to go...
  14. Wink Relay setup/wiring

    Electrical
    I just got a Wink Relay and I have never dealt with electrical so I don't know much. Instructions says Wink Relay works with single and double switch, however I have 3 light switches by my front door where I am trying to install. I am presuming this is called a "triple switch". I have also heard...
  15. Wiring a bi-pin halogen chandelier - art project

    Electrical
    I'm a ceramic artist and have made little ceramics "shades" if you will for a chandelier I'm making for a design show. Essentially it's an upside down bowl with a hole in it. I purchased 25 10 watt bu pin halogen light bulbs, 4 transformers, and 25 airline cable sockets. So my question is is...
  16. Maximum Breaker Size for Subpanel?

    Electrical
    I need to install a subpanel to supplement the main since it has now run out of room. After a load calculation I found that I'll be using no more than 85-95 amps max with mostly everything running (which more than likely only one or two items at a time will be running)- The main is a Square D...
  17. Is it wise to connect 18 gauge to 24 gauge wires?

    Electrical
    Hi, I am new here and did a search but did not find an answer. I have a pretty simple question, I have 24 gauge 300v wire that came with an LED under cabinet lighting but I have 18 gauge 300v wire that it would connect to. The 18 gauge is not exactly easily accessible keep in mind. Is it safe...
  18. Basement subpanel question - Wire size and conduit

    Electrical
    Greetings! This is my first post here. :) I'm looking to add a subpanel as part of my finished basement project. I've purchased an Eaton BR1224L125V1 to serve as the subpanel. I'm planning on putting a 60-amp double pole breaker in my main panel to connect the subpanel. My questions are...
  19. 400 foot extension cord guage?

    Electrical
    Hi i am new to this forum so forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place. I have plans to run a 400 foot electrical wire then put plugs on either end. I will be drawing about 1.5 amps at the end of the line to a 12 volt battery charger and then into a battery. I understand I will have voltage...
  20. Parts burning behind oven -- advice?

    Appliances
    So I'm back on this wonderful forum after some other helped me fixed my AC about a month back. This time, my parent's oven is burning and it smells like plastic/gun powder. There's no burning from inside the oven just on the backside. There's some obvious areas that have been burning up as you...
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