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  1. Electrical
    I just bought a central vac unit that says don't use less than 14-3 wiring. My house was already piped and wired for central vac. Coming out of the wall I have two white wires. Inside each wire is only two small wires (red and green). The instructions say to just hook the low voltage wires...
  2. Electrical
    This is my first post so please be kind. My wife and I purchased a track light fixture yesterday to replace the ceiling light in our kitchen. From the box in the ceiling we have 3 sets of black and white wires. Two blacks had been wound around each other with a third that was solitary. Two...
  3. HVAC
    Hi there, I'm needing some help on the wiring of a new thermostat. I've searched the forum and have yet to find an answer to my situation. I'm removing a Robertshaw model 300-202 thermostat for a Honeywell 8500D. I have an electrical heat pump system. My challenge is that I have wires...
  4. Electrical
    I have a box with a switch and dimmer. I am replacing both, but failed to label my wires when I removed them(big mistake...). The switch operates light 1, the dimmer operates light 2, and power gets passed out to another box with a switch for light 3. I have four sets of wires coming into the...
  5. Electrical
    I'm trying to install a Leviton preset timer switch in my bathroom. I successfully installed one in my other bathroom, but it only had two wires attached (Load & Line). The second bathroom has two switches in the junction box, and four wires that connect. I've tried all types of combination...
  6. Electrical
    Hi everybody. I have a weird situation that I'm hoping someone can help me with... I have a hallway light that is connected to a pair of 3 way switches. However, the light will only turn on when the switches are in certain position. For example: switch 1 = down & switch 2 = down: light is off...
  7. Electrical
    In the ceiling electrical box I have : -2 black wires already connected ( never touched ) - voltage detected -1 yellow wire - voltage detected -3 light tan wires - 2 voltage detected, 1 no voltage - The chandalier has 2 wires and a grounder. What wires go with what? I also have 3 outlets and...
  8. Electrical
    In my ceiling the elctrical box has the following wires: -2 black wires connected - voltage detected -3 light tan wires - 2 voltage detected , 1 no voltage -1 yellow wire voltage detected The chandelier has 2 wires and a grounder. What wires go with what? I am so confused. I have 3 outlets...
  9. Electrical
    I changed out an outlet because it was old and not holding plugs well anymore. One of the receptacles was on a switch but now both receptacles are always hot. I DID break the brass tab on the hot side but that didn't change anything. I've also changed the switch out but still both outlet...
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