The installation of wire and/or electrical devices, to allow the transmission of electricity from one point to another.

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How should I wire a subpanel for a tiny house?

I have a subpanel almost wired in our shed, it's being converted into a tiny home for a few months, it's about 25ft from the main panel which is inside of a mobile home. The main panel I believe is ...
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tandem 20 amp breaker keeps tripping

one of the tandem 20 amp breakers for bedroom/bath (6 duplex receptacles, 240 watt bathroom light with 60 watt bulb/bath exhaust fan) keeps tripping. i've replaced the breaker several times. the only ...
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Is it a violation of NEC code to install a receptacle horizontally and 3/4" from face of a stud?

A wall has been framed out to mount a touch screen computer monitor. Once the 1/4" drywall is installed, the monitor will be placed into this cavity and plugged into said receptacle. Question Does ...
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Split plug gfci replacement

In my kitchen I have 2 countertop plugs, each is on its own circuit wired with 12/3 and top and bottom receptacles are split. Red going to top black to bottom and shared neutral. How would I replace ...
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New GFCI will not reset

I recently replaced a GFI receptacle. I have power to the receptacle but the plug will not reset. It is wired correctly, i have also pushed reset firmly, evenly and for several seconds. I even ...
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Open ground or Reverse ground on one circuit of 3 wire bx cable [duplicate]

Our open/reverse ground since the lightening strike has still not been resolved, but we're getting closer. The wire coming out of the panel is a 3-wire bx. The circuit that the black wire feeds is ...
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Causes of Corroded or Burned Wires

Beginning Disclaimer - I am not a Serious DIYer. (I'm more of a Seriously Try to Avoid Paying Someone Else to Do Iter). So anyways, I've been having trouble with lights flickering or not working in ...
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Wiring Leading to DSL Problems

We have had a lot of problems with our DSL dropping. The ISP has come out and taken a look at the outside wiring, and has claimed that everything looks good. They have said that the problem is with ...
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Replaced ceiling light with a ceiling fan and light, then added a remote control

I replaced an existing ceiling light with a fan/light combo, and then added a remote control. The fan and light work, but the light only seems to have partial power as the light is very dim. What is ...
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installed dimmer switches, and now only half box works and can't get them to turn on [on hold]

Yes I know this is stupid, but I put in two dimmers (3way) to controll the same set of recessed lights, instead of a master slave setup, and it worked for a short while, but now it doesn't. I replaced ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan to the house wiring

My ceiling fan came with black (motor), red(light), white (neutral) and green (ground), but at my home I have: three white together, three black together, one blue and two red together. What should I ...
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What gauge wire/ 100' run 20 amps

I need to run 100' of underground wire to a pole barn. I'll be running a couple of lights and a battery charger (10 amp). What gauge wire would i need ?
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17 light mason jar chandelier

Please forgive the question if it has been asked before. I'm attempting to build 4 mason jar chandeliers for my daughter's wedding. Each chandelier will have 17 jars with bulbs. My question is what ...
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How can turning on or off a circuit beaker affect a ground on a different circuit?

I am addressing electrical issues in my parents house and came across this situation..Circuit breaker "A" controls the downstairs bedroom outlets. Circuit breaker "B" controls the upstairs bedroom ...
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Waterfall pump with broken off ground pin in 3 prong plug unsafe to use?

In 2007 I purchased a quality waterfall pump for my pond (Tsurumi Submersible 50PN@.4S-60). Recently when I pulled the plug, the grounding plug detached as well. A local hardware store looked at it ...
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Old ceiling light connected between two red wires. Why? I'm trying to wire new fan/light

I'm trying to wire up a new ceiling fan that has built in lights where my old light fixture used to be but am a little confused with the wiring. In the electrical box (pic below) there are two black ...
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Half Hot Switch Controlled Outlet to Always on and Keep Power to Switch

I have a half switch controlled outlet (other half is always on) that I would like to make always on and still keep power to the switch to power an in-wall ceiling fan/light remote(the flippers I ...
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Reading voltage on neutral line

Ok, here goes, I'll try to be coherent: Residential house wiring. This is my girlfriends rental property and both her brother and father have done some electrical work on the house (so I have the ...
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Installing an Ecobee3 - Add C Wire with PEK

I have another post with this question (Adding a C wire) but thought I'd clear up any confusion with this new post and I'm adding a diagram also. The diagram shows my current thermostat wiring and not ...
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Attaching Air Compressor To Junction Box

I have a 4 inch metal junction box with a 3/4" mud ring attached and recessed into the drywall in my garage. I want to connect an air compressor to this junction box directly without using a plug. ...
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Run cat5e/coax parallel to power conduit

I am in the process of rewiring my basement and trying to route all my cables using J-Hooks along the rafters in my semi walk in crawlspace. This includes running the cables to my new server rack. ...
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Adding a “C” wire to an A/C unit with no circuit board [duplicate]

I have an old thermostat with only 4 wires and no "C" wire or Comm wire. I started fresh and bought 18/5 wire and wired everything up to my old thermostat still leaving out the C wire.Everything is ...
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Running multiple UF wires in a single trench

I'm taking power from a 100 amp subpanel in an outbuilding and running three branch circuits: two to small outbuildings for lights, one to a horse waterer that draws 1.5 amps. Two questions: can I run ...
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What is the proper way to power an in wall monitor for a new construction home?

A wall has been framed out to mount a touch screen computer monitor. Once the monitor is installed it will be used as a home automation hub. What is the proper way to supply power to this monitor? ...
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Why would I have connections with 2 black/1 white and 1 black/2 white in this junction box?

I opened up a junction box to run a new line in my bathroom. I have done electrical work in the past but in newer homes without any issues. I know black is hot and white is neg ground. The ...
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Strange wires behind a plate in living room (red plastic sensor looking)

I was removing all the wall plates from my living room walls prior to painting and found a set of wires I have never seen before. If the wires are useless I would like to patch the hole with plaster ...
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Regulating voltage at end of 200 foot 120 V AC extension cable

I am needing to drill some anchor bolts into concrete using an electric Hammer Drill (Electrical Rating 120VAC / 60Hz / 10A). I am working in a warehouse, and the worst case scenario, the furthest ...
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Wiring a ceiling fan with light to a box which has 3 cables running into it(white, black, red, and bare)

i am replacing a light fixture with a fan. I already installed the fan rated box but the box has 3 sets of wires coming in. 2 of the sets have a red wire and all three have a black, white, and copper ...
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GFCI breaker tripping to pool pump

I have an in ground swimming pool. There is an outdoor sub panel with a 20amp GFCI breaker is connected to the pump. Today we had a bad rain storm...water coming down cats and dogs in every ...
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Replacing GFCI Plug on Hairdryer

I have a fairly old hairdryer, this morning one of the wires going into the plug frayed enough to cause one of the wires to burn up. I love this hairdryer and it should be a very easy fix. I just ...
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Wiring hanging pool table light into outlet plug?

I'm moving into a new apartment soon and getting a pool table. I will obviously need to hang a light fixture from the ceiling above the table. Normally these fixtures are supposed to be hard-wired in ...
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Does MA require permit to replace old K&T and if no how do I know if work is done to code?

Is it required to pull a permit in MA to replace knob and tube wiring? If no, how can one determine if the work done adheres the the proper codes? Who should be sought after to confirm this if no ...
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How do I change this fan and light switch to a single pole switch?

I am replacing an old ceiling fan which had a light kit attached to it. Both the fan and the light ran off of a Lutron dimmer switch. Since my new ceiling fan (Home Decorators Collection Model # 14425 ...
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Can I easily add a thermostat to a whole-house fan?

Is there a straightforward way to add a thermostat to an existing (basic no-frills) whole-house fan? I'd like to be able to set it to shut off when the outside temp rises to a certain point--so that ...
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Adding a subpanel, but have one question.

I decided to add a small subpanel to accommodate extra outlets for my garage. I have an older Square D 100A main panel. Only cat no I could find is QOC-20m e6. First thing I noticed after pulling the ...
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How do I reconnect a garage to a house with existing underground wires?

I've got an existing garage about 30 feet from the house which I need to reconnect (wires were cut during house construction project). I have three 2-conductor cables running to the garage, as well as ...
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How to wire electric blinds (UK)

I'm looking to purchase 4 remote controlled blackout roller blinds in the UK. I'd like to have them connected to 4 switches in a single grid plate, so they match my light switches. I'd like each ...
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how to wire a light with only 2 wires available?

I have some outdoor lights that are broken and need replacing. I have bought some new ones which I thought were suitable. However the problem I have is only 2 wires appear from wall recess (active and ...
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Wiring my ceiling fan

There are 3 wires coming from the junction box in the ceiling: black (hot), white (neutral), and bare copper (ground). My ceiling fan has three wires: black, black with a white stipe, and white. To ...
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How to wire A/C Thermostat given different wiring conventions

I've just moved to a new apartment in which I'd like to replace the current central A/C thermostat with a new one with WIFI control. I hope it's possible! I have basic diy electric skills but no ...
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Aluminum wire size needed for new 60 amp garage panel 130' from main 200 amp service in house?

What size aluminum wire for a new 60 amp garage panel to be fed from a 200 amp main service in my house 130' distance? How many wires?
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How to add a surge protector on 240 circuit at pool sub panel - neutral or ground connection?

Trying to add a surge protector at a sub panel by pool. The 240 circuit runs from the main load panel on side of house to sub panel by pool - red, black and green only - to a disconnect and the pump. ...
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Identifying positive and negative speaker wires

My house came with 2 wall speakers. There is wiring for both of them. The right and left speakers have 2 wires each. I'm trying to hook them up to my amp but I have no idea which wire is positive or ...
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main breaker panel to sub panel

The main breaker panel has the grounds and nutural hooked together and has bonding screw installed. Where do I put the ground wire for the sub panel . Do I put it on the nutural bare where the white ...
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With 3 lights on one switch, why doesn't the last one work?

The first light has 3 sets of wires in it. The others only have one set of wires. I am changing light fixtures and now the last one has no power. In the first one there is the line in and another ...
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Wire two 14-50 outlets to 50 amp breaker

Was wondering can I add two 14-50 outlets to one 50 amp breaker using 6/3 wire and connecting with wire nuts? Also, recommend PVC or liquid tight flex conduit? Will be in the garage. I want to add ...
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Adding a C wire

I know this question has been asked multiple times and I'm going to try some of the methods I have read in other threads but wanted to ask this question since I didn't see anyone else's wired the way ...
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Hardwiring a plugged light

I have a light that has a switch on the fixture and then plugs into the wall. I want to wire this directly into a circuit in my camper. Overall, I'm just looking for a quick explanation of how to do ...
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Grounding short section of metallic conduit or raceway used solely for protecting NM from physical damage without junction?

I would like to run NM wire in a short section of metallic conduit (e.g. EMT) perpendicular to the joists in my basement so I do not have to drill any additional holes in the joists as allowed by 334....
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How do I connect a new fixture to a box with two black and two white wires?

I am attempting to change/update a chandelier in our dining room. I (mistakenly) disconnected the previous fixture without noting the connection first. When I attempted to connect the next ...