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

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Manufactured home light fixture junction box mountings

I have a Clayton manufactured home. We replaced the light fixtures in a number of rooms and now the bathroom light fixture as well as the box it is mounted to has fallen out of the ceiling. We have ...
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Can I share “C” wire on two thermostats?

I am wiring a second thermostat right next to the original one. The new needs a C wire. Can I share it from the old one? Old: 8 wires, used to run heat pump (w/ heating and AC) and backup oil. Now ...
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Pir security light

Why does my life security light come on at night when I turn the bathroom light off, this has only started happening when I replaced the security light
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Conduit fill size when using multiple cables of different sizes

I have a main panel in my garage and I would like to install a subpanel in my basement. My plan is to run a 60A circuit to the subpanel (using 6/3 NM) as well as 2x 12/3 NM homeruns; one to feed 2 ...
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how to wire a light fixture to a plug?

I have a light fixture that I want to wire to a plug-in wiring setup. The fixture has three white wires and three black wires, it also has a separate, bare ground wire. My plug style wiring is a ...
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replace a light fixture and it's electrical box

I took out my old ceiling and wanted to replace the light while everything was out. The light has one switch. The light has its own special junction box that is actually part of the light. Four ...
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a couple more light switch wiring questions

I have been replacing my light switches with zwave switches but some of them are wired a bit differently and am having trouble some difficulty understanding them. This one is a single light switch ...
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Correct Wiring for Furnace Blower Motor

After getting my furnace blower motor replaced, it now runs only in the following scenarios: 1. Mode "Cool" Fan "Auto" 2. Mode "Cool" Fan "On" 3. Mode "Heat" Fan "On" In other words it will not run ...
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Need help understanding switches wired in series

I'm renovating a bathroom in my home built in 1958 and went to replace a bank of wall switches when I came upon this wiring. I've changed all of the switches and plugs in the rest of the house and ...
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Where in the span of a floor joist can I drill holes to run wiring?

How far from the end of a 2x12 or 2x10 floor joist can I drill a hole? NEC 502.8 does not give this answer, only that you have to be 2" above or below the edges, not in what part of the span it has ...
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Confused about wiring outside light fixture with multiple switched wires

I am trying to replace an outside motion detector light fixture that was removed before I bought the house and the only things left were the plastic base in the eave and electrical taped wires shoved ...
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Is there any issue with me splicing a continuous neutral wire and connecting a Wemo switch to it?

I have installed 3 wemo switches no issues at all. The neutral wire has been capped of with a wire nut in all the installs. I am trying to install another wemo switch in another location and it ...
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Safest electric cable to use in insulated walls and attics, fire prevention

Is there any standard out there in terms of ranking residential electrical cable options for fire safety, specifically in enclosed and/or insulated spaces? I've read that old knob & tube is ...
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ceiling light wont switch off

there are two black and two white wires in the ceiling the light only has two wires. We have tried to attaching two black to one wire and two white to another wire - this trips the beaker. Tried using ...
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Three-way circuit turns on/off randomly

My upstairs hallway lights are controlled by a three-way switch circuit. There are three switches to control two dome lights. One switch at the bottom of the stairs, one at the top and one at the end ...
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Taking power from double light switch to GFCI outlet

I am redoing some wiring in my bathroom. I have a vanity light on a single switch, a vent fan and ceiling light combo on a double switch and a GFCI outlet that are wired together in that order. It ...
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Distance between floor and breaker panel?

How far off floor should circuit box be? Changing from 100 to 200 amp. Lead in wires are underground and come into bottom of box making them too short to connect.
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Running extension cord and Cat6a through wood closet shelf?

I'm in the process of installing a wireless router on a closet shelf, and I'd like to know the proper procedure for routing the extension cord and Cat6a cable. Per the picture below: The extension ...
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Connecting circuit with two hots to breaker(s)

I was swapping a breaker inside my panel and noticed something that struck me as odd--the garbage disposal and dishwasher are both being served by a single cable that contains a pair of red/black hots ...
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240 volt biphasic to 240 volt monophasic

I want to use a monophasic 230/240 volts chainsaw coming from Europ in USA. I have biphasic 240 Volt outlet in my new US house. Can I just connect the two 125 volts phases to get a 240 volts ...
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Is there any easy way to mount multiple single gang low voltage panels in a multi-gang box?

So, a combination of AT&T, Comcast, and the previous owner of my house and made an absolute mess out of the area I'm wanting to use as the network hub of my house. There are five outlets, one for ...
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What size metric wire is required for 240 VAC 30 Amps located in house with run of 90M or <100 feet to a garage

What size metric wire is required from a 240 VAC 30 Amps breaker located in house with run of 90M or <100 feet to a garage for washer, drier, fridge and lighting on 3 X 10 amp and 1 X 5 amp ...
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Easy way to mass map wires inside a wall

I am going to put some more wiring into some empty house (mostly CAT6 and audio) and want them to be in the walls. For that I borrowed some saw that can cut nice slits for them into the wall, but of ...
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how to wire a 220v 110v transformer at the circuit breaker

does some have a diagram that shows how to wire a 220->110v transformer at the main circuit breaker.. i have a wire ready with 220 and a another ready to receive 110v .. the 220v ready wire has has ...
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Can anyone tell me what this little white box on my outlet is?

Recently bought a house that's about 40 years old. The previous owner was clearly very fond of doing the wiring himself and has left me some idiosyncrasies to work out. One is this box in one of my ...
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How do I convert from 3-way switches to dimmers?

I'm hoping you can provide me with some guidance on where I'm going wrong with my wiring of my new dimmer switches that I'm using to replace a pair of three-way switches. I've gotten everything wired ...
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Is this 230v motor wired for 115v operation

I have the following wiring diagram for the motor I am replacing. After looking at the wiring as shown here, I see one black and one purple wired to the terminals. There is a second set that is ...
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Ceiling Fan is hot 6' down, but lights nor fan comes on

I've hooked up my hunter ceiling fan with black/blue wire connected to the black(hot) wire and my white to white(neutral) and green to ground wire. My sniffer says that I'm hot not only at the ceiling ...
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What size conduit should I use for Coaxial and Ethernet?

I'm looking at feeding both a coaxial and an Ethernet(probable cat6A) cable too multiple locations in my house shortly. I was wondering what size conduit should I use?
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Sorting out the 3-gang box for smart switches

first time question here so grateful for any help. I am trying to install some "smart" switches (GE Quirky). Switches which live by themselves in the box are really easy (just follow the ...
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Is this a faulty GFCI receptacle?

Need some advice on an electrical issue I'm having in my new condo. My bathroom has a GFCI receptacle (similar to this one). I noticed one morning that the LED indicator was out, so I figured ...
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What to do with white neutral wire?

I am installing an electric cooktop that has black and red conductor wires (plus the ground wire). However, the circuit line has black, red and white wires. Since there isn't a matching white wire ...
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Typical process of rewiring a house

Last week an electrician started rewiring our whole house. They started by running new wires into all the rooms and running the wires into gangboxes and into a subpanel in the garage. I assumed to ...
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controlling a light fixture with a wireless switch

I would like to add a light fixture in my basement workshop controlled by a switch in my first floor kitchen but without running new wiring. Is there a wireless solution available?
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Two appliances fried on same circuit after replacing receptacle. Did I screw up?

I'm in the US. I recently swapped 6 old receptacles on a single circuit out for the tamper-resistant variety. It was a straightforward process--all the boxes except one had a single cable coming in. ...
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please help me understanding this wiring

From what I understand the black wire on the side is the Live wire. I was thinking that the other black wire would be the Load but I usually see them connected to the other side. The red probably is ...
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How to minimize wall tearing when installing new wiring?

We have bought a new house with knob and tube wiring. We are now looking into replacing all of it with new wiring and understand that significant wall-surgery will be required to run the conduits. ...
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Wiring a single pole switch next to a 3-way switch

I am doing a kitchen remodel and I would like to wire a new single pole switch to an additional light. See the attached diagram (the new single pole switch is labelled 2 way). This is exactly what ...
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Protecting multiple outlets with one GFCI; is it possible with this wiring scheme?

I have a family-room circuit with 5 outlets and a one-year-old who thinks it's funny to try to stick things in them. So I thought it would be a good idea to add GFCI protection (and tamper resistance)....
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New House Wiring in Attic + Conduit

I own an old house (50s) for which the electrical is outdated (no ground, etc), so I am in the process of rewiring the whole house. The attic has tons of insulation (loose insulation atop fiberglass ...
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New Thermostat installed but compressor comes on immediately

I have a new Insteon Thermostat that I'm using to replace my prior Honeywell t-stat. This is installed to a relatively new HVAC system (both AC and Heat) that DOES have a "c" wire. I've attached the ...
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Wiring through an ethernet wall plate

I need to 'fish' a cable through two Ethernet wall sockets. I have one in my living room and another one in my bedroom. I want to put an Ethernet cable between them. How do i do that?
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Leads from wall fan control switch are aluminum wire?

My new house in the US has a Harbor Breeze combination fan/light switch with a remote control as seen here (different brand is shown, but it's basically identical). While checking some wiring (...
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Benefit to running electric wires through walls vs attic/basement? 1-story house

We're planning on getting some updates to the electric wiring in our house. Installing more wall outlets, removing some knob & tube in the attic, installing GFCI outlets in required places, and ...
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Running wire in wall between floors

I am running a wire from my attic, through second story wall, down to first story. I cut a small hole in the second story wall to drill through the floor but I am hitting something about 10 inches ...
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Two 3 way switches, only one works

I have 3 way switches at the top and bottom of the stairs operating two cans in the ceiling. For 20 years, they've never worked right. Either switch would turn the lights on or off, like a single ...
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Would my fridge be causing the 20amp gfci to trip

I recently bought a house and when I went to plug the fridge in it worked fine however the next morning. I wen to check on it and found that the circuit had been popped as well the ice machine was on ...
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How do I wire a modern wall sconce to a power source with 6 wires?

I bought a house that was built in the early 70's. I replaced a wall sconce which had the usual white, black and ground wire. The power source for the wall box has several wires; two white, two ...
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How is ground wire handled on 240V outlet?

I'm in the process of moving 240V outlet. The outlet has three wires connected. See the image: In the junction box I can see the ground coming out of the outlet. See the image: So where is the ...
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How can I extend the circuit to add under cabinet lighting?

I am adding under cabinet LED lights in the kitchen. I would like to extend the circuit that includes 2 LED recessed cans above the sink in the soffit. Can I run an outlet off of the last LED ...