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

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Is it OK to mount outdoor electrical outlet box to deck trim board?

I see most places have outdoor outlet either standing by itself (via post or something hard) or mounted to wall. If I run my wiring under the deck and when it comes out, can I mount it on the side of ...
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Ceiling light wire/hook up

Hello I hooked up a new ceiling light, There are 3 different color wires. Red,Black,and white, 2 of each color wire. I wired each color wire to there self and then wired the light wires (copper color) ...
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New thermostat wifi Honeywell need 5 wires

We purchased a new thermostat and it needs 5 wires, old one only has 4, but when we looked in furnace it has a 5th wire on a connection marked C but the bundle coming from wall behind thermostat only ...
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2 wire sub-panel corrective action

Can I correct 2 wire supply by adding a bare copper wire buried to sub-panels? I have two out-buildings with sub-panels fed by 6/2 wire w/ground. The main is 100 amp The sub-panels each has a 50 amp ...
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Run new electrical wiring in backyard from existing wall outlet

I am planning to run a new electrical wiring in my backyard and start from where the current outlet is at the wall (behind my kitchen): It's right above the deck and here is the picture under the ...
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converting my shop to 220v

Can I convert my shop to 220v? My shop has 110v ran to it with no sub panel. I would like to add a sub panel to my shop and run 220v from it for my air compressor and 110v for my lighting. Or what is ...
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how can i make a garage door opener run in one direction only [closed]

I am using an old garage door opener for a school project but the motor must only run in one direction. How do I get the motor to run in one direction only?
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Using Both Sonoff Wi-Fi Switch and Existing Wall Switch to Control Light

EDIT: Oops, I meant to say hot/neutral for (+)/(-). I'm not completely educated in this as you can tell. ^_^;; I live in the U.S. I'm attempting to figure out if it's possible to hook up a Sonoff Wi-...
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Wiring new basement lights

I'm replacing an old light with an LED. Old light is pull string so I'm adding a switch. The light is connected directly to the power box/breaker. Wiring is in conduit. So I take the old light out,...
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Electrical problem with GFCI

I just bought this house, and the circuit in the garage was functioning fine. I have a GFCI and one downstream receptacle on a certain branch. There are other GFCIs on this circuit, but not in line ...
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How should this light fixture be connected?

Replacing kitchen light, house wiring to box: 2 white twisted together (neutral), 1 red (hot when switch is on), no ground. Fixture: 1 D shaped ridged wire, 1 smooth (round) wire, 1 ground wire. My ...
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Help with c wire on American standard air handler

there is no"C" indicated. Model TWE040E13FB I have taken pictures of the connections and looked at the wiring diagram however I cannot figure out which wire is any help would be appreciated thank you
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What is the proper way to solder two different gauge stranded wires?

How does one properly solder a 10 AWG copper stranded wire with an 18 AWG copper stranded wire. There are plenty of tutorials on how to solder same gauge wire, but what is the recommended way to ...
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Type AC cable — why is it still made/used?

Old-style armored cable (Type AC) is still made and widely distributed. Why is this, given that type MC cable is more versatile (more conductor configurations, more Code-permitted applications) than ...
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Can I jump the “Cool” and “Hi-Heat” terminals to run at the same fan speed?

My Goodman blower came from the factory with the black wire for Hi fan speed and the blue wire for the next lower or Med. Hi fan speed for the Hi-Heat (2 stage). I have found that I like the A/C ...
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Ground rod for detached sub panel

My contractor sunk a length of rebar in the footing of my shop to be used as ground rod for the sub panel. I'm not sure but I suspect its just a 10 ft. length of rebar, and isn't tied into the rest ...
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Home receptacles measure from 24 to 96 volts

I have a home that is about 14 years old so it is better than the knob-and-tube wiring in my last home. However, there are no less than three receptacles in the house that couldn't be used as the ...
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What size wiring and what type breaker should I use for wiring an above ground pool?

I'm installing an 18'X33'X52" above ground pool. I need to run two circuits from my panel to the pool. The run will be approximately 300' with about 75' buried. What size wiring and what type ...
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Converting two three-way switches to a single dimmer

I recently replaced my kitchen lights to dimmable LEDs. Right now there are two 1 gang 3-way switches, so I can control the same lights from two switches. I wanted to replace one of the switches with ...
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Ceiling fan wiring switch question

Recently, I was replacing a fan switch at the ceiling fan on an older ceiling fan. While I had the power off, I decided to try to correct some wiring at the wall switches. The light switch at wall ...
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how much can i have on a 20 amp breaker?

I have a 20 amp breaker, with two lights and a outlet in on it, (the outlet normally runs stereo equipment), can i add another outlet for a tv and a fan?
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Are there any restrictions for drilling holes in solid lumber joists regarding how close to the ends of the joist? [duplicate]

I've read to not drill a hole greater than 1/3 the depth of the board (I want to drill a 3/4" hole in a 12" board for wiring, so that won't be an issue) as well as not to do it within two inches of ...
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Light wiring advice

hi all, what have i done wrong? I replaced like for like (or so i thought) and the light won't work? Thanks in advance
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What is the meaning of the term “trade size”

While shopping for electrical parts for the next project, I keep seeing the term Trade Size. What exactly is this a measure of?
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Is it necessary to ground a metal Knock Out Box used solely for POE Ethernet wire?

I'm running electrical conduit to metal knock out boxes throughout a new construction residential home. The knock out boxes are soley used for POE ethernet. Do the metal knock out boxes need grounded ...
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What breaker configuration should I use for a 240v shed circuit?

A friend wants 240 and 120 in his shed. The beaker panel is in the garage about 40 feet away. It was suggested to run 4 individual wires--two for the 240 and one for ground and one for neutral. What ...
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Code on sub-panels

I am helping a customer finish a basement he started then couldn't finish. Him and a friend installed a sub panel on a two pole 40 amp breaker using 8 awg wire. There are 4 15 amp breakers and three ...
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Is 20 amp line needed for washer and gas powered dryer?

I pulled some really old and rigged-up shady wiring out of my laundry room and replaced it. It was a two-wire 15 amp line to a 15-amp breaker. On it were two GFI (possibly GFCI) outlets. One was ...
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Ceiling Fan with Light Install - Pre 1950's House

I'm trying to install a ceiling fan (with a separate light attachment) into a room in our house. The current wiring coming out of the house has two separate wires that have been twisted together and ...
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Service conductors between meter box and 100 panel. Can I still use #2 Aluminum? Manitoba

Can I still use #2 Alum between meter box and 100 amp panel? Meter box is on the side of the house and panel is at the back.
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wired ceiling fan but lights are not working right

Need help with my install Fellas. I have red, white, black, bare wires coming out of the ceiling and blue, white, black, and green from the fan. I wire them up just how the old one was wired and the ...
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Replace Track Lighting To Recessed Lights Utilizing 3-Way Switch

I had a Switch on one end of the kitchen and a Switch on the other end of the kitchen that would turn on/off the Track Light I had (3-Way Switch). I want to add 6 Recessed Lights, so I removed the ...
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Which wire is the ground in this light box?

So I'm trying to fit a new light fixture that's got the usual black, white, and copper/green wires coming out from the light itself. However, when I took off the old light and looked at the wires in ...
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How to attach 10 AWG wire to LED strip lights?

I'm running LED light strips from a location that is over 50 feet from the LED transformer. In order to account for voltage drop 10 AWG CL2 wire has been used. Questions Since the 10 AWG wire is ...
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Are there such things that allow quick changing which circuit powers outlets/lights

Is there some kind of electrical switch that will take 2 different electrical circuits in and the load can alternate between circuits based on the position of the switch? I was thinking about doing ...
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What is the proper way to bring this wire up to code and add an outlet?

The previous owner ran this line out of the house. It's obviously not up to code, and I disconnected both ends last fall. I would like to retrofit a 2 gang gfci outlet below where the wire exits the ...
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Trying to switch 2 prong socket to 3 prong socket

I am trying switch an outlet (in Guatemala) from 2 prong to 3 prong. I am not an electrician by trade, but I have read a few books, and have done it a few times at my house in the 'states. But this is ...
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Smart Thermostat C-Wire wrong voltage

I'm looking to upgrade the thermostats in my apartment to ones which I can control programmatically over WiFi. I opened up one of the old thermostats and discovered I have the classic "C-wire" ...
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How to replace an old light/outlet combo switch with just a light switch

I had an old switch that was a combo light switch for our bathroom and an outlet. I wanted to replace the combo switch with just a light switch for the bathroom. There are two sets of wires coming ...
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Why is this switch box wired like a 3-way when there's no other switch?

I have a switch box that has two 12/3 cables coming into it. This switch controls a wall outlet (both top/bottom) that has a 12/2 coming in. There is no ground for switch or outlet. At the switch, ...
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I have a 70 amp breaker for a hot tub i'm getting rid of the new one is only 50amp can I use the same breaker?

I have a 70 amp breaker for a hot tub i'm getting rid of the new one is only 50amp can I use the same breaker ?
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Can I connect a GFCI outlet's ground screw to the neutral wire if no ground wire is available?

I noticed with a two wire cable (with a ground), the ground and neutral wires in the circuit breaker box all connect together. If I have a two wire only cable to a new three wire receptacle can I ...
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How many power cables can a coaxial cable cross?

I am running coax RG6Q to my FiOS box. I know to cross electrical cables perpendicular, but is there a limit to how many wires I can cross in a short area? See my picture: the coax is the black line ...
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Brown, yellow, and orange wires in a wall switch

I understand that: Black wire = hot White wire = neutral Green wire = ground In the wall switch in my condo, there are 2 switches, one with red/brown wire, the other with yellow/yellow/orange ...
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Replacing light fixture with a ceiling fan

First of all this is a new home. Iam replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan with lights and the fan also has a remote. In addition the home was wired with I think two wall switches, one for the ...
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Is it against NEC to reverse NM cable clamps?

Is the following installation method for NM cable clamps prohibited by the NEC for receptacle outlets? Note: I know it would be more functional and less awkward to screw in the NM clamps had I used ...
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thermostat wiring: pick terminals that have wires connected

in case of my home ac thermostat, wires are directly connected to O, W, G, RH. There are jumper cables between RC and Rh, Y and W. I want to install the new thermostat. How should i select wires in ...
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Wiring of two fans with individual switches and outlets

I am in the process of replacing my family room fans and I am confusing myself. I took pictures before taking the fans down to get the wiring correct, but between bad pics and second guessing myself, ...
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Home network wiring network closet

In my condo, there is a network closet that contains this item: There are 3 RJ45 jacks around my condo and I assume it's each connected to one of the 3 blue Cat5e cables that are connected to ...
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What safety/testing measure should I take for this whole-house electrical project?

I have a house built in the 70s with aluminum wiring. I am well aware of the specific risks and needs when working with this wiring in my home. There was work done in the house by the previous owner ...