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

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Voltage not detected on either switch terminal when switch is turned on

I am in the process of replacing switches in my 1920's home which was renovated in 1970. While doing so I am creating notes of what wires exist and do not exist in each box. I found a light switch ...
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Is raceway wiring allowed in a bathroom?

I need to re-wire my bathroom (I live in Oregon, USA), and for various reasons, it would be much easier to install raceway than to try and get everything wired through the walls/ceiling. Is raceway ...
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Can I protect a dimmer switch circuit with a GFCI outlet?

I'm installing some line-level-dimmable LED undercabinet lighting in my kitchen. I'd like to protect it with one of the existing GFCI outlets in the area. My sequence would be GFCI > dimmer switch > ...
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Review of my electrical plans

I am finishing a basement. It is wide open with no rooms, just a structural cinder block/I-beam wall. I am adding a home office to one corner. This is a bit long, but I want to be sure to include all ...
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Light fixtures flicker after replacement

I have replaced the two lights in my kitchen with updated fixtures. These lights are controlled by the same switch. The first light went in with no problems. The second one is a little bit more ...
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Is surface-mounted cabling on my basement ceiling a threat to my safety?

I am concerned about a wiring issue in a basement of a home I will be moving to. Someone put paneling on the ceiling and the wiring is stapled to the paneling and some of the wires are bundled ...
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Switched outlet still has some power when off

We have an outlet that is controlled by a switch, but we haven't had anything plugged into it since we moved in. This year we thought it would be a great idea to plug in the Christmas tree LED lights ...
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Metal junction box shows 5V relative to ground when circuit powered. Why?

I have a small, octagonal junction box in my basement with one 2-wire-no-ground cable going in and a standard porcelain lightbulb fixture attached to the bottom. In the process of investigating an ...
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Single breaker, split wire that is inaccessible and one wire not working

I have an upstairs bedroom and main level entryway light that are on the same breaker. The entryway light is working, but the bedroom is not. I have found a wire in the bedroom crawl/attic that ...
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Is it possible to power/turn-on LED lights through a lamp switch?

I'm trying to make a lamp from my gf's favorite beer. It's a bomber(16oz) bottle that I'm running a DIY lamp kit through. I'd like to add two little red LED lights that are connected to the switch ...
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Replacing switches with connecting wire

I live in a home that was built in the 1960s. The switch for the front porch light started to go out and sizzled when turned on. I replaced another switch in the house that had the same problem. ...
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If I want to add an additional receptacle, which wires do I tap from an existing receptacle?

I have an existing receptacle that used to have both the top and bottom outlet controlled by a switch. I made the entire receptacle permanently hot by disconnecting the switch and connecting all the ...
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residential electrical [duplicate]

I have a room that has one light switch one light and three electrical outlets the power source is coming from one of the electrical outlets when I touch the hot lead to one of the black wire going to ...
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Stucco wall electrical box

Do I need a deep rework box to fit to the 1 inch wall thickness. Do they manufacture one that the tabs are back about 1-2 inches?
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What is the risk of leaving a well pump on a 3-wire system?

A home inspector noted that well pump and septic were incorrectly grounded with a 3 wire system using the neutral wire for grounding. What is the risk of leaving "as is" vs installing a 4 wire system ...
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One specific light fixture seems to be killing my LED bulbs

I have all LED bulbs in my house, the nice CREE models that look like this. They've all been great, except for the ones I put in my bathroom's four-bulb fixture. One by one, all the bulbs in this ...
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Is this dimmer switch wiring correct?

I live in a rented flat filled with dimmer switches. One day we knocked a rack of halogen lights connected to a dimmer and blew a fuse. I reset the fuse but the circuit with the rack of halogen lights ...
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Is rodent damage considered “physical damage” under the NEC?

Does the potential for rodents to access/gnaw on a cable under normal circumstances render it subject to "physical damage" in the sense the NEC intends that term to be used?
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Is the insulation/jacket of UF cable rodent-resistant/rodent-unpalatable?

Is there something in the insulation/jacket of type UF cable that makes it unpalatable to rodents or resistant to rodent attack? Or does it need to be protected from rodent damage when run outdoors, ...
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Leaving the extra wire from a 12-3 run un-connected

I'm embarking on a re-wiring of my Garage/Workshop. I've identified 3 new circuits I'm adding. I have a large roll of new 12-3 wire, which I'm looking to use up in this project. After completing the ...
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Do I NEED to use correct colors when wiring always?

What I am wondering is if there is any code that is violated if the wrong colors are used in wiring outlets? For example, it is standard to use white as neutral and black as power but if I only had ...
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Wiring a Tesla Powerwall into an Existing Solar Install

I've been looking at the cost and feasibility of augmenting my existing 5kWh solar install with battery-backed storage to shift usage of the solar power that I generate to more useful times of the ...
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Wiring a remote control switch?

I recently bought a Chinese remote control switch using radio frequency, it's great but has a problem (note I am a newbie), I have a light switch receiving a hot wire only and giving it to the light ...
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6 Terminals Coming Off Switch?

I have a switch in a ceiling fan's wiring. It controls the direction of the fan. So it's a two position switch, but it has 6 terminals coming off of it! Is this switching the phase and the neutral ...
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How do I read the markings printed on the outside of electric wires?

In my recessed lighting project, I finished roughing-in the Romex copper wires and I was about to connect the recessed lighting wires when I noticed the wires from the lights are of a silver-colored ...
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Thermostat/electrical

I have a Honeywell RTH2510 series thermostat that I want to install in a condo with baseboard heating. I took off the very old thermostat that was previously installed and there are only two very ...
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how to wire a 2 way switches with 2 pendants [duplicate]

How do I wire a 2way 2light system. On the upstairs landing I want to switch 2 lights on and off at each end of the corridor.
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I am going to install a ceiling light.

Our bedroom doesn't have an existing ceiling light. The switch controls the top plug in an outlet on the other side of the room for the lamp. I have been up in the attic already and can see the wire ...
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Can I use 12 awg ground copper for 14 awg electrical box wirings?

My electrical box has 14 awg wires and I have a 12 awg copper ground wire lying around. Can I use the 12 awg copper or do I need to get a 14 gauge?
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Traditional Recessed Lights or the New “clip” LED Panels?

I'm finishing my basement (exposed ceiling, will be putting in roxul safensound) and I have a dilemma. Home Depot just released these new 4" puck/panel lights with integrated LED driver. I'm ...
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LED TV connected to CCTV DVR through HDMI cable is causing a problem

I have connected an LED TV to my CCTV DVR through an HDMI cable and the picture quality is very good, but it is causing a problem. Whenever any electric switch is turned on or off, the picture goes ...
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Replacing light switch with dimmer switch… white wire?

On a three gang switch, I'm replacing a single pole light switch with an electronic dimmer and a second single pole light switch with a WeMo switch. The third switch is getting replaced with a ...
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Need copper to ground electrical box

I need to ground my switches by connecting the grounding wires from switches onto an electrical twist nut and pig tailing it it to the box. Does Home Depot or other stores sell little pieces of ...
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Wiring a Z-Wave 3-way auxiliary with neutral from other switch? (w/ diagrams!)

I found my question difficult to phrase, so I mocked the wiring diagram up in Photoshop. I have a 3-way switch setup like so: I am going to upgrade this to a Z-Wave enabled pair of 3-way switches ...
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How do I connect this saw's motor to 220 volts?

I finally found a motor for an old DeWalt radial arm saw but I don't understand the diagrams on the motor plate. I want to run it at 220 volts but without terminals I'm not sure about which wires go ...
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Remote Switch wiring for a gas log fire place

I have a remote switch outside my gas log fireplace to turn the fireplace burner on and off. I've been having problems with the standard thermostat wiring that was supplied with my remote switch. The ...
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wiring a oven with 4 wires to home service with 3 wires

My new oven has 4 wires and my old oven had 4 wires but my home service only has 3. I found that the old oven had the white wire connected to the ground should i do the same hook up?
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How do I connect this light switch?

I'm trying to replace my light switch, but I'm not sure what needs to connect to what. The first picture is the wires for from the new switch. The other pictures show the old switches and how it's ...
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Is having cloth touching a grounding wire ok?

In my basement, the ceiling of one of the closets is the copper grounding wire that runs from the breaker box to my water main. This wraps around the perimeter of the basement on the top of the rooms ...
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Electrical wiring does not work

Okay so I just got a new place it was built in the 80s. It is Also a mobile home. I am redoing all the light switches and outlets. I've done most of em and they have worked but with this particular ...
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LED Strip connectors

my led RGB strip does not fit the connectors I have. The strip is waterproof and is covered in a fairly heavy plastic coating. This may sound stupid but does this plastic need removing or do I need ...
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I want to wire in a single gang light switch for a lamp

I have a lamp with a weird switch on it so I want to attach a light switch to it and place it on the wall. I do not want to use an inline switch as they are often fiddly too. I have been trying all ...
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Electrical wiring question

These are the wires I found in my ceiling : I couldn't identify the color code (we live in the UAE, so there is no "natural" convention, and I'm used to EU convention). There is tension (voltage) ...
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Electric baseboard wiring

I have a 240v 1500w 6.5a electric baseboard heater with a wall mounted thermostat. What I found out is that the the thermostat and all the outlets in the room are on the same 20a breaker with this ...
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How to terminate a circuit

I am wiring a Sub Panel to an area near my 5th wheel approx. 100' distant. I have read that I can terminate the circuits in two ways. Sub Panel to a pedestal. Sub Panel to an electrical receptacle ...
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breaker size for 600' run using #4 wire

I am trying to find out what breaker size to use for a 600' run to my wellpump(2 horse)------I am using #4 wire-also do I need breakers at both ends-maybe one in the middle?? thanks
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Mounting a relay socket to a junction box?

How can I mount a relay socket (such as this one) to a junction box with a blank cover in a way that: complies with the 2014 NEC won't surprise the next electrician working on the circuit (as I ...
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Reconnecting light

Running into my overhead light fixture from light switch 1 is red, White and neutral. From other switch is white and black. My new light has 2 wires. Which wires in box do I connect to what?
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Can I use a switch to toggle the neutral bonding on a generator?

I am in the process of attaching a 2-Pole transfer switch to my breaker panel and powering it by a 7500W generator. The generator is neutral-bonded-to-ground. I understand I have to disconnect this in ...
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help needed to fit a new chandlier to a loop system

i need help as i dont know how to connect these 3 blue and 3 brown to this chandlier i have tried to look for the answer online but couldnt find anything