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

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3 way switch with multiple outlets

I'm wiring the new workshop and want to use 3 way switches to control four outlets running across the ceiling for plug in lights. Right now, each switch is functioning like a single pole, turning ...
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Are all of these wirings code-acceptable for 3-way switching overhead lights?

So, i have a single switch by the garage door controlling the overhead lights like so: and i would like to add a switch by the other door (shown) and wire it for 3-way control of the lights. I'm ...
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Why aren't my three-way switches working?

I've searched on this site and many others, and have not been able to discover a solution. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I have 2 3-way switches in my hallway that control a set of ...
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Open neutral reading

Using a three prong outlet tester I found all the outlets on a circuit show open neutral but the outlets all work. Any ideas?
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How to wire a ceiling rose that has 7 wires

I'm trying to rewire a ceiling rose, and I made the very silly mistake of not photographing or checking the initial wiring before I took the previous fitting down. I seem to have 7 wires coming in ...
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Bed bugs to be killed with 15 KW (70 amp) saunas and 6 box fans…What wire to use?

I bought a rental house with bed bugs. I want to hook up 2x 15kw saunas and 6 box fans (1100 CFM) to move the hot air. The saunas will heat the house up to 120 F and hold it at that temp for at ...
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Running audio wire in office, wall or ceiling location?

I am running speaker wire before drywall. I have an office, square shape, that I want to later install 5.1 or 7.1 surround for playing certain movies or video games on the computer. I know that the ...
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Light fixture wire colour coding

I am busy installing a new light fixture however the varying colours have got me confused and google is not helping. The light fixture itself has a brown and a blue wire, however the ceiling (socket?) ...
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dimmer switch replacement witing

I want to replace a faulty dimmer switch with a new one, but the new switch has 3 wires and the old switch was connected by a yellow wire and a black wire. How do I connect the red, black and green ...
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Wiring breakers

I left extra wire in the box in case I needed to move to another breaker do I have to strip the entire length of the orange wire or can I just strip parts of it?
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How to run wires through a wall with existing wall wiring? (Tight Spaces)

So I have a coaxial cable that I need to run from my TV to my sound system and there are already holes in the wall with wires from the last home owner. I've already tried using fishtape to run the ...
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How to strip sheath off outdoor cable?

I am looking for a way to remove the protective sheath from a length of multicore mains electrical cable. It's rated for outdoor use and is VERY strong. Without butchering my fingers; trying to fine ...
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Using groun wire as nuetral wire with 240v circuit

I used the grounding wire within a10/2 UF wire as the neutral wire from a 120/240v 30a outlet to a nuetral/ground bar in the circuit box. The wires are protected from corrosion since the wire is ...
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Electrical Socket Doesn't Work for One Particular Appliance

Under my sink is a working duplex electrical socket. My disposal works regardless of which of the two sockets it is plugged in to. The disposal has a grounded (3-prong) plug and this duplex socket ...
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Is this switch wired correctly?

I'm trying to figure out why my hallway was wired in such as strange fashion: I have two hallway lights and three switches. Switches 1 and 2 appear to be 3-way switches; if they are both ON or OFF, ...
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Adding overhead lighting and getting rid of half switched outlets [closed]

Our ranch house was built in 77 and perhaps it is a sign of those times but none of the bed rooms (or the family and front rooms) have overhead lights. Instead all the bedrooms (and the front room) ...
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Can I have a 120 volt branch off a 120/240 volt circuit?

So I'm wiring up my woodshop and I've got a question about branching a 120 volt circuit off a 240 circuit. I'm running 12/3 for this circuit coming of a 20 amp 2 pole breaker. The thought for this ...
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Light switch/light problem

Just installed a new light at the bottom of the stairs ,this is connected to a 2 gang down stairs (1 feed to the light itself & 1 to outside light,upstairs it is connected to 3 gang switch (loft ...
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Can I add receptacles on the same circuit as the garage door opener in my garage?

I am wanting to add two new outlets on a unfinished wall in my garage. This wall currently has no outlets at all and is a exterior facing wall. I was wondering if i can tie into the outlet in the ...
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Precautions in connecting high voltage source to a relay?

I want to use the following relay to control a 220V AC electrical device. The device may be an oven or a heating plate which I think should draw a less than 10A current (but the current should ...
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Can I use any C terminal on a furnace to supply power to a thermostat? [duplicate]

I have a dual heat system with a gas and electric plenum. trying to install a wifi thermostat and found that the C wire on the furnace is connected but once it goes up and through the electric plenum ...
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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 romex lines

So 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 romex ...
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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?