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

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Can you break an oven with wrong wiring?

What would most likely happen if you wired in an oven the wrong way, ie double positive, or double negative, or positive to negative and negative to positive?
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Moving Virgin media modem super hub

We are having some renovation done to the house and moving the Virgin media super hub to a new room. After some previous advice I already put in place some wf100 cable in place in the new room when it ...
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How do I identify the speaker setup for these ten in-home speakers?

I inherited a rat's nest of speaker wires (USA), where each of the 10 cables (8 are purple, 1 is gray, 1 is blue) contains 4 wires: black, white, red and green. There are five rooms with 2 speakers ...
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Wiring a hot tub pump

What gauge wire should I use to run 8 feet from a 13 amp pump to the control box . The wire it came with is 14 ga. But only 4 feet. Could I splice it?
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Wiring problem with panasonic bath fan with 3 2 wire cables & 1 3 wire cable in box

I'm running into trouble wiring a Panasonic FV-05-11VKSL1 Whisper Select Fan/Light. In the switch box I have 3 2 wire cables and 1 3 wire cable. I'm using a single pole dual switch. For the top ...
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Installing circuit for tanning bed 220v 30 amp

I'm installing a circuit for a tanning bed to treat my son's psoriasis but I've seen some conflicting info regarding proper wire gauge. Would it be correct to use 10ga copper or 8ga alu or do I need ...
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Can induction in parallel ungrounded cables lead to false continuity readings with a multimeter?

I have two old circuits with no ground wires in which cables run parallel to each other for 20 feet or so. I had both circuits powered off today and was testing some things for unrelated reasons when ...
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Hot wire splits into two neutrals that take different routes back to panel; is this legit?

I discovered this in the course of replacing an old ungrounded receptacle with a GFCI. I connected a run of lights controlled by three-way switches (two switches) to the load side. Afterwards, as soon ...
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Bathroom Electrical question GFI

Can I run a 12 2 wire off of a 20 amp breaker to a splitter box, then from the splitter box run one 12 2 wire to a light switch, then to 5 can lights? Then one more wire from the splitter box to ...
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How to install low voltage bracket through a drywall block?

When installing an old work low voltage ring/bracket in a room (for a network plug), I cut the hole where there is a block behind the drywall. The block is what looks to be a 1x4, going vertically ...
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Repair AC adapter at plastic head

How can I repair this adaptor wires?
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How to fish NM cable up, over, and back down

I am trying to fish a cable up from an outlet/switch box, over a door, and back down to a box outside. What is the best method to fish the cable?
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UK: Is it safe to bypass a light switch?

Is it safe to join the live & switched-live wires behind a switch so the light is permanently on? And if so, what would be the best method (connector block, crimp, etc)?
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Looking for or adding a ground to an existing NEMA 10-30 socket

I have an unused older 3-wire dryer socket (NEMA 10-30R) in my garage, I would like to upgrade this to a NEMA 14-30 socket with an separate ground. I'll be using this for an EVSE unit for electrical ...
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Wiring a single pole dimmer: How to identify ground wire

I am switching an old rotary style single pole dimmer for a new single pole dimmer switch. The old dimmer had only two wires, with no identifiable ground wire. There are two other wires in the box, ...
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Add motion sensor and timer so either can turn on front lights

I currently have 4 fixtures, 2 recessed above the garage and 2 enclosed lamps near the front door. They're controlled by a switch that has a builtin timer. I'd like these lights to come on around ...
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Purpose of mercury switch in old doorbell

I moved recently and the new house has a vintage doorbell. It's by Friedland, but there's no other identifying information that would help me find a manual. All the wires had been disconnected by the ...
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What size wire and subpanel for a pergola with an outdoor kitchen?

I am putting an outdoor kitchen in and would like to have a subpanel to run the electrical needs. Their would be a mini fridge, grill rotisserie, 5 receptacles, 3 ceiling fans and some lights. I plan ...
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Wiring connections for cooktop range

I have a power source with black, white and bare wires. My cook top has black, white, green and red wires. After connecting black to black and white to white, not sure what to do with the bare wire ...
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1 nest to control all vales on UFH manifold?

We are having an extension done and intend on having all underfloor heating in the new area. Currently we have a valiant combi boiler supplying the main house which has been T'd off with a valve for ...
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Ceiling light won't switch off after replacement

I am replacing a ceiling light fixture. I thought about replacing switch at same time, but didn't. It is one light fixture on one switch using a red, black, white and ground cable. The switch is ...
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Can I combine two separate outdoor lights onto one three way switch?

Currently I have two outdoor lights on two separate switches. I would like to have them both on the same switch and be able to turn on with either switch location. Can a three way switch be added at ...
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How to connect lamp to ceiling wiring (EU)?

I have three wires coming out of the ceiling socket for a lamp. 2 browns are bundled together and there's also a blue one. How should I connect a lamp to it? Does it matter which end I connect to ...
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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.