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

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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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How to properly support 2-3 with ground nm-b cable from floor joists

I bought a house where the previous homeowner hung 2-3 with ground nm-b (cable) with metallic conduit hangers from wall studs below the floor joists. It looks like the hangers are cutting through ...
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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 to box fed by a 3-way switch

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
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Can I change the socket of a light fixture by simply cutting the old one off and re-wiring?

I currently have a wall light fixture that is only for small bulbs (I believe they are E14's): Currently, Philips Hue does not manufacturer bulbs of this type. As a result, I am wondering how I can ...
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Wire type for outdoor sub panel

I am adding an exterior 120v, 100 amp sub panel 2' from the existing service panel. I am going to use #2 individual, stranded copper wire in schedule 40 raceway. My question is: what "type" wire ...
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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