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Dec
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comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
When it lost power, were any fuses blown, or did parts have to be replaced?
Dec
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comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
It's difficult to tell what's going on based on you photos, but I would guess the black and white wires attached to T1 and T2 are from the transformer? The red wires attached to T1 and T2, attach to capacitors somewhere?
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answered What is the typical dishwasher/disposer electrical connection?
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revised Why is there an extra plastic container in my toilet tank?
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revised How can I add a “C” wire to my thermostat?
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answered How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
Dec
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comment Is it good that windows are shut when heating is on
Whatever you do, don't burn any candles!
Dec
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revised Can I replace a 15 ampere circuit breaker with a 20 ampere breaker?
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comment How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
Most of the wiring in the images you've provided seems to be 120V wiring. Take a look at this image. I've highlighted some of the things in the wiring diagram, and shown them in the actual wiring. The item circled in red is the transformer, that's where the power is stepped down from 120V to 24V. There should be more wires attached to that device, which are the secondary (24V) side wires. These wires are what's used by the control circuitry (thermostat).
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revised How should I attach a C wire on my chromalox boiler?
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comment Can I plug a 15A snow thrower into a 15A receptacle?
Is there anything else on this circuit? If there is, you might find that the breaker trips (and may trip with either thrower, depending on the circuit load).
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revised Can I plug a 15A snow thrower into a 15A receptacle?
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revised How to measure heat in a Manhattan apartment?
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revised Why is my emergency generator hard to pull for starting?
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comment When should I not use pipe dope/tape?
The answer to the second question you link to mentions when dope/tape is not required. Though the answer only focuses on threaded connections, since dope/tape is only used on threaded connections.
Dec
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comment Integrating into knob-and-tube wiring: okay to borrow a ground
@ThePopMachine If it's a new garage, why is there knob and tube wiring? Run a new circuit from the panel to the garage, or better yet, feed a subpanel in the garage from the main panel. You should not be tapping an existing circuit to supply a new garage.
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comment Integrating into knob-and-tube wiring: okay to borrow a ground
@ThePopMachine I don't know what to tell you... Not everything is easy. In fact, doing things the right way is typically more difficult. That's why there's so much hacked together crap out there. Why do you need a grounding conductor anyway? The information in this answer might be helpful.
Dec
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comment How can one whole group of outlets stop working, but the wires to one plug on one outlet are still hot?
If you're looking for short answers, yahoo answers has plenty of them.
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comment How can one whole group of outlets stop working, but the wires to one plug on one outlet are still hot?
@getterdun When I write my answers, I try to write them to help not only the person who asked the question, but also anybody that comes along later. The purpose of the Stack Exchange network, is to make the internet better. To me that means providing accurate, informative answers. If it takes a bit of background and deeper understanding to do that, then that's what I'm going to do. Typically I try to provide a tl;dr section, that summarizes the information. In this case, I felt an understanding of GFCI devices would be useful for the user to understand what's going on.
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comment Why can't I find a stud in this wall?
Does resilient channel have any impact on a masonry wall?