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Apr
15
comment Identifying an unknown and intermittent source of electric power usage
Was anybody else home while you were out?
Apr
15
comment How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high?
when you say the bill is huge, do you mean dollar wise, or usage wise? Are both homes in the same city/town (supplied by same municipality)? Are both the homes using similar equipment (heating, cooling, etc.)?
Apr
15
revised How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high?
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Apr
15
comment A/c runs while gas furnace is on
Sounds like either the thermostat is wired incorrectly, or the wiring in the furnace is wrong. Without more information, it's impossible to answer this question. What is the make/model of the furnace? What is the make/model of the condenser? Can you include photos, or a wiring diagram of the thermostat and furnace control wiring? Is this a new problem that started recently? If so, what changes were made that may have caused the issue?
Apr
15
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Is this cabinet only used to house electrical equipment?
Apr
15
answered Where to connect c wire at furnace for Honeywell Wi-FI thermostat
Apr
15
revised Where to connect c wire at furnace for Honeywell Wi-FI thermostat
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Apr
15
comment Identifying an unknown and intermittent source of electric power usage
Do you have a pool, spa, hot tub, sump pump, etc. that would only run occasionally?
Apr
15
comment Substation earthing
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about substation earthing, not home improvement.
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a gate to the side of my house
Photos would be very helpful. Also knowing what type of gate (material, size, etc.), would be helpful.
Apr
14
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Are you using individual conductors, or a cable? A 10' length of schedule 80 PVC conduit is about $4.00, so I'm confused as to why you seem to want to avoid using conduit.
Apr
14
comment Is there anything that I need to look out for when buying an induction cooktop?
I removed the bit about installation price, as that's off topic here.
Apr
14
revised Is there anything that I need to look out for when buying an induction cooktop?
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Apr
14
comment How to wire a ceiling rose?
Are you replacing an existing fixture? If so, connect the new fixture just as the old one was. Did the new fixture come with any documentation? If so, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Apr
13
comment AFCI & GFCI nuisance tripping
Does they breaker give any indication of what type of fault caused the trip?
Apr
13
comment AFCI & GFCI nuisance tripping
Did you install the breakers properly? The pigtail from the breaker goes to the neutral bar, the circuit hot goes to the brass terminal on the breaker, the circuit neutral goes to the silver terminal on the breaker. Also make sure the neutral and ground are not bonded anywhere along the circuit.
Apr
10
comment Must NM cables around panels in unfinished basements be protected?
NM cable has to be protected on a wall in both finished and unfinished locations. However, I think there's a loophole, since the wiring is fastened to the plywood. I'm not exactly sure of the code section that covers this, but it's fairly common practice.
Apr
10
answered Can armored bx cable come into contact with other metal objects?
Apr
9
comment Why do my two-125 volts receptacles read 40 volts each?
Sometimes it's impossible to diagnose an electrical issue through the Internet. Contacting a local licensed Electrician is often the safest (and sometimes the only) option.
Apr
8
revised Is there a special type of screw to hang a light fixture onto the ceiling?
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