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8h
comment What size feeder do I need for a basement electrical panel?
This doesn't really answer the question, and possibly should be a comment.
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comment What size feeder do I need for a basement electrical panel?
Can you include the square footage of the area being serviced by the panel?
19h
comment Adding a C/Common wire to HVAC system
@Icestorm One probe will go to the wire labeled R in your image above, the other will go on the suspected C terminal. You should measure about 24V (though it will likely be slightly higher).
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comment Connected C-Wire to new Smart Thermostat and Furnace board and still no power
Do not try this at home. @Allen Yes, but it could be slightly dangerous. First, turn off the power to the furnace and A/C unit at the breaker. Next disconnect the green and blue wires from the furnace and the thermostat. Connect the green and blue wires at the furnace to a 9V battery, one to each terminal. At the thermostat, touch the green and blue wires to your tounge. If you taste the tingle, there's continuity. Alternatively, you could use a multimeter to test continuity.
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comment Connected C-Wire to new Smart Thermostat and Furnace board and still no power
@SomeGuy The R wire is one of the transformer secondary leads, while C is the other.
22h
comment Connected C-Wire to new Smart Thermostat and Furnace board and still no power
What's the make and model of the furnace and thermostat?
23h
comment Connected C-Wire to new Smart Thermostat and Furnace board and still no power
Are you sure the blue wire is electrically continuous from the furnace to the thermostat?
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comment Need help wiring a ceiling fan and exterior lighting at fan 3 wire and 4 wire 1 switch fan 1 switch ext lighting
A little diagram, drawing, or photo of how things were connected would be helpful.
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comment Need help wiring a ceiling fan and exterior lighting at fan 3 wire and 4 wire 1 switch fan 1 switch ext lighting
So the old fan had a black wire and a white wire coming from it, which wires in the ceiling box were those connected to?
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comment How can I audit my furnace?
Seems like there's better ways to track furnace on/off, than checking the temperature at a vent.
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comment How can I run USB to every room in the house?
It sounds like you're way over complicating something, by applying the incorrect (outdated?) technology. If you tell us what you're ultimately trying to accomplish, folks might be able to give you better suggestions for how to accomplish your goal.
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comment How can I patch the ceiling and rehang a shower curtain rod?
This is exactly why it's best to attach these types of things to the framing members, and not only to the drywall/plaster. Is your house guest alright?
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comment Need help wiring a ceiling fan and exterior lighting at fan 3 wire and 4 wire 1 switch fan 1 switch ext lighting
There's not enough detail for anybody to provide an accurate answer. Please use the edit feature to include more information.
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comment Need help wiring a ceiling fan and exterior lighting at fan 3 wire and 4 wire 1 switch fan 1 switch ext lighting
How was the previous fixture (fan? light?) wired?
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comment Goodman gas burner not lighting
What's the model number? Does the gas valve open?
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comment What size wire should I use for 60amp subpanel
@SomeGuy "When you use direct bury in conduit, it is 'protective' and not subject to strict conduit rules.". Can you cite a code section for that?
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comment What size wire should I use for 60amp subpanel
This answer might be helpful.
Mar
28
comment Adding a C/Common wire to HVAC system
Also note that it's common to use the blue wire in the thermostat cable as the C wire. So connect the unused blue wire from the thermostat cable, to the terminal mentioned before. Note. You might have to use a short bit of spare wire, and a twist-on wire connector to reach.
Mar
28
comment Adding a C/Common wire to HVAC system
@Icestorm Looks like there might be an unused terminal where the yellow C wire terminates, so you could use a female spade connector, to connect the wire from the thermostat.
Mar
28
comment Adding a C/Common wire to HVAC system
NO! BL stands for BLUE. Your system is wired up so that the blue secondary wire is connected to the red R wire, so the yellow secondary wire is going to be your C.