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How do I untwist a very long, very twisted Ethernet cable? [closed]

A few years ago I bought what should be a 45m flat Ethernet cable. After a long period of disuse the cable has gotten very tangled but I need to use it again. I've unknotted the cable so it is now one ...
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Can SER labled XHHW-2 be buried in conduit

I've read many good answers here regarding what types of cables (conductors) can/cannot be buried. I've come across blanket statements like "SER cannot be buried, even in conduit." I want ...
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What type of Cat 6 cable to run behind basement studs?

I have a finished basement and would like to install and consolidate my house's wired ethernet cables in a data panel in one of the cabinets. I need to run wires around to the other side of the ...
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Run a Tunnel on existing Comcast cable?

Comcast has wired our farm so that we have two taps coming off of the telephone pole. One runs to the barn and one runs to the house. While we need WiFi access in the barn to handle security camera ...
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Is it okay that my Sony TV power cord replacement has a slot for a third prong that the original doesn't?

I have a Sony TV that has OEM cable on the left. I want to replace it with a longer cable on the right. The new cable fits into the TV's slot but would not have the third prong. Is this safe to do? ...
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Identify this 12 wire cable

I was looking to run cat6 between my 2 properties for security cameras. It currently has a cable line between the two buildings that was once used for dish network and probably used for cable TV a ...
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How to protect an outdoor electrical cable which can’t be buried?

Last week we had an electrical point installed at the bottom of the garden (about 15m from the house). The cable runs alongside the property boundary. The electrician did not bury the cable as the ...
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Running Ethernet between floor and finished celing

I'm trying to run an Ethernet cable through my house, The router is in the living room, which is above the only finished room in the basement (go figure), so I'm trying to figure out how to get the ...
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How do I remove plastic-headed wiring staples?

I have this type of wire staple in my attic holding wires together in certain places but I need to move the wires. How do I remove these?
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Cable conduit catches water?

Below is the picture of how the ISP cable enters my house. Just wondering where all the rain water that gets into the same conduit goes? Doesn't seem right that no measures were taken to prevent water ...
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Metal clad (MC) cable: cut or rearrange it? Plus other questions on the options to install it

I need 6 feet of metal clad (MC) cable. The stores only sell 25. Is it possible to buy only what I need? If not, may I just hang the extra wire, or I must cut it to the length I need? The only ...
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Options for current armored cable 12/2 but need 12/3

I currently have an armored cable 12/2 with green (ground) leading to a light switch, running outside the wall (simply runs from the light fixture to a surface mounted box where the light switch is). ...
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Threading cable through existing pex-like tubing

My apartment (top floor) has runs of 3/4" (-ish) pex-like tubing (photo attached, Switzerland if it's relevant) running from a central point. One such tube carries an existing coaxial cable (landlord ...
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What to do on the siding around a cable going into the house

I had AT&T Fiber installed today. The technician had to create a hole on the side of my garage for the fiber optics cable. As you can see, it doesn't look pretty. But I'm not really concerned with ...
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Can I fish low voltage cables through my plumbing chase?

Generally speaking, is it a good idea to fish low voltage cables through a plumbing chase? I want to specify that I was wondering about using the same cavity (A plumbing chase), not using the actual ...
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( bathroom van fan ) which wire goes where?

I bought a basic bathroom van fan, its Vents 100 S L. So I unmounted the old one and replaced the new one on the wall I noticed the cables in the old fan and the new fan are opposite as below : old ...
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Running Romex Along Shed Ceiling

We have been working on running electric to our outdoor shed recently, and are wondering what is the preferred way of attaching the romex along the vaulted/pitched ceiling for the lights. The light ...
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What is the best practice for grounding a shielded cat 7 ethernet cable?

I'm in the process of ducting the aforementioned cable through a conduit that I've "trenched" between my house and my office which is in an outbuilding 30m away. Since buying the cable and starting ...
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How to run single ethernet (no PoE) in trench through garden?

I've never buried a cable before, or even run a conduit in a wall/floorspace, so this is all new to me. I've dug half the trench across the garden so far. It's only 6" deep in some places as below ...
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What type of cable is this?

What type of cable is this? I found it in the wall without any junction box just taped off at the end with electrical tape. Thanks!
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What width of wire for 24V DC LED driver?

I bought a 24V/25W LED driver from a local shop and the sales assistant sold me a short length of 20AWG control wire to go with it. In order to buy more wire (elsewhere) I looked up the UK (mm2) ...
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Name of this blanking plug

I am trying to find this blanking plug, for a cable outside. It's flat and plastic I found this on eBay however it has a bit that sticks out for the cable however I don't need the bit that sticks ...
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Can I run CAT6 FTP cables parallel to electrical cable in the same conduit?

Can I run CAT6 FTP cables beside to electrical cable (220v 1 amp) in same PVC Trunking ?
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How can I extend this outdoor signal cable with waterproof?

I need to repair a broken cable with four wires but there will be no option to solder. So I have to use a screw terminal to extend the cable. The broken cable looks like as follows: And here is the ...
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Laying your own telephone cable (from demarcation point)

So my telephone cable from the demarcation point to my apartment is broken and there's no way to get a proper technician to fix it in the next few weeks. So I tried to do it myself, but the router ...
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Cable trunking terminology

I have a few cables running between my desk to a nearby tv screen and an electric outlet. I was thinking about tucking them in a pvc raceway stuck to the wall. For a more tidy solution, I'm looking ...
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Cable TV, Antenna, Coaxial - what is this thing?

I'm looking to add an OTA antenna to my home. Over the years, many different cable and dish installers have left thier mark on the home, prior to my ownership. In fact, a dish and all its cables are ...
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Will this cable work for wiring my house to router

Will this cable be ok? I purchased a 100' role of UTP Cat 6. I will place it in 1" conduit when it goes outside but it will be be bare as it crosses through the basement and maybe over a few ...
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What kind of cable is this? (standing desk motor to power supply)

I need an extender for the cable below. It's directly attached to a motor that powers an electric standing desk. What kind of cable is it? More images of the cable and power supply: Cable: https://...
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How to repair basic cable/wire issue for household appliances

I have a set of very old computer speakers that works fine except for one problem. One of the wires connecting to the volume control dial is loose, so that if the wire is jostled or flexed, the ...
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Is there any reason to seal/waterproof underground spliced sprinkler cable?

Since there isn't an electrical current going through sprinkler wire, it's just a single pulse that gets sent from the controller to the individual valve, is there any reason to waterproof crimp ...
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What type of terminal block is this?

It doesn't seem to have screws nor a button. I need to rewire the cables because of them started to split. Any ideas how to get it out?
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tesla charger installation 60 amp vs 50 amps cable [closed]

I am planning to run a 60 amp wire and install Nema 14-50 with 50 amp breaker on it. That way in future if i buy a tesla wall connector, i can install the 60 amp breaker and the new receptacle on the ...
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Oven has 2-prong plug plus earth wire. Socket is modern 3-prong. How to connect?

My 110V toaster oven has a 2-prong cable. Also, the oven's chassis has a screw with a connected green/yellow earth wire, which I want to ground. My wall socket is a modern 3-prong with earth and all. ...
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How should I get the service entrance cable to my new adjacent panel location?

How do I have to run the SER cables from the original hole(where the SER cable goes through the wall) to the side of the new panel? Can SER cable be exposed or needs to be inside a conduit? Conduit ...
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What is the antenna connection on a European TV called?

I am looking for the name of the cable that goes from a 4-way TV splitter (the Power pass out input) to the back of my TV, as mine has broken and needs replacing. This is to get my antenna and ...
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Can I use 16mm or 10mm DC cable for AC home appliances?

I am going to install wiring in my home and I am curious if I can use 16 mm or 2 core DC cable for AC small appliances like fans and TV?
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How can I get bulk riser cable back into the box?

I recently ran a cat-6 cable from inside my house to the office, and I bought a bulk box of 500 feet. I pulled lots more out of the box than I ended up needing, and so now I have about 100 feet of ...
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What's the name of this connector?

I have a ceiling light fixture with four bulbs and a fan. A while back, two of the bulbs stopped working, but the bulbs themselves were not broken, as putting them into another lamp showed the bulbs ...
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Hiding cables when moving network switch down from attic

We had an installer put in security cameras a few years ago (PoE-powered), and he decided the best place to install the network switch would be in the attic, since that made wiring the cameras easier (...
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How to fish thermostat cable using an existing cable

So I have an existing thermostat cable on my 2nd floor that only has 4 wires, and I need a 5th wire to use as the common wire. Can I use the existing cable to fish or guide a new 6 wire cable through ...
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Is UF allowed everywhere NM is allowed?

NM is interior Romex; UF is similar but is rated for outdoor and direct burial. Randomly checking Home Depot prices there seems to be an anomaly on 100' 12/3; UF is less than half the price of NM. ...
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computer cables [closed]

I'm trying to build a built-in computer cabinet. I want to route the surge protector cord and cables through the cabinet floor to the front of the 2x6 base. The electrical outlet is on the adjacent ...
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How to mount powerboards with strange holes?

Wondering how to mount these powerboards, with this illogical mount hole design. As seen in the picture, each of the keyholes are facing in a different directions. This makes mounting extremely ...
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Running Satellite cable from wall plate, under carpet to opposite side

I want to route my satellite cables, which are currently poking out of a media plate on one side of the room, to their destination on the other side. The challenges that I face are: Routing the ...
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Can I fish Romex cable through concealed part of basement ceiling in Canada?

I am running two 2-wire and one 3-wire Romex cables from the panel in the basement to another part of the basement. For most of the run I have access to the ceiling joists, but I need to cross a 2.5 ...
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1200 foot fiberoptic and power pull

I may have to run 1200 feet of fiberotptic cable and AC power cable. I would run PVC conduit in a trench with the fiber inside. I can buy pre-terminated non-conductive outdoor fiberoptic cables in ...
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Protection of sensor and electrical wire conduits/trays from water

I have an application where I have to use a couple of temperature sensors and some electrical wires running around a container (l x b x h = 2.3 x 12 x 2.6 m) that is situated outdoors. The electrical ...
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Best way to divide TV roof antenna to several rooms

I am renovating a new house (in the UK). The roof antenna at present is only connected directly to the main tv socket, I would like to add more tv points to most rooms in the house but am unsure of ...
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Valid number of Cat 6 + Coax cables for pipe conduit?

Here's some old wiring done in my absence as my parents could only monitor so much. Hate the use of Skinnier version on Flexi Pipe that won't allow any movement or pull once initial install is done. ...