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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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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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How do you disconnect a TV cable that runs all along the walls throughout the house?

Is it dangerous to disconnect it by myself, or is the standard protective gloves and shears sufficient? The cable was installed by Time Warner Cable company, and now we no longer have their service.
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Can I shorten my in floor heating cable?

Just wiring up an in floor heating thermostat. I have two separate two wires going into my flooring as well as another coming from the panel. I am wondering about the two wires going down to the ...
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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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Floor heat cables under linoleum flooring?

everyone. Is it possible to lay heat cables on a bathroom floor before I lay down linoleum. We would like to help create some warmth in the winter. Given our current situation I don't think it's ...
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Are there square/ rectangle/ U openable/ open panel conduits that have one side panel that can be opened & closed?

Are there square/ rectangle/ U openable/ open panel conduits that have one side panel that can be opened & closed? Will be doing a up / down cable/ pull for current/ future optic Fiber etc. so ...
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Is using a shielded industrial cable a bad practice when used as an outdoors AC mains cable?

As a part of a project I have noticed that some are using this cable for powering a smartphone on the top of a 120 meter mast. This cable goes from the ground all the way to the mast to power the AC/...
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UK - low voltage from mains cable?

I've lived in this house for a couple of years now and I'm in the process of mounting a pair of Sonos One speakers in the corners of my kitchen. I was working on the premise that I would need to run ...
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Cable Management [closed]

I have a **** tonne of wires behind my monitor. As my room is too damn small, I am using chest of drawers as a table for my desktop PC. The "table" has no holes at the back to feed any cables through, ...
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Is it safe to run multiple (four) mains electric cables in a conduit together (heat considerations)

I have four 240V mains (United Kingdom) cables I would like to run along the side of a wall in a conduit/conduit(s). Can you advise if it is safe to put all 4 cables in the same conduit or multiple ...
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Can audio be transmitted over composite cable? [closed]

I have to transmit audio from point A to point B and all I have connecting those two points is a composite video cable (RGB). (History. Old setup was: Computer->AVR[Video->Projector by composite, ...
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How to attach steel cable to threaded rod [closed]

I am trying to get an industrial look to a desk unit that has threaded rods (M20) at the corners, using steel cables. I want to get an 'X' using the cables, but not sure how to attach the cable end to ...
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How to remove old wires of utility companies

I have a bunch of old wires between my house and a pole across the street. How do I get rid of them? I don't even know what companies they belong to. I only know that I use the electricity cable ...
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Is URD #4 Appropriate for 100ft run for generator hookup?

I have a remote cabin with grid electric, and I have installed a generator interlock on the panel, and a 60A input breaker. My generator is a DeWalt DXGNR7000. I am contemplating using 4/4/4/4 ...
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How to read the nameplate of an air conditioner?

What's the difference between the two currents (The 25A and the 11.2A)? Which one is used to calculate the cross-section area of the supply cable? What is the Cooling Rated Input? Is it used to ...
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Use of roof heating cables

We had ice dam damage on our garage roof during a January cold snap in central New York. We are unsure how to use our Emerson Easyheat cables. We expect 5 degree lows this weekend. The cables are on ...
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How to turn a cut component video cable into coax?

I need to use a component video cable whose connectors have been cut off as a coax cable. Is that possible? Here's the story: My TV is at location A). The OTA signal arrives by coax to location B) in ...
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Electrical cable between buildings

I have a building (still under construction) with 220V power to it. I have a second building, already constructed also with 220V power to it. Between them is a path and rocky ground. The path needs ...
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Coating galvanized cable so it's rust-proof and sun-proof?

The cable's galvanized, so what coating can I add to the cable so it's rust proof and sun-proof? It should be clear and barely visible. And it shouldn't be too expensive. We live in the tropics, so ...
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Are some power cables too old to be safe?

Found some really old extension cables (+20 years). Is it safe to use them? I was worried that the plastic could deteriorate with time, but I have never seen a power cable with a best-by date.
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how to properly remove these cable connectors

Do I twist or pull them off I tried by hand and wasnt getting anywhere so next step is going to be the pliers and i just want to make sure im not breaking it.
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Does low voltage cables cause interference against parallel cat5/6 ethernet cables

There is a similar question where someone is building a new house and is planning to hardwire network cables into each room. Can somebody run CAT5/6 cables parallel to low voltage (5v, 9v, 12v, 15v) ...
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Is underground electrical cable underwater capable?

Is electrical cable that is rated for installation underground, also capable of being laid underwater? Through a stream or across a pond? Also, please make sure to mention if it is possibly but not ...
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Rails for fence?

We're working on installing a fence in our roof. I want it to have a minimalist look (something like this without the top rail), so that it doesn't interfere with the view. We've already installed ...
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DIY cable railing corner post configuration?

Using Steeltek pipe fittings to create a corner railing over a half lower level. My plan was to have the uprights and top & bottom rails made from the galvanized pipe & fittings and use cable ...
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Ethernet Cables and Coax Cables running outside house? How to Modify to Home Distribution Panel

I want to build a Home Media Network for my new house that will have mass storage (probably about 16TB for movies and all that), that I can hardwire throughout the house using Ethernet ports, and then ...
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Running ethernet under ground to another building

I'm trying to run ethernet cable about 250ft underground to the garage. It is going through a hard plastic/rubber tubing under the yard and into the garage. Is there anything I should know before ...
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Flexible cabling for wiring

Article 400.12 forbids the usage of flexible cords for fixed wiring, but what makes an NM-B cable made out of stranded 14ga THHN non-flexible? EDIT: Terms 'cord' and 'cable' are used interchangeably ...
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How to cut off and insulate live 3-phase power?

I need to disconnect my 3-phase cables from the power pole to my house. I'm building directly under it and though the contractors say they are okay with it, I would prefer to disconnect for a week or ...
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Anyone know of a knot to tie two wires together under strain?

I'm putting up a wind turbine. The turbine will be at the top of a 30' 1-1/2" pipe tower. I have a 30' RV extension cord (10ga/3 conductor) that I'm going to cut the ends off of and use as my down-...
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How do I feed an ethernet cable through a doorway without damaging the door or wall?

My wife and I recently moved into a new apartment. We've had it for just a few days. When our internet company came to hook up our landline, I had them hook it into one of our bedrooms and set up ...
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Where to put a cable tie on an electrical cord? [closed]

When it comes to adding an attached cable wrap to a electrical power cord, is there a proper end to place a cable tie? Female end? Male end? I know I can add a wrap to an electrical cord on either ...
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Is my plan for wiring ethernet reasonable?

I would first of all like to start off by saying that I am a software developer by profession, so my networking knowledge is relatively basic. My question is therefore aimed at figuring out if I am ...
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Anyone have any idea what cable is this?

This is apparently a network cable of some sort which I couldn't figure out what it is. Here is the damaged end: And here is the other end: It was chopped off accidentally by the contractor and he ...
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Connecting TV to better external speakers: Type of connection [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the built-in speakers don't give great sound. I want to attach external speakers but am having a hard time figuring out what kind would match. The TV ...