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The red light on my circuit breaker switch is on, even when the switch hasn't tripped [closed]

We recently had a pergola built and electrical wiring was installed to work the fan and light switch, and also an outlet on the pergola. One time, the fan did not work so we checked the circuit box ...
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PDU power input [closed]

I am trying to figure out if a PDU AP8853 that is build for LAM, EMEA, GCN, APJ can be installed in US and I am not sure if possible or not without any modifications to it. It comes with IEC-309 32A ...
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How do I safely ground and bond my circuit?

I'm trying to design and install a very simple little off grid power setup for a one room cabin. It would have a main solar power source and a backup generator. I'm trying to design a simple AC ...
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Can I put a junction box between the panel and a GFI?

I want to put a junction box between the panel and a GFI on a 15 Amp designated circuit. Any issues with this?
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Suddenly no AC power to wall switch

Got a led can light over shower that suddenly stopped working. No AC to the feed wires of the can. No AC to the wall switch that controls the light. Both black wires connected to the switch are not ...
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Can I use a siemens type qaf2 breaker to replace a siemens type mp-at breaker? [closed]

can I replace a siemens 15 amp type MP-AT breaker with a 15 amp siemens type QAF2 breaker
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Does every single ground wire in a box have to connect to every other ground wire within the confines of that same box on one branch circuit?

I have a 3-gang plastic box with six conductors that enter the box; three line-side, three load-side, and they pass through the three switches in pairs of two. The load-side wires are all on the same ...
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I am changing a light switch and need your help

Ok I am trying to install a Wifi switch 2 on 1 that I bought. If you see in picture 1 . The switch has 4 cables. A hot, a red one, and two load ones that goes to a light in the garage and by the ...
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Why do my kitchen circuits use a shared neutral circuit with 2 breakers and hot tabs broken?

With both breakers tied together, you would lose both circuits if one tripped. It seems a wasted effort.
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Can I use a double pole breaker in a slot that allows tandem breakers?

I have a Siemens 200 Amp 30 spaces/40 circuit load center that allows me to use tandem breakers. I am not interested in using them, but I'd like to add one 45 Amp double pole circuit breaker. Would be ...
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Daisy Chain and switch not working

I am replacing the light switches in my house and came across this weird configuration. The switch on the bottom goes to a ceiling fan/light that also has another switch on the circuit. The switch on ...
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Can I have a 240V and 120V on the same circuit? [duplicate]

I know absolutely nothing about electricity. I would like to have a sauna and whirlpool bath in my home. The sauna draws 6kW, so it uses 6000/240 = 25 amps. The whirlpool bath says it requires a ...
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Can RPM Sensor cause short circuit? Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139 Relay (Power Board) trips as soon I connect the RPM sensor

I'm facing an issue with my Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139. I found it dead one morning, no power, no led light was lit in the head unit, and wall controller light was flickering. On ...
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Circuit issues in garage [duplicate]

I have a freezer in my garage and we purchased a new fridge for our garage. Everything was fine for a week but suddenly the fridge gfci outlet shuts off and turns off the power to the whole garage! ...
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Can I connect two Line (hot) wires in a single phase circuit safely?

I have a smart light bulb that needs constant power connected in order to be controlled via my smart home. However, I want my guests to be able to control the light via a switch as well. I bought a ...
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How can I determine the purpose of a breaker in my panel? [duplicate]

I bought a house a few months ago. I own a refrigeration business and am very skilled with electrical. I discovered several things the electrician did that are extremely bizarre. While I was checking ...
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Is it permissible to have an outlet on a circuit in two different rooms?

Have hired a Contractor with electrician for a two story bonus rooms addition, now at open stud rough in stage. Upper level will be dedicated 20 amp breaker, lower level on 15 amp circuit. I want ...
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Replaces switches and outlets. None of the outlets are working

We replaced out our old outlets and switches in our kitchen. All of the switches work, and none of the outlets will work. The ones we didn’t touch all work!
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Can I wire my infrared heating panels to my existing circuits?

I am getting two Wexstar 550W infrared heating panels that I will install both on the ceiling. They can just be plugged into a regular outlet. However, per FAQ they can also be hardwired and this is ...
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No power to circuit and breaker not tripped

I’m having an issue with a 15 amp breaker that feeds electricity to my living room. I plugged in an electric heater last night and it ran for a few minutes before it started making a loud sound. I ...
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How do I wire up these two sconces?

I need some help to correctly rewire some sconces. The bedroom had these sconces missing for years and I am putting in new ones, but I am getting a tad confused on correctly wiring them back up. I'll ...
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All legs of a lighting circuit down, but 120 volts off my breaker

I'm not an electrician, but usually a capable homeowner for troubleshooting my own electrical issues. My issue is that I have a 15amp lighting circuit where all legs are currently down. Started a few ...
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Ground has power

Half of circuit works other half doesn't, until I use ground wire instead of neutral with black wire. Why does white wire read only 53V? All wires are hooked up the way they were previously and there ...
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Dryer circuit box is still showing active

The circuit box for my dryer has been tripping recently. It gives a fishy type of smell. I bought a new 30 amp circuit from LOWES to replace it. When I turned the main power off to my home through the ...
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Which kitchenette breakers need to be AFCI?

I'm adding a kitchenette to my basement and am in WA state. My plan right now is to run one 20 amp circuit for the fridge, two 20 amp circuits with GFCI outlets above the counters, one 50 amp circuit ...
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Why does a light on a 3-way circuit turn itself on or off?

I have a light that is wired into a 3-Way circuit with one switch upstairs and one downstairs. There might be other lights on the same circuit, but I am not sure. About a week ago, said light starts ...
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i am trying to separate out a circuit that has my basement outlets and also my septic tank aerator pump. question on best way to proceed

So this is made more complicated in that this circuit is tied together with another circuit through Multi branch wiring....these circuits are sharing a neutral. The junction box with all the initial ...
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Is a #10 wire circuit on a 50A breaker ok?

I have a Titan water heater that is 54 amps and is connected by a #10 wire to a 50 amp breaker. Will there be any problem?
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How to hook up generator transfer panel when main breaker is on different panel? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add a transfer switch to a main panel that does not have a main breaker? My main breaker is outside near the meter. I would like to have all circuits available for my generator. I ...
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Why does this work when plugged into GFCI and blow a house circuit breaker when plugged into standard outlet

I connected two 14 AWG 3 Conductor 3-Prong Power Cords to a 15 amp 125 V GFCI outlet. I tied all three hot wires together, all three neutral wires together, and all three ground wires together. I also ...
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Lutron dimmable light switch minimum load with LED dimmable bulbs

Prior to the ubiquity of LED bulbs, I installed a Lutron dimmable light switch in a bedroom that runs a wall socket. With incandescent bulbs, everything worked great, but when I switched out all of ...
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How does lightning get to your ground rods directly without first traveling through your electrical system and then back through neutral/ground?

Let's say there is a lightning strike on a nearby power line and the excessive voltage/current makes it to your house. I often read that grounding rods are there to protect against surges like ...
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Can abruptly turning the main power switch to a heat pump off while running in cool mode damage the unit?

My heat pump was running on Cool for air conditioning when the power valve outside was switched off. The fan kept running but the cooling element wasn’t working. I noticed the problem when the ...
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Wiring issue with a light fixture and ceiling wiring

On my ceiling there is a black, red, ground, white wire. However we got a chandelier and it has a ground, red, and a black wire. The light fixture also has a white wire but the owner said it is for ...
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Add UV water purifier to dishwasher/disposal circuit using switch/outlet combo?

So, I've got a dishwasher and a switched garbage disposal on the same 20a circuit. I am looking to add a DC plugged UV water filter by swapping out the current handy box switch with a GFCI switch/...
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Can I create a half hot switched outlet without a red wire?

Currently, the switch turns the entire outlet off or on for a garbage disposal. I'd like the top outlet to always be on and the bottom to be switched for the disposal. The outlet has a white wire and ...
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boca raton circuit breaker panel hight requirnments

my circuit breakers were installed in the early 1990's a foot off the ground. An electrician said the new code is 4 feet off the ground.Am I grandfathered in or do I have to move it. I'm not doing any ...
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Dryer, laundry, bathroom in 3/4” flex FMC?

Can I have one 240V 30A circuit with 3x8AWG (clothes dryer) and two 20A circuits (washer and bathroom circuit, 120V with neutral each) together in one 3/4” flex SMC? I believe so but I haven’t found a ...
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Strange Outlet Wiring - Now a Light is Always on [closed]

I was replacing an outlet whose top receptacle never worked. When I got it out of the wall, I found that the neutral terminals were wired together (with a small s-curved wire). Two neutral wires and ...
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1 of my fixtures in bathroom is flickering

1 of my light fixtures is flickering. Other light which is using same circuit is ok. when I turn on hairdryer on the same circuit then flickering is even more visible (while other light is still Ok). ...
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What type of circuit breaker do I need for a replacement? [duplicate]

I need some assistance repairing my dad's trailer/mobile home electrical panel. He told me a part (circuit breaker, image attached to this post) to be replaced and he’s not sure which brand/kind/model ...
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Receptacle daisy chained with both cables live

I live in a 1955 house and am exploring the electrical. Discovered an outlet daisy-chained on an ungrounded circuit. I turned off the power and disconnected the hot and neutral of one of the cables. ...
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How can I wire one switch to control two circuits (different breakers)

Okay, so it's like this: my workshop has surface mount metal electrical boxes linked with metal conduit throughout. The switches (a single 2-gang box that housed two single pole switches side by side) ...
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How can I protect a 24VAC-5VDC power converter?

I ginned up a humidistat using an arduino and some relays powered by my furnace 24VAC system (R and C). Yesterday we had a power outage (lights flickered off and on once or twice then the power was ...
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Is it safe to replace a battery with one that has a lower max charge current?

I'm trying to replace the batteries on my hand vacuum (black and decker CHV1410L), and having pulled out the batteries, they're using some 18650s (I've never worked with them, but there's a spec sheet ...
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How to interpret circuit tester result

Decided to upgrade some of the old receptacles in my basement and garage with GFIs. After installing the GFI I used the test button on the GFI, reset, and then a Kobalt tester (see below) to confirm ...
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Why does my electrical panel have 2 different breakers for Dryer? [closed]

My dryer is labeled as a single 30 amp breaker and a 15 amp breaker. Is this a total of 45 amp at the outlet? Or is it 30 amp for heat and 15 for some other electrical function on the dryer?
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Do I need to replace #14 wire on a 20A breaker in my garage? [duplicate]

Should I replace the 14/2 wire in my garage that powers two 15A outlets? These junction off of a 12/2 main line that also powers outlets for garage door motor, plug in overhead LED lighting, and ...
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Required Circuits for Waterfurnace Geothermal Unit and Aux Heater

I am pulling the permit and installing the electrical wiring for my Waterfurnace 7 Series 4-ton Ground Source Heat Pump / Furnace. These are the components: 7 SERIES 700A11 Model 048 (Reference ...
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Correct disconnect switch for 50A breaker and 6/3 romex

I am wiring two new circuits for a geothermal furnace. For the 6/2 AWG circuit, a standard 60A disconnect switch is fine. There are two line lugs , two load lugs, and two ground lugs. For the 6/3 AWG ...
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