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Code regarding exterior disconnects, outlets and fixtures

What are the code requirements for wiring to outdoor disconnects, outlets and outdoor lighting fixtures? I've usually just ran the type NM cable directly to the box. It seems difficult to transition ...
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How do I put a switch in line for LED tube lights using 120 volts

I have a LED tube light for my basement it will come on if I put 120v to it. How can I put a switch in line? That is all I have I do not know what a code is.
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Main Breaker Panel in Garage w/o Garage Doors

We have a recent second floor & garage addition, and the main panel was moved to the garage from its old location. Due to COVID and our general contractor's procrastination (we have since fired ...
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Building Steps Up to Code? First Time Attempting Steps

I recently built a paver patio and the existing porchsteps that were removed during the process no longer fit. I am attempting to research building a new set of steps and my head is spinning with how ...
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Soldering copper pigtails to aluminum wire

As I prepare to remedy my parent's 1965 home's aluminum wiring I have investigated Copalum and Alumicon. Copalum appears to be unavailable. I've tried a few Alumicon connectors but they take a lot of ...
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Double Grounding Sub-Panel

Non-electrician here - I have a small detached garage 25ish feet from the main service on the back of my house. In consulting with an electrician he said the simplest way to get power out would be ...
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Sprinkler system & smoke detectors - Illinois code requirements when closing loft

I am looking to close a loft and turn it into bedroom. I live in Illinois and house (built on 2007) has fire sprinkle system and smoke detectors through all the floors. After closing loft there will ...
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Does electrical outlet in man made quartz backsplash require box extender by code?

I have a 3/4" thick man made quartz backsplash in the kitchen. The electrical box cut outs are not quite big enough for the box extender. The electrician says I need the box extender and that ...