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No power to all the Breakers [closed]

Has power from main source to new panel box in “man cave”’ only one out of 4 receptacle is reading 120v when testing.
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Outdoor led wall panel - reacting when hit by a ball

I want to build a 10-15'' square or round wall panel and hang it on a wall. This I call the target. My son is supposed to hit it with a soccer ball. When he hits it the panel should change its color e....
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Why do type 2 SPD’s* require overcurrent protection (*load side, mains, Surge Protection Devices)

Bought a house built in the 1970’s in a 1970’s neighborhood. It has a 200AMP main panel. A serviceman replacing 1 of the 2 mainboards in the refrigerator suggested that I install an SPD inline in each ...
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push in / snap in panel spring clip edge fastener? help finding product or name

I've seen them many times before but can't seem to find the an image, name or product. You know the clip on your houses circuit breaker panel door that keeps the door closed. It's a little metal ...
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How can I tell if this appliance, a kiln, is using 208V single phase or three phase?

My kilns have recently stopped firing and it need new elements. I have to buy elements for specific voltage/phase combination. I didn't install the kilns - it was done by my studio mate before they ...
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What to do after wood paneling is removed?

So I have recently moved into a (new to us) home built in 1948. There was a master bedroom addition that is on the backside of the living room wall which was once exterior and the kitchen wall also ...
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Why isn’t there a solution to detect loose neutral

Loose neutrals in a house can easily cause house fires and are not always detected until it is too late. Why isn’t there main “smart” breakers that not only detect loose neutrals / phase imbalance and ...
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Temporary power

I'm setting up a temporary power pole, but I can't find an answer to this question: I only need 100 amp service, but finding a 100 amp meter base isn't very easy. Can I install a 200 amp meter base, ...
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60 amp sub panel, 100 ft away from main panel. Grounding rod or not?

Adding a 60amp sub panel (4breakers) on the 2nd floor for a dehumidification system and some misc. Running 100 feet of 6/3 wire. I am assuming that I can use the ground wire in the 6/3 from that ...
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oven 40 amp breaker tripped.replaced with like kind .no 240 volts

I was sold a tandem breaker,looks like i needed a double pole circuit breaker for my range top/oven. The tandem breaker shows 120 volts at each line, but together there is zero voltage, instead of 240 ...
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Bonding vs grounding a main and sub panel

I am in the process of building a new home and of course I'm saving some money by doing all the wiring myself. I do have a decent bit of experience with electrical work, but the main panel is a little ...
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Electrical Main Panel

Why can't I put one/two breakers to the left?! I have no idea if the pictures are labeled with the description correctly so basically there are Before and After photos. The before is the original ...
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What to ask an Electrician when upgrading a service and adding circuits for a kitchen remodel

I have a Federal Pacific Panel and I read that I need to replace ASAP. I’m getting some bids from several electricians. Can you please help me learn what I need to ask? In addition to replacing the ...
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How to add grounds to a 120 amp panel and grounds electrical outlets

I'm buying an older home. The inspection showed no ground on the panel and no ground on some outlets. I'm assuming the outlets are near water, sinks, etc, that need the reset protection. I currently ...
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New Construction 400 Amp Service / 200 amp sub panel / future solar

Currently I am looking at a 400 amp Square D combo panel installed outside garage(flush mount) and then 4/0 Al feeder to a 200 amp sub panel on the other side of house (135' length). The combo panel (...
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Providing personnel shock protection, AFCI VS GFCI

House built in 1960's, upgraded to 200A service with new panel in 2009. Original wiring (2 wire w/not ground) and wall plugs are without ground prong provision and were not replaced. Want to provide ...
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Weird electrical problem just started

Rv pole with 200 amp outside box. One 30 amp breaker. Ran new wire underground (mobile home type) to small house building in progress. All sockets and lights worked fine up to 2 weeks ago. One ...
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How to wire a tandem 120 volt, 2 X 15 amp single pole breaker?

I had a new 100 amp panel installed in my house 10 years ago. There is one plug in the kitchen wired (14/2) to a 120V, tandem 2 x 15 amp breaker (using only one pole). What type of wiring do I use to ...
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What kind of glue should I use for insulation to wood?

I've got an unusual DIY underway. I'm making my own billiards table (pool table) cover. I started out cutting down two 4'x8' insulation sheets to set inside of the table's bunkers. I had to use two ...
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Breaker Panel, what is this label?

So I am trying to identify all of my breaks in the panel. There is this one that I have no idea what it serves. I am hoping that someone could shed some light on what this might be referring to?
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Change from 240V to 120V

I did quite a bit of research including on this forum but wanted to double check if I got things right. On the outside of our home there is a standard electrical box (guessing about 3"x5") to install ...
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Turning 100A Main to subpanel of 200A new main

I have a 100A old-style circuit breaker main (~1970, 2 conductor & ground) in the basement. I want to upgrade the circuits in the garage to allow for solar panels and PEV cars, so my thought ...
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Power Panel Grounding and Neutral Bonding / Dryer hookup in an older home [1975]

In my home I have the old 3 wire Dryer and Range connections. Looking at my CB service panel; my neutrals (white) and my ground wires (bare copper) connect to the same bus bar. Main service panel - ...
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Circuit Breaker Finder - Finding TWO Breakers for one outlet

I have a 1948 house that has mid-century conduit throughout. All old two-prong outlets in the old house; only the 1980s extension has your typical 14/2-G. Anyway, in the old house (as the title says) ...
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Service needed to add a tankless water heater

I am currently building a detached 250 sq feet studio in my backyard. The studio will have a tiny bathroom with a tankless water heater, a baseboard heater, and a few lights, a mini split (ac), of ...
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Service Panel and New Underground Conduit

So im remodeling and found out my electrical conduit that carries my lines from the my garage was rotted out. I had exposed electrical wires, still wrapped in sleeves, but exposed buried in the dirt. ...
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Lost one phase in main panel

It seems I lost a power from one of phases feeding the panel. The pen tester proofs that. It's interesting if I reset the main switch, the power comes back. If I put any appliance (be it a small light ...
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How do you attach this fence panel to a 4x4 post?

For less elaborated fence panels you use hangers to support the horizontal 2x4 boards but with this desing that is not possible. These are pre made panels Should I use this type of hangers at the ...
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What trade handles old wood paneling?

Our late-60s ranch came with a 10x20 wall of fabulous wood paneling. It's not the junk with grooves, but real-deal, full-slab wood paneling (painted). Unfortunately, it warps a lot with typical ...