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Questions tagged [wire]

Questions about wires, usually seen in electrical applications. Questions with this tag are typically about sizing wires appropriately for the projected usage, but could also be about properties of or problems with a wire.

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How should I wire this ceiling fan?

I need to install a ceiling fan. I uninstalled the old one. there are 5 wires. and I was expecting just 3. there are 2 white, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 gray wire. the green wire and one of the white ...
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C Wire in HVAC Unit

I am looking to install a new style thermostat in my apartment and it requires a C wire. I do have an extra wire run from my HVAC unit to where my thermostat is. But when tracing it back to my HVAC ...
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How important is it to completely insulate bare wire in outlet?

When i tried replacing a receptacle, I first found the wires sticking out of the back holes, not completely insulated. As in, insulation was stripped 1 cm too much. So I did the same thinking its the ...
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Do I need 10/2 or 10/3 wire for a 220V heater? [duplicate]

I am wiring a receptacle for a 4800 watt (220) construction heater ( the standard type found in home stores). Do I need a neutral wire or not? Do I use 10 awg wire 10/3 or 10/2.
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Installing a light designed to be hard wired as a corded light- what happens to the ground?

I have a pendant light (single bulb) that used to be hard-wired in my previous house. I would like to install it in a closet as a plug in light (with an in-line switch). The fixture has a ground wire ...
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On a Marley baseboard electric heater 2500 does it matter what wire connects to what wire of a dial thermostat?

An electrician friend of mine told me to get a Marley 2500 heater, and I was wondering if there's any specific order to connect wires to outside of no crossing color paths outside of the heater itself?...
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Burnt sheathing behind outlet

I heard buzzing and popping noises behind this kitchen outlet so I opened it up and it looks like this: What might've caused this? And to repair this, do I have to cut up the drywall and replace the ...
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Where should I connect the C wire in my furnace, trying to upgrade my thremostat?

I am upgrading my thermostat to a Honeywell Wifi one, and would like to add a common wire. My current furnace controller has 3 blue wires at the 24 v end of the transformer. Which of these (blue) ...
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Which wire is the C wire?

Model: Goodman AWB30-08C Electric AC/Heat I'm hoping someone can help me identify the 24V C wire. Fortunately the thermostat line has a spare wire already run, so I just need to find the C wire in ...
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wire is dark, not bright

If I strip an insulated wire, and the wire under the insulation is dark, not bright, and it's this way not just at the end but in the middle too, should I discard that wire for use? Has it been ...
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NEC Breaker Selection for Motor Loads

In the case of motor loads connected to a long branch circuit, why does NEC Table 430.52 limit selection of an over current protection device (OCPD) to a smaller size than the branch conductor will ...