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The installation of wire and/or electrical devices, to allow the transmission of electricity from one point to another.

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Dead circuit / outlets

I have a handful of electrical outlets that went dead. I have a Kolsol F02 wire locator that I used to identify the circuit breaker they are on, and it seems like I have connectivity from the breaker ...
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Garage Door Opener Pre-Wiring

Good Evening, I am going to install 2 x garage door openers and I'm stuck on the wiring part. For each garage door I have 1 x 22-2 wire on one side of the door and 2 x 22-2 wire runs on the other ...
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THHN use with Blue Plastic Romex Connector Switch/Outlet Boxes

I extended my patio, added a pool, and a pool half bath (CMU construction) and now I am getting ready to wire it all together. I planed to use 4 blue plastic boxes (1x 4 gang, 1x 2 gang, & 2x ...
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Repurpose old compressor

I recently came across someone who was throwing away an old craftsman air-tank and compressor. They claimed the compressor did now work anymore as it would never build pressure. I had an old ...
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Where is the grounding in this fixture box

We are replacing a light fixture and I removed the old one and am having trouble understanding the grounding here. There are 3 twisted together copper wires up there that you can see in the photo. Are ...
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How do I disconnect a garbage disposal wall switch?

How do I eliminate a wall switch to the garbage disposal? I’m getting new countertops, sink and backsplash.The new garbage disposal will be operated with an air switch. When tiling the backsplash, can ...
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Fan wiring no switch, only using humidity sensor for control

Putting in an exhaust fan for a bathroom that did not have one previously. Purchased one that has a humidity sensor and was looking to use that for the sole means of control (dont trust the kids to ...
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Why do my outlets show 80 volts?

The six outlets in a bedroom suddenly show a voltage of 80 and lights do not work. Everything was functional before. The breaker does not show anything unusual. Last month we rewired a bathroom which ...
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Switch designed to take #14 only

I am using a 15 amp rated switch that only has 14 gauge stab in connections. The house is wired with #12 with 20 amp breakers for the lighting circuits. If I made #14 THHN whips that would stab into ...
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Can you split a 3 phase outlet

To be clear. I have a 3 phase outlet, that a commercial oven is plugged into, and want to make another. Can I run wire from the existing plug/outlet and make a new plug/outlet from it. With the ...
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“Plug-in” recessed light housing or retrofix jbox in unfinished basement ceiling?

Imagine one of those 4ft led shop lights with a 6 foot plug-in cable that you can get from anywhere. If you had a basement with finished walls and floors but an unfinished ceiling with electrical ...
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Changing pull light switch

I have a faulty pull light switch from a house built in the 1970s. When removing the casing i find 3 pairs of wires - please see picture. This switch controls a light and also an extractor fan. The ...
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GFCI tester shows fault, but everything is working

I have a GFCI outlet and when the GFCI tester is plugged in, that shows this error code when it is tripped: greater than 30VAC, and open ground, open neutral. I’ve replaced the GFCI, but I still get ...
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Have 3 machines on 1 wire

In the laundry room, I currently have 1 socket, with 1 underlying wire of 1.5 mm2 of section. This connects to a 16A circuit breaker. In the country I live in, voltage is 230V. I need to install 3 ...
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I need 30 amps in a single room to run vegetable grow lighting. How to accomplish?

I have an 1800sf home with a 200amp service. I want to convert family room into an indoor vegetable growing room. The lighting (which will be on as much as 18hours/ day) will need 3.8amps each and for ...
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Wiring a ceiling light

I've just changed the light fixture in my living room, but I forgot to take a photo first. I have two cables coming through, each with a red, a black, and a green wire in it. A wire had a red sleeve ...
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Correct wirenut?

Do I have the correct wirenut to connect my HOUSE braided aluminum neutral to my NEW OVEN white neutral and green ground? NONE of my NEW OVEN wires are copper, theyre all gray-colored... is this ...
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Electricians, do you see any problems with this wiring diagram for power at light shared between independent light groups?

I'm looking for input on the safety and code compliance of the wiring plan i've detailed, shown in the photos below. Description of the broader project My jurisdiction is subject to the 2014 NEC. I'm ...
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Permanent wiring of external flood light from a garage ceiling outlet without conduit: code check

I'm installing a motion-sensor flood light on top of my garage door. This is my first attempt to do the work of such type. After reading NEC 2017 (currently adopted by my state) and comments on ...
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240V on all 120v outlets and ceilings lights [duplicate]

In a remote studio have a Sub-Pannel with Multimeter readings. With No Circuit Breakers In Place (L1 to N 120v) (L2 to N 120v) (L1 to G 120v) (L2 to G 120v) (L1 to L2 240v) (N to G 0v) slim type ...
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How do i wire this 2 switches light switch?

This light switch was failing for a while and I removed it from the wall so I could see what the problem was. After inspecting it, I realized that it was a bad connection on the wires in the light ...
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Is it allowed for a wire to go directly into a wall from PVC conduit (with some connector)? Or do I need to install a junction box?

I need to install a permanent wiring from a receptacle on the ceiling of finished garage to outside of garage (for motion-sensor flood light). The wire will not be below 9 feet level. Do I need to use ...
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Converting existing 3-way switches to smart switches

I have an existing 3-way switch setup that I'm trying to convert to "smart" switches and I'm feeling "not smart" after mapping out where I think the wires are going. Unfortunately ...
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Does this electric panel meet code and does the wiring from it meet NEC standards

I have an apartment building, with a panel that supplies 2 different apartments. Breaker #15 supplies all electricity to 2 bedrooms and a living room including lighting and electric outlets. Breaker #...
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I am replacing a burned upper thermostat to my water heater. How do I replace the wire leading to the thermostat?

The upper thermostat of my whirlpool water heater burned, and I am going to replace it. I'm pretty sure I figured out why. My problem is that I don't know how to get into it to replace the wire that ...
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At a wall socket, is using thin wires at ground pin dangerous?

I paid a hardware shop owner to modify my wall light switch to socket for my washing machine in bathroom. The power in my area right now is 3 phase 220V AC. At first it is a switch. Then we modified ...
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Can I put three NM 12 awg wires into a breaker box knockout?

I am running out of knockout on my breaker box and most of my knockouts have 2 NM wires going into them. Can I put 3 NM wires in one knockout? Are there restrictions to how many NM wires or size that ...
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Replacing side-by-side freezer door internal wiring

I have a Kenmore side-by-side refrig. The icemaker is in the top of the freezer door. The wiring for the icemaker comes from under the refrig and enters the freezer door at the pivot. The wiring is ...
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Can you tie conductors together on lugs?

I'm replacing a bad light switch. The current switch is wired as shown in the picture (two hot wires secured under a single lug). This looks unsafe and I'm concerned that one of the wires will come ...
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How do I mount a second ceiling light from the same junction box

Have an existing ceiling fixture (pendant) that is wired to a switch. I'm interested in wiring another light to the same fixture, A simple track light like this one. I understand that as per code, all ...
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What does 4/2 AWG with ground mean

My electrician is installing a tankless water heater he told me to get 4/2 AWG with ground for 240v. I went to Home Depot and they have no idea what I’m talking about. Can someone tell me what I need ...
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Outlet grounded by conduit - how do I add a second outlet with Romex?

I tested the outlet with an outlet tester which states that it is properly wired. However, I know that conduit is not necessarily always sufficient to provide a proper ground. So I tested the outlet ...
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What's going on with this switched outlet wiring in the middle of a run?

Help me figure out what's going on here and come up with a way to turn this into a half-switched outlet? I have a late 1940's house, and some of the circuits are not grounded. I recently replaced all ...
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Replacing old Electric Radiator Thermostat (220v) with a 4-wire Honeywell CT410B (Non-Programable)

When removing and tagging the wires from the box to the old Thermostat, the two Neutral (White) were wired together with a wire nut, and a single White wire (pigged-tailed) was going into the ...
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Converting switched outlet with 2 black and 1 red for a smart switch

At present we have a switched outlet for a floor lamp. I would like to replace this with a Kasa smart switch. When I pulled the switch out I noticed it had 2 black wires and 1 red wire: The red wire ...
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Ceiling rose light replacement

Would love your advice on connecting a new light to the existing wiring on our ceiling light please! It’s a lot more wiring than I’ve seen on other images. And certainly more connections than the ...
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new 4-wire GE single-wall oven jts5000snss going into grandfathered 3-wire wall junction

so now apparently this entire thread switches to: DO I HAVE THE CORRECT WIRENUT to connect aluminum to copper? did call an electrician who was honest enough to tell me that he doesnt need to come out ...
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Can 12-2 Romex run close to the floor and the back up to the box?

I'm wiring up my new house/garage for work bench. I've come across an area that I can not use the normal route to run romex as it's blocking my route to the gang box I was wondering if I could just ...
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How to wire two switches to control bathroom fan/light combo (only two 12/2 cables in receptacle)?

My bathroom has a light/fan combo fixture. The wall receptacle previously had: Single pole switch to control the light (on/off) Single pole switch to control the fan (on/off) Mechanical timer switch ...
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Dimmer Switch Install - Trying to Locate Ground

Would anyone be able to take a look at this and direct me to the ground in the box, if any. Long story short I’m installing a dimmer that comes with a green ground and don’t know where to attach it. I ...
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Wiring in unfinished garage

What would be my best option for new wiring in my unfinished garage? It has concrete walls with trusses for the roof structure. There is currently MC cable ran. Would i be better off running THHN in ...
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Where do the neutral and ground wires go for a 30 amp generator inlet?

I am wiring a 30 amp generator inlet to my panel. I know the black and red will go into the breaker. I am not sure where to put the neutral and the ground. There are two buses in my panel that both ...
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Wiring 5 LED Lights in Parallel

We are (attempting) to replace our kitchen light fixtures with LED recessed lights. Let's just say it's been a huge learning curve... which I'm going to summarize here so you know the things we've ...
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Can I install 3-way switches using two 14/2 cables with another switch for a separate light?

There are 2 boxes. Box 1 has the source power and box 2 has an unrelated second switch and fixture. Here is a diagram of what I am working with. Is it possible to have a 3-way using this setup?
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Wiring combo outlet & switch but box w/ 3 wires

So I have a light outlet I want to turn into a combo outlet and switch. I purchased the combo outlet / switch. However I open and pulled the wires out of the wall box and it has 3 white wires tied ...
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3 wire sub to main panel upgrade

I have a subpanel in a detached garage that has 3 wires run from the main panel. To the main there is 400 amps run from the electric provider with 3 wires, and it is split to have 200 amp service to ...
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How to safely connect EU (220-240v) induction cooktop in the USA

Is it possible to safely connect European made (for European market) Bosch Induction 2 burner cooktop, 3700w, 220-240v, 50/60Hz in the USA? Cooktop connection diagram comes in 3 wires: brown, blue and ...
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Which wire goes to which terminal on this single pole switch?

I have a simple light switch I want to get hooked up but not 100% sure if it will work. The switch has 1 brass screw on each side and 1 green screw. I read that the black/red wire should go to the ...
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Did my dryer stop because the ground and neutral wires were connected?

The ground wire from the cord and the neutral wire from the dryer were wired together the dryer ran great for about 25 min then quit. Would that be a reason for it to stop?
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Wiring stapled across bottom of beams? Can a running board be attached and the wires secured to the running board?

What's the best way to have these wires to code? Can a running board be used like in the picture? Thanks, John

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