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Questions tagged [wiring]

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

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3 wire cooktop, 4 wire stove, 4 wire supply - what to do about neutral and ground?

The supply has black, red, white and ground. So does the stove. The cooktop only has black, red and ground. What do I do with the white wire from the stove? Connect it to the white on the supply, or ...
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What is minimum height a wall junction box must be from ceiling?

i would like to raise my wall light a bit (moving box in the process). How high from the ceiling must it be?
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Wiring new range hood exhaust fan motor

Now, my current range hood exhaust fan motor has 3 wires coming from the harness, a red wire, a white wire and a black wire. The NEW motor only has 2 black wires coming off of it- how do I hook it up?
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Wire cladding selection

120V wire an be clad in Aluminum 'whips' or in PVC as shown in the photo. When is it appropriate (required?) to use Aluminum? PVC?
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How do I make this wiring inside cabinet safer?

tl;dr: How do I make this wiring meet code, or at least safer? The pic below is inside one of my kitchen cabinets. Once upon a time the stove was located below these cabinets, and that wire must have ...
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Adding a switch and receptacle

I have a pull chain light in my shed. Power comes in to the light. I want to add a switch to the light so I don't have to use the pull chain. Is it possible to run electricity down to a 2 gang box and ...
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How should I connect a ceiling fan with four 12/2 cables coming in?

I had a detached garage built. The guy who ran the electrical is not available and I am having some trouble with how he ran the wiring for two ceiling fans in the loft area. There is one switch (...
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Remove ceiling fan/light combination replacing with a light and remove 1 of 2 switches that controlled the ceiling fan

I am replacing a ceiling fan/light kit combination with a light fixture. The ceiling fan is controlled by 2 switches; one for light on/off and one for the fan on/off + 3 speed control. My desired end ...
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Help wiring occupancy sensor

I had a Lutron Maestro MS-OPS2 occupancy sensor wired in a small handy box and it worked fine. Here is a photo of how it was wired then: Since the box was too small and I wanted to put a finished ...
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LED light is on when it should not be

I have 3 12v LED under cabinet lights that I plan to install. The final install goal is to have the line power (120v) controlled by a pre-installed light switch (1-way) which currently operates 4 pot ...
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How do I wire my ceiling fan with two switches (one for lights the other for fan)?

So I am replacing my bedroom ceiling fan. I messed up and forgot to take a picture of the wiring. I know I screwed up, but now it is a learning opportunity. I am sure that electrical standards vary ...
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Low voltage track lighting flashing at low frequency

I have two sets of track lighting on the same switch, and one of the tracks flashes at a low frequency at seemingly random times. Video of the behavior. Some relevant details: The two tracks are on ...
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Building a house in sections over time

Say I someday want to have a large estate, but for right now I just want to build the living room, kitchen, one bathroom, etc. and next year add another bedroom, library, etc. either adjoining or ...
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connecting a 2-wire (red, blue) ceiling light to a 3-wire (red, black, green) ceiling power source

In Sydney Australia, how do I connect a 2-wire (red, blue) ceiling light to a 3-wire (red, black, green) ceiling power source?
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Old house - hanging a new light fixture

I have 1 red wire and a neutral wire attached to the fixture and the black wire do not attached to anything, how do I install a new light fixture with a black wire a white wire and the copper ground ...
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Please clarify wiring to and for remote pool load center

I am replacing an old remote mechanical timer power box for a swimming pool with a new "Pentair Easytouch 4 Load Center with circuit breaker sub-panel". Background: 200A Main Panel (Sylvania - ...
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Circuit Fails when wires capped but not when light is inline

curious to hear your thoughts. It's on old 1960's house and I can't trace all the wiring. In the diagram: when the porcelain single bulb light is hooked-up the Black and dotted white wire, the light ...
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Wiring a new shop advice

I am having a new shop built on Friday.The shop is located 250 feet from my power meter. For a 240 volt 100 amp service in the shop, the online calculator says I need 2/0 AWG Aluminum or 1AWG copper....
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How to properly install a Hayward Colorlogic Light Controller…?

Trying to swap out an existing pool light switch with a new LED light w/ inclusive switch. The old switch was a standard toggle switch, 3 wires (meaning the outlet is wired white, black, ground) . ...
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Is my Outdoor Mini Fridge Doomed? Wont get cold

I'm having issues getting my Bull Mini Fridge to cool. It was not working when we bought the house, but we never really needed to use it. I have been trying to figure out why it doesn't cool. The ...
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Why does my outlet tester show that my new, ungrounded outlets are grounded?

I recently installed lights and outlets in our detached garage. This home is an older home built in the 1950's and currently ungrounded. To test my newly installed lights/outlets in the garage, using ...
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2 pole 15 amp breaker off of a 2 pole 20 amp breaker

I have a 4 wire 220v circuit coming from my main box with the power running through a 2 pole 20 amp circuit breaker. I now need 2 110v circuits near that 220 line. I want to put in a load center where ...
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What gauge wire for 1HP pool pump?

Have a 1hp 11 amp above ground pool pump that is going to be about 50 feet away from the breaker. Will 12 gauge wire be enough to run it? Photo of the pump can be seen at link below https://photos....
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electrical wiring from pole to house

Just bought a house where electrical wires from pole first goes to detached garage. Main breaker is there in the garage. But it should be in the house. Who is responsible for this incorrect wiring. If ...
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What are the main causes of loose connections in lighting circuits?

I'm fairly new to doing house jobs myself, so I apologise if this is an unsuitable question here. I have a ceiling light which has started working only intermittently. I understand from the many ...
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Lawn Mower Headlights-only one headlight running

I am in process of installing some led headlights on a ztr mower. The wiring diagram for headlights is below. The left headlight(which is actually my right headlight because of location of switch) ...
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Range box wires only

Wiring a new range when your box had three wires and no plug. I have a new Kitchenaid induction range. My old range was directly wired with no plug. Wires were twisted together and a nut was placed ...
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is it permitted to invert the line/neutral polarity on an AC->DC power supply?

I'm trying to work through the parts required for an LED strip light project. I'm considering this power supply as the driver, driving about 20' of 24V LED strip. I've worked with similar but ...
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3-way switch and top only hot outlet troubleshooting

We're trying to fix some electrical issues done by our house's previous owners and while doing so, somehow we lost the ability to control the top half of our outlets using a light switch. Long story ...
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How can I hook up a second light when the first lacks enough power?

I added a light to my shower. I ran wiring from new light to an existing single switch intending to add a second switch, but the existing switch only has one set of wires coming directly from an ...
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Wiring of jacuzzi bath tub (replacing normal tub)

I bought a "Jacuzzi" brand bath tub - standard size (30x60) with jets - to replace old "normal" tub. I can do the plumbing/finishing, but not sure about the wiring code requirements. So far i ...
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Questions on smart bulbs (Zigbee type) in an old ceiling fan/light fixture

We have a 20 year old fan with light kit that is fully functional and in good condition. Hubby installed and it is wired to a single wall switch that controls power to it - no dimmer. The fan itself ...
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No ground on any receptacles in my entire house?

I noticed one of my surge protectors didn't have the ground indicator light on. I tested each receptacle with a tester and every single one in the house said "bad ground". I confirmed the tester ...
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wiring 3 lights to 1 switch [closed]

I wired the lights the way your site indicated but the lights don't work. When I turn on the switch there is power at each light.What can I check?
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Running 240v power to detached garage for electric vehicle

We have a detached garage approx 95ft away from the main house and we are looking to run a 240v circuit there. Currently we have Romex wire running straight into the ground. (This is how it was when ...
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Wiring new light switch

I am trying to install a motion activated light switch in my basement of my condo in the United States. On the switch it states that it's max load is 500 watts which should be plenty since the switch ...
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Do I need to install GFCI outlets at each location for switched garage lights?

I am wiring up multiple switched outlets in garage ceiling for the garage lights and i am assuming they all need to be GFCI protected. So my question is must I install GFCI outlets after the switch ...
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Can I use a neutral wire from another outlet to repair a broken neutral?

Recently one wall of outlets quit working. Testing shows the hots are all good and the grounds are all good but the neutrals are all dead. They are all connected to each other but somewhere have lost ...
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Want to Control 2 thermostats separately from one gas fired heating only furnace

I have a 24V gas-fired furnace heating only, 3 wire thermostat and I want to use 2 separate thermostats to control the furnace. 1 thermostat will be used in warmer heating months to control the space ...
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lutron sensor switch - wiring help

I have the Lutron Maestro 2 Sensor Switch. As seen in the picture, it has a ground and 2 black wires. My junction box has black and white, and is a metal junction fully grounded. Im not sure what I ...
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Can I hook these wires up to find the connection to a dead outlet?

I have an outlet in a small bar area that does not have any power coming in to the wires. It's been like this for as long as we've been here (4 years, house is 20 years old). I checked every breaker, ...
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Sub panel wire run [duplicate]

I am trying to install a 60 amp sub panel in my house to power my wife's saltwater tanks. I know I need 6/3 to go from main panel to sub panel. My question is I have to run it along the wall to get to ...
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How do I connect the ground wires to the new light fixture?

Took out old fluorescent fixture and putting in new LED one. There are 2 switches for this fixture. Not sure what’s going on with the 3 ground wires. I’m not an electrician so dumb it down please.😊
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How should I connect my cat5 cable to connectors having an orange-green line?

I have some cat5 cables in my attic in need to splice . they have been up there for 10 to 15years so no sure if cat5e or cat5. I'm looking at a tool-less connector on amazon, but the color coding ...
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Can I leave an unused conductor when running wire for an extractor fan?

Whilst wiring a new extractor fan, I’ve ran out of twin and earth but I have some left over three core and earth from the lighting (1mm^2). The fan doesn't have an over-run and only requires 2+e. It ...
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Weird wiring in a 4-connection switch configuration for ceiling fan/light

I bought a new fan with an LED light, so the dimmer switch connected to the old fan has to be switched. When I pulled out the switch, I found a confusing set up. Wiring instructions The current ...
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How should I connect my new light fixture to green and yellow wires?

I am replacing a pull chain light fixture in my closet. The new ceramic fixture has a black, white and thin ground copper wire. The wires coming out of the ceiling are green and yellow. should the ...
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Is fine stranded wire ok for main supply line?

I’m changing the load panel in a mobile home with additions to gain additional circuits. Outside a few feet from home is the service pole with meter and a 100 amp disconnect. I became concerned ...
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Is “14 AWG” NM-B allowed by the newest NEC for new residential construction?

Is "14 AWG" NM-B allowed by the newest NEC for new residential construction? My concern is what the NEC says concerning 14 AWG NM-B for new residential construction. I have been told that the "NEC ...
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Two switches, one turns both lights on, the other just one of them

I have two separate lights in a room. And two separate switches (actually one switch and one motion sensor). I want one switch to turn both lights on, and one switch to turn just one of the lights on. ...