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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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Wiring question for detached room

Would it be possible to power the detached room from the breaker box with two 30 amp breakers to the room with UF 10-2 wiring underground from the breaker box and then landed into the junction box at ...
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Requirement for splicing neutrals in a switch

I am going to install 4 LED downlights on a 3-way switch. My plan is to do panel-switch-switch-lights... similar to this image I will be using THHN inside conduit from panel to first switch, and ...
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Should I have paid attention to polarity when installing a new light fixture?

I just installed a pull chain fixture in a closet. The light works but I paid no attention to black wire to brass screw or white wire to silver. Of course when I am tossing the box I see the ...
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Neutral and ground connected to one bus bar in subpanel; should I change?

At my house, there is a subpanel that serves a pool area, served by one 30 amp 240v circuit. The panel, which I think was installed about 30 years ago, has just one bus bar that the neutrals and ...
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Wiring from house to garage

What size wire 125’ to garage,will have 50 amp welding machine and led lights only use at the same time.Plan to use underground cable.
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How do I wire my 4 way switch?

At the bottom is the stairs is the first 3 way switch in this circuit - it doesn’t need to be messed with because it was never changed and works good. Then go up the stairs a little where a 4 way ...
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Wiring Pool Subpanel for Pump and Receptacles

The project is to wire a sub-panel and three pool circuits. My 400A main panels (2) are about 35' away, and I don't have room inside the basement to mount the sub panel inside. I plan to use an ...
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Proper repair of a burnt conductor in a main panel

What are compliant methods of repairing conductors with damaged insulation? Screw to conductor contact discovered when turning power back on after remodel. An irrigation company punched a screw ...
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Why do I measure 12VAC on old thermostat wires?

I'm installing a nest thermostat in my house - it's the UK version with a heatlink. I have successfully wired the heat link into my combi-boiler, disconnecting two existing wires in the process. I ...
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Is it safe to use two single-pole breakers for a 240 V circuit?

I recently had an electrician come out and replace my electric panel. He seemed very knowledgeable and overall appears to have done a good job, even went through and labelled most of the panel... ...
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Looking to replace light switches - 2x blue, 2x black wires

I'm looking to replace a light switch. Upon opening up the switch, I'm greeted with this: I would like to replace with this: For context, this is a commercial in-conduit wiring. I want to replace my ...
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What is the first step in fitting a switch to existing wiring?

Below is an image of cables previously connected to a double light switch at a building in the UK. The occupant wanted to know why there was an additional white cable and how to go about fitting a new ...
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Help with 2 Dimmer Switches and bad wiring

Two dimmers in one "box", each going to a separate room. One set of lights started to flicker, so I figured I needed to replace the switch. I've done dimmers before. But when I opened the box, whoever ...
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Exposed wire in ceiling light

Was changing the two dead light bulbs and a piece fell off than noticed the wire became exposed. Is this something I can fix as a diy and how dangerous to use the light.
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Remove switch that controls thermostat

I recently bought a condominium in a large building, built in 2005. It has a single thermostat, and the thermostat works fine. But right next to the thermostat, there is a switch. It looks like an ...
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Replacing bathroom exhaust fan

Old fixture: combination fan and light New fixture: fan only New fixture wiring: 1 white, 1 black, 1 green Existing wiring: 1 white, 1 black, 1 bare copper, 1 red Wall switch: red & black ...
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Where Should the Sub Panel Go? What Size Wire?

Been lurking for awhile getting ready to install a 60 amp sub-panel for my back yard. I have everything I need figured out except for three important items as I get conflicting stories depending on ...
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Wiring up my shop at home

I am wanting to install a 100 amp breaker in my panel box outside my house to wire a shop about 250’ away from my house. What gauge wire do I need to use?
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wire gauge for dual driven appliance (solar inverter)

I've been thinking about the #8 wire between a sub-panel, on a 50 amp breaker, and a 10kw solar inverter. Between the 50 amp breaker and inside the inverter, in the event of a fault, the wires ...
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Availability of using 2 pole circuit breaker instead of 4 pole circuit breaker

I have a lot of 2 pole circuit breakers, can i use 2 of them instead of one 4 pole circuit breaker (3 phase AC)? And what will happen if one phase has a problem, will the 2 circuit breaker trip or ...
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Electric hanging light [duplicate]

I gave backwards info: the original cord is 18g and what I have on hand already is 16g. Can I add the 10 feet of additional 16g to the 2feet of 18 gauge that was cut off?
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Simple light switch wiring isn’t working

I have power coming into box from black and white wires. When wiring black to light switch and white to white leading to fixture, the breaker goes every time. When wiring the two whites together ...
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Outlets and switches

I changed the outlets and the switches for looks in two rooms. I copied same wiring same position from old to the new outlet, or light switch. Figures, not that hard. Tested - everything, outlets good ...
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Can armored cable cross over a drain pipe?

My electrical system uses the armored cable sheathing as a ground path. I was placing some lines of AC in my walls, and I uncovered a drain pipe in the way. At first, I covered the AC with ...
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Can I convert my oven to a four prong?

I live outside of Chicago, and my house has older wiring. The wiring to the kitchen oven is armored cable with two hot conductors and a neutral. My wiring system uses the metal sheathing of the AC ...
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How do I channel a cable behind a skirting board when fitting a back box?

I have a 1930s British house with skirting boards, I want to run Ethernet from some points around the house, I have got the cable under the floorboards, but I now need to cut out some back boxes, I ...
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Help wiring a Broan Heat/Vent/Light

I am remodeling my bathroom and replacing the old HVL with a new Broan 100HL. Rather than use the Broan switch which has 3 switches in 1 gang, I am using a standard switch and a combo switch. I'm not ...
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Running wiring for a dishwasher

I installed a new dishwasher, and now I'm at the point where I need to wire it As a temporary measure, I just wired an appliance cord, and ran it to an outlet. To do that, I'm running it to an ...
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While drilling into kitchen wall, hit a wire - any advice?

While fixing the extractor hood yesterday, I accidently hit a wire when drilling and exposed the copper. The wires are too tight to get some kind of a box in there and putting an electrical tape may ...
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Sub panel supplied by two different lines from main panel

I looked but couldn't find this asked already. I found a sub panel in the crawl space of my home. It looks to supply an upstairs addition. It has 2 different 14/2 cables going into it from the main ...
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Clarify light sensor wiring diagram

I have 4x 55W florescent tubes in my garage, two per fitting. Its dark in there, the garage door opener has a uselessly tiny light. So the plan is to fit an omnidirectional ceiling motion sensor. ...
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What is this disconnected cable with three wires in my outlet box?

I found this mystery wire while changing out a plug In my home. It doesn't look like anything I've ever seen. I can't identify it by memory or google. I'm curious what it is commonly used for. Was it ...
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Why don't conduit fill rules apply to cables encased in closed-cell foam?

I have a question that is more theoretical in nature. I know that when you have 14/2 cable and put it in a 1/2 conduit you are above fill (or just at max fill). The NEC cites that this is in part due ...
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Running 40ft of wire to garage, buriable

I'm running the wire to my garage. Wanting to run a 220 air compressor And couple 110 outlets and lights. Is it possible to run 10/3 or do I need Like 10/4. For that extra hot. I'm running from ...
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What size wire for a 60A sub-panel at 185 feet?

I have a 200 amp panel in my house. I want to run electric 185 feet buried and put in 60 amp sub panel in garage. I'm hoping this will give me 4 15 amp breakers in garage. What size wire do I need?
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Running a low-voltage audio cable through a wall; with or without conduit?

I'm running wire for a 70V audio system and there is a barrier wall in the way of my run. I was wondering if it is legal as far as NFPA 70 / NEC goes if I just poke a hole in the wall (non-insulated ...
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Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Door Pinched / Broken Wires

TLDR; What is the best way to splice wires together that will be moving? I purchased a Kenmore Elite 106.51773510 refrigerator in March 2017. I had a few issues with the ice maker during my first ...
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How to wire several 12V DC LEDs in serial

I want to connect about 9 LEDs (12V DC) using a simple wiring. For that I prefer serial wiring. But when I connect the LEDs in serial they don't working. When I connect in parallel, they are working. ...
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LED Flat panel wiring — Type NM/Romex or Lamp Cord

I purchased several LED flat panel fixtures that came without wiring instructions. I’m using suspension cable kits to hang the lamps from an open basement ceiling with fiberglass insulation and TJI-...
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Is aluminum wiring the cause of this strange electrical activity?

My house is old and built in the 50’s so the house was made with aluminum wiring. we’ve had a few houses catch in the neighborhood and lately we’ve been having weird stuff happening. First the stove ...
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My ceiling light won't turn off, how do I wire it up correctly? (UK)

My living room has two ceiling lights controlled by one (dimmer) switch. I've removed the old fixture, disconnected the wiring and unfortunately forgot to take a picture of how the black / blue / red ...
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How to connect several led lamps (G9 Connector), to a cable wire

For my home I would like to connect several led lamps (G9 Connector), to a cable wire. I thought to cut the wire in several points, and using an electrical tape, to connect it directly. I don't want ...
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36-70V stray voltage from switch box?

Today I wired in a new LED utility light in my work room. The light I replaced (wired by a former home owner) was a typical bulb hung from an electrical junction box light bulb cover. The box from ...
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parallel #8 or #10 from splice point in outdoor box for 60 amp rating?

I need to repair a splice inside an outdoor, 60 amp, NEMA 3R AC cutoff switch. The electrician had used a NSI Tork IT-4 to lengthen the #6 to reach the switch terminals (all within the box). Its on ...
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Easiest way to connect to a junction box when the wires won't reach?

I got a new attic fan, and the wires won't quite reach to the junction box that the old fan was wired to. What's the easiest way to complete this connection in a code-compliant manner? Everything is ...
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One box has 2 black, 2 white, 2 ground, and one red; the other box has 1 black, 1 white, 1 ground

I'm trying to connect two simple ceiling pendant lights, and my contractor put in a new single pole switch box with 1 black, 1 white, 1 bare. No power runs to it (checked it with the meter) so I ...
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Need advice if this wiring is okay (adding outlet into a run)

If I didn't live remotely and I could hire an electrician I would, but it's not an option where I live. So any help you can give, I really appreciate. Thank you. My existing wiring in my water closet ...
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Ceiling fan light fixture comes on with fan

I installed a new light fixture on my ceiling fan and apparently did something wrong with the wiring. The lights will only come on when the fan itself is running and are dim. It appears that they are ...
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Extend radial circuit with new socket - diagram

Similar to this question (Can I use Wago connectors to extend a ring main?) I am planning on using Wago connectors & boxes to add a new socket, however I don't know if my circuit is a ring main ...
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How to wire an entire room / kitchen with LED light strips?

As the question suggests, I'm looking into adding LED light strips throughout the kitchen (over cabinet, under cabinet, and kick -- I think under the countertop would be neat, but harder to hide). ...