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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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Can I use metal knockout for additional NM cable?

My can light junction box has 2 black clamps for NM cables and there are 3 metal knockout holes on 3 sides of junction box. (Picture shows one of these 3 knockouts). Given the location of LINE wire ...
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Is conduit required when running a short distance to an adjacent 60 amp subpanel?

I am installing a surface mounted 60 amp subpanel 5 inches to the right of my current surface mounted main panel. For the short run, can I use 6/3 non-metallic cable w/ground between the two panels ...
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Should lights on a three-way circuit connect to the switch with the power cable attached? [closed]

I want to install 3 way wiring for recessed lights in living room. After some google search, I found 2 options (look at pictures) for my situation to do it. In first one, LINE and LOAD is at same ...
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Choosing THHN colors when running 2 circuits together

Consider a situation where you need to run two circuits through an emt conduit using a common ground wire. The THHNs will originate in an external breaker panel (using dual afgf breakers) and ...
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replacing older switches/outlets. House wired 12/2. Breakers with 2 small sw for 15a service. What switches/outlets to use?

house wired with 12/2. Uses breakers with two small switches I assume for 15a service. Trying to replace sw/outlets with modern units. Old units took the 12ga wire for push in connections, are ...
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help me find C wire on williamson boiler and where should I connect it

I have Williamson boiler GWA 140,000 BTU. I have 2 zones in my house for heating. On one zone I want to install smart thermostat so, I need C wire. The old thermostat for this zone had 2 wires: red ...
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240 v. Problems to the other garage

I have an electrical issue. I have a garage that is about 150 ft from the main house. Electric has been fine since we’ve moved in 10 hrs ago but now there is very little power (enough to turn on led ...
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Locating exterior ground rod?

Ground wire is disconnected in the back yard. I’ve dug around about the length of the exposed wire, but for the life of me I cannot find the ground rod. Any tips on how to locate it or should I just ...
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In a multiwire branch circuit, can the two hots be connected to the same phase?

This may be an obvious question, but I haven't been able to find a direct answer. I believe I have a MWBC - I have two hot wires connected to two separate circuit breakers, sharing a neutral and ...
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Can I pigtail #10 and #14 wires in my service panel?

I foolishly pulled 60' of 10/2 cable only to open the cover of my panel to find it has no room for the needed 30 amp breaker. Can I pigtail the two 14 ga wires from two 15 amp breakers with one of ...
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Do I need to protect 12/2 romex while running them through finished walls? Onto concrete foundation?

I'd like to run three new 12/2 cables for 20A circuits into my attached garage. Was wondering if I need to shield it at all if it's inside a finished wall or ceiling. Circuit 1 will stay inside the ...
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Just to answer everyone's questions on previous post [closed]

I'm sorry if this get closed I just wanted to answer people asking about the brand of the jack. This is it: https://www.amazon.com/Anbull-Hydraulic-Automatic-Emergency-Replacement/dp/B08G1H44NJ As it ...
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Using a 15A Machine on a 20A circuit [closed]

I've been working on some machines in hospitals. The circuit is taking a 3A dip. The electrician is saying "you've still got 15A on the circuit, so the machine doesn't see the dip" is ...
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Installing a wireless remote switch for a ceiling fan in an existing single gang box

I installed a ceiling fan that has a wireless remote switch to control the light and fan speeds. It can be mounted in the wall in an existing single gang box. However the power to the fan must now ...
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Is it safe to use a car battery with an electric Jack in this setup? [closed]

I saw the rules of the site and decided it is better to ask a new question than to answer my post. I am planning on using a 15-ton electric jack to help me out in my garage working on stuff (it will ...
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Is it safe to use a device that uses 30 amps at full capacity on a 15 amp circuit even though I will not be using full capacity? [closed]

I am planning on using a 15 ton electric jack to help me out in my garage working on stuff (it will not be lifting a car or anything dangerous). The lower rated electric jacks tend to be trash. I have ...
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Can Honeywell c wire adapter or Venstar add-a-wire work with dual transformer system?

I have a dual transformer system where the baseboard heat (RH-W) and AC (RC-Y-G) are wired independently and currently it's working well on my Honeywell thermostat. I would like to buy a smart ...
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Cooktop replacement… induction or ceramic? [closed]

I currently have a St George CC355 cooktop (2 burner) paired with an electric grill. The cooktop is hardwired in and the grill plugs in to a powerpoint under the bench. The ceramic cooktop shattered ...
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Using spare red insulated 10 gauge wire as a ground

I had some spare 10/3 NM cable from which I repurposed the black, white, and bare wires and ran through conduit. There's a circuit junction nearby that doesn't have a ground and isn't spliced inside a ...
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Replacing garbage disposal w/ straight pipe. What to do with the wire?

I'm removing a busted garbage disposal from under the sink and replacing it with straight pipe. I think I can manage this part of the job, but I don't know what to do with the wire. I mean the wire ...
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Inside panel circuit also powered by outside panel?

I am a DIYer and would like some advice (even if the advice is "call an electrician"). I have a house built in the 1950s. I have 2 independent electrical panels from the meter-1 inside, the ...
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What are the 2 wires in my switch box

I have a 3 switch box. I have some high hats in the front and back of the room and a box in the center of the ceiling. 2 of the switches control each set of high hats. Both are blk & wht. ...
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Can I hardwire a household fan with a 2.5A “fused” plug?

I am wanting to install a wall mounted household fan made by AEROWAY model VIVI . . . I have installed a junction box and am wondering if I can hardwire direct to household circuit with 20A breaker by ...
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Can push in connectors be used for parallel circuits?

Adding in new construction can lights that come with push in connectors. Rather than using the old yellow cap twists, the connectors have 4 slots and I wanted to know if I can just run a line from one ...
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convert 220 outlet to 110

We have a 220 outlet on our patio that was used for a hot tub we no longer have. I'd like to convert it to 110, have an outlet there on the house then also run a line to install an outlet on our new ...
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Was it correct to connect all the ground wires for my new outlets?

I have a new home built this year. Made a workbench in the basement. There are no outlets in this half of the basement. I mounted a metal outlet bar on the front of the bench, wired house wire (3 wire)...
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Adding couple outlets from portable generator wiring to house

I want to add a couple of outlets from a generator to inside of the house to avoid having extension cords running through the door when the power is out. Similarly to this product. I’ve got a small ...
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Oven/Stove or Wiring causing breaker to trip [closed]

My Kitchen was delivered some days ago and the persons doing the installation were unable to get the oven/Stove set to work. I am unsure if I have a faulty oven/stove or faulty wiring in the apartment ...
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How can I safely connect a 240v shallow well pump to a switch?

I have a shallow well supplying utility water on a rural property. It's currently plugged into a standard 120v outlet. I'll be running a dedicated 240v circuit using 12/2 cable so I can use the pump's ...
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Hot wire showing hot with no neutral or ground

I have had problems with power since maintenance guy changed the breaker I disconnected the neutral and ground in my main panel and disconnected the hot I am having trouble with I still show the one ...
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How do I wire this ceiling light?

I know I can connect the loose cable from light switch to light fixture, but what do I do with that extra cable coming down to the outlet? Previously this was a fan/light combo with remote that had ...
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Connecting Automatic Blind Timer

I currently have a basic GEWISS GW20560 switch connected to my blinds. I'd like to replace it with an automatic timer. My issue is I can't find the electrical diagram for the switch, to work out the ...
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How can I use an adapter to get 120V from my generator to my house?

I have a new 3500 portable generator that has an outlet to accept 4-prong for 240 and 3 prong for 120. The house is set up with a four prong male inlet that goes to two electrical boxes. One is ...
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How should I connect an outlet to two white and three black wires?

I am trying to set up a outdoor patio. I realized that I have this outdoor outlet that is not set up. I did some research online and learned that to set it up: test electricity for which one is line ...
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Upgrading Doorbell Transformer for Ring Doorbell Pro

I'm upgrading my Doorbell Transformer. I already connected the house wire to the Transformer, but the doorbell wiring got me confused. I have two white wires that I know will go together and Then I ...
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How to wire two loads when one depends on the other? [closed]

I have 2 loads connected in parallel, and one power source. Obviously, they both get current independent of one another. Each load have an on/off key connected with, in series. My goal is to let load (...
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I want to feed power to two outlets from one outlet. Is there a problem with code doing that?

So I have an outlet in a kitchen that feeds in succession to an outlet outside. I want to run that power from that breaker to a bathroom I'm building. It's much easier for me to access that outlet in ...
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AFCI trips when adjacent breaker is switched on

I added 2 separate circuits to a small space on the first floor. Both circuits were AFCI/GFI protected in the breaker panel. Both circuit home runs ran to one junction box before splitting. 1st ...
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How do I add a Leviton dimmer switch in this circuit?

I'm trying to add in a dimmer switch where I have two 3 way switches and one 4 way. I've included a schematic of what I have. How do I make this work? One difference is the 2 wire out of light to the ...
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Flickering lights older home [closed]

My fiance seems to feel there is an electrical problem in our house. I've been an electrician for little over two years and I'm confident in my residential skills and have gone through this house up ...
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Outlet not working Properly

I decided to put a GFCI outlet in my kitchen. It's an old house and only had 2 duplex outlets in the kitchen. I wired the GFCI making sure I used the correct wire terminals. I left the other terminals ...
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Where do I connect a C-wire to my electric boiler ( Slant/Fin Monitron Boiler )

I'm looking to add a C-wire for my thermostat. My current thermostat has two wires, W and R. But there is another tucked in blue wire. That blue wire isn't connected to the boiler. I'm looking for ...
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Help running power through a switch to a light, but continuing power along the circuit to an outlet

I have an unfinished electrical project I inherited that I want to complete, I just wanted to check and make sure the wiring diagram I've fuddled together below will work. I want to run power through ...
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Where to put my doorbell transformer for new wired doorbell in old house?

I used to have an old whole house intercom system with an integrated transformer inside the kitchen wall, far from the front doorbell. For the new basic doorbell, I was planning to power the doorbell ...
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Electrical wiring issue with Ring Camera

I am replacing an old floodlight with a new Ring spotlight camera that is on the same breaker as a pre-existing Ring spotlight. I’m adding a second Ring for additional coverage around our property. ...
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Receptacle upstream from GFCI with an issue causing GFCI to trip?

I'm not sure what to do next, and I'm fairly inexperienced with troubleshooting home electrical issues. My investigation started with the GFCI receptacle on the kitchen counter receptacles tripping ...
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Why does my outlet have two white wires on the neutral side and one “neutral” wire is hot?

The breaker for my microwave tripped and when I turned the breaker back on it tripped again after using the microwave again. I tested the microwave in another outlet and it works fine. I went to ...
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Can the neutral and hot be split like this?

The picture describes it better than I can, but here is the plan. Run a circuit off the panel (hot, neutral, ground) into a GFCI. Off the load side of the GFCI run wires into a light switch box that ...
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Wiring Leviton Smart 3-way Switch when Load Line Goes to the Fixture

I'm converting my home to use all Leviton smart dimmers (DH6HD-1BZ) and LED lights. All has gone well so far with neutral being accessible from most switches. However I've come across an old-school 3-...
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Adding 3 way dimmer when two circuits exist

I have 3 switches controlling ceiling cans. I wish to replace one switch with a 3 way dimmer. The box has 4 wires. 2 black. 2 red. One black completes a circuit with one of the red wires. The ...

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