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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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Trading out Crestron dimmers for standard (non Crestron) 3 way switches

I would like to trade out my current stairway lighting which is Crestron master dimmer/2 slave dimmers and replace them with 3 standard 3 way switches. Once the Crestron units are removed, is the ...
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How to install a utilitech heater ventilation fan with light?

Just trying to replace an old Broan heater/fan/light with a new Utilitech one and very confused about how the wires are meant to go, and suspect the initial set up was not to code. Just gonna post ...
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Any issues wiring bathroom exhaust fan to low-voltage heated mirror?

I'm in Maryland, US. I was hoping to wire from the switch: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CXXZV96/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to this: https://www.clearmirror.com/...
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Changing Weathertron to Honeywell Thermostat

I have a GE Weathertron (model 3AAT80 1A1/2A1) that I want to switch over to a Honeywell (RTH6360). Most of the wiring seems straight forward, but ... R (Weathertron) to R (Honeywell) O ...
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What size wire do I need? 225' run/100 amp subpanel

I am looking to install a 100 amp sub from my main. The run is aprox. 225' from the main panel down into my lower front yard. The panel will be used to power a: 30amp service for my RV provide power ...
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Can i use Straight blade connector for garbage disposal under sink

The current garbage disposal is hardwired , I am replacing it with new one which comes with cord . can u use cord connector (Straight blade connector) is it ok to use this setup ans be under building ...
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How to wire lighting fixture with two sets of hot, neutral, and ground?

I'm installing a light fixture in my crawl space. The fixture has a set of hot, neutral, and ground wires coming into the fixture from utilities as well as a set of hot, neutral, and ground wires ...
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Sizing Ground wire for 200AFeeder to House

Im moving my service entrance from my house to a shop 75' away (in Tucson AZ, with TEP). The new service will be 400A (well 320/400) with the shop eating 200A and a backfeed to the house underground ...
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Wiring for a bathroom, bedroom and a bathroom exhaust fan all together

I need some help with wiring plz. I live in the USA. Here are three pics of the setup i want to do. First one is a bathroom Fan wiring. It has 2 green wires, black and grey as shown below: The next ...
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Oven Terminal block melted

Wondering if I could hardwire just the negative wire of oven plug directly to the negative wire of the oven. The positive and neutral are connected to the terminal block. The negative connection of ...
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What size wire for a 300' run to a 60A sub-panel?

I am going to be running wire underground to my shack about 300' away. I will need a 30amp a 20 amp and a 10 amp at the sub panel at the shack so 60 amps total. I assume I am going to need a 2 pole 60 ...
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Replacing socket for Cat5 cable

My situation: To start off, I will provide photos at the end of the post. The Cat5 Internet cable comes through a wall and it ends at a socket which is currently laying on the floor. The output of ...
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Ceiling fan wiring with dual switches but only one red hot wire at ceiling box

I want to replace an existing "lights-only" fixture with a "ceiling fan with lights". This is a new home and I was told by the builder that the box is ceiling fan rated and is pre-...
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30V on 120 circuit - swapped dishwashers and circuit dropped to 30V

Situation: replaced dishwasher. Turned off the breaker first. The original DW is 100% fine, just doing an upgrade. I did not measure the voltage on the wires. New one - connect to existing wires, ...
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Using an incoming cat5 cable for my phone, how can I wire it so it goes to a switch and also to my phone line

Currently, my house only has one wall plate, which uses a cat5 cable that utilizes a wall plate with pre-installed wires (blue, green, white, black, red, yellow) that the cat5 wires also connect to. ...
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Wiring inside plastic shed

I will be extending a GFCI-protected 15A, 120V circuit from my garage to a new plastic shed, just 6 ft away. I will be exiting the garage wall into a PVC service ell, down into the ground via 1/2"...
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What type of Cat 6 cable to run behind basement studs?

I have a finished basement and would like to install and consolidate my house's wired ethernet cables in a data panel in one of the cabinets. I need to run wires around to the other side of the ...
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Lights on same circuit don't work after replacing smoke detector

The big picture is that I replaced a smoke detector and now I can't get the light switches on the same circuit to work. I'm in an place that I recently moved to and don't have detailed electrical info ...
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Extending line using switch boxes as j-boxes?

TLDR: can a light switch box be used as a j-box to extend a lead for a different circuitry? I am removing a long section of a wall (shown with blue outline) and I need to rehouse some of the wiring of ...
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How to wire a 3 way switch that was a light fan and now only a light. Way to many may wires in one box, not sure how to connect

I know how to wire a normal 3 way switch but this one has be baffled. One of the boxes is basic red/black/white but the other one has TWO red/black/white wires coming in and a black/white wire coming ...
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Leave extra wire in conduit for future expansion

Quick question that's come up when wiring a garage/workshop. I ran 3/4" conduit, and in one length I'm planning to run 3+1 10 AWG for a 240V/30A circuit, as well as 2+1 10 AWG for a 120V/20A ...
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What’s a proper way to wire a dishwasher

I am in the process of wiring for a second dishwasher. The first one is hardwired and has a wall switch. My thought is to put the old work outlets for both dishwashers inside the wall (it’s a wood ...
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How to wire 2 gang smart switch with two neutral wires and wire connecting both COMM

I am finding it hard to find a diagram for my specific case. I have 2 gang light switch and I would like to replace it with a smart switch. I have attached images Am I right in saying the left COM ...
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Wiring question - 3 lights

Trying to get a really precise answer about what to do with each wire. I got some answers before but they were not specific enough and had run on sentences I could not make sense of. I am very handy, ...
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Trying to find a Transformer for a Sawzall [closed]

I'm trying to find a transformer to replace the battery on my sawz-all (which is shot) so I can convert it to a plug-in. So I'm looking for something that will take line current, and convert it to DC ...
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Cannot remove ceiling recessed canned light trim/can

I'm trying to replace my kitchen ceiling recessed canned light/trim. I turned the breaker off. I cannot see or feel any springs on the exterior or interior of the can. I've tried twisting the trim ...
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How should I connect the left light switch?

I am replacing three smart light switches in the following wire box with new smart light switches that don't need the neutral wire: The wire box has 4 sets of cables for only 3 light switches and I ...
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How much 120 from 240 is too much?

I'm running a double circuit breaker from the house at 40amps with 8ga for both hots, the neutral and the ground out to my shed, which is roughly 20 feet. I've got a sub box in the shed where I want ...
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2 wire thermostat wire want to be able to select fan only

I have an older furnace with only 2 wires at the thermostat "white and red". No issues at all with my system works as should. Thermostat is new Honeywell basic model not smart. I want to ...
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Conduit sizing for three #10 THHN wires

Is 1/2" PVC conduit sized properly for three #10 THHN wires ?
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Why were the ground wires in my light boxes either cut off or tucked away unused?

I live in a home built in 2006 in Delaware. There are a mixture of plastic and metal boxes for light fixtures throughout the house. I am in the process of replacing builder grade lights with better ...
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How should I connect my new ceiling fan to the existing wiring?

We bought a new home and are replacing an old ceiling fan with a new one. We had contractors here doing some work that was very bad quality so I fired them. They moved the junction box over (where I'm ...
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What is 'normal' phantom drain for a US household?

I live in a 3,500 sq. ft. house in Minneapolis, MN, my power bills have been extremely high, and I'm trying to track down any sources of phantom drain as I think the draw is inappropriate. With most ...
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Fan blew up capacitor, replaced capacitor, now it won't turn

I have a three wire fan, diagram looks like this: Source: Google Or this one: Source: https://www.electricalonline4u.com/2016/09/replacing-motor-capacitor-ceiling-fan-capacitor.html The capacitor ...
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No power to entire circuit after adding a single receptacle

I was just adding a receptacle to one of my electric circuits. Once completed, I turned the circuit breaker “on”. No power on any of the receptacles and lights on that circuit. I checked every ...
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How can I add an outlet to a switch box?

I have a three-gang box and wish to take out one switch and add a double switch, eliminating one switch. I'd like to use the space of the eliminated switch for a outlet. There is already a GFCI in ...
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Wire Gauge requirement for new bathroom fan install?

Just bought Panasonic FV-08-11VFL5E BAth fAN ,LIGHT AND NIGHT LIGHT. .THIS PIC IS IN THE INSTRUCTIONS. ONE GREEN GROUND WIRE CONNECTED TO METAL BOX. 2 BLACK AND ONE WHITE WIRE FOR THE LIGHT AND ...
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How to Fix Flickering Lamp (That Stops Flickering When I Unscrew and Rescrew)

I just bought a set of two lamps (https://www.wayfair.com/lighting/pdp/alcott-hill-amell-2539-table-lamp-set-w003190357.html). The lamps have settings for off, low light, medium light, and high ...
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Bathroom fan wiring

I am trying to install a bathroom fan and am having some issues. The sketch below is how I curently have it wired. (blue in the sketch are the white wires) Previousy there was a single switch that ...
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Tips for replacing a wire inside a wall?

Last night we were experiencing some power glitches then around 1am it went out completely, but only part of the house. Thinking there could be a potential fire hazard somewhere, I stayed home today ...
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How can I have an exhaust fan run if either of two switches is on?

My design includes 2 switches to control one fan, but it is not strictly a 3-way switch. I want the fan to be on if either switch is on and off if both switches are off. This is an attic mounted fan, ...
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Why does my light switch have one hot wire in and two feeds to the same light?

I'm swapping out my light switch. It has three black wires and I originally thought it was one hot, one to the light and one to the other switches (where-ever they may be). This is how my 1st floor ...
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Wonky fan wiring problem (smart switch caseta)

I have have a ceiling fan/light combo that was installed by the previous owner. I am attempting to install lutron casetas to control the fan. I had noticed that in the original set up, the fan was ...
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How can I connect extention wires to this 3-pin 8mm LED strip?

I have two LED strips like the image below: The strips are several feet apart. I plan on running some wires through my cabinetry to connect the two, but I'm looking for a clean way to make the ...
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ceiling fan wiring: 1 black, 1 white, 1 blue, 1 green on fan to - 3 black, 3 white, 1 red, 1 copper in ceiling

Trying to install a ceiling fan to where a light fixture was. When I took out light fixture I noticed that there are 3 black wires all bundled together, and not being used; 3 white wires with bundled ...
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Studio apartment only has 2 prong outlets, I need to plug my PC into a 3 prong one

I recently built my PC, and it is plugged into a 2 prong outlet through a surge protector using a cheater plug, but I get slight shocks when touching the case. While I can remedy that just by not ...
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Can I use a single jumper wire to run to two outlets and two breakers? [duplicate]

Situation: Have a jetted bathtub that requires 2 15A gfci outlets each to its own breaker. Problem only have one wire running into tub area (would have to tear up.newly installed floor to run another. ...
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Wiring two 3-day switches and a 4-way switch

My light fixture is ONLY working when I have the 4-way switch turned on in order for either 3-way switch to work. I have a 3-way switch down in the living room, a 4-way in the hallway, and a 3-way ...
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Need assistance with dimmer switch, unusual wiring? new house

New house, and so far nothing is wired as I'd expect based on my extremely limited knowledge of electrical. Are the 2 black wires acting as a pass through? Obviously, green to green, but then what? ...
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Why can't you use push connectors to extend a short wire when they are used like that when installing LED pot lights in parallel?

A typical led pot lights installation looks like this, with two or three ways push connectors in the box used to connect this light to the previous one and to extend the wire to the next one When you ...

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