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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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Should I seal up this outlet?

I've got this lovely situation in my garage where there's an outlet right above the deep sink, and while I don't have my tape measure handy I'm fairly certain this is less than 6' from the sink, and ...
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Grounding my 4 gang metal electrical box

I have a 4 gang metal electrical box with a receptacle, a fan switch, a light switch and a timer for a towel warmer. The honeywell timer does not require to be grounded. For the receptacle i would ...
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Wire Dilemma - Ceiling light

I am trying to replace an old ceiling light fixture. The old chandelier could be turned on from three different places: a light switch near the door, one near the kitchen, and another at the top of ...
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How would I feed a subpanel from this service mast?

I would like to power a shed at a total run of 80 feet from this 200 amp service. How would I go about connecting the feed cable, and can I also supply the existing outlet?
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Suitable box for outdoor patio

Can I use a standard pvc new work box for receptacles/ switches, in an outdoor patio wall that will be enclosed? The wall will be completely sealed and covered in stone so rain, snow, etc. will not be ...
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Shared Neutral for Hot and Line Side of AFCI Recepticle

Good Day I am planning a MWBC. At the start of this circuit will be an AFCI Recepticle in a Hallway. This will then Branch to Hallway Lights in one direction, and Dimmer Lights & a second ...
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Some odd wiring in my breaker box. Is this up to code?

I'm poking around in my breaker box and I notice a white wire screwed into the ground bus. Tracing it back, both bare and white are on the ground bus and the black is screwed into a breaker. Is this ...
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Diagnose 125v 20a receptacle voltage

I am replacing a 20A 250V receptacle with a NEMA 5-20 and am seeing voltages I can't explain. Hot-ground: 122v Neutral-ground: 20v Hot-neutral: 95v What could be the problem here? Details Turned ...
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Led ceiling light has extra wires!

I recently bought a ceiling light from Costco. The Artika - Zane. The fixture has 2x black (one is thin) 2x white (one is thin) 1x gray (thin) 1x red 1x copper(grounding) My ceiling only has 1x ...
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Multiple GFCI with two hot wires and shared neutral

I learned about wiring multiple GFCIs with 12-3 wire from this post: How do I install a GFCI receptacle with two hot wires and common neutral? And a I have a related question as to why this circuit (...
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testing a 220 volt baseboard circuit

I have a baseboard heater in an older cabin and i want to replace the thermostat. Its a two wire thermostat and inside the box there are two insulated wires (one black and one white) along with a bare ...
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How can I tell if my furnace common wire is “properly grounded”?

I've been experiencing occasional short cycling of my A/C compressor (turns on/off quickly several times in a row) and Nest senior support is speculating that my common wire may not be properly ...
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Is it OK to have a redundant path to earth?

I have a home with separate flat on the grounds. Our system, in South Africa, has 230V live and neutral, supplied by the national grid operator through a distribution board, via isolator. It then ...
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Electric panel update, should I do wiring too? [on hold]

Ok the home was built in 1966 and the panel seems to be that old. It's a 400 amp service coming in and no real issues other then the main a.c dimming lights here and their. But the panel is rusty (...
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Ceiling Light Won't Turn Off After Replacement

So I wanted to replace a broken chandelier in my new house and after doing so with a simple flush mount light, it won't turn off despite what position the switch is in. I am sure I re-connected them ...
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Is HVAC connection coding universal?

We get a lot of questions related to HVAC wiring -- initial installation, connecting thermostats, adding humidifiers, etc. In most of the questions, the connections are designated only with single-...
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wiring 4 gang light switch

I bought a Wifi enabled light switch to smarten up my living room but i cant figure out how to wire it. Here is the back of the original switch: And here are the wires from the socket: Finally here ...
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Wirelessly adding an intermediate switch into a conventional 2 way wiring system

I have at home a normal conventional 2 way switching electrical wiring for a lamp I want to have 3 switches to control the lamp, using an intermediate switch on a certain spot, though such third spot ...
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There is a white wire connected to the C terminal at my furnace but NO C wire at thermostat?

I purchased a new Honeywell RTH6500. I installed it this evening but used my “G” wire as the “C “ wire. I followed all of the video tutorial step by step. The Problem: I opened the furnace cover to ...
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Wiring between chimeny and brick facade

Mounting a tv on a brick wood fireplace. Been debating a few options regarding wiring. The room has a brick facade (hearth, mantel, and up to the ceiling). Removing a brick from that, I noticed ...
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Is it safe to run multiple (four) mains electric cables in a conduit together (heat considerations)

I have four 240V mains (United Kingdom) cables I would like to run along the side of a wall in a conduit/conduit(s). Can you advise if it is safe to put all 4 cables in the same conduit or multiple ...
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Seperate Phases for Residential Wiring

I am trying to find out if I can use a 14/3 cable to power two separate circuits, and to do that I know I must use two separate phases, but I am not sure how to do that.
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How should ground wires be handled when updating switch loops in an older home?

I have a house built in the 1950’s with fabric covered NMC wiring still present in most circuits. Those original wires are all 12/2 with no ground. I am currently in the process of replacing some of ...
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How is telephone distributed in a home?

I know in modern commercial buildings, "phone" jacks are wired like data with CAT5e (or higher) cabling to a patch panel on a 19" rack. How does it work in small home with POTS?
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How to fix cut romex line that was cut before receptacle [duplicate]

Can the romex be spliced in line and then shrink wrapped ? Or bring receptacle outletbox closer to cut line.
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Where do I get a telephone junction box? [closed]

I'm looking for a simple telephone junction box with punchdown terminals for the demarc and 3 jacks. I used to buy these at Radio Shack, but neither they or any hardware store seems to carry them. ...
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How to switch an HDMI cable through and existing wall (hole)? [closed]

This is my challenge: I have a 60" 4K UHD TV, Home Theatre System, 4k Blu-ray player, and cable box. The guy who installed them ran all cables through the wall. I need to switch one of the HDMI cables ...
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Questions about re-purposing double gang electrical box with two circuits

Currently I have a double gang box containing two paddle switches on two separate circuits: the kitchen lights circuit and the living room outlets circuit. Ironically enough, the living room outlets ...
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wiring a ceiling fan with 2 wires and a ceiling having 3

I have a fan with a black wire and white wire. from the ceiling I have 3 wires black red and white. How do I wire it ? It does go to a switch. Not sure how to do this
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What is this ceiling beam called above interior wall?

I'm attempting to add ethernet to a bedroom. This will involve drilling a hole from the attic to route the cables behind the drywall. I expected to see 2x4 above the interior wall but found a tongue ...
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Are there 2 ways to wire a ceiling light?

I went to replace a (two wire) spring driven timer with a (four wire) digital timer, but found only two wires (and a bare ground) in the switch box. I'm guessing the cable from the circuit breaker ...
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Led light - trip breaker

I tried to install an LED light in our pantry to replace an incandescent bulb. It is not hooked to a normal light switch but to a push button on/off with the door open and closing! The breaker remains ...
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Can I use a standard on-off switch for lights on a magnetic low voltage transformer?

My closet has two magnetic low-voltage halogen fixtures and a regular halogen fixture wired to a pair of Lutron Maestro dimmers. The full-voltage halogen fixture has stopped working, and I measure ...
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Use of 20 Amp Breaker and 12/2 Cable for Circuit Containing 15 Amp Duplex Receptacles [duplicate]

What is the rationale behind using a 20 amp circuit breaker with 12/2 cable for a circuit that only contains 15 amp duplex receptacles? I understand the rationale behind using 12/2 cable instead of 14/...
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What Kind of Outlet Allows 1 In-Wall Light Switch w 2 Outlets to Control 2 Sconces w Semi-Independent On/Off Buttons & Outlets on Each?

I have a bathroom light switch with two outlets and one light switch. The switch turns on/off two wall-mounted sconces. Both sconces have their own on/off buttons and an outlet. The buttons on the ...
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A 20 amp #12 to a box containing a 15 amp breaker, and a single #14 out to a light? Sounds good to me [closed]

A 20 amp #12 to a junction box containing a 15 amp breaker, and a single #14 out to a light? Sounds good to me.
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Single neutral bus bar in subpanel with 2 columns of breakers?

(Questions in bold at the bottom) I recently purchased a Siemens E0816ML1125S load center for use as a subpanel in my basement: I installed a ground bus bar, located horizontally under where the ...
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Touching a bare neutral

Ok, so I've been trying to wrap my head around this for quite some time, and I think I've got it. I just want to explain it here in order for an electrician to take a look at what I've got and let me ...
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Room Full of Working 120V Electrical Outlets, Except One Doesn't

I have a room with 5 duplex outlets (including 1 GFCI) and 2 single pole switches on a 20 amp circuit. One outlet isn't working and measures 0V from hot-neutral, 1V from hot to ground and 1V from ...
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Installing a GFCI Outlet with two neutral wires

I'm trying to install a GFCI outlet, but the outlet being replaced used two neutrals, one hot, and a ground wire. I've only seen instructions on how to wire either only the LINE side (with one hot, ...
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Code compliance - how do I pass EMT conduit through an interior wall?

I live in Fairfax, Virginia. I need to know how to pass 1/2 inch EMT conduit through an interior wall while complying with code. In more detail, I have a subpanel in an attached garage. From that ...
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2 pole 240v AC circuit breaker wire connections

If the neutral is not needed on a 2 pole 240v AC circuit to what should it be connected? My new oven has a black, red, ground, and a white wire. The wire from the circuit breaker has the same 4 wires. ...
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Circuit breaker/knob and tube

We recently purchased a home built in 1914- was told there was knob and tube in attic only. House was on fuse box which we had updated to circuit breaker. House had drop ceilings and we have ...
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How to add a light fixture to an existing 3-way circuit?

I'm trying to figure out how to wire a utility light to the existing light circuit in my basement. I've attached a diagram of the switch that I'm hoping to tap into (Switch 1). The switch is at the ...
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Ceiling fan electrical wire confusion

I was planning to replace an existing ceiling fan. The photo shows the current wiring situation after removing the old ceiling fan. The Neutral wire is alone, I’ve pulled it off to the side and taped ...
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Add sub panel from transfer switch

I'd like to add a subpanel to add a couple circuits (Extra inverter Mini Split ACs, well pump, etc.) but my main interior panel is full and recessed in concrete. I added a manual transfer switch from ...
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3 wire source to a 2 wire plug and light

I have a 3-wire source powering one (1) outlet in my garage (probably meant just for the washer/dryer - nothing else on the circuit). I had my washer/dryer moved and re-wired off another separate ...
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120/240 Multi wire branch circuit - failed inspection because of uneven loads?

From a double pole 20-amp breaker, I ran 12/3 w/g to a quad box with a 120 receptacle and a 240 receptacle. Red wire from one pole of the breaker to the 240, ground to the grounds, white to neutral ...
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Concerns wiring Ethernet in House [closed]

So im about to be wiring up cat6 around my house. Probably around 8 lines, and 3 drops total (leaving to floating for Cameras for outdoor). So I have 2 Spots Im debating on, both in my office. One ...
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Condensor went, HVAC guy is blaming electrician, is this possible?

My brand new HVAC unit, the condensor died. The unit has a sticker that says the following: Minimum Circuit Ampacity 32 amps Max Fuse / Breaker 50 The electrician ran a 8 gauge wire with a 40 ...