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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How much taping is required to reidentify a wire in a box?

Quite a number of answers to electrical questions (like this answer) indicate that a standard /2 cable can be used for a 240V load so long as the white wire is taped (or colored with a marker or paint ...
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How do I correctly wire my ceiling fan with these other switches and outlet?

First photo overall wiring, second fan switch, third Outlet switch. I am trying to re-wire so that I can have separate ceiling fan light and motor switches. I thought this was simple enough but am ...
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How is an air handler's fan controlled if its control board doesn't have a G terminal?

Background I have a 2-stage cooling heat pump unit from Bryant, installed ~2006 (central Florida): Condenser model 698BNX048-B Handler model FE4ANB006 Shortly after moving in ~5 years ago, our evap ...
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USA: What is a code compliant method of running 12/2 through wood ledger board and into outside junction box?

I need to run one circuit of 12/2 from the basement (ranch house) up to the attic and then outside via the ledger board of the roof over my deck. Should I screw a short nipple into the back of the ...
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Can someone assess my original thermostat's wiring setup?

This is a new world for me, I haven't messed with circuits since physics 101. When I watched a quick youtube tutorial on setting up my Nest E, I thought it'd be a simple "move wire in old C, to new C ...
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How to make switched outlet always hot but keep ceiling lights switched?

I have a switched outlet in new home right behind the only logical loca for my tv/ entertainment center. It’s connected to a single light switch by front door that controls the living room recessed ...
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Does metal conduit need to be continuous to function as the ground conductor?

I'm trying to add a ground to the existing garage sub panel (240v, three conductor) while burying the elevated wires. I hope to use rigid steel conduit as the ground, but can't run it back to the main ...
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Sub panel and ground rod installation: "high differential potential between the ground locations"

We have a dock (fixed-pier) that is about 40 feet from the house, and +100 feet from the main panel. 4-wire (2 hots, 1 grounded neutral, and 1 ground) run to a large junction box at the start of the ...
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How to connect a 3 wire cable to a 2 wire outlet?

I have recently had a conservatory built and want to wire an internal light fixture that has a live and neutral and Earth terminals. I have removed my old security light and I am left with a cable ...
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Difference in Effectiveness Between Different Whole House Surge Protectors?

I'm trying to determine the most effective type of whole home surge protection to install on a Eaton BR type circuit breaker panel. The options I've looked at are all made by Eaton: CHSPT2ULTRA, ...
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Fishing ethernet lines in attic for cameras

I am looking for advice on how to fish two ethernet cables through Hardie board into the attic. The space where I am trying to fish the cables is a vaulted ceiling. I have never fished cables so this ...
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Ecobee 3 Lite Installation - No C Wire, only 3 labeled wires on Furnace board

Trying to install an Ecobee 3 Lite thermostat. The old thermostat had a W, G, R, and Y wire connected, but no C cable which is needed. However, I saw an unused red and blue wire in the wall and ...
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Is it okay to use multi-cable staples/hangers on a running board for NM wiring?

As part of a basement project, I am trying to tidy up the previous homeowner's electrical work. One thing I have encountered is a number of NM cables run perpendicular to joists and stapled directly ...
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HVAC Blower Fan stays on ALL THE TIME - Even when the system is off

My HVAC Blower fan stays on even when I remove the thermostat face plate (with the fan in the auto position and the thermostat in the off position). I have tested for a short in the thermostat wire ...
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Can I use a shared conduit for an above-ground pool setup, or not?

I've been reading this answer to a question that more or less is my situation. The difference being that I already have a 100A sub-panel (fed by a 50A breaker from the house) in an outbuilding from ...
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Help: Replacing a Leviton Dimmable switch with a Regular Switch

I'm a newbie when it comes to installing light switches. My staircase light would randomly turn on in the middle of the night and it has 3 dimmable Leviton light switches that control the staircase ...
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240v reading on a 120v outlet

I just got back from visiting the house I am moving into in two weeks. I was checking out the electrical circuits in the garage to see how I will be able to run my woodworking tools. I did not get ...
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Thermostat T694B replacing with Honeywell SuitePRO TB6575A1000

I am replacing a Thermostat T694B with a Honeywell SuitePRO TB6575A1000 in an apartment building with switchover heating/cooling, so presumably two-pipe system. Button-wiring mapping: Lo: 1 Med: 2 ...
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Need help identifying this old style fuse box

I’m in the middle of replacing this 30 amp fuse box, but I’m not sure if this is that safest way to just replace with the same fuse box or if they even make it to this day.to be honest it looks over ...
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How do i wire this 2 switches light switch?

This light switch was failing for a while and I removed it from the wall so I could see what the problem was. After inspecting it, I realized that it was a bad connection on the wires in the light ...
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Why do two security lights stay on after a new one was installed?

I replaced an old security light and sensor with a new one. When I removed the old sensor it had 5 terminals (N L E Sl N). The new sensor only has L N E. There are 2 sets of cables coming out of the ...
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Smart Outlet wiring- (GWB to GWBO)

I have bought a smart outlet which has only three wires (Green, White, Black), however, the wiring available in my condo has four wires. I would appreciate it if you could help me in properly setting ...
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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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Wireway or pull-box size for 2" conduit and 1/0 wire

I need to figure out what size box to mount in the corner where the wall meets the ceiling (actually, a soffit) inside my garage. I'm going to have one 2" conduit entering from the top, carrying ...
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Dead kitchen outlets

I have 6 dead daisy chained outlets in the kitchen. Continuity test were good on the receptacles so it’s a wiring issue (no wire nuts seen in #1 to #5 electrical boxes). Resetting 6 GFCIs did not ...
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NM cable routing to panel backboard / side of the service panel. Take 2. Any NEC 2017/2020 concerns?

Going off of my previous question, I wanted to get a confirmation the below is compliant with NEC2017/2020 for connecting NM cable to a main panel. I have used a length of 12/2 NM cable to show how I ...
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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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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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Identifying cause of floating ground

I noticed that the ground prong of the only 5-15 receptacle in my laundry room appears to be floating. Findings: The ground wire behind the receptacle measures 0 ohm (i.e. continuous) with the ...
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Is it unsafe that these outdoor switches are on a lighting circuit?

I am in the process of replacing these two outdoor switches with one double gang unit. Reason being that between the two existing units I can see non-weatherproof wiring connecting them together. (Not ...
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How does this wiring work?

I have a Trane XV90 and XL 14i. The wiring looks a little strange as in the picture bellow. _____________ | | BK W2 W1 R G Y B/C YLO O |___||...
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Tracing a dead thermostat wire conductor in wall

My home was rewired and remodeled in 2014 but I am finding out that the electrician did not run a new thermostat wire from my upstairs thermostat. I have a newer-looking 4-conductor wire coming out of ...
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Changing toggle switch (4 wires) to Caseta dimmer switch (3 wires)

I am changing a toggle switch 4 wires (including ground) to Caseta Dimmer 3 wires (Including ground). How do I attach the wires, please?
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Can i connect my solar system to the ground wire of a grid outlet?

I have solar panels on the roof (ungrounded) and an ATS to switch between solar (ungrounded) and grid power. (grounded) EDIT : Sorry, my question wasn't clear enough, I'm talking about AC. My ...
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How to wire ceiling fan/light to two switches

I have a black/white/copper cable coming from my box along with a single white cable. I have installed my fan with the receiver for the remote and it is working as long as the previously existing wall ...
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Two outlets in a series are not working

I have two dead outlets. They were originally working but went out when the hair dryer was being used in one of them. They are connected in a series from a receptacle in the dining room which has ...
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Re-wiring ceiling light/fan combo with smart switches

I want to install GE Jasco toggle smart switches to control my lights and fan. I have done it before in other rooms, which had only one switch per box. And since it was very neatly wired, I could just ...
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Replacing light and fan switches in a trailer bathroom

I am attempting to replace the light and fan switch in my bathroom. When I pulled them out the type of switches they are is confusing me. It appears that there are 2 wires going into the switch on ...
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weirdly wired outlet burned

My son smelled smoke and located it coming from the outlet behind and used by the refrigerator. When he pulled it out, he saw the one side of the receptacle had melted. He pulled everything out of the ...
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How do I determine which ceiling fixure wires are which (two black, two bare)?

I'm trying to install a basic light fixture on a switch, but the ceiling wires are not color coded, probably because it's an old house. The ceiling box has two black wires and two bare wires. One of ...
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Double gang three-way light fitting not working as it should

This light switch controls both down up and downstairs lights. Also, I have a second one upstairs that controls upstairs plus bathroom, and there is a single three-way switch downstairs. There are 8 ...
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C-Wire for a Vulcan Gas Central Heater for Nest Thermostat-E

I'm hoping the friendly people here could help me. I'm looking to purchase a Nest Thermostat-E but my current thermostat (Vulcan/Bonaire Summer Breeze) only has 2 black wires connected. I've searched ...
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Connecting two dimmers in one box

I am replacing one 3 way switch with a dimmer and an older dial dimmer with a new one way pole dimmer. After powering down and removing the old switch and dial dimmer I found a red wire and two ...
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How can I use a switch for outlets to control a new overhead light?

I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a wall switch that turns on/off half of all receptacles in the room will instead control a ceiling light and leave the receptacles (both halves) always hot ...
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New thermostat turns fan off when set to on, never turns off on auto

My oil heat furnace was functioning normally on an old mercury switch thermostat, but I wanted to replace it with a programmable Honeywell 5+2 one. There were Y, W, G, R, and B wires screwed in on the ...
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how to wire GFCI and dual light switch

]My mother live in an older house and has two regular light switches in bathroom. one for light and other for exhaust for the exhaust fan I would like to add an GFCI outlet in place of one of the ...
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When running crawl space conduit, must the conduit be run through the joist via drilled holes, or can they be attached underneath?

I'm wiring my home for 110V and cat6e(48-0V). There is currently no wiring, just an air tight shell with interior studs exposed. There is a crawl space where I would like to run all of the conduit ...
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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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Can I split a large amp 240 circuit into two lower amp 240 circuits?

I just bought a house. It has a double oven unit installed on a 50 amp 240V circuit. I need to replace this unit with two separate units, one 30 amp, 240V and the other 20 amp, 240V. Can I split ...
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Wiring light switches in two rooms help

I am changing some wiring in two rooms of my house. Room 1 had two switches that controlled an outlet. We have since taken one of those switches and installed a ceiling light. The other switch ...

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