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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Radial circuit vs ring main

I have a developed an old stable, a wood clad barn, to become habitable, but unfortunately, one of the builders appears to have put a screw through from the outside and damaged part of the ring main ...
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Newly installed 4" halo can lights have a slight odor when on

I just installed 6 new 4" halo can lights. When they are on I can smell a slight odor coming from them in the attic. Is this normal? I felt the light housing in the attic and is just warm. I also felt ...
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How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen

So, I have a in-ceiling recessed projection screen. This sits flush to the ceiling so all projection screen box lives permanently inside the ceiling. However, odly, it ships with a 3 prong electrical ...
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Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?

We have a propane fireplace insert that can be wired up for a switch. Right now, there are two 6" 18g single-strand leads that when nutted together complete the circuit allowing the fireplace to turn ...
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Why won't a NEST that shares control of a furnace with a conventional thermostat turn on the heat?

I have three floors in my home. The bottom floor has its own gas furnace and the 2nd and 3rd floors share another gas furnace. Everything was working great until I added a NEST to the first and ...
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circuit breaker problem after removing ceiling fan

I removed a Hunter Ceiling Fan. I went to my circuit box and turned off the power from the circuit breaker it was on. I capped the wires and then went to my circuit box to reset my circuit breaker. ...
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How to finish the wiring of a shared GFCI receptacle

My neighbor who is an electrician helped me start an electrical project in my garage but has been MIA for 3 weeks and I'm not sure how to finish the wiring of the receptacles. He didn't seem to start ...
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How do I wire a bathroom exhaust fan/light to two switches?

I could use a diagram to wire the following: a bathroom exhaust fan with light on two separate switches. I also need a 3rd switch for a vanity light and a GFCI. My power comes from the attic (12/2 ...
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Can I convert my front intermediate light (with only 1 wire) to a junction box with live, neutral and ground wires?

I want to change my entire front light housing because it is old and uses an intermediate-base light bulb. The new one I have purchased has black, white and copper wires. The old one only has a wire ...
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Where can I connect the ground wire when replacing my oven heating element?

My old heating element finally burned out and had to be replaced. That element is not made anymore, but an appliance store gave me the part # for a replacement that works for that oven. I took out ...
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How can I add a common wire to the existing furnace wiring?

My current furnace has Rh and W1 to the thermostat. I'd like to add a C for my new networked thermostat, but I'm not sure where to connect it. From my research it sounds like I should be able to just ...
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Three-way light trips new AFCI breaker

I recently replaced my home's load center. As part of that surgery, my breakers were also updated to (combination) AFCI breakers. My house has many Multi-wire branch circuits, so I also got a couple ...
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I installed an exhaust fan in the attic. I want to power the fan from one or two separate bathrooms

Can I see the wiring schematic for option 0 above
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Wiring a bath fan/light fixture

I have a light fixture with a pull switch. I want to replace the light with a bath light/fan. I also need to install and wire a switch for this fan. How do I do this?
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Wand or 2 foot long stick between my master bath fan and outdoor flood lights connecting to share wiring for power?

I'm divorced. My ex husband had a guy install a junction box on corner of house to spotlight the swing set years ago. Recently I was in the attic and discoved a 2 ft "stick' or "wand' that was quite ...
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Adding subpanel - how to run wiring

In my new addition I'll be adding a subpanel due to lack of space in existing box. The issue I've got right now is the walls that I could add a panel in, have a truss directly above the top place, ...
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Switch in 3 Gang Hall Bath Does Nothing, Want to rewire to 2 gang with blank

Have three gang hall bath switch panel in which the first two control the fan and light; third does nothing. Have tested all outlets and other lights; third switch seemingly inert yet wired to other ...
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issues wiring ceiling fan with remote and 2 switches

I've done some basic wiring but seem to be in over my head on figuring this one out. We have a solarium the had a ceiling light fixture and a switch at each end of the room. I removed the light and ...
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Can 3 phase power on grill be converted to regular 240vac?

Hi I have bought an Electrolux Hsg grill second hand. These cost £7000 new. It has a 3 phase plug on it. Can this be switched regular 3 pin plug?
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Where to install C wire?

I need to run new thermostat wire since I don't have a C wire to power my smart thermostat, but need some guidance on where to hook it up. I have five wires at my thermostat, two going back to my ...
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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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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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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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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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electrical wiring from pole to house

Just bought a house where electrical wires from pole first goes to detached garage. Main breaker is there in the garage. But it should be in the house. Who is responsible for this incorrect wiring. If ...
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Lawn Mower Headlights-only one headlight running

I am in process of installing some led headlights on a ztr mower. The wiring diagram for headlights is below. The left headlight(which is actually my right headlight because of location of switch) ...
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Range box wires only

Wiring a new range when your box had three wires and no plug. I have a new Kitchenaid induction range. My old range was directly wired with no plug. Wires were twisted together and a nut was placed ...
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How can I hook up a second light when the first lacks enough power?

I added a light to my shower. I ran wiring from new light to an existing single switch intending to add a second switch, but the existing switch only has one set of wires coming directly from an ...
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Electrical wiring hook up sequence

I have found a box that as three duplex electric cables connecting. The neutral (white) from wire 1 and wire 3 are connected. The hot (black) from wire 1 is connected to wire 2, and the hot from ...
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two dimmer switches in one box operating two ceiling fans and lights…how to wire

In my current box I have two single pole switches. one turns on the lights for two ceiling fans. the other switch turns on the fans for both ceiling fans. I want to put dimmers on both fans and ...
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How should I connect my new light fixture to three bundled whites?

Old ceiling light fixture had three bulbs. There are one black and three white wires in box. Whites are twisted together. Do I wire the one white to the connected three whites?
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Thermostat Upgrade, furnace C-wire reading low voltage

OK so here is the scenario. Upgrading thermostat from dumb to smart (Ecobee). I've done 2 others in my house that required re-wiring so I have a good sense for what should be done but I'm stuck. My ...
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External pole Lighting help

Planning to run 6 lights from a sub panel around my pool. 20 Amp GFI breaker in-place. Planning to run THWN 12 gauge wire in plastic conduit for the lights (pole lights) with at least 2 switches. Want ...
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Rheem 45,000 BTU gas furnace wiring- 1991 year

What are Rheem 45,000 BTU gas furnace wiring connections for the older hot surface control board? 1991 year model: rgde-04nhacr
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Replacing ceiling fan/light combo with standard ceiling light to wall switch

I'm replacing a ceiling fan/light combo, with a simple LED round flush "puff" ceiling light fixture. (1-blk, 1-wht, 1-grd) The wall switch only worked the ceiling fan light. The wall switch currently ...
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open multi wire electrical branch circuits

I have 2 multi branch circuits in a 50's house. I put in a new line & breaker to replace an old line that was shorted out. When I went to remove the old wires, the whole multi circuit went dead. I ...
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Three way fan control, single switch

I have replaced a large chandelier in a common area with a ceiling fan, it already had the appropriate support box, because of its size. However it is controlled by two three way switches. Is there a ...
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ceiling fan light kit wiring problems

When I try to add a light kit to my ceiling fan the light seems to short. It is a separate circuit and I checked the wires for the light and they are 120v not 240 I thought maybe I was wiring two hots ...
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Need help with wiring a motion wall switch

I brought two motion wall light switch to replaced two regular on and off switches. I install the one upstairs first and it seems to work ok. I them installed the 2nd one downstairs, but I'm not ...
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Help with adding outlet to middle of run; new outlet not powered

(Preface: I have read all of the related, earlier questions I can find... still stumped.) I added an outlet to a run by cutting (before Outlet A) what I thought I had identified as the line in to ...
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Flexicore ceiling electrical install

I live in a condo with flexicore ceilings. I would like to install another light fixture in my family room. Can I cut into the core of the flexicore and install greenfield or BX in the channel to the ...
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Installing Levitron Digital Dimmer with Matching Remote

I have a Levitron Digital Dimmer (DDL06-1LZ) and matching remote (DD00R-DLZ). Dimmer is at bottom of the stairs and the remote at the top. Wire it all according to the diagram and dimmer doesn't ...
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Doorbell, intercom and door release

I have the same exact set up as the photo on Decrease apartment intercom door buzzer volume and am trying to figure out how to disable the doorbell/buzzer without disconnecting door and intercom ...
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Duplex outlet always ‘hot’

I am replacing duplex outlets in my home and have successfully regained power with the outlet but the outlet is no longer controlled by the light switch. Old outlet Wiring configuration in the old ...
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Can I run 2x's 200 amp services off of my 200 amp meter?

I have a 200 amp service in my house from the pole that is live. My polebarn is about 150 ft. Away from the pole and is not live. I have another 200 amp service for my polebarn, and I have the extra ...
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Wiring 3 switches with only 1 hot wire and 6 common wires in single circuit

There are 3 neutral (common) wires marked 1, 2 and 3 which are all the old cloth wrapped wires, and a white wire. All neural wires 1, 3x wire 3 and white wire from the light switch and white wire from ...
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Odd wiring at switch. Please help

I plan to run a ceiling fan/light to this switch which is already connected to an outlet. Can you explain this wiring and if it is safe? I don't understand how or why there is a black wire sitting ...
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Powering bookcase spotlights from existing outlet

Installing a cabinet and upper bookcase on wall where outlet exists (but is never used). Wanted to fish a line from top of bookcase (thru wall) down to new wall switch and on to outlet box to use ...
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3-way switch not working properly: why will one switch not turn off the light?

I wired this setup approximately 15 years ago. It worked perfectly, it’s in the master bath. I changed a single light switch in the bedroom, a regular black white and ground. After that, the 3-way ...
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Wire type for under floor heat film

I am preparing to install under floor heating film. The instructions say: Type UF single conductor or equivalent. I have THWN-2 wire, would anyone consider that equivalent, or can you think of a ...