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 do go from a single light/fan bathroom switch to a double paddle with no ground or hot wire?

The old switch had just 2 side wires, one for the fan and one for the light. There was no ground of hot. I'm installing a legrand radiant 2 in 1 paddle switch, and it's not working. I'm assuming that'...
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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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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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Can two loads use the same neutral return path?

I have a 220v circuit with two hot conductors. The connection has 4 terminals, L1 L1 L2 L2. The cable going in has a neutral conductor. Can I hook the first of the L1 and L2 to the neutral ...
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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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How to properly install a Hayward Colorlogic Light Controller…?

Trying to swap out an existing pool light switch with a new LED light w/ inclusive switch. The old switch was a standard toggle switch, 3 wires (meaning the outlet is wired white, black, ground) . ...
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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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How should I connect my new light fixture to green and yellow wires?

I am replacing a pull chain light fixture in my closet. The new ceramic fixture has a black, white and thin ground copper wire. The wires coming out of the ceiling are green and yellow. should the ...
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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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Garage door opener

I have a open close and stop button on a garage door but I want to add a pull switch about 20 feet from the door to just pull a rope and open it then the next time it’s pulled it would close. Any ...
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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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How to split a circuit

I have a one floor house with semi finished basement. On the main floor the Living room, Bath, 2 Bedrooms, garage and Microwave outlets are on 1 circuit. If I go to skinny breakers I have room to run ...
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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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Direct Wiring (bypass thermostat) of heatpump cooling

Last September my CT80 radiothermostat would not signal cooling despite the measured temperature exceeding the temperature setpoint. It would be nice if a relative could manually switch the cooling ...
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How do I replace a 3 wire switch with a 4 wire motion detection switch?

I added two images showing knob and tube wired light fixture and two wire light switch. Romex out of fixture goes to switch. Original message: I have one hot (black), one neutral (white) and a copper ...
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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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Why doesn't my light switch have power after replacing the adjacent outlet?

My house is 125 years old. I bought it 3 years ago. I am trying to upgrade a wall socket and a light switch in the same wall mounted metal box. I took the old wall socket out which was pretty new and ...
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Metal Conduit For Tankless Heater

I'm looking at getting an EcoSmart(or similar) electric on demand water heater in my home(WA state, not in Seattle). The sizing indicates I'll need 3x8ga(3x40A breaker) conductors. Long story short, 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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Can I combine red & black wire from ceiling to black wire on remote reciever

enter image description here I have 2 switches on wall, 4 wires from ceiling. The ceiling fan I purchased only has 2 wires to be hooked up. Can I combine the red & black wires from ceiling 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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How Do I Wire A Toggle Switch between (2 ) 24V heating only thermostats to switch between thermostats?

I have a gas-fired forced air furnace which I need to control two separate heating zones from. One zone is to heat a crawl space only to 45 degrees and the other is the space temp of the cabin. I ...
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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 ...
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Too many wires coming out of ceiling fixture

Wiring in ceiling.1I'm trying to replace my kitchen ceiling light fixture but... coming out of the ceiling I have 3 black wires, 3 white wires, a red wire and a ground! I didn't take a picture of how ...
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Why don't my devices have power after separating one room's wiring?

I’m rewiring an upstairs room so it is separate from the other three rooms and found two wires which are both black and separated from each other. One is hot and the other is not. After tracing it ...
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Light on when should not

We replaced our light fittings to ceiling fans with LED lights remote controlled, so the switch is always on but the remote controls the light and fans. There is a problem on the top floor where 3 ...
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12/2 Burrial Wire Split

I have 12/2 burial wire that runs outside to my sewage pump. Is it possible for me to split off of it with a ground junction box to run a light to my shed 30 ft away?