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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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Line Tester says L& N reverse. And if I put a tester in Ground pin there is a full phase

This happens periodically once every day. How can I fix this? Is this wiring fault or appliance fault?
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I'm getting a fake short on my fuse tripping GFCI

I recently went to change an outlet to a GFCI (It was the first in the line) After I installed it (as I have done dozens of times) and It kept tripping. I replaced the outlet thinking it was faulty, ...
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7500 Watt Manual Transfer Switch has #10 wires, but my well pump is wired with #8

Problem! I have a 1.5 hp 230 VAC deep well pump on a 30A circuit breaker wired with #8 copper that runs a couple hundred feet to the pump controller. Pump specs say it draws 9.7 amps and allows 808 ...
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Adding ceiling fan wiring

Currently I have one light switch that controls the outlet in the bedroom. I added a ceiling fan with light and ran 14/3 wire to the switch box. I will be adding another switch (dual function to ...
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Can I run cable through a junction box in a cabinet and then to the dishwasher?

My electrical wire to my dishwasher comes up through a hole in the subfloor wired right to the dishwasher. I wanted to replace it (too much to go into here, just know the subfloor got wet, and I ...
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Help identifying possible dual pot light plug

In my kitchen, I have a number of ceiling lights that take MR16 bulbs. However, I noticed that the plugs seem to also accept another kind of bulb as well. At first, I thought these other sockets were ...
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Wiring smart switch, confused about mishmash of wires in wall box

I'm trying to install a smart switch to control my 3 outdoor lights. 2 wall lights and a lamp in the yard. The house was built in 53, so I assumed there wouldn't be a neutral in the box, so I picked ...
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Sub panel neutral and ground not bonded so why continuity between them?

I have a 125A GE PowerMark Gold Load Center "subpanel" at my detached garage. Subpanel has 2 hots, one neutral with no "connected" ground between panels. The subpanel ground bus ...
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Low Voltage Home Wiring

I have a custom built new construction home, but I was not involved with the build process, so I don't know the thought behind some of the equipment decisions. I am an engineer, so curiosity has me ...
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4 New LED lights, Last one flickering

Just bought a house and took out old ugly garage-looking lights from the kitchen (long bulb in a frame with thin plastic covers), and cut some holes to put in 4 slim recessed LED lights. There are two ...
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Using 14/3 to wire a fan and lights separately

I currently have 14/3 from my panel to a switch box. The switch box has 2 switches, set up such that one switch would turn on the lights of fan/light combos, and the other switch turns on the fans. ...
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New Generator Circuit - 10/3 UF-B to NM-B back to UF-B through attic

I've found bits and pieces that answer most of my project questions, but still a bit unclear. I have about 50' of UF-B and about 25' of NM-B, all 10/3. My project is to run a dedicated circuit from ...
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What are my options for getting this mess of cables under control?

I’m trying to fix this ugly condition in my old house. I understand that a lot of what’s happening here isn’t code complaint, probably in many more ways than I’m aware of. This picture shows the ...
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How to drill through soffit corner?

I need to run some network cabling for a camera but I’m very close to a corner and I don’t want to do more damage than good. It’s very tight so I can’t get there in the attic, but if I could drill up ...
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Help: Black and White Wires on Switch but No Neutral?

I was going to install a Kasa smart switch, which requires a neutral. When I opened up this box, which contains 2 switches that control 2 separate lights outside (porch and walkway), I noticed black ...
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Wiring ceiling light/fan with two wall switches that control the light only

There are a lot of similar questions on here about wiring ceiling fans. I read through many of them but could not manage to apply them directly to my situation. I'm replacing a ceiling light/fan ...
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Test light wiring

I'm renovating a pantry. There was a light in there that didn't work. We were told after purchase that it had been "deactivated". Before I moved the box I tested the wire and it in fact had ...
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Connecting 2 switches to single power source

I know this question gets asked a lot, but I can't seem to make sense of this: Wires on the left: 2 sets of black/white/ground, one set coming from the light, and one set coming from the panel (I ...
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Help to find out Hot/active, Neutral & Earth in this junction box in Australia, NSW

Help to find out Hot/active, Neutral & Earth in this junction box in Australia, NSW It got Red- ? Back-? Green&Yellow - Earth. It seems an old house & wiring with old color standards. Just ...
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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. I suspect the initial set up was not to code. Very novice on ...
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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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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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