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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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Help! Need to straighten new Ethernet cord

I recently purchased a 50 metre Ethernet cable to run from the modem downstairs to the bedroom upstairs (along the walls as I’m currently in a renting situation), but I can’t straighten the cord to be ...
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4 Wire connections to fuse box

On an unrelated reason I had pulled the covering of my fuse box(Moved in 2 years and was a complete remodel) and noticed that 2 of the 4 wire connections do not have the white wire ran to the bar like ...
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wanting to install a smart ecobee thermostate

I have a Honeywell Chomotherm III thermostat, do not have batteries installed. Try to figure out if I have a C wire connection. The thermostate working, and have 5 wire, however the blue wire is ...
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1000-watt mini split needs 6 AWG?

If I'm reading NEC correctly, my mere 1000-watt mini splits will require whopping 6 AWG wire, for the legs from the attic junction boxes through the exterior conduit to the panel. MCA (Minimum Circuit ...
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Mounting Network Switch on Aluminum Wiring Box [closed]

Hi I need to be able to mount a networking switch on the inside of a wiring box. The options I've come up with are mounting tape, velcro adhesive, and the conventional way of using screws drilled into ...
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how can I connect multiple lighting wires to one power supply wire [closed]

I have a 5 pendant light fixture where each pendant has a three wires: one labeled N, one labeled E and one labeled L. These need to be connected to black power wire, the white wire and the ground of ...
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Wiring switch from light with no power at light

how to wire a new switch and light from an existing light that has the power source at the switch. I am having trouble finding a power source for one led ceiling light. It was originally installed off ...
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"Main" panel wiring

At my property the power company installed the meter with a box below it with a 200 AMP breaker. There are lugs inside to attach wires directly to the bar so they feed directly from that breaker. So....
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Can I add a GFCI receptacle to the light circuit in my bathroom?

I have a 4" sq. metal box with 2 cables feeding the location. 1 cable is standard romex with a hot and neutral- no ground. The other cable is old cloth insulated with a hot, neutral and a ground, ...
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Aquarite Chlorine Generator

Had our pool guy install aquarite chlorine generator. It would not power on and he stated it was a bad unit. We got a new one and installed it. The same thing is happening. What we witnessed is when ...
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Ceiling wiring for pendant lamp

Trying to connect a pendant light with one blue, one red, and one green/yellow wire. Picture of my ceiling: Copper wire, Black single wire, two white wires (they were connected, and I found later one ...
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Remove outlet from light switch that controls recessed lighting

I've been searching DIY but haven't found a clear "how-to" for my exact situation. I've got a light switch that controls both the recessed lighting in a room as well as an entire outlet ...
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Running cable to sub panel 125amp

I am putting a 125amp sub panel beside my main breaker and am figuring out the correct wire sizes. For the 2 hots to the sub-panel, I will use 1/0 gauge. For the ground, I will use 4gauge aluminum. ...
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How should I connect the ground wire for my lantern?

I just joined the website and have a question about installing a new lantern, that I have not yet purchased, on a covered balcony. Would you please answer my questions? When I removed the existing ...
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How can I wire multiple receptacles to one switch with power coming to the switch first

I have five outlets I'm trying to wire to one switch my power source is at the switch something I've done is not right because when I turn on the switch it pops a breaker
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Light Fixture Has Two Hot & Neutral Wires

Not sure what to do here. The light fixture has two hot/black wires and two neutral wires. It was only servicing one light fixture, so I don't know what to do with it. I didn't uninstall it originally ...
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Wiring two duplex switches

I have two duplex switches (4 controls) which I would like to replace with just two normal single switches. Current setup: 1 switch for the ceiling light within the ceiling fan, 1 switch for the ...
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Installing new light fixture: unsure of multiple ground wires

Looking to install a new light fixture. From the ceiling there is a black wire, white wire and bare copper wire From the light there is also a black wire, white wire and bare copper wire The plate has ...
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Can Nm 14/2 be pulled thru armorlite?

I have an older house that is 1920s. I was attempting to replace the old wire box/knob and tube when I noticed they had it buried in the wall from the switch to the ceiling. I have 14/2 nm cable. Can ...
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Belling IHT602 Induction Hob - wiring advice to single-phase with four cores?

I've bought a second-hand Belling IHT602 Induction Hob which has four cores... Green/Yellow - Earth Blue - Neutral Two Lives - Brown and Black I've installed a similar hob before (DIY, not an ...
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How should this fan and light be wired correctly?

I need to replace a combination switch because I don't think it's wired safely and I think the variable speed control killed the current ceiling fan. The light is a three way switch - a second switch ...
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How to daisychain with ferrules into screw-down connections?

I am installing some architrave power sockets into a garage ceiling, so I have flexibility to move light fixtures around. Country is New Zealand, and the line voltage specs are 230V AC 50 HZ. I have ...
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Change broken wire from socket of standing lamp

Attached image of socket . I couldnt figure out how to remove two end of wire from socket. Wire is broken and I would like to install new wire in this socket. If you attached any video link or thread ...
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Ideas to insulate telecom box in closet

Looking to insulate this box in my closet, I have cockroaches in the house and I think they are coming from this opening, because the wires go up into the attic and I seen them crawling around up ...
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What wires needed for my basement circuits?

I am doing the electrical work for my basement. I have a kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. I will divide them into 4 circuits. Circuit 1 (Kitchen): Fridge Freezer Microwave Lights Blender Kettle ...
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110 volts is not enough to run more than two space heaters or one been here at a coffee pot at the same time

It gets pretty cold where I need a space heater in two rooms at the same time but I can't without tripping the circuit then I have to go outside put the switch it's just too cold to do that. How can I ...
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What is the recommended wire for a new 60Amp subpanel in a residential home

I would like to install a new subpanel in my attached garage in Texas. I plan to install a 100 Amp panel with a 60 Amp breaker in the main, which should be plenty adequate for the wood working tools I ...
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Connecting three way switch to Lutron dimmer

My old light switch has connected black, red, and white wires. My new Lutron unit has a black, red, and a red/white wire. I’m seeking guidance on which wires to connect together for this three way to ...
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I am trying to Determine Wire Size and Capacity

This is regarding Aluminum wire with the following writing on it; ALCAN CALIF 4CDRS6AL TYPE SE CABLE STYLE SER TYPE XHHW CONDUCTORS 300 VOLTS
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Need to power 800 sf tiny house 350 feet from transformer [duplicate]

I have a 800 ft.² tiny house that I need to run power to. Based on load calculations, I need a 70 amp service feeder. The only major electrical appliances include three 12,000 BTU mini splits and a ...
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Running two dryers same circuit, controlled by switch [duplicate]

I have two dryers side by side in my basement, one is for a dog washing business. One is for my clothes. I don't need both running ever at the same time so I currently just unplug and plug in ...
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Are 15 amp outlets in the same junction box as a 20 amp outlet acceptable by code?

So I went through a project to add a handful out outlets to the outside of my house, and being one to only do things once I decided it was going to be a 2-gang box, one 20 amp receptacle and one 15 ...
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Ceiling box has two reds and two blacks - how to wire this?

I have a three or maybe four way switch to a ceiling box. I guess a ceiling fan was there before we moved in. But since we moved in the previous owner just put up a light fixture and removed the ...
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Exterior light fixtures mud-in j-box

Exterior light fixtures mud-in j-box Hello! Has anyone installed exterior sconces with the j-boxes hidden behind the siding? I know it’s an unconventional way to install exterior lights but trying to ...
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How can a 240V device with a single hot terminal be wired with two 120v hot wires?

US based. I am looking to install this radiant floor themostat: https://www.homedepot.com/p/QuietWarmth-120-Volt-240-Volt-7-Day-Programmable-Floor-Warming-Thermostat-THERMPRO/318528774 The thermostat ...
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Google Nest Outdoor Camera - Re-Wiring (Wire Type)

Last year, I had an ADT system installed, along with some Google outdoor cameras. I have an extra camera that I acquired recently and would like to follow a similar setup as the other cameras. From ...
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How much EMF interference, if any, is likely from 10-foot separation of conductors?

As I'm investigating my bathroom's wiring in anticipation of an update, I've found a violation of NEC 300.3(B) (that conductors need to run in the same raceway, cable, etc.). I understand that problem,...
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Fan wiring - unable to get ceiling fan work with switch

Trying to install ceiling fan. There are 3 wire (black, red, white and ground). Both black and red are hot. The green one in the picture is from fan mount. The bare wire is the ground coming from ...
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How does my light fixture work and how can I replace it?

We just bought a house and aren’t loving the light fixture. I know most light fixtures you can replace yourself Or a company to do it for a small fee. However, ours is definitely a DIY situation from ...
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Three Way Switch Receptacle Combo

I currently have a 3 way switch controlling a single light. What I was hoping to accomplish, was replace one of the switches with a switch receptacle combo. Switch1 = image 1, left as is Switch2 = ...
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Unknown red wire in ceiling

I am replacing a ceiling fan, which I have done before. However, I have never come across this exact scenario. My ceiling box has a grouping of white wires, a grouping of black wires, and a single red ...
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Light switch confusion

Okay so here's my issue, I have a tenant whose kitchen light stopped working one day. It's operated by two switches so far as I know. One of the breakers was tripped and would not reset. The switches ...
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running new feeder from exposed-basement load center to basement wall-mounted subpanel, + adj. duplex receptacle, THEN outside for 2 deck circuits

Project Context: about to place deck boards on wholly redone, raised, attached, front of house/front door accessing, 6'x20' deck. We are in IL, just south of the WI state line. Before laying these ...
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Mogul base 3 way only on 2nd and 3rd rotation of knob

I recently bought a new mogul 3-way base and new bulb. The first click of knob nothing happens and then the 2nd and 3rd click light is on, normal, and at same brightness. Tried 3 new bulbs all the ...
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Can I install under cab power to existing cabinets without destroying backsplash or cabinet?

We are owner/builders of a new construction house. We installed power under the cabinets for an outlet strip and then a light box. Except I completely missed - until now - that the electrician missed ...
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Can I bond a ground wire to a junction box that is using metal conduit for ground

I'm trying to clean up a situation where there's originally rigid metal conduit and no ground wires from the panel. Someone has added flexible metal conduit at several junction boxes down line that ...
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How to completely remove a 3way light switch

I have a 3-Way “Master Switch” that controls all of the outlets on the main floor. Is there a way that I can remove both switches so there is no way to turn the outlets off except for the breaker?
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Can you use wall switches and fan speed regulator in conjunction with a ceiling fan remote or do you have to choose between the two control options?

I removed an old ceiling fan with a light, wired to 2 3-way switches and a dimmer for the fan speed...so 4 wires in the ceiling box-black, red, white, green. The new fan has only 3 wires - red, white, ...
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How can I safely pass power from an extension cord through a shed wall?

I just purchased a shed and would like to run a few things (light, fan, etc.) inside. The shed is not wired for power, so I was going to just run an extension cord to the shed. Rather than drill a ...
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Where do I get a "C" common wire on Utica Boiler UH15B-060K

Here are some pictures. The thermostat currently has 2 wired, red and white. There's 3rd wire available that's not connected to anything, and not connected to the boiler anywhere either. And the ...
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