Questions tagged [wiring]

The installation of wire and/or electrical devices, to allow the transmission of electricity from one point to another.

896 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
0 answers
175 views

What kind of wiring is this?

Single conductor in a very rigid rubbery or tar like jacket. Almost like a knob and tube with an outer jacket that is like a continuous tube. This stuff is long-ago decommissioned but I'm just ...
user avatar
  • 19k
3 votes
0 answers
433 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
0 answers
461 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 482
3 votes
0 answers
322 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
0 answers
82 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
0 answers
99 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
0 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 608
3 votes
2 answers
10k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
0 answers
37 views

Unexpected extractor fan wire voltages

I've got an old Manrose XF100S extractor fan which could do with replacing, and I was thinking of upgrading to the one containing a timer. The feed appears to be standard UK three core and earth as ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
54 views

Ceiling fan with only 2 wires

I currently have a ceiling fan installed with the use of a dual gang box, with one switch controlling the fan and the other controlling the light. We are shopping around for new fans and are seeing ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
71 views

How to run retrofit ground wire to a new (4-wire 50A) receptacle?

I will be adding a ground to an existing 3-wire setup in oder to make it safe and code-complaint. Will the new bare Cu ground wire use the same receptacle knockout (bottom) as the Al jacketed 3-wire, ...
user avatar
  • 103
2 votes
0 answers
92 views

New lights installed but won’t work

My son installed some lights in my living room and tapped into an outlet to run the wires. We keep having issues with the lights sometimes working but mostly not. It doesn’t flip the breaker so it ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
125 views

Convert Fan (on 14/3) to 2 single pole Light & Outlet

I have a light switch that has 14/2 (power) coming into the box, and 14/3 going out to the ceiling (where there was a fan). The 14/3 carried light/fan controls separately. I removed the fan and ...
user avatar
  • 151
2 votes
0 answers
89 views

Fixing range hood wiring inside cabinet

We just moved in to a new house and the inspector noted that the wiring above the range hood was done improperly: There appears to be a splice in the cable without a junction box so the inspector ...
user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
0 answers
71 views

How to wire a 2 stage heat pump with gas furnace

I bought a new house last year and this is the first winter I've been in it. It have a gas furnace that we've been using as the only heat source. The other day, I went to clean the condensor coils and ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
76 views

Wall wiggly, how to make outlets straight?

The wall behind the tile is not flat in this area, and, even if it were, the tiles are quite variable in thickness. I am trying to get the outlets and switch to sit in the same plane. The problem is ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
46 views

New extension and wiring. Speakers cut out when something is turned on/off

My father recently had a new extension done to his house. (British, early 80s, if that helps) One wall was removed, and moved backwards to extend the lounge. This involved new wiring being installed ...
user avatar
  • 141
2 votes
0 answers
182 views

Why do I have 80v from my black wire to the ground and 30v from the neutral wire to ground on my single pole switch^

I just bought a house and looking to fix things up. I encountered a single pole light switch in a metallic box with three NM white cables coming in (2 wires and a ground). With the switch on the "...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
78 views

How do I connect remote control ceiling fan to fan box with four house wires (two white, two black?)

I’m replacing very old ceiling fans in our house. Each the old fans have lights controlled by one switch and the fan controlled by another switch. The house wires in the ceiling fan box connect to the ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
175 views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
199 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 189
2 votes
0 answers
522 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
129 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
127 views

Nest Thermostat wiring for heat pump

I am trying to replace my Honeywell Thermostat that is connected to a Honeywell EIM with a Nest Thermostat. I only have a 4 wire (G,B,R and W) ran from the EIM to the thermostat. My understanding is I ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
998 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
135 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
274 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
47 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
58 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
53 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
165 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
74 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
81 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
104 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 503
2 votes
0 answers
376 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
73 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
378 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 251
2 votes
0 answers
79 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 715
2 votes
0 answers
236 views

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 |___||...
user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
0 answers
124 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 494
2 votes
0 answers
52 views

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?
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
357 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
88 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
76 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
48 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
35 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
0 answers
77 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
143 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 121
2 votes
0 answers
51 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
581 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 21

1
2 3 4 5
18