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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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Basement Bedroom wiring help needed

To start it’s important to state my knowledge is minimal but I follow direction well and have watched all the YouTube electricians. My goal is this, run a homerun from my panel to a roughed in 12x13 ...
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I want to wire my outdoor solar motion light to my indoor led string light, (ie: inside an RV)

I've seen this done however I'm not sure how to accomplish this without a little help. I would like to find a way to wire my outdoor solar motion sensor light to my indoor led light string. Ideally I ...
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How do I wire a 4-wire 220v cooktop to a 3 prong plug?

I just bought a new cooktop which comes with 4 exposed wires. It also comes with a diagram on how to configure it using a NEMA 10-50p type plug -- which is great because that matches the type of ...
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Wiring dimmer switches in 12V DC circuit with LEDs?

I'm installing some LEDs in my RV that I want to operate via dimmer switches, and would like some help validating that I've installed the dimmers switches in the circuits correctly. Please see the ...
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Trouble in rewiring a 4-way after removing transformer that was connected to the middle box

Previously, I had a low-voltage single light fixture controlled by three switches. However, I recently replaced it with a regular fixture, eliminating the need for the transformer. Unfortunately, I ...
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Removing motion sensor from floodlight

I removed the motion sensor from my floodlights since it no longer works. It has 4 neutral wires bundled together.(2 for the lights, 1 for attaching to the house wire and 1 for the sensor) I cut the ...
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How do I connect thermostat C-wire to Peerless boiler setup?

I’m having issues getting power to the thermostats over the C-wire. I have both an HVAC system and an oil burner (Peerless WBV -03 Boiler with a Hydrostat 3250-Plus control module). The oil burner ...
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Replacing wall switch - box has 3 sets of wires (3 black, 3 red, 3 white, 3 copper)

Didn't take a photo of old set up. I installed the new switch and now the light fixture works on and off but the outlets do not. Is it an installation issue or light switch issue (bought single pole) -...
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How do I install a smart switch with this wiring I don't understand?

I have lots of experience with wiring switches and lights/fans, when the existing wiring it's the standard hot, neutral, ground to the device and 2x neutral(tied together), 2x hot(line and load), and ...
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Does Kitchen's 2' Outlet Spacing Apply if Counter is Beneath Window?

I am remodeling my kitchen and trying to bring it up to code for wiring. I had an electrician out to scope the project and he mentioned that you need an outlet every 2' of counterspace. My question is,...
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What is a traveler wire and how does it work?

I have been doing little bits of electrical lately, mostly wiring up basic single pole switches and outlets and I have been trying to learn more as I go. When looking at some diagrams for 3 way ...
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Thermostat wiring( honeywell t6360b

trying to install a new thermostat but I can't get it to work. In the pics you can see the old setup and diagram and the new diagram. From that I understand I should connect brown to 1, blue to 2,and ...
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Two Gang switch wiring for two separate devices Australian standards

I am raplacing the old two gang switch with a similar new one ( simple circuitry for two devices operating independently). Kindly help me identify the correct wiring before removing old wiring which ...
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Why did a new switch switch trip three breakers?

I replaced an old light fixture over my kitchen sink with an LED light. Everything worked well. The switch beside the sink with a standard outlet in same box were old ( at least 40 years) also. I ...
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Pigtailed switch from outlet

I'm in the process of wiring an outlet and a switch to control a light fixture. I wanted to check if my wiring is correct before proceeding further. Here's the setup: I have a 14/2 wire entering a 2-...
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AFCI/GFCI 15amp vs 20amp outlet ratings

This may have been answered before but I have a question about receptacles. Excluding the load, the wiring, and the panel breaker - what is the difference between a 15amp AFCI/GFCI receptacle and a ...
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Can I use a double pole breaker in a slot that allows tandem breakers?

I have a Siemens 200 Amp 30 spaces/40 circuit load center that allows me to use tandem breakers. I am not interested in using them, but I'd like to add one 45 Amp double pole circuit breaker. Would be ...
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20 volt drop in electric line

EDIT: Added photo and comment about other fixture. I recently replaced an outdoor fixture because the old one wasn't working. The new one didn't work either, so I started sleuthing. It turns out ...
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Can I install a new dimmer on existing aluminum wiring?

I have aluminum wiring. Can I install a dimmer switch in place of a standard toggle switch and also standard on/off switches without the ground wire?
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whole house electrical grid is pulsing

pulsing can mostly seen in the light fixtures however you can hear it in the vent fans aswell I live in south Jersey and for the last two weeks my house's electrical grid has been wanky. I had pseg (...
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Add an additional light to the end of a standard three-way switch/light configuration

I've seen this question before, and I found one answer that sounds feasible. I need to add a light at the top of a stairwell that has a three-way switch/light configuration, BUT, I cannot fish ...
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Switch old light switch to new dimmer

I've moved into a older US home I'm trying to update a light switch to a dimmer. The wires are clothed but in good condition. There are two wires going to the top side screw and one on the bottom. I ...
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Oddly wired GFCI plug in my house - is this correct?

We have GFCI plugs in our kitchen and the other day we blew a breaker when we had an electric kettle and an air fryer going at the same time on the same circuit. I reset the breaker but the two ...
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Merging multiple circuits into a single one at the panel

I am working on slowly updating my house with new wiring and I have a question regarding proper circuit setup. My house has 2 stories and currently, I work on the second-floor guest bedroom. There are ...
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GFCI outlet and roof leak

The GFCI outlet in one of the bathrooms tripped and is now blinking red. It says it’s now a bad outlet. I’ve flipped the breaker to off for safety but my concern is that this is from a leaky roof I ...
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Why do my outlets show reversed ground and neutral?

Suddenly my house (built in late 60s) has a circuit that all the outlets have tested (with 3 light Klien Tester) have ground neutral reverse code. Steps Taken: replaced all 6 outlets and 1 switch on ...
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Home Voip GV service/Phones not working with Cat5e wiring

General networking. Landline telephone number using a digital voip google voice service box. I want the GV box and phone moved into the hall bedroom. I can’t get a dial tone on my landline ...
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Sweating Power Supply Wire on Ceiling Light

Laundry room light fixture,(flush mount/boob style light but no center bolt), disconnected from the ceiling as soon as I touched it to change the burnt out light bulbs. Both the pan/canopy and glass ...
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Can you send a load line from an outlet to a ceiling fixture?

I have a 1920s house (United States) with a receptacle on the main floor where the bottom outlet has constant power and the top outlet is controlled by a single pole light switch, as would be expected ...
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How should my new light fixture be connected to these wires?

I thought this would be a really quick job. One live wire, one neutral wire, and one ground wire. Cut the power, hook up the 3 wires, turn on the power… The problem was that when i opened up the ...
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How can I transition NM cable (coming out of drywall to peninsula cabinet) into conduit with THHN wiring for the peninsula outlet?

I have a roll of NM at the end of one of the (currently inactive) 2 kitchen circuits, which the electrician left for peninsula wiring. NM is coming out of drywall, under the counter, going directly ...
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Light working after washing machine has run

An electrician has looked at this and said it is legal because it was up to code when it was made. But if changes are done to it, it must be up to the current code. I will have it fixed by the same ...
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Attached garage with sub panel not wired correctly, needs upgrade [duplicate]

200 amp service, 30 amp breaker from main to the garage sub panel, which is 97 feet run. The conductor is 12/2, in the sub panel has two 20 amp breakers and three 15 amp. I want to upgrade to 200 amps,...
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What size ground wire is required for a 14-50 outlet?

I have installed a 14-50 Bryant outlet with 6/3 plus a 10 gauge ground. However I am going to use it on my welder with an adapter cord from 14-50 to 6-50 connection. With that said I only have a 10 ...
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For the electric wire of a lamp, is the ribbed wire connected to the taller prong?

Does the ribbed wire get connected to the taller prong on the outlet?
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What's a tidy way to transition a THHN ground wire out of EMT?

For some networking equipment (PoE security cameras, PoE IoT devices, outside point-to-point wireless links to other locations) that will be mounted on the perimeter and roof of my residence, I'm ...
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Why does my gas furnace sometimes fail to start, but thermostat believes it is on?

I have a Bryant 394CAZ036100 natural gas furnace that operates normally part of the time. But at other times, though the thermostat thinks the heat is on, the furnace has failed to turn on and the ...
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when I use my microwave I can see and hear Sparks coming from behind my refrigerator. What's going on? What can I do to fix it?

Dude I don't know I just want to know why when I use my microwave the outlet behind my refrigerator starts sparking and I can see and hear it and that's the only time it does it the only time the ...
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Toronto Condo light fixture 4 cable

I’m trying to wire my light to the ceiling, but i’m so lost with this 4 wire coming out from the wall.. Do you guys know what colour should be connected with which? 😭 Thanks for the help!
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Light Switch controls nothing

We bought a condo in south Florida that has two bedrooms. Each bedroom has two wall switches, one switch controls the ceiling fan and the other one doesn’t control anything that I can find. Checked ...
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How do I wire my ceiling lamp?

I have two white wires, two black wires, two bare wires and a red wire coming from junction box. My ceiling lamp has one copper wire, one white one black and one green wire. How do I connect these ...
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Is it acceptable to wire a humidifier to my gas furnace using just the W & C wires in the control board?

I'm looking to install a AprilAire 500M humidifier on to my furnace with the main goal that the humidifier switches on only when the heating switches on. I'm not looking to have the humidifier work ...
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Is a light fixture with an ETL (Intertek) safety rating considered safe under NEC Guidelines?

I purchased 6 KnLnny Ware 4" recessed LED lights for my kitchen. In checking out the lights I noticed there isn't a UL certification only an ETL certification from Intertek. Is this an acceptable ...
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Why is a ground wire required between main and subpanels? [duplicate]

I am trying to get a understanding as to WHY some people say this is wrong. The setup I have is main panel is 200 amp in a chicken house. I want to install a 100 amp subpanel in a new garage that is ...
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3-way switch has two separate circuit hot wires from the breaker?

I have an old 1921 home with a 3-way switch for the upstairs banister hallway. The switch locations are on either end of the staircase and it controls the track lighting on the 2nd floor. I wanted to ...
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Best way to wire this ring cam?

I have this light box with 6 wires coming out from two channels. The top has red, yellow and white with black stripe. The lower channel has black, white and bare wire. The ring cam has a green/yellow,...
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Does cloth-covered wiring inside flex conduit need to be replaced when I replace a fixture? [duplicate]

The pull chain on an old Allied Mouled incandescent lamp holder broke. Do I need to have an electrician replace what I think is rubberized cloth covered wiring before installing a new Leviton ...
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Does this wiring diagram look correct to code?

My electrician had to leave the state for work and unsure when he’s going to get back. For now I’m just wanting to pull the Romex (12/2) to connect everything, so I can get the drywall hung in order ...
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Why would a ceiling fan not work after installation?

Replaced a ceiling fan thinking the motor was faulty, however the new one is not turning on. I wired the fan following the instructions below without luck. I’m using wago connectors to connect the ...
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Why does my new fixture keeps tripping the breaker?

I have a basic ceiling light in a room with a 3-way switch. I removed the existing fixture that was wired in the basic format (neutral-white, load-black, ground -bare). I replaced it with an ornate ...
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