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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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Do I need to use two wire types for an indoor/outdoor run to a garage?

I need to install a 14-50 outlet in my garage to charge my car. I have a 200 amp breaker panel on the back of the house. It is approximately a 40' run on the outside of the house to where it would ...
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Noticed light not working in bathroom outlet. Removed outlet & there was no current

Electric current running to 3 GFCI outlets buy not to 4th GFCI & last outlet on circuit.
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Wiring ceiling fan help diagam

I have a ceiling fan/light with remote. There are two single-pole switches that control each (fan/light). The fan works on the remote and from the switch. The light works from the remote and from the ...
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Nest thermost not working with Rheem A/C C wire

My A/C unit was recently replaced. I have a Rheem RGEA14036AJT06XAB. The techs installed a pretty bare-bones thermostat since my old thermostat was reading 5 degrees off. So I decided it was a good ...
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Utilizing existing light switch for new GFCI outlet

We are updating our master bathroom. Currently, we have a GFCI outlet which we are not going to change and a double light switch which controls a ceiling light and a light bar on the wall above the ...
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How can I add a switched circuit to an existing three-way circuit?

I have a basic understanding of home wiring and generally able to "figure things out" as an engineer. I have a single receptacle in my detached garage that is switched with a 3-way switch (...
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Is it ok to use 12gauge wire for 10bulbs 3W? [closed]

I want to put 10 bulbs on our wall mirror to make it full size vanity. Here are my questions hope someone can help me . Is it OK to use 12gauge for 10bulbs 3W? I want to use plug for turning it on ...
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What kind of dimmer switch and ceiling fan are needed to correctly wire and control a ceiling fan?

I’ve read a lot about how people incorrectly install ceiling fans and control them by dimmers. As a result I want to do it right, but nowhere can I find concrete directions on what I need to do. What ...
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Stapling NM cable to panel backboard on the side of the service panel. Any NEC 2017/2020 concerns?

Wasn’t able to use the suggestion in this answered thread Securing NM wiring on the electrical panel back board - Multi-cable staple the way I thought “nipples” on top of the panel would work out. Can ...
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Question about wiring multiple lights in parallel as well a multiple lights in a parallel 3 way

Images from electrical-online.com Is the following diagram of multiple lights in parallel valid? There were some people who claimed it didn't work (they claimed their flow followed the diagram, but ...
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Found cabling in junction box with ground cut

I have a junction box in the garage that has cables with 12-2 with ground. However, the ground wires were clipped back to the sheathing. Background: This is an older house with a fair amount of old ...
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Is this how I add GFCI and Regular Outlet to existing Multi Wire Branch Circuit, 20amp? 12/3 to 12/2 wiring with GFCI

I have a multi wire branch circuit using two 20amp breakers and a single run of 12/3 wire to a single split outlet in our laundry room. The top outlet (black) powers the gas dryer, the bottom outlet ...
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Best way to convert all lights on one switch, to one switch per room

I’m about to tackle refinishing some parts of my basement. When you walk down the stairs, there’s one switch that controls all the lights; I’d like to convert that to one switch per room. Is it code-...
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Breaker/Junction Box

I am currently wiring for a spa. Have dug an 18 in trench. I will run (4) #6 wires to a 60 amp breaker box approx 55ft away from the main panel and then run from that box the additional wiring 25ft to ...
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I am switching out a 8 gauge aluminum wire on a 30 amp 2 pole breaker for my dryer less than 25. Can I use 10/2 copper? '

I have an old house where some aluminum Branch wiring was used. On the oven, water heater and dryer. There is an 8 gauge aluminum wire for the dryer on 30 amp double pole breaker. I already bought and ...
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What light switch wiring do I have

Here are 2 pictures of separate light switches in my house I want to get smart switches. What type of wiring do I have. Ie what type of switch do I needenter image description here
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Does this seem like the right place to tap a C-Wire from my heater?

I need a C-wire for my thermostat but my heater only has R and W connectors (red circle). On the schematic on the heater, up top (red arrow), looks like: 5 is 24V Gnd (bit hard to read but i've ...
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Replacement of light switch connected by wires of 5 different colours

My light switch is connected by wires of 5 colours. After breaking the original one, I tried to replace but no idea about the colours, no label on the connector. Black and white were twisted together. ...
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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 |___||...
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Why do some LED bulbs stay on when my dimmer is off? [duplicate]

The front room of our rented house has 8 down-lighter spotlights on one of those dimmers that you use a silver disc to turn on and off and supposedly dim. Beside the switch is another separate dimmer ...
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setting up a secondary panel with generator (Wire Guidance needed)

I am attempting to gather the supplies needed to setup a secondary panel for a backup generator. The generator itself is a Westinghouse 7500 model that explicitly states that the neutral bonding has ...
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Securing NM wiring on the electrical panel back board - Multi-cable staple

Would much appreciate your input on whether - It's NEC 2017 approved to use the below (or similar) multi cable staple when securing NM cable within 12" of the service panel, by attaching the ...
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Remove 1 Light/Switch to Operate on It's Own

I have 7 lights in my kitchen going into my butler's pantry. There are five light switches that controls the lights. 1 switch in the butler's pantry, 3 switches in the kitchen and 1 switch outside of ...
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(yet another) Ceiling fan capacitor identification and replacement

Could I get some help identifying this blown (and very smelly) capacitor from a ceiling fan, and maybe suggest where replacements may be found? I'm not sure how to read the label. Also there is no ...
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Multiple wires in kitchen light fixture

I recently bought a house built in 1952 and am trying to change the light fixture in the kitchen ceiling. When I took the old light fixture off, I noticed that the wires coming from the ceiling were ...
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3 Way Switch Help!

We are replacing the switches in the basement and one of them was a dimmer knob, see attached photo. We replaced it with a Leviton 3 way switch and we just cannot seem to get it to work. I’m at a loss....
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Can you put an electrical switch inside a walk-in closet according to NEC?

I have a walk-in closet where I would like to put a switched light ceiling-mounted fixture. According to NEC can I put the switch inside the closet (next to the door), or does the switch need to be on ...
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When adding new light to existing lights, only 1 or the other works

So I asked a similar question several weeks ago & tried a couple of the ideas put forth, but I could not get all the lights to work properly. Here's the full story including some additional ...
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How to run electrical wires in an exterior wall with a low-pitched roof?

I am hoping to run electrical wires in my exterior walls, but I have a very low pitched roof which makes it tough to get to that part of the attic. To give some examples: One of my switches does not ...
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Changing dimmers to a 3 way switch

I have a dimmer that turns on and off in 2 locations,. Want to get rid of dimmers. How do you make the dimmer a 3 way? I have 2 black wires. I want to know where I put the 2 black wires on my new ...
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GFCI protection on a shower light

I am adding a light/fan inside a shower. I would like to add GFCI protection. I have a standard circuit and thought I could simply take the line to a GFCI outlet, then take the load to the switch, ...
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Add switches to existing circuit

3 way switch 1 I currently have 5 lights controlled by two 3-way switches. Not sure if this is relevant, but the above exists in a partially finished basement(Ceiling and two walls exist). I am ...
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Using a three-wire cable across two breakers

I recently had a new panel installed and asked for a couple new runs to be installed at the same time. The electrician used a 14/3 cable (red-black-white) for each of these new runs, informing me that ...
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Need of ground cable?

First I want to mention that I've studied telecommunications (here in my country, is very similar to electrical engineering, I've studied circuit theory and electronics), although I've only dealt with ...
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can i install an outlet here?

i would like to place a receptacle outside my house. i have found a couple of this two black and green wires on the wall. i was wondering if there is the possibility of wiring a receptacle here. it is ...
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In old houses is it normal to use multi wire wiring bundles out of the breaker box?

I have an old house, ca 1928. A lot of the wiring is old. A lot has been replaced over the years. I'm not an electrician but I am very comfortable doing wiring. But I don't have the experience of an ...
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How do I determine how my outlets and switches were wired after I removed them all?

I have very little electrical knowledge. I now believe I have done one of the most ignorant things I've ever done. Updating my home to sell, figured I'd switch out the switch and outlets. And here we ...
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Electrical Outlet arc burned the wire. Do I need to replace the entire line?

Wife notice an odd smell (sort of like chlorine) coming near an outlet last night. I immediately shut off the breaker and took off the covers to investigate. The last homeowners put in one of these ...
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What type wire to use for 240V, 30amp, 6-30R, with 60' run?

I'm installing a glass kiln with specs of 240V, 30amp, 6-30R, with 60' run for wire. I need to run from the breaker box-in the garage-to the basement where the kiln will sit. What type of wire to use?...
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How can I safely get power strip to desk in center of room?

I can't even tell if this is a stupid question anymore. I have a desk in the center of a 12′ × 13′ room, on which I would like to have a power strip to power a computer and other, less power-hungry ...
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Two switches on the same single hot wire

I opened up a box with two switches to witness this: The hot (which is white, I've confirmed) is looped around the far light switch, then pushed into the connector in the back of the near light ...
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Vanity wiring issue

Doing a bathroom renovation and was just looking to update fixtures and switches and ran into an issue. The box is new as I was getting shocked from the metal box that was there previously. I found ...
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How to wire light switch separate line/load Wires to single wire

My existing Light switch died and I’m looking to replace with a different brand. My wall has separate line and separate load wires. And the switch I purchased has a single wire labeled load/line How ...
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Is there a problem with this service neutral?

I've been having issues with lights flickering and unbalanced voltage on either leg and after some research it seems like it's a bad neutral somewhere. These are the service wires coming into the ...
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3-way switch replacement mystery: can I solve it without a meter?

3-way switch replacement mystery: I wanted to replace the old, beige toggle switches in our kitchen and hall with Leviton Decora white paddle switches. The kitchen was easy, just removed the wire from ...
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GFCI Electrical outlet near outdoor fountain wall - Shutoff switch needed?

I'm installing an outdoor electrical outlet on the back side of a fountain wall. Basically it's a 5 foot tall wall that flows water down the front of it, into a catch basin where it is pumped back to ...
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Securing wiring around the electrical panel - NEC 2017 appropriate?

Trying to make sure I am up to code for securing some the AC/BX wiring coming out of my QO main svc panel (QO142M200PCAFVP). Not a lot of room to work with, the joists run a bit over a foot above the ...
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Wiring Kitchen Lights: 6 lights a 3 way switch with 1 light within the 6 being controlled by another switch

I am remodeling my kitchen and changing the light configuration. Currently I have one large light for the full kitchen controlled by two switches and another light over the sink controlled by a ...
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After installing GFCI outlet in bathroom, why won't my light fixture turn on?

I recently installed an updated light fixture in my bathroom and swapped a standard outlet for a GFCI. Both are seemingly running through a single light switch. Once everything was installed the light ...
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Why has one circuit lost power?

About 2 days ago we noticed that a 20 amp (single pole) circuit breaker was tripped. Ok not a big deal, it's doing it's job. Then I noticed that the breaker was tripping even with a single light on. ...

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