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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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How should I connect my Lutron Casetas switch with only one hot (black) wire?

Within the wall switch box, there is a single black wire, neutral wire, and ground wire. I'm installing the Lutron Caseta dimmer (doesn't require a neutral wire connection). On the Casetas, there are ...
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Transformer going into receptacle obstructed by board behind it

I am in the process of upgrading my doorbell transformer. (I am the fella from yesterday with the question about broken off back stabbed wires, registered with a proper account this time) In addition ...
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Replacing a wall outlet with three black and three white wires with a smart outlet with one white and one black wire

I got a Kasa Smart WI-Fi Power Outlet for Christmas and want to replace an outlet in my living room with this. The Smart Outlet has one White, one Black and one Green wire coming out of it and no ...
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Can I drill a hole in PVC conduit body to run a coax cable?

I need to install a new grounding rod at my house and will be running the grounding conductor through an LB body and PVC conduit down to the ground. But I also need to run a new coax cable into the ...
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Best way to run power to mobile home

I have 3 feeder wires coming up underground from the meter and main disconnect. They tie in to a 50amp receptacle box and a 6 AWG cord With 8Awg ground all in one. That cord goes into my electrical ...
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GFI turns off dishwasher heating element

Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn’t seem to be heating for dry cycle when used. when taken apart heating element heats fine but GFI turns off. What suggestion do you have to solve the problem? Thanks for ...
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Reason for red wire in switch box?

BLUF: need help with what to do with a red wire from the panel. I'm replacing a bedroom switch with a Kasa smart switch. The old switch didn't control anything (previous owner must have removed the ...
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3-Way Light Switch Replacement Question

I have a 3-way light switch that I am trying to replace upstairs. The light switch controls a hall light, and there are 2 other light switches that control the same light. I've already replaced the ...
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I have an electric circuit issue

I have 120 volts at the junction box but only 17 volts at the light switch. What can cause this? I checked the circuit at the last junction box, that shows 120 volts. I checked at the switch, it shows ...
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Is it safe to use a receptacle with wires broken off in the backstab connectors?

I bought a new doorbell which required me replacing my transformer. My current transformer is attached to a receptacle that sits right below my panel. Turned the power off to it, unscrewed it, found ...
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Installing a ceiling fan/light with a receiver and two wall switches

I have the following ceiling light/fan combo that I’m going to install (Ashby Park ceiling fan Instructions) in a bedroom that has two light switches. One for the light and one for a fan. However, due ...
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How can I switch between a dishwasher and a 2 gallon undercounter water heater on same circuit?

Our water heater is a long way from the kitchen, and we waste a lot of water waiting for hot water to the sink. There is a 20a circuit breaker that powers the dishwasher and disposer. The dishwasher ...
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Wire termination under cabinet

When I moved into my home, there was an ancient under-cabinet fluorescent light fixture over the kitchen sink, which I promptly removed. The fixture was just mounted to the cabinet, no electrical box, ...
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Can I split a circuit in the middle of a 3-wire cable?

I have an existing 14/3 romex that only has two standard lights on the run. I want to cut this wire, continue that run, but also I want a simple electric outlet in my basement. This is where the 14/2 ...
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Help replacing fluorescent light fixture - 2 sets of black and 2 sets of white

I am replacing fluorescent light fixture. The previous owner had 2 fluorescent light fixtures connected with a single switch. Those lights stopped working. I checked its not the tubes that were just ...
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Removing old cable that goes through external wall

I need to remove an unused cable that goes through my external wall. Is there a method to do this or do I just pull it with force? The old cable was connected to a TV satellite dish outside that was ...
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What type of electrical supply is this? (Canada)

I'm interested in buying a home-energy monitoring product, the type with current sensors that clamp onto one or more main electrical feed wires. In order to determine what products would work, and ...
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What kind of wire this is in my ceilling

There are 3 black and 4 white wires. We found it in our 2nd floor condominium ceilling when cutting holes for lights. Is black wire power line from meter to breaker panel ? These homes were built ...
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Wiring receptacle [duplicate]

Take a look at attached picture of one of my wall outlet. I am removing switch from this outlet to make it always hot, and use that switch to control recessed lights. As you can see, 2 of the neutral ...
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Multiple Dead Outlets, Breaker not tripped

I am hoping for some help here because this problem is driving me nuts. A few days ago our outdoor outlets stopping working (we had Xmas lights plugged in). There is also an outlet in our basement ...
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Drilling into wall opposite an ADT control panel — voltage detector going crazy, is this a no-go?

First, I’m very inexperienced. I’m trying to hang a mirror on a wall, but the opposite side of the wall has a newer “smart home” ADT control panel. I figured there’d be some wiring to avoid, but my ...
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Wiring two lights on one switch

I bought some hanging lights to replace two sets of lights in the kitchen. The hanging lights are controlled by two switches on the wall. There are two holes in the ceiling that each have a bundle of ...
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Why did my outlet stop working

I checked with a tester. Shows an open neutral. Voltage tester across black and white, nothing. Voltage across black and ground shows voltage of 120. Lines at breaker box tight, breaker not tripped. ...
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Is my plan for adding a sub-panel reasonable?

I need to add a sub panel to my main panel since it is full. What I was looking to do is put the sub panel (100 amp) beside the main panel (200 amp) then add a 100 amp breaker to the main panel to ...
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How to wire 7-wire thermostat and restart

We setup a sensi smart thermostat by combining the Blue and Orange wire into the O/B connector and Black to C. This had the heat and fans working but NOT cooling. We adjusted by trying to put Blue ...
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How much can I do on my own (adding breakers and rewiring?

I live in an house built around 1960. LAHJ is NH/USA. It is a small house, on a single level with a full but unfinished basement. We have known for years that we need to update the electrical. Our ...
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Why doesn't my remote-controlled ceiling fan turn on?

I just installed a new ceiling fan. When I turn on the switch on the wall, the light on the fan turns on. But when I try to turn on the fan (which needs to be done with the remote), I just hear a ...
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Connecting 4-wire supply to 3-wire outlet for bathroom fan timer switch

I am aware that there are similar questions on this site. However, because this is about electrical wiring (in the bathroom to boot), I want to make sure I am doing things correctly. I am attempting ...
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AC can only go one direction

I'm currently sending grid power from my house to a shed, and I'm now trying to send solar power from an inverter back to the house. I'm confused because the house can power the shed (120V AC ...
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HVAC trying wire new thermostat old trane to new sensi smart touch

My old trane thermostat b modle # 3AAT80B1A1 has wires R red T tan O orange G green Y yellow X2 Black B blue U green W white new thermostat has RH power heating with jumper built in to RC cooling C ...
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Wifi switch wiring

We are trying to replace three old 3-way switches with new wifi 3 way switches. Everything went smoothly until maybe a few minutes after powering back on, the main breaker tripped. We wired everything ...
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Pulling out a broken spring wire from an electrical conduit

I want to install an fiberoptic drop cable in a 1/2" conduit with an existing phone line. The other side of the conduit is approximately 20m away in the utility duct of my apartment. Found a ...
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Wiring in a new light fixture and switch to existing switches?

Sorry for the silly question. It seems so basic to me. I have dealt with 12v DC car/computer wiring since I was a kid, but have finally purchased a house. Residential wiring is kind of just screwing ...
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Connecting 3700 Watt induction hob - special wiring?

I got this VÄLBILDAD 2 plate induction hob at Ikea in Germany. I received it with electric cable connected to the hob but without a plug. I wouldn't try to connect it myself if I thought this ...
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Is it possible to add a second switch to a light, without unearthing the wires to the existing switch [duplicate]

I have a hall light with the only switch by the front door. The light fixture is ~3 meter from the door. At the foot of the hall stair, about 2 meters away from the door in the other direction, is an ...
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Can NM cable run directly behind a junction box in a wall?

I'm placing a receptacle 43” above the floor. I plan on building a work bench in this area. I’m running some cable and using preexisting holes in the stud, but one of the holes is exactly 43” high. I’...
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Should the panel in my mobile home be set up as a sub-panel?

My bobile home has a disconnect at meter and three 6 AWG wires leaving the outside disconnect. There are 3 wires coming up under the house into a 50amp cataleptic box and the panel in the home plugs ...
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4yr old heat pump doesn't label 24v C wire

I'm used to the gas furnaces, and I still want to swap out this 4 year old heat pump, but it would be too expensive. I recently bought a smart thermostat to try and help with the utility bills, but it ...
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Two wall switches appear orphaned… What to do?

in my old house (built 1960, significantly transformed 1980, minor transformations 2010), there is a three gang of simple two way switches in the section that has been created in 1980 and transformed ...
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Wire Up a Double Rocker Switch and Normal Rocker Switch

I'm trying to understand how to wire up this particular section of a newly renovated wall. These wires are supposed to power 3 lights in total and I was told by the contractor to get a double rocker ...
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Replacing old 4-way switch

I have a old 4-way switch whose toggle broke and now needs replacing (see attached). My problem is I can't figure out the wire mapping. All 4 wires are yellow. I guess the ones on top are for 1 3-...
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Back stabbed outlets

A number of years ago I had our electrician change all of our quick wired/back stabbed outlets in our new home to the screw terminals for better and safer connections. Recently I discovered he didn’t ...
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3 way switches controlling 2 lights simultaneously

I have 2- 3 way switches. One at the top of the stairs near our outside door and one at the bottom of the stairs. Both switches are controlling lights at those locations simultaneously. I don't want ...
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Ceiling Light, Dimmer off does not totally turn off light

I bought a 2 Ceiling Lights (Halo BLD606930WHR) with 2 Dimmers (Lutron DVCL-153PR-WH). They are compatible lights and dimmers. When turning the dimmer Totally down to 0%, one of the lights continues ...
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How to identify cat5 mid-cable

I've recently purchased a house with several cat5 cables running through the attic. I'm trying to hook one of them up to an access point on the ceiling that is positioned in a place that is about mid-...
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Replacing faulty occupancy sensor

A bathroom occupancy sensor stopped working and I'm having trouble replacing it. Referring to the photo, the sensor is on the left and controls the same light as the switch on the right. Wiring is the ...
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i have a pool heater to install the elect lists 208/240-575 vac 60hz 3 phase i have 175 ft from main panel what size sub panel and size wire to feed?

I am going to install a separate sub panel for my pool. currently have a double 60 breaker supplying power to the pool pumps and am not sure if i can upgrade the current feed to accommodate the heater ...
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How to rewire a microwave exhaust fan to work as a stand alone exhaust fan?

Have a used microwave oven exhaust fan which I plan to use as a stand alone fan. The wiring on the fan is the enclosed picture. The question is how do I wire this to work as a stand alone fan? Update:...
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What kind of cable and connectors are these?

My old circulation pumps were connected by armored cable. However, on pre built systems I've see a different kind of cable. It looks almost like an appliance cable with plastic terminators between the ...
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Need to run Romex down along support beam into new wall below beam

This view is looking up from beneath the support beam between unfinished space (to the right, where the duct is) and what will soon be finished space (left). There will be no face on the right side, ...

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