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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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Wiring receptacles to light switch

If you take one long 12/2 wire directly from the source to the switch and then connect from there to every receptacle, then it can all be done with 12/2. However, if you plan to take the wire from the …
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Do circuits with #12 wire need 20A receptacles?

Short answer: It has to be rated to the breaker. If the breaker is 20A, use #12 wire and 20A receptacles. If the breaker is 15A, use #14 wire and 15A receptacles. Of course with a 15A breaker you …
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How to split an existing circuit breaker?

Yes, you can run a new cable directly from the panel to a junction box and split it there. Getting the new cable to that box might be a problem, but you can figure that out.
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wire nut alternative

I agree with Isherwood's comment in that your wirenuts are probably the wrong size. There are multiple types and sizes. Spend a little more money and get the better nuts. Next, it's insane that this …
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Confused about wiring

I'm a little confused by the dimmer switch based on your post, so hopefully you'll correct that and I'll finish this answer. However, to start you off on a new front that you might not have considere …
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How do I add a switch/closet light to the existing end line light switch?

Based on what you've provided, I made this diagram to go along with what all you will need for the new installation and how to accomplish it. This is the only working solution without first running a …
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Attaching a light fixture without a box

The simple answer is: yes, a box is required. Any electrical splices and connections must be enclosed appropriately and grounded if metal.
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Ground wire sparking

Either the junction box has power on it because of some loose hot wire or the ground itself has power on it because of a loose wire somewhere along the circuit. Most likely though, since the ground …
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How to wire 3 switches and a receptacle in a two-gang box

I'll split it up below into three pieces: wiring at the switch box, wiring at the above sink light (at least with it being second in line), and wiring at the fan/light unit in the ceiling. … Fan/Light combo unit wiring: - - - > Above-sink light wiring: - - - - - - - - - > Wiring in box: - - > Power comes in at the switch box. …
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Better way to fit wires in electrical boxes?

You can ever so gently stuff them in, but there really isn't all too much that you can do - about the same with any wiring. …
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Should light fixture with outlet be grounded to metal box?

You should ground to the box, the light, and the outlet if they are metal and you are able, i.e. it has a ground wire or ground screw. There is no harm in pigtailing off a short piece of wire to grou …
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Do soffit lights count as an exterior light required at doors?

Yes, soffit lighting will work. The requirement is just to provide adequate illumination outside at exterior doors. Any recessed light should work.
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Wiring diagram/configuration for 8 outlets with 1 GFCI

You would follow this wiring diagram if so (and continue it on like normal to add in all the rest): However, with a GFCI breaker you would just wire all standard receptacles like normal and add the …
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Three-way from two panels

However the home was built in 1930 and had old knob and tube wiring. The last owners renovated the home and "completely removed the old wiring and rewired the entire house." … I've since found some of the old wiring scattered throughout the home, such as in the attic, but it would always have new wiring ran along beside it. …
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Add circuit off main disconnect or sub-panel required?

Just to clarify on the panel, there is no rule on what can go in one, i.e., a main panel doesn't have to just feed subpanels. Many homes only have a single panel.
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