Bob the builder
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Should I have paid attention to polarity when installing a new light fixture?
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Yes, it's essential because you could have wired the fixture as a switched neutral instead of a switched hot... This is deadly! Turning the fixture "off" would not truly switch the hot conductor off ...

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Electrical Question about a 100 amp sub-panel to a 100 amp sub panel in my out-building
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I ran the appropriate wire from my sub-panel to a sub-panel in my 'out-building'. Without telling is what you already ran it's impossible to answer this question. Some think it's "appropriate" to ...

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How do I check continuity without having a multimeter to see which white wire is my hot?
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Go purchase the correct tools to do the jobs safely, rigging up some makeshift test device won't solve your problems and could end up injuring or killing you so please ignore those types of answers. ...

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Range hood vents into attic space
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Not standard and never should be ducted into a confined space. The duct should exit the home with the shortest possible path and least bends possible, the contractor should of course have the proper ...

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Re-Routing my sump discharge piping inside the house
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Do more 90 degree turns in the route increase load on pump? Yes How can I determine what my pump can handle? It's on the label. The more bends you place into the discharge the slower the flow ...

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Trying to wire a water heater to a breaker box
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Call an electrician, if you're asking these questions you don't have the basic knowledge required to complete this safely and properly. Without additional details it's literally impossible to ...

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Wiring Pool Subpanel for Pump and Receptacles
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The only thing not mentioned yet is permits, living in Virginia you're likely going to need to pull permits for all of this and you have to get them before starting anything and get approved, pay all ...

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Ground wires: Do I have this right?
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Is there already another ground running to the 100A sub panel? Are they located within the same structure? Why is there only one ground rod? Under "ideal" conditions one 10' ground rod might pass ...

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Sockets not working but circuit breaker hadn't tripped
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When a circuit breaker trips it must be fully moved into the off position and then back to the on position. It sounds like you have tripped the breakers and this is the normal function to reset them. ...

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Air compressor makes LEDs flicker
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It could be an enormous variety of factors that are all compounding into what you're seeing or just one or two major issues, the only thing you can do is call in an electrician to actually determine ...

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How to replace a Jacuzzi bathtub faucet
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Is there no access panel built into the design? I know there's a lot of morons and idiots that proliferate the DIY and trades but there SHOULD BE an access panel. If not then you're SOL and you're ...

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Wiring new ceiling fan/light
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Fan model is important here, some of the fans can't be controlled without the electronics you intentionally removed. Why did you do this? You can't place a fan onto a standard dimmer switch because ...

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How can I connect 2AWG cable to my 100A panel?
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At this distance I'd consider a second meter and second drop form the service provider. To run a sub panel at that distance you're going to need 4 wires (not three) and your going to need to bury ...

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A surge protector for an AC split unit powered by a Siemens EQ Loadcenter
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Install a whole house surge suppressor in the main panel and then add additional protection for sensitive electronics with uninterruptible power supply which acts as a gap between the incoming power ...

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Deck has moved away from house
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Step 1 - contact local zoning board Step 2 - follow instructions of local zoning board. If local zoning board doesn't exist contact local engineering firm, the deck and house should have been tied ...

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Seem to have a voltage problem after reconnecting meter box - how to troubleshoot?
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Sounds like a loose connection, did you actually use a torque wench and follow the guidelines for the type of metal the wiring was made from and use anti-ox if it was aluminum?

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Running wiring for a dishwasher
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As a temporary measure, I just wired an appliance cord, and ran it to an outlet. To do that, I'm running it to an extension cord, out a cabinet, and above the dishwasher. It's not ideal. Rather than ...

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Can I ground a ceiling fan to another electrical ceiling box nearby?
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Why are you using the existing wiring to install a new fixture? This isn't code compliant and it's saving $10 to do it in a manner that's unsafe... Run new wire that's grounded and stop trying to cut ...

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What size aluminum ser do I need for 100 amp sub panel 10 feet away from 200 amp main?
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Why aluminum? 4 copper or #2 aluminum per NEC Table 310-15(b)(6). Note that sub-panels must have the neutrals and grounds completely separated, with the neutral bus isolated from (not bonded to) the ...

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Help wiring a Broan Heat/Vent/Light
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You're likely violating local building codes and the NEC with this. If your bathroom is 100% supplied by a single branch circuit then your upgrades must split this into two separate circuits unless a ...

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2 separate lights on two separate switches on one line - issue
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One thing you didn't specify, and nobody mentioned yet, is the amperage rating of the circuit breaker. This CAN'T be on a 20A breaker because there's 14 gauge wire used in the circuit. Lots of these ...

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reuse hot tub wiring for an EVSE?
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You can't use #6 aluminum on 50A no matter what scenario ... I'm terrified here that you're not grasping the basic concepts of electricity and you need to hire a professional that is licensed and ...

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Dryer receptacle on sub-panel feeder
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The sub panel must be supplied by four wires and the grounds and neutrals need to be completely isolated in the sub panel! The two 20A circuits on the sub panel being supplied by a (hopefully) ...

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Does new panel needs to be up to new code?
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Panel is challenger STOP! FULL STOP! These are horribly dangerous and this needs replaced ASAP! http://www.brubakerinc.com/home-services/challenger-electric-panel-fire/ https://inspectapedia.com/...

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