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Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, meter box, thhn
meter box, thhn, ground rods: Hi Kyle, I d be glad to try to help you...but you didn t give me much information to go on...and with out more detail - I ll need to rely solely on assumptions. NOTE: In most (if not all) States...this type of work requires an electrical permit and ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, home improvement center, lampholder
home improvement center, lampholder, car horn: Hi Ken, Yes, you would need to convert the 110 volt A.C power to 12 volt D.C. power. This could be a bulky item and difficult to fins. You might consider a 110 volt operated siren or alarm. These should be available in your home improvement center. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, prong plug, clothes dryer
prong plug, clothes dryer, fire hazard: Hi. A clothes dryer requires 10-3. The code now requires a 4 prong outlet, but even if it was a 3 prong outlet, you would still need 10-3. If your dryer has a 3 prong plug, you will need to change it to a 4 prong plug. On a 3 prong plug, the ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, steam unit, amp circuit
steam unit, amp circuit, whirlpool tub: Hi. For the steam unit, you would have to read the instructions and check the electrical requirements for that unit. It probably needs to be on its own circuit, but the instructions will state that. (or contact the manufacturer if you don t have the instructions...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, wall switch, switch box
wall switch, switch box, electrical outlets: Hi Scott, Ther is no exact number of outlets you can add. It mainly depends on what the outlets are going to be used for. If it s just lamps,computer or other electronic stuff, you have no problem. If you intend to use an air conditioner, or a heating...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, general lighting, bedroom office
general lighting, bedroom office, conds: Hi Kris, The number of outlets on 1 circuit will vary according to the load; what is being plugged into the outlets. In a perfect world, 1 circuit for each room. However, that is usually not the case. Adding 4 or 5 outlets to the BR/Office circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, celing fan, light fan
celing fan, light fan, fan light: Now we got it. The black/white wire that is now connected to the other blacks, gets moved to the black wire coming from the switch with the other black wire of the fan/lite. So connections should be: black feed in, black to outlet, and white to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, electrican, phone man
electrican, phone man, electrical line: Hi Shirley, Since it is new construction, I would suggest using separate holes for cable and phone than the electrical cable. You electrician is correct. There is the possibility of noise being created in your phone and cable lines caused by the electrical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, wiggle room, electrican
wiggle room, electrican, phone man: Did he say it was against code? If so yes move them. He is worrying about inducing electrical in the low voltage stuff. It is always a possibility that the power circuit could induce into the others. But you can buy after market filters to clean it up if...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, electrical power cables, robert wilber
electrical power cables, robert wilber, electrican: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Absotively posolutely do not run your CAT3 phone [telephone] or CAT5 [computer] cables and/or video cable with your electrical power cables. Minimum separation...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, electricity lines, electrican
electricity lines, electrican, phone man: Shirley, The electrician is correct. With low voltage items such as (telephone, cable, satalite, ethernet, door bell, alarm, garage door wiring, or speaker wiring) you should never run parelle to line voltage which is electricity lines. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, gfi outlet, gfi outlets
gfi outlet, gfi outlets, don james: James, OK, then the problem either lies in the outlet itself, like a wire coming loose. This is not uncommon so a visual inspection of the wires may show up something. If not, then the problem lies ahead of this outlet. It could be in the switchbox...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, ground wires, wall switch
ground wires, wall switch, space heater: Hi It is not a matter of how many, but rather what you plan on putting on the outlets. It sounds like two more outlets will be OK, unless you have more than one high powered appliance. For example, you can t put more than one space heater on one circuit....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, incoming power, way switch
incoming power, way switch, hot wire: James, AT switch # 1: Black wire from breaker onto lower screw of switch. Black wire going to switch # 2 on the same screw. Black wire going to lite onto other screw of the switch. All whites get connected together with a wire nut All grounds...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, swithes, wall plugs
swithes, wall plugs, trouble shooting: The safest thing is to open all related boxes and check the connections. The goal is to find the hot/neutral connection in the circuit and work from it. Normally it is a broken wire that vibration or arching finally severed. Be ware that there is a possibility...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, ground wires, ground cable
ground wires, ground cable, neutrals: Hi. No, in a sub panel, the grounds and neutrals must be separate, and that includes the neutral bar can not make contact with the body of the panel. If you have two separate bars separate the wires. Otherwise, use split bolt connectors to connect the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, top of the stairs, way switch
top of the stairs, way switch, hot wire: Jim You will need to make sure that the outlets are wired hot then go to the switch.Run a 14-3 wire from the switch on the bottom to a new switch box at the top of the stairs. Use the wires at the top of the stairs in this order ground by itself to the green...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, way switch, constant power
way switch, constant power, cables: Hi Glenn, I m a little confused here, could you clarify this for me? we have an old light that was removed and a new light hung in its place. I m assuming this light was controlled by 2 switches (3-way) but now we only want it to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, lighting circuit, general lighting
lighting circuit, general lighting, 12 gauge: Hi. You would match the type of wire that is already there. It should be either 12 gauge or 14 gauge. Be sure that the wire in attic is a general lighting circuit. You can tap only at a junction box. At the box where the switches are, the power coming...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to an accessory bldg, aluminum wire, return answer
aluminum wire, return answer, hi john: Hi John, Hi John, Forget the 400. I accidentally made a typo. I m only human so.. 4/0 is way to large for what you need. With alum 2/0 (triplex) you can expect a voltage drop of 2.5% (negligible) and easily carry your 80A load. I m sorry...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring/adding a new ceiling fan with no prior light, recepticle, 4 walls
recepticle, 4 walls, ceiling lights: The easiest way is to use the existing switch, to power the new fan. The trick is to get the box in the ceiling and a wire run from it to the switch. The current switch is either powering the recepticle, or can get power from the recepticle to power the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an addition, leon county florida, amp circuits
leon county florida, amp circuits, hot water heater: Hi Ray, Based on your follow-up info...I m really not sure if the data for the inside unit is correct...if this is only a 1/5 horse circ. fan.....running at 240 volts...it certainly wouldn t need a 30 amp supply. (for example, a 1/4 hp motor at 240 volts...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an air compressor, external capacitor, 220 volt appliance
external capacitor, 220 volt appliance, amp breaker: Hi. A 220 volt appliance has 2 hot wires and no neutrals, so there is no color coding. I have never heard of a 220 volt appliance pulling only 2 amps. I would change the breaker to a double pole 15 amp breaker since the unit is onoy 2 amps. I hope...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring amps and changes, amp circuit, amp service
amp circuit, amp service, light switches: Kurt, The 15 amp switches and receptacle s are fine and legal. There is no danger what so ever. As a matter of fact the code says that you can only put a 20 amp rated receptacle on a 20 amp circuit if it is the ONLY receptacle on that circuit. If you have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring application leaving me stumped, wall receptacle, volt circuit
wall receptacle, volt circuit, light fan: Randy, Both the hot and neutral carry current. In fact, a lot of times a ground is actually carrying currect (coming up from ground into panel, wired with a neutral, etc). So to have a stray 1.5 volts reading on your meter (assuming it is calibrated...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring aswitch/outlet, atachment, new question
atachment, new question, previous question: Hi Gabe, IS this a follow up question something you asked previously, or a new question? I can t locate it in my files if it s a follow up to a question and if it s a new question I ll have to get back to you as I ll need a little more info. If it s...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a backup generator for household power, duplex receptacle, 240v receptacle
duplex receptacle, 240v receptacle, advice note: Hi. I doubt if your generator is really made to connect directly to the house. There are two ways to run some items in the house. One is to use a generator transfer switch. You would put the key circuits in a sub panel, then connect it to a transfer...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring baseboard heat, amp breaker, ground wires
amp breaker, ground wires, side trips: Ed, First thing, the breaker should be 15 amp, not a 20 amp. The 20 amp is too big for the wire size. The breaker should be a 2 pole breaker, not 2 single breakers. It takes up 2 slots in the panel, and the trip handles are connected together by a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring baseboard heat, amp breaker, 220 volt
amp breaker, 220 volt, baseboard heater: The breaker should really be a 2 pole breaker, that is, 2 breakers in 1 . Twice the size of the regular breakers. The 2 you have will work OK as long as 1 is under the other in the panel. But, you should switch them out to a 15 amp 2 pole when you get...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring baseboard heaters, amp breaker, baseboards
amp breaker, baseboards, amperage: Hi. No, I would not recommend using 12/2 for more than 20 amps. It is always best to err on the side of safety, and even at exactly 20 amps, I would not use it. You should use 10/2 wire and either 25 or 30 amp breakers. I hope this helps. Bo...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring baseboard heaters to electical service, honeywell thermostat, thermostats
honeywell thermostat, thermostats, therm: Hi Earl, There are 2 types of 220volt thermostats. 1 type is single pole, which breaks 1 of the hot wires, the other type is double pole which breaks bot hot wires. Can you advise which type you have? If you are unsure, send me the model # of the Therm...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring baseboard heaters, volt unit, amp breaker
volt unit, amp breaker, amp circuit: Hi Steve, If I understand your wattage correctly do not use the 30 amp breaker, and do not use the 12/2. Keep with the 10 gauge and go with a 15 amp breaker. It is not a bad idea because the heater being controlled by the bedroom is in the hallway,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring & baseboard question, line voltage thermostat, millivolt thermostat
line voltage thermostat, millivolt thermostat, electric baseboard heaters: Hi. As far as the noise, that is something an engineer might be better able to address that. (Most companies have a customer service line who will check with an engineer if they can t explain it.) Most of the noise I have heard from heaters is the expanding...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring basement, switch locations, unfinished basement
switch locations, unfinished basement, electrician: Hi Andre, Most of the expense of wiring your basement is what you are you going to use it for and how elaborate do you want it. There are too may variables to give you even a guess. how many outlets what will the outlets be used for type and number...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring of basement lighting..., gfci receptacle, top of the stairs
gfci receptacle, top of the stairs, hallway light: Hi Mike, I agree with you...seems like there were some problems with this fairly new home....hopefully they will all be cleared up. Code does require a light be mounted by the electrical panel for maintenance....as well as one by any furnace...for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for basement, hieght, maximum size
hieght, maximum size, remodeling a basement: One, your hole has to be in the center of the stud, and two, the maximum size it can be is one inch. As far as the number of cables in each hole, whatever you can get in them without damaging the insulation when you pull them through. No maximum, or minimum...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring bath fan/light/night light w 3 rocker switch, display model, rocker switch
display model, rocker switch, fan light: Hi. I don t see how you can do it either (since there should be a plug for each), but you can get the instructions at Broan.com. Just go to customer support, then go to instruction manuals. I hope this helps. If you need more information after reading...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring bath fan and light, side terminal, incoming power
side terminal, incoming power, fan thanks: I totally understand Wayne and there is no way to have a single switch controlling the light AND the fan and a separate switch to control only the fan. The fan and the light will be interconnected as a single device to work with a single switch, and as such...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a bathroom exhaust fan, bathroom exhaust fan, broan 678
bathroom exhaust fan, broan 678, joe gallagher: Hate to tell ya this but the switch is not the right one for this application. It is a 3-way switch, 1 of 2 [or more] to allow you to control lights, etc., from more than 1 location. You need a SPST [single pole single throw] switch, it has only 2 terminals....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a bathroom fan/light and existing light, bathroom fan, double switch
bathroom fan, double switch, fan light: Hi. We don t do diagrams, but I will be glad to tell you how to wire it up. I will need to know where the power enters the system, what the 2 switches go to right now, and what new things you are adding. Also let me know what other wires are in the box....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring bathroom fan and lights, grunt work, wire nut
grunt work, wire nut, light fan: Hi. There is two ways to do. One is to have a pigtail on each switch and wire nut it to the power coming in. The other way is to leave a long piece of wire on the power coming in, and skin a small piece of insulation off to connect it around one screw...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring blackout, recepticals, receptical
recepticals, receptical, correct manner: You have the black on the white terminal and the white on the hot terminal. Black always goes on the gold terminal and white on the silver terminal, the same side as the ground. Most likely what could be happening is that with items plugged into the receptacles...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring into the box, neutrals, two bars
neutrals, two bars, buss: There should be two bars, one for the neutrals, and one for the grounds. The ground bar should be bonded to the panel can, the white bar isolated, but tied to the ground bar. If the main breaker is off, the buss bars will not be hot, but the wires feeding...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring breaker box for generator hookup, generator transfer switch, critical appliances
generator transfer switch, critical appliances, hot wire: Hi. The only safe way to hot wire a generator to a house is to use a generator transfer switch. This switch will transfer power from your main box to your generator in case of a power failure. (either automatically or manually). You would put your critical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from breaker panel to garage for welder, lincoln mig welder, feeder cable
lincoln mig welder, feeder cable, amp breaker: Hi. There is always some crazy regulation somewhere, but in most cases you do not need conduit in a residential building. In NYC you need conduit or armored cable, but that is rare in most other places. You really don t need UF (underground feeder)...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a cabin, amp service, basic lighting
amp service, basic lighting, gauge wire: Hello Ken. Before you install a permanent electrical installation, you will need at least a 100 amp service now. The most common installation in any residential is a 200 amp service. For future resale, and if you ever decided to install a stove, I recommend...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for camper from the house, electrical panel, extension cord
electrical panel, extension cord, receptacle: Does the camper require 220 Volts or 110 volts to function? When you take the reading and get 120 volts, where are you taking the reading? Can you describe the outlet you installed? How many screws, what color are they? And how are the slots situated?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring canned lights, crawl space, drywall
crawl space, drywall, lighting: Hi Dan, Yes there are. They are referred to as old work lights, or remodel lights. They have spring loaded clips that pop out to the side when they get above the drywall. Most home centers will have them and they come in various sizes. Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring cans in a basement ceiling, apples to apples, watt lamps
apples to apples, watt lamps, amp load: I m not sure we re speaking apples to apples. You wouldn t run your black from the source of power to the black in your can, then the can s white to the next can s black, then it s white to the next black, etc., etc.. This would be in series and you d have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a car stereo receiver to ac outlet, volt device, volt dc
volt device, volt dc, yellow wires: This will blow the receiver off of the shelf and most likely start a fire. The receiver is a 12 volt dc unit, the receptacle is 120 volts ac. You can go to most any electronic or hobby shop and purchase a transformer similar to those that power a toy train...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling Fan, wall switches, wire connections
wall switches, wire connections, fan light: Hi Jimmy, Let get a couple of things straight in my head. You are not going to use the old switches that were for the old fan/lite, but are going to use the new switch that will control the new fan/lite. Or, the new switch does not go into the wall...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan, copper wire, bare wire
copper wire, bare wire, ceiling fan: Hi. The blue wire is for the light kit. If the fan does not have a light kit, leave it unconnected. If it does have a light kit, and you want it on the same switch as the fan, connect it to the black fan wire and black wire in the box. The whites connect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan, hook up, light switch
hook up, light switch, light fixture: Paul what you need to do is bring a wire into the switch box. This box must have 2 sets or more of wires in the box,2 blacks etc 2 whites 2 grounds if it is newer construction. Hook up the wires from the new light to one of the whites and to the switch leg...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a ceiling fan, sorry for the confusion, wall switch
sorry for the confusion, wall switch, light fan: Ceiling box connections: Black coming from outlet goes onto WHITE going to the wall switch. White coming from outlet goes onto white of the fan/lite ------------------------------------------------------- Outlet box connections: Black going to ceiling...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for ceiling fan, ceiling light fixture, junction location
ceiling light fixture, junction location, branch circuits: It is possible that the ceiling junction was a junction location for branch circuits. It was done alot in the 60 s What that means is that a pair of hot wires come in, and pair leave to carry the circuit onward and a pair to the switch. If that is your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a ceiling fan, recepticle, ceiling fixture
recepticle, ceiling fixture, recepticles: For some reason, the web site decided to send my reply before I finished. Actually I just needed to sign it, and tell you to feel free to ask any follow up questions. Bob Hi. You have a power source in both the switch and the outlet. so you can tap...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan, wiring a ceiling fan, wall switches
wiring a ceiling fan, wall switches, wall switch: OK the side with the 2 sets of wires is your 120 in and out. Take the white of the single side set and add it to the blacks of the 2 sets. That will send power to the switch. Ok take the white from the fan and wirenut it to the 2 whites on the 2 set side....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for ceiling fan, fan boxes, control switches
fan boxes, control switches, assistance bill: Hi Bill. You have a violation, if the contractor is using the bare copper wire for a neutral. This is not allowed by code. Also, each fan requires a box to be mounted, so this would be another violation. You might want to visit with your local inspector...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan, wiring a ceiling fan, ground test
wiring a ceiling fan, ground test, nothing works: Dont let anything surprise you. I have installed new switches....defective. In the fan....black is normally the fan. Black with a white stripe, or blue...is the light wire. White is the neutral and green is ground. Test the new fan with the power side...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan, wiring a ceiling fan, direction switch
wiring a ceiling fan, direction switch, fan light: Hi. Make sure that the fan pull chain is on. Make sure that the direction switch is all the way to one side or the other. Usually the fan and light kit have separate hot wires, so make sure that both wires are connected to the hot power source (black...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan, neutral wire, wall switch
neutral wire, wall switch, ceiling fan: Hi. The point is not what color the wires are, but where they go to. Since I don t know where the wires go to in your house, I can only give you a general answer. The white goes to the neutral wire in your system, which is usually white.The black goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan, installing a ceiling fan, ground wires
installing a ceiling fan, ground wires, hot wire: Hi Ken Usually the additional wire is for a switch leg to work the fan kit, which is usually an add-on. The black wire should attach to a constant hot, which will allow you to turn the fan on/off using the pull chain. The white wire is for the common,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan, wiring a ceiling fan, light socket
wiring a ceiling fan, light socket, wall switch: Let me make sure of the question. Can you wire a ceiling fan to an existing light socket that has a wall switch and controls nothing else in the room? Sure. Couldn t be a better setup. Unless I misunderstood the question. If so tell me what I missed....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan with light, bob osgood, wall receptacle
bob osgood, wall receptacle, master electrician: Hi Ed, Based on your description, you ll need to connect the fan s black and blue wires to the plug cord s black wire, the fan s white wire to the plug cord s white wire, and the fan s green ground to the plug cord s green wire. With this wiring...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fan with new power line from box, fan locations, vacation tomorrow
fan locations, vacation tomorrow, fan lights: Good Morning Lynn, Sorry for any delay..I had answered your question yesterday - but the site was having a server problem...would not upload my answer (but the site was still downloading me new questions...just not uploading - so now I ve got a pile...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan with a remote control, wiring a ceiling fan, replacing a ceiling fan
wiring a ceiling fan, replacing a ceiling fan, wall switches: Good morning Ed, Ok, in your box you have 2 switched hots. Most likely black and red. When you flip 1 switch, 1 wire gets hot. The other switch, the other wire gets hot. With the remote you have it only requires one hot....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan switch into an old 3-gang switch set-up, wiring a ceiling fan, porch light
wiring a ceiling fan, porch light, continuous wire: If the N shows going to the fan than that is the load. Without any white wires in the box, that is very unusual and may not be a normal setup. However, if the switches all worked before, changing the one to a fan shouldn t make any difference and they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling fan to a switched outlet, wiring a ceiling fan, texture paint
wiring a ceiling fan, texture paint, paint job: Hi. I would not feel comfortable running only the neutral from another source. You can either run both hot and neutral from the attic and then either use the pull chains, use a remote control, or run a wire to a new wall switch. I hope this helps. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for ceiling fan, installing a ceiling fan, electrical knowledge
installing a ceiling fan, electrical knowledge, light fixture: Carlo, normally the red is used for the switch leg(controlled by the switch). In this instance the whites connect to the fan white and the red connects to the fan black (and also the blue if you have a light kit). In recent years the use of a three wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring of ceiling fans (remote controlled), fan components, ceiling fan
fan components, ceiling fan, ceiling fans: Every manufacturer is a little different, and some can not be rewired for this. It requires modifying the wiring inside of the fan itself. I would recommend having an electrician to look at the fan to see if this is possible on this particular fan. It may...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fans in room w/ switched outlets, fan location, switch room
fan location, switch room, room 3: 1) Take the black that goes to the fan, and connect it to the black that comes from the switch. Neither of these wires gets connected to the outlet, just to each other. 2)(this next connection is the odd one, and the most important). The WHITE that goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fans in room w/ switched outlets, fan location, switch room
fan location, switch room, room 3: 1) Take the black that goes to the fan, and connect it to the black that comes from the switch. Neither of these wires gets connected to the outlet, just to each other. 2)(this next connection is the odd one, and the most important). The WHITE that goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling fans in room w/ switched outlets, fan location, switch room
fan location, switch room, room 3: OK, we can do that, but you will have to replace the outlet with a new one because if you look at the right side, there is a little tab between the screw that has been removed which makes it 2 separate outlets. The black wire that is on the bottom right...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling light, ceiling light fixture, bare wire
ceiling light fixture, bare wire, hot wire: I take it the switch worked ok and controlled the fluorescent light properly. Make sure you get a hot back from the switch when you turn it on - coincidences do happen, that s why we have a word for it Black [hot] and red [controlled] on switch All house...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling light, pull switch, light socket
pull switch, light socket, connect one: this should be no problem. you have two wires from the ceiling. they are black and white. the black is the hot and the white is the neutral. the fixture has four wires: a black and white from the socket and two wires from the pull switch. connect one of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling light fixture, ceiling light fixture, best guess
ceiling light fixture, best guess, yellow strip: Hi Ralph, I have never run across a fixture with a yellow striped wire. Without knowing the purpose of this wire in the fixture, I d just be guessing on the hookup. I m sure about....white to white Only 1 of the red and black wires should go onto...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling light fixture - question of red wire, ceiling light fixture, wire nuts
ceiling light fixture, wire nuts, wire nut: Hi Donna, Oooops, can of worms! That s OK, we can stuff them back into the can. There are several possibilities how this is wired, so before we need a voltage tester and start checking what each wire does,lets take a stab at the most common solution....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a ceiling light fixture, ceiling light fixture, dimmer switch
ceiling light fixture, dimmer switch, black group: Sorry for the delay, went from days to nights to back to days, not even sure what day it is. Anyway find the wires going to the switch in the junction box. Pick either the black or white and attach it to the black group of wires. Take the other wire and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling light in two wire 1900's house, ceiling fan light, ceiling boxes
ceiling fan light, ceiling boxes, knob and tube: The ole steel wire knob and tube. Typically they did not label the hot vs neutral. You will need to find the source of power for the room, source for the switch, and source for the light. Most of those homes have the power to the ceiling boxes and a single...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring ceiling light, don beck, bare wire
don beck, bare wire, power source: Hi Len, With just a lite and an outlet, any power source will do. The easiest to work with is an outlet. Locate the nearest outlet and run a 14/2 with ground from that outlet to the new outlet in the patio. Run a 14/2 with ground from the new outlet...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in ceiling, light fan, seabra
light fan, seabra, scot: Yes it is very common. You have what is called a switch loop. What you will need to do is tie the black wire of the fan to the 2 black/white wires, white wire from the fan to the white wires, and the blue wire from the fan to the single black wire that is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in chandelier, neutral wire, correct combination
neutral wire, correct combination, hot wire: Hi Jessica, The wire coming from the ceiling are, 1 hot 1 neutral. If the wires are color coded, black will be hot, white will be neutral. You need to trace the wires in the light to ID the hot and neutral of the fixture. The hot wire goes to the base...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a chandelier, stacy stacy, arm chandelier
stacy stacy, arm chandelier, conductor wire: Stacy: There is only two ways to do this. A: run a 2 conductor from each arm to the center and then run a 2 conductor down from the hanging part and solder and tape or use shrink tubing in the middle. OR B: run a 2 conductor wire starting at one socket...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: I am wiring a clayton wood..., wood furnace, gas furnace
wood furnace, gas furnace, plenium: Hello Ken, I am not trying to avoid a question but I have encountered problems before trying to mate two systems together. I suggest contacting the manufacturer of either the wood furnace, the gas furnace, or both. They will have engineers on staff that free...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring color conventions, color conventions, 3 way switches
color conventions, 3 way switches, three way switches: Bob, I would wire the hot to the black screw on one 3-way switch. Then I would make red and white my travellers. On the other 3-way I would put my load wire (black) on the black screw and use the red and white from the other switch for the two traveller...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring color and plug burnout, heating element, bathroom fan
heating element, bathroom fan, fan light: The melt down is probably due to a bad connection on the plug that allowed it to overheat. It is drawing considerable amperage, a bad connection could have enabled an arch occurance which caused tremedous heat. The color coding doesnt matter alot inside...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a combination, single pole switch, jumper, vent
jumper, vent, ivan: you need to identify the 12/2 (the black and white) cable and the 12/3 (the black, red and white) the 12/2 is the power feed, the 12/3 goes to the light and vent. the two whites go together. the black from the 12/2 goes to the side of the switch that has...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a combination switch/outlet, silver screw, recepticle
silver screw, recepticle, pigtail: The two white wires do get pigtailed to the screw aligned with the recepticle. That will connected the light to the white wires..the black power wire goes on either of the paired terminals, and the other black for the light goes on the opposite side of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a combination switch and outlet, silver screw, ugly fixtures
silver screw, ugly fixtures, brass screw: Hi Dena, With the present wire situation, yiu cannot have an operating outlet in this wall box. There is no neutral present. The neutral is at the light fixture. The hot is oming in from the light fixture to the wall box, when you turned the old switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: how is the wiring connection to a wall lamp with a switch, fixture wire, wall lamp
fixture wire, wall lamp, black white: Hi. Put a piece of black tape on the white wire coming from the switch to show it is hot. The reamining whites, including the fixture wire connect together. One wire from the switch goes to the black fixture wire. The other wire from the switch goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring control panal, window ac units, hot water heater
window ac units, hot water heater, amp breaker: Hi. 200 is the biggest panel box for a residence. Very large houses usually have 2 200 amp panels. But even so, you have only so much capacity. Once you need more, you need to have the wiring upgraded. Drawing more electricity than the wire is made...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring cooktop, amp circuit, serial plate
amp circuit, serial plate, downdraft cooktop: Hello Clay. I agree it appears you need a 40 amp circuit with #8 wire. This can be confirmed as the name plate should also tell the circuit amps that are required. If so, the circuit will have to be changed and current wiring will not be a concern. If however...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a detached garage, flourescent fixtures, detached garage
flourescent fixtures, detached garage, air compressor: You can get a mini 70amp subpanel. Keep in mind that you get two poles of service at 120volts. That equates to 140amps. Your 30amp compressor is taking 60 from 140. It will need a #4 copper run from the main panel. If you downsize to a 60amp subpanel,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to detached garage, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, garage door openers: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a detached garage, ground bus, grounding wire
ground bus, grounding wire, bus bar: Hi Boomer. If the house panel is your main panel, that is, there is not a disconnect ahead of it, then you do connect all grounds and all neutrals together. This is the only place where this can be done. By the way, it sounds like your plan is all correct,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to a detached home shop, straight pipe, alum
straight pipe, alum, amps: John: Aluminum is about 30% less then copper right now. # 2 Aluminum is rated at 100 amps. Run 2 to make the wire pull easyer, run straight pipe try to use only 2 90 degree bends 180 degrees total to make wire pull easyer. 1.5 PVC with (2) #2 Alum hots...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring diagram for a bathroom exhaust fan, bathroom exhaust fan, joe gallagher
bathroom exhaust fan, joe gallagher, twist time: Hey Joe...I get a 3 for clarity? I thought it was pretty straight forward an answer, not being there looking at your situation and all I have to go on is your description, but if you want, email me back at jmsrbrt@gvtc.com and explain to me exactly what it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: How a wiring diagram equates to real-life, earth ground, dimming control
earth ground, dimming control, wire nut: Hi Terrance. I suspect that the neutrals will all tie together in the box, using a short piece of wire to tie to the dimmer. Use a wire nut to tie all neutrals together. I will follow the link, and if I see anything different, I will repost to this...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring diagram for a fuse box, fuse block, fuse box
fuse block, fuse box, hi mike: Hi Mike. I don t follow what you want to do. Are you adding another circuit to this fusebox? You will attach one wire of the 120v circuit to the fuse, and the other to the neutral. You should try to get this panel upgraded, and get it grounded also....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring diagram for stairscase 3 stories, three way switches, 3 way switches
three way switches, 3 way switches, way switch: first i must emphasize that you must wire all the switches then the lights. you should not try to wire switch, light, switch etc. If you need more than two switches, you will use a 3 way switch for the first and last switch, and 4 way switches in between....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring diagram, gage wire, ground wires
gage wire, ground wires, wire cable: Hi. Unless you have 3 wire cable (white black and red) going between the switch and all of the lights, you ll have to run some wire between the switch and the last light. Be sure to use 12 gage wire if the circuit is 20 amps. Otherwise use 14 gage. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a dimmer switch, low voltage transformers, wiring a dimmer switch
low voltage transformers, wiring a dimmer switch, low voltage transformer: Low voltage transformers take up a little room and would be noticed, even though they are disguised. It would be part of the fixture that attaches to the track, probably not part of the track itself. It would be located right where the fixture clips onto the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring dimmer switch PAST 3 recessed fixtures, wire cable, receptacle
wire cable, receptacle: Hi Mike. You could do it with 3 wire cable, but I recommend you run a 2-wire cable to the switch first, then back up to the lights, also using 2-wire. This will help in the box fill which is somewhat limited in the recessed fixtures, and it will make it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a dimmer switch, wiring a dimmer switch, proper connections
wiring a dimmer switch, proper connections, receptacle: Hi Steve, I think the wire you tied into is the hot feed going to the sink lite. There is probably another going to the sink lite from the switch. If this is the case, then the wire to the new lite will have to be run to the sink lite box and the proper...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a disconnect, adobe pdf format, meter location
adobe pdf format, meter location, article 230: Hi Danny, Just getting in....had some emergency calls to tend to.. Years ago, the Code had 10 and 25 foot rules...concerning the distance service entrance conductors could travel before you had to have a disconnect. Article 230.70 of the Code has...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring dishwasher with plug rather than hard wired, zip cord, rough edge
zip cord, rough edge, receptacle: Frank, You must use a 3 wire cable and a grounding type plug to connect the dishwasher, it sounds like your trying to use a piece of 2 wire zip cord which is not legal or safe. If the receptacle your trying to plug into is also not a grounding type...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a double outlet box, duplex receptacles, receptacle
duplex receptacles, receptacle, missing something: Hi Cyndi, You need to pigtail both the black and white, black to the dark colored screw and white to the light colored screw, bare or green to the green screw. If possible you might want to consider running a new circuit from the panel and alternating...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from double wide to shop, volt circuit, underground run
volt circuit, underground run, underground portion: You do not say how far the run to the shop is, but I would use #10 uf for underground feeder. From the panel to the place it starts the underground run, and on the other end out of the ground, into the shop and to the receptacle, it needs to be in 1/2 inch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring duo electric socket, bob osgood, diagonal cutters
bob osgood, diagonal cutters, master electrician: Hi Buddy, Most (if not all) dual switches have a thin metal contact strip between the upper and lower switch...which can be snipped out by a pair of diagonal cutters. If yours has this - with the power to the circuit off - simply cut a small piece out...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring duplex outlet, work bench, hi jack
work bench, hi jack, short pieces: Hi Jack. Coming off your existing circuit, run a cable with 1 black, 1 white, and 1 ground to a 2-gang box. From the 2-gang box, run some more of the same cable to a single gang box. In the 2-gang box, tie the 2 black wires together, along with 2 pigtails...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring duplex switch and GFCI, hallway light, hot source
hallway light, hot source, thanks for your patience: Debbie, The feed coming into switch 1 is the hot feed coming in and needs to feed the new switch and the outlet. The hot feed under our present wiring situation, will not go thru the GFI, but only to the GFI. We can change that if you like where the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring elect. baseboard radiators, line voltage thermostat, baseboard radiators
line voltage thermostat, baseboard radiators, wall thermostat: Hello Lou. Sorry for the delay, I tried to respond a number of times but the site has been down. These three add up to just under 20 amps if you are using 240 volt heaters. You will need a roll of #10 wire. A 250 foot roll is usually as cheap as a cut piece,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring electric dryer to oerate on120volts, heating elements, electric dryer
heating elements, electric dryer, power consumption: Hi Bob, Do you want to keep your 220 volt dryer, and have it operate on 110 Volts? Or, are you replacing the dryer with a 110 Volt dryer and want to change the outlet to operate it? If you are intending to keep the 220 Volt dryer, it will take a VERY...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring electric fan heater, amp breaker, thermostat control
amp breaker, thermostat control, blower fans: Good Morning Lance, Based on your description of the spec s...these are 8.3 amp wall heaters (and where you state electric fan heater ...can I assume you are talking about in-wall mounted heaters with blower fans with integral thermostat control ? )...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring electric hot water tank, hot water tank, electric hot water tank
hot water tank, electric hot water tank, ac wiring: If it is a standard 220V water heater hook the black and white to the breaker,ground to ground. At the water heater hook black to black, white to red, and ground to ground. If it is a 120V water heater hook the black to the breaker, white to the neutral, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a electric kitchen stove, amp breaker, copper wire
amp breaker, copper wire, kitchen stove: Hi. Always check the amp rating on the stove. On most cases, a double pole 50 amp breaker plus number 6/3 wg copper wire will be OK, but it depends on the type of wire and the length of wire. You will need to change the plug on the stove to a 4 prong,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an electric motor, proper speed, mr cook
proper speed, mr cook, time thanks: Hello Neil, the white is the neutral, the other three wires are all hot wires, but different speeds. The manufacturer determines which color is which speed, but only hook one of these at a time on a cord end to test for the proper speed desired and in any...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an electrical furnace, enought, furnace
enought, furnace, breakers: You will need to follow manufacturer s instructions on this. You probably need either 2 240volt circuits run to this unit (1 - 60amp 240v circuit and 1- 40amp 240v circuit) or one circuit large enought to handle both loads. This info will be in the installation...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring electrical outlet, recepticle, jumber
recepticle, jumber, electrical outlet: If I assume that you will be using a double pole switch and not making a bigger box, the recepticle will be attached to the pair of wires that feed the power to the box. From the recepticle you will add a jumber to both switches and a jumper for the whites...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an electrice range, oven light, circuit tester
oven light, circuit tester, receptacle: Hi. First of all, be sure that the range is rated for 40 amps or less. Many ranges are more. Are you using a full size breaker that takes up 2 full spaces in the box? It almost sounds like both hot wires are coming from the same leg, which will not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring into existing wall
Hi. In order for me to answer that, I need to know if the power enters at the switch, or if the power enters at the outlet. If you are not sure, open up both the outlet and the switch, and tell me how many wires are in the box, what color they are, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fan, fixture wire, lighting fixture
fixture wire, lighting fixture, white strip: Hi. Always connect the new device the same way the old one was. Connect the black and black stripe wires together and pretend they are the black wire. (The striped wire is the light kit wire.) If you can remember how it was wired before, connecting...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a fan, light attachment, ceiling fan
light attachment, ceiling fan, wiring diagram: Hi Dan, A ceiling fan with a light attachment should have 3 wires in it. They are usually, black(fan) blue(for the light) and white (for the neutral). Check the fan and see if a wire is hidden in it somewhere and check the wiring diagram to see if it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fan/light switch in middle of circuit run, light switch wiring, bringing power
light switch wiring, bringing power, fan light: Hi, Black power coming in, black going to outlet, red going to outlet and black of the new switch all get tied together. Since you are no longer going to switch the outlet, but have it hot all the time, the single gang box, that is already there,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a fan/ light on a three way switch, ceiling fan light, installing a ceiling fan
ceiling fan light, installing a ceiling fan, 3way switch: This may be difficult to explain, but here goes. For a 3way switch situation, you need 14/3 from switch to switch, Each. You need 14/3 from one switch box to the fan/light. You need a power source 14/2 to the first switch box. Summary, two/four switches,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fan, light fan, switch one
light fan, switch one, light fixture: I wish I could have a bit more information. I will hazard a guess. If the power is coming to the ceiling box and then branches out to 2 switches..... There should be more wires in that box, if what you say is true, but one is hot, one is feeding the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fault definitions, neutral wire, circuit testers
neutral wire, circuit testers, no brainer: Hi Open neutral means that the white neutral wire is not connected. Open hot means that the black hot wire is not connected. The reverse means that the black and white or black and ground wires are reversed. Sometimes when you have an open neutral,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fault, flat blade, screw driver
flat blade, screw driver, lamp holder: Hmmm, so when you hook up the light fixture it pops the breaker I would suspect that it is an internal wiring problem with the light. If it doesn t pop a breaker, and the light just doesn t work, with the breaker feeding this OFF take a small flat blade screw...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a fixture with two switches, amp breaker, switch box
amp breaker, switch box, thankyou: Bob, We can do this real easily. What you need is 14/2, 14/3. Run 14/2 from your panel to your switch box. Run 14/3 from that switch box to the other switch box. Run 14/2 from the light box to the switch box that you just ran the 14/3 to. Now what you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a floodlight, gfci outlet, gfi outlet
gfci outlet, gfi outlet, flood light: My understanding of this is you have a GFCI at the end of a circuit, and you want to extend the wiring to a new flood light location, controlled by a switch. Use #12 wire and in the GFCI outlet box you ll have one of two situations. One, there will be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fluorescent fixture, neutral wire, flexible conduit
neutral wire, flexible conduit, romex: Hi Bob, All of your black wires and all of your red wires should be hooked up to the hot wire from your switch. The white wire should be hooked up to your neutral wire (should be white) and the green wire connects to your ground. You did not state the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fluorescent lights, incoming power, wire cable
incoming power, wire cable, power source: Yes sorta, from the light closest to the switch wirenut the black wire going to the switch to the black wire from the source. Wirenut the white wire of incoming power to the white wires in the fixtures. Now take the white wire from the switch and wirenut...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring follow-up, wire nut, ground wires
wire nut, ground wires, wall switch: Hi Scott, 2 wires can go under the same screw. If the wires are too large, then you can use a pigtail. Either way is OK. The wires in the switch box that are attached to each other and not to the switch,(white), get connected together with a wire nut....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in a four gang box, ceiling exhaust fan, line screw
ceiling exhaust fan, line screw, screw terminal: HI Joe, So basically your asking how to wire a single gang, double switch?. This switch has 4 screws, not counting the green screw. One of the 4 won t be used. Hook up the hot wire to the screw terminal that has the metal tab jumper...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring fuse box, fuse box, seabra
fuse box, seabra, leg work: Yes, you should never energize the circuit until all of the leg work is done ie. running the wiring, installing the outlets and covers. Then you should install the wiring into the panel and place them on their specific breakers. If there is anything else...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring garage, feeder cable, outlet boxes
feeder cable, outlet boxes, amp breaker: Matt, Yes you can and you want to run 4 wire cable. I also recomend you get an acessory ground bar for the load center where you will terminate the bare or green ground wire from the #8 feeder cable. Then you would also terminate your bare ground wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to garage 100 feet away, hot water heat, hot water heater
hot water heat, hot water heater, load amps: Wire size is specific based on the amps required. You will have to add up all expected loads to determine the correct wire size. Each device will have a circuit rating and this will determine the wire and panel size required by totalling all connected loads....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a garage, amp breaker, gfci outlets
amp breaker, gfci outlets, florescent lights: Hi. You shouldn t use a 30 amp breaker for lights and outlets in the garage. You should use 20 amps. If you use 10-2, then you would be better off, since it is a moderate distance from the house. But with 90 feet, you can probably get by with 12-2. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring the garage, subpanel, household type
subpanel, household type, fire hazard: Marvin, In your case I d run 2 circuits. 12/2 UF-B with ground attached to 20 am fuses. UF-B wire can be directly buried in the ground so no pipe is needed. They should be at least 18 deep. Keep in mind you will not have 220 V available in the garage...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring on garage door opener, garage door opener, wrong choices
garage door opener, wrong choices, screwdriver: There was a wiring diagram with the opener. It is the description of the way it works. Only two wires work the wall push button and only two work the door sensors...safety sensors. I can only tell you that without the correct diagram for your unit....they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring garage, metal boxes, amps
metal boxes, amps, ground wire: 1. #8 will be good for about 55 amps, but of course this depends too, on how far it is from point A to B. Generally if you re under 100 feet, you should be okay. 2. At your sub panel, do not tie grounds to neutrals. Keep them separate. In your boxes you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a garbage disposal, wiring a garbage disposal, metal conduit
wiring a garbage disposal, metal conduit, home depot: Hi Mary, As long as all the connections on the metal conduit are intact and tight it should be OK. You can check it with a tester by putting 1 lead on your hot wire and the other on the conduit and see if you get the same reading as between the hot and neutral,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring gfci, copper side, 12 gauge
copper side, 12 gauge, light switches: Hi. The lights should not be connected to the same circuit as the outlets in a kitchen. That has been the code since at least the 1960 s. So perhaps the light wires should not be connected to the GFCI. In order to tell you how to wire it for sure,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a gfci recepticle, amp fuse, amp breaker
amp fuse, amp breaker, fuse box: Let s see if there is a safer solution. Find out the make and model of your panel. Also what kind of breaker does it take. All this should be listed on paperwork attached to the panel cover or door. You should be able to purchase piggyback breakers, [2...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring gfi to hot tub, amp breaker, copper wire
amp breaker, copper wire, single connection: Wes: Some local areas want both back to the main, some do not require it. If you do it, even if they do not require it. You will be safe. It also creates a double insurance, since the grounds do not carry power under normal circumstances. And the chances of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring gfi outlet to switch in bathroom, silver screw, brass screw
silver screw, brass screw, gfi receptacle: Dan, Attach black wire to GFI brass screw marked LINE , and the the other end of the wire to 1 of the screws on the switch. Attach white wire to silver screw marked LINE and the other end to the white wire going to the light. The black wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring gutted kitchen, lighting circuits, amp breaker
lighting circuits, amp breaker, water need: All counter top recepticles are 20amp. Any recepticle within 6 of water need GFCI protection. There are two circuits for Dishwasher/disposal. Two separate motors. A microwave is a separate, Refrigerator is separate. There are at least 2 circuits for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a Hudson Bay fan, wire nut, speed switch
wire nut, speed switch, wall switch: One hot was for the fan, and one hot was for the light. Your remote now does the work of the two switches, so you do not need the speed control switch. It sounds like the black was wired to your fan speed switch. Turn off the power at the main panel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring halogen lights, halogen lamps, halogen lights
halogen lamps, halogen lights, contact breaker: Your power consumption is not an issue, I would suggest that you have a faulty connection somewhere that is shorting out. Bad light fixture, bad breaker, bad wire connection, or a combination of these. Break it down and separate. Lights test ok...breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to hanging light, celing fan, voltage tester
celing fan, voltage tester, ground wires: We will ignore the ground wires(bare or green). They all just get twisted together. That should leave us 3 blacks and 3 whites. With the switches in the off position, 1 pair of black and white wires should lite the tester. when this pair is located,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring head aches, switch manufacturer, way switch
switch manufacturer, way switch, wiring methods: Every manufacturer has their own wiring methods. If you did not purchase an exact replacement switch and connect it just as the original, there should be wiring instructions with the new switch. If not, you will have to contact the switch manufacturer. Thanks,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring help needed, ceiling light fixture, don beck
ceiling light fixture, don beck, hi tim: Hi Tim, There are several ways to accomplish what you want, but in order to point you in the right direction, I need to know where the wires are located on the switch, and on the outlet. How many wires and what color. If you can get this information to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in the home, bare wire, continuity
bare wire, continuity, patience: If you can verify at each box that the neutral is not connected in the panel box.. then you should check continuity from box to box to be sure of each section of wire. You can, with patience determine which part of the circuit is actually affected and minimize...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in the home, radial circuits, twin earth
radial circuits, twin earth, electrical eng: Hi Terry. Unfortunately you are only allowed under 16th edition and part p to install ring mains and not radial circuits any more so you will have to run another cable from your last socket back to the consumer and put both tails into a 32amp mcb. Regards...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring home theater/ through wall, drywall dust, wirering
drywall dust, wirering, computer desks: Ken, I know what you mean. I was looking around the other day for some online stuff, where to get connection books, basic electrical books, just things people are looking for that are somewhat odd. I found this online, which is a way to have your own...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in the home, hot wire, wire cable
hot wire, wire cable, insulation: Hi Jamie. You will need to find the 1st box upstairs, where this 3-wire cable is connected to. You need to see if any wire is being used as a ground, or if all wires are being used a either a neutral or hot wire. Then, if possible, you will be able to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for hot tub, amp breaker, water proof
amp breaker, water proof, romex: Hi. I don t have specific experience with hot tubs, but basic electrical rules apply. The breaker should be the lowest rated part of the circuit. You need to check and see how much current the hot tub draws. If it is only 50 amps or less (motor and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a hot tub, pvc conduit, electrical lines
pvc conduit, electrical lines, hot tub: Hi Eric, Since this new line will have a breaker in the main panel to protect it, you can run it in PVC under the deck. Things to make sure: The wire is the proper size and type The breaker is the proper size There has to be a shutoff near the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a hot tub to an older house, fuse panel, fuse box
fuse panel, fuse box, gfci circuit breaker: If you have a fuse panel, there is a main disconnect somewhere near the meter. It will probably be a pull out disconnect. As for the spa, You should make arrangements for a GFCI Circuit breaker. A subpanel as it were for the safety issues. You will need...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a hot tub, wiring advice, manufacturer requirements
wiring advice, manufacturer requirements, definitive answers: These days there are so many hot tub options, it can only be determined by the tub itself. There will be a total circuit rating on the tub electrical connection box, this will be the circuit size and the conductors will be sized according to this. It should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a hot water heater, cold water pipe, hot water heater
cold water pipe, hot water heater, grounding wire: Jamie, I am assuming you are talking about a 220V waterheater. If so, the new water heaters require 2 hot lines(probably blue in your case) a neutral(white) and a ground wire(either bare or green) It sounds as if the old wiring does not have a ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring hot water tank, hot water tank, bob osgood
hot water tank, bob osgood, hot water heater: Hi Rick, Based on your description....you have a standard electric hot water heater....it will require 10/2 with ground and a 30 amp double pole breaker - At the water heater end the black of the 10/2 will connect to the black lead of the heater, the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a hotwater heater, hotwater heater, electrical panel
hotwater heater, electrical panel, ac voltage: Hi Rick, If you have 250 Volts present at the water heater and it isn t firing up right, then the problem is in the water heater itself. About the only thing you can try yourself is the reset button located inside the electrical panel of the heater....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from house to dock, small refrigerator, voltage drop
small refrigerator, voltage drop, pontoon boat: ED HMmmmm 1200 feet big yard I guess. The wire size you will need will be rated on a 50 amp sub-panel out by the dock using 2 20 amp loads and some room for future. It is better to have it now then to redo the whole thing later as people will always...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an inline circuit breaker for a electric dryer, buss bar, blade type
buss bar, blade type, fuse box: Hi Jim, I am assuming this is a 220 volt dryer, not a 110 volt dryer. The red and black coming in from the main panel goes onto the top, side by side lugs of the panel. The red and black that go to the dryer go onto the 2 screws of the breaker....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring/installation ceiling fan, hampton bay fan, direction switch
hampton bay fan, direction switch, loose wire: Hi It sounds like you wired it right, so the problem may be with something else. I am assuming that the electrician wired the black to the fan switch and the red to the light switch. The directions are for fans with only one switch. Be sure that the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a intermatic 3 way timer with a 3way dimmer, 3way, timer
3way, timer, thanks in advance: There is something I must be missing as I do not see the relation of a timer that would affect a dimmer. I would try the dimmer with the timer to see if it affects it. The timer should just be energizing and de-energizing the circuit with no affect to a dimmer....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring issue, screw terminal, upstairs bedroom
screw terminal, upstairs bedroom, gfci outlet: Kevin If you have a GFCI outlet backed up against the outlet that you are having the problems with, the possibility s are that the GFCI is causing the problem,Check to see if the GFCI wires go to that outlet. Also sometimes Receptacles are hooked up with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a kiln at home, amp breaker, cable holders
amp breaker, cable holders, bottom edge: Mike: Read you install instructions if the unit is a straight 240volt unit the neutral isn t needed. If the unit needs a 120/240volt circuit then the neutral is needed. You can buy a single barrel # 6 lug to make it so you can fasten the #6. If your happy...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a kiln at home, amp circuits, amp breaker
amp circuits, amp breaker, screen porch: Hi Mike, You got a fire hazard if you try to put a 10 ga wire on a 50 amp breaker. Espeacialy when you know its gonna pull over 30A. UL lists #6 for your project. #6 is safe at 60A. #10 can only handle 30A. You can do this yourself...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a lamp with 10 minilights from scratch, minilights, knowledgeable friend
minilights, knowledgeable friend, christmas light: NO! Think of how many 120 volts bulbs there are on a standard tree, it is not connected to a 30,000 volt source. I am not being harsh, I just want to make sure just as you are at this point, never to assume anything as it could be very dangerous. You need...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring length, long distances, far thanks
long distances, far thanks, voltage drop: Hi Ed, You can run a single span, but you will want a disconnect or gfci real close by. The size of wire and circuit breaker will depend on the wattage of the pump and the length of run. I am not sure why you are breaking up the run with a breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light, don beck, wire nut
don beck, wire nut, dimmer switch: Hi David, I am assuming this is a ceiling box. The box seems to be set up for a fan/lite combination. If all this is correct, then the red wire in ceiling box goes onto the black wire of the light. The white wire in the ceiling box goes onto the white...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a light, light socket, ohmmeter
light socket, ohmmeter, light fixture: Hi Paul, It s difficult to tell what the writing means. It could be the hot or it could be the neutral. The only way to find out for sure, is trace the wires in the fixture and see where they get connected to the light socket. The wire that goes to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring up a light in the bedroom, e mail notification, color pairs
e mail notification, color pairs, wire colors: Hi Laura, Sorry just responding...I did not receive e-mail notification of your question...just now found it while logging in to answer a question that I did receive notification for...(that happens from time to time with this site...) Based on your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light diagram, top of the stairs, volt light
top of the stairs, volt light, switch boxes: Wayne What you want is what we call in our trade a 3 way switch. Do have access to get the wire from both switch boxes? What you would need to do is run a 14-3 wire from each of the switches. Not knowing if you can do this let me know where the existing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light fixture, ceiling boxes, switch pair
ceiling boxes, switch pair, light fixture: In many cases of ceiling boxes, it is also a junction box for continuing the circuit. One pair feeds the box, one pair continues from the box, and one pair is to the switch. You will need to determine which is the switch pair and single it out for controling...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from a light fixture, x10 switch, x10 controller
x10 switch, x10 controller, constant power: Hi. No, not using conventional housewiring, you can not do that. You could buy an X10 switch and an X10 controller, and that would send a message electronically. Take a look at smarthome.com You can call or write their customer service department...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light fixture, fixture wire, copper wire
fixture wire, copper wire, fan switch: Hi. It sounds like it was set up for separate switches for light and fan. If your light fixture has more than one socket and separate wires for them, you could wire it up so that one switch turns on one light and the other switch turns on the other. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light fixture in bathroom, bathroom light, connect one
bathroom light, connect one, light switch: Hello Raul check your connections, you only need to connect one wire to the circuit breaker. Use the black, keep the red as a spare. Connect the two black wires to the switch (in from the breaker and out to the light). Wirenut the two white wires together....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring of light fixture, ac volts, three way switches
ac volts, three way switches, light switches: It sounds like somewhere somehow you lost a traveler. That is the wire that goes between switches. Even though you replace the switches, if you didn t make sure they were the same make and model, the 4 way might be wired wrong. Some manufacturers use an...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light fixtures, loud buzz, scratch paper
loud buzz, scratch paper, safe side: Hi Noreen, Whew...I had to draw that all out on scratch paper to follow it...(good job on your description !! Yes - I understand it)..and based on your wiring description - I can see no apparent problems with the way you have it laid out up to the closet...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a light switch, wiring a light switch, way switch
wiring a light switch, way switch, light fixture: You will need access to a hot and a neutral. See if you have both of these at the 3-way switch. If so, feed hot to one leg of the new switch. Take the other leg and feed the light fixture. Connect the neutral from the light to neutral at the switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a light and switch to an existing line, 3 way switches, screw terminal
3 way switches, screw terminal, orange 1: Hi Jason, Based on the information you supplied...I agree...this is some definite old wiring...using non-standard color codes. If the exisiting circuit you are trying to tie into has 2 switches....then this is a 3-way circuit. I would imagine Orange...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light switch to fixture, wiring light switch
wiring light switch: Hi. The switch always goes between the black (hot) wires of the fixture (between the wire coming in and the fixutre itself). If there is a switch loop, that is a single cable going to the switch with a black and a white, the white is hot, and should have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from light to switch and from same light to outlet, copper wires, recepticle
copper wires, recepticle, light fixture: I will try to make this sound simple enough. You have one pair coming into the light box. You need one pair going to the switch box and one pair going to the recepticle. In the light box...connect the black wires together (3) Connect the bare copper wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring light & switch in middle then outlet on end., wiring light switch, laundry room
wiring light switch, laundry room, fog: Yup, we need 1 more wire run from the light to the switch. We will only be using the black in this wire so the white will be capped at both ends. So, when that wire is in place, we ll have in the light box A black coming from outlet 1 A white coming...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a light, switch, and plug, wiring a light switch, hot wire
wiring a light switch, hot wire, box structure: H, Run your feed (hot) cable to the receptacle box first, then run from there to the switch box and bring your cable from the light to the switch box. You ll end up with 2 cables in each box. In the receptacle box the 2 white wires will go to the silver...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an on off light switch and power outlet, chain switch, outlet location
chain switch, outlet location, overhead light: Hi kenneth. Take a look at www.danswiringpage.com for great diagrams on this type of wiring. If you can, run a 3-wire cable down to a switch location, then a 2-wire down to the outlet location. At the light fixture, tie the red wire to the incoming hot...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from light to switch, fixture wire, metal boxes
fixture wire, metal boxes, ground wires: Hi. The white wire from the switch is really a hot wire. That is why you should put a piece of black tape on it--to show it is a hot wire. That way you will not be connecting what look like a white wire to a black wire. The simplist way to explain it,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a light, conductor wire, fixture wire
conductor wire, fixture wire, neutral wire: Hi. You are going to use a separate box for the outlet? Then run a two conductor wire from the switch to the outlet. You will not be using the red wire at the outlet. Its only purpose is to bring the switched electricity to the light fixture. You...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring lights, hot wire, switch box
hot wire, switch box, eyeball: Maybe. A consideration would be can the circuit handle the added load (is it at capacity now?) and secondly, you ll need a neutral. If the neutral exists in the switch box, you re home free, however, if the switch box just contains the hot wire and a switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring on lights, gfci outlet, guest bathroom
gfci outlet, guest bathroom, living room: Go into the guest bathroom and look for the GFCI outlet (it has a button in between the upper and lower outlet). Press the button on the outlet and you should hear a click. This will reset the power. If you do not have that type of outlet in the guest bathroom...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: How To wiring lights and receptacles in new barn, circuit breaker, receptacles
circuit breaker, receptacles, screw: The black wire. go to the circuit breaker. The white wires go on the neutral bar. And the bare wires go on the ground bar. Black to switch bottom terminal. Black to fixture from the top terminal. White and bare carry through with the bare going on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring can lights in serial with 3 switches, volt switches, watt bulbs
volt switches, watt bulbs, amp circuit: Blake, Here s what you should have: In the first 3 way outlet connect the red and black wires from the 12-3 to either of the 2 brass colored screws on the switch. It doesn t matter which wire goes to which screw. Then connect the black wire from the 10-2...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring can lights in series with 3 switches, volt switches, 4way switch
volt switches, 4way switch, watt bulbs: Blake, this kind of switching arrangement sometimes gets even electricians in trouble. You ve got the wire run correctly, so you must have one of the switches wrong and because all the lights work at some point, I suspect the 4way is connected wrong. This...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring lights, amp breaker, gauge wire
amp breaker, gauge wire, ceiling fan: Hello James. If any part of the circuit has 14 gauge wire, you cannot use a 20 amp breaker as this conductor is only rated for 15 amps. It will not matter the size wire used for the rest of the circuit since you already have some #14 wire in the circuit. For...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring on off and low/high speed switch, furnace fan, timer switch
furnace fan, timer switch, hand sanders: Motors and enclosures are built with certain ratings and dust is one of them. Believe it or not, dust in any form can be a horrible hazard. The reason I wanted you to think about attic fans is that I see you are a learner. Also, something already...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring low voltage lights from standard receptical box, low voltage lights, wall boxes
low voltage lights, wall boxes, romex: Hi Marty There are wall boxes that are shallow, apprx 1 1/2 deep. A romex from your power source to the shallow box and a romex from the shallow box to the transformer. Connect both black wires to the switch, and connect the white wires together....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring low-voltage recessed light, low voltage recessed lights, residential situation
low voltage recessed lights, residential situation, thhn: Unfortunately there is some loss is translation from the inspector, to you and then to me. As for wire type....THHN is rated for 90 Degree Centigrade...roughly 190 degress F. That is sufficient for any heat related equipment. Romex is still the prefered...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring magnetic starter, amp motor, hots
amp motor, hots, hardware store: Tom What you would need to do is wire the ground wire to the Compressor frame or to the connection box lug. Most Motors have a area where you can connect the ground wire to. If there is no place to connect the ground to the frame with a ground lug you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from main panel to subpanel in garage, split bolt connector, rain storms
split bolt connector, rain storms, circuit breakers: Hi. Since the garage is a separate building, then you need a ground rod. Since the garage is a separate building, and if there is any metal path between the garage and main house, such as a phone line, cable line or water pipe, then you need a ground wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring mess, boiler room, wire nut
boiler room, wire nut, meter test: Louis: Try this. Kill power to the circuit. 1. At the switch location that use to control the fixture. Open it up pull out the switch but do not disconnect the wires from it. Turn it ON Look to see if the switch has a black wire, and the white wire hooked...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring mini split air conditioner, split air conditioner, fuse box
split air conditioner, fuse box, amp breaker: Hi Richard, I haven t got a clear picture of your intentions. The main panel is inside or outside of the garage the garage? You want to mount the disconnect inside the garage or outside the garage? The compressor will be located inside the garage?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a mobile home to a fuse box??????, chris answer, fuse box
chris answer, fuse box, underground run: Hi Again Chris, It sounds like you have Triplex. Thats way to large for what you need. But theres no harm in using it. In your workshop attach the 2 larger black wires to a breaker. The wire with the yellow strip to your Neutral...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring on moble home, gfci receptacle, heat tape
gfci receptacle, heat tape, home wiring: Hi Jeff, If you have 2 bath rooms in your mobile home check the GFCI receptacle in the other bathroom. I have also seen them run off a GFCI receptacle under the trailer installed for a heat tape. If you don t find the problem in one of those two locations...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a motion light sensor, dawn to dusk, motion light
dawn to dusk, motion light, light sensor: Hi Susie, What color are he wires coming from the house? What color are the wires on the motion sensor? What color are the wires that go the actual light? Does this unit have a dawn to dusk control or is it only operated by a switch? Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring motion sensor, motion sensor, bare wire
motion sensor, bare wire, hot wire: Hi. First of all, was there a light there before? If so, wire the new light the same way. Your motion sensor should have only a black and white wire to connect to the house wires. If the unit came to you unwired or unassembled, check the directions...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring motor for lift, rope pulley, single phase motor
rope pulley, single phase motor, proximity sensors: Very complex situation, you need a center off double pole double throw switch, with proximity sensors, some kind of hard mounted trips, and elevator ciruit of some sort. Where to start, I guess start with the center off double pole switch to get the idea...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring multi recepticles, amp circuit, diyer
amp circuit, diyer, recepticles: Hi Eric, I haven t looked any websites for a DIYer so I can t be of any help there. In the 2 gang box the hot black coming in needs to hot both outlets, 1 dark screw on each, then the hot black out to the next outlet can go on the other dark screw...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring multiple hallway lights w/ 3- way switching?, adult beverages, hallway lights
adult beverages, hallway lights, switch locations: Eric, Now I m really confused! Too many adult beverages last night! You have, at 1 location, 2 switches. 1 is for the 2 hall lights...what is the other for? At the 2nd locations you have 3 switches. 2 for the hall lights? I don t understand this......

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring multiple lighting fixures, receptical, recepticals
receptical, recepticals, followup questions: Hi Joe, Sorry, I don t get a clear picture of what your asking. Basicly, the 2 lites taht are n t working correctly, get wired to the 1 that is, and they get connected only to that lite, not to any other wires passing thru those 2 lite boxes. All the other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring multiple lights, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, life safety: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring multiple outlets, multiple wires, short pieces
multiple wires, short pieces, pigtail: Hi jason. A pigtail is trade slang for a short piece (6 ) of insulated wire, connected at one end to the supply, and at the other end to the device. They are useful when tieing multiple wires together, then tieing that pigtail to a device. or in your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new 220 outlet, amp breaker, don beck
amp breaker, don beck, neutral wire: Hi, It does sound like the dryer is running on 110V...working, but no heat. In the outlet: Red wire to left terminal, black wire to right terminal, white wire to center terminal. Ground wire(green or bare) To green screw on the outlet. If no green...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new basement bathroom, baseboard heaters, gfci outlet
baseboard heaters, gfci outlet, barrets: David, It s important to note that Line means incoming, and Load means outgoing. The 2 black wires in the heater are both hot and there is no neutral. If they used black and white, someone may think that the white is a neural and wire it up wrong....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new bathroom fan, bathroom fan, ground wires
bathroom fan, ground wires, light fixture: Normally when this occurs, the power is coming into the box of the light. 2 wires go to the switch. On this premis, the hot/black wire in the light box, goes to the black wire to switch box. The white wire from the switch comes into the light box and connects...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new ceiling fixture, hallway light, wiring scheme
hallway light, wiring scheme, wire nut: Hi Lou, There a a couple of ways the electrician may have wired this, so we ll try one and if it doesn t work, we ll try the other. All white wires coming into the box and the white wires of the fixture all get put together with a wirenut. The...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring on new ceiling light fixture, ceiling light fixture, fixture wire
ceiling light fixture, fixture wire, wire nut: Hi. Always connect the new fixture the way the old fixture was. If you connect black to black, your fixture will not turn off. There should be a wire nut with the ground wires. Connect it to that. If not, you should use a wire nut, and run a short...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a new clothes dryer, maytag neptune drying center, maytag drying center
maytag neptune drying center, maytag drying center, bob osgood: Hi John, Sorry for the delay...we have been right straight out here with electrical work - have had zero spare time as of late....just got my first break in days... Based on your description of the dryer plug....it sounds like it may be a NEMA 6-20P...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new cooktop in older home, cooktop, service person
cooktop, service person, amazing things: Patricia, I cannot tell you if you are grandfathered or not. Different locals have different use of the NEC. You say it didn t have a ground wire. The cook top doesn t have a ground wire or the outlet doesn t have a ground wire? I need to know what...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a new electric oven, amp breaker, gauge wire
amp breaker, gauge wire, electric oven: Hi Angus, I can t speak for the codes in France, and I do not know what a hob is. Typically here in the U.S.A. we put cooktops on either a 30 or 40 amp breaker with either 10 or 8 gauge wire. Ovens usually go on a 50 amp breaker with 6 gauge wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new electric water heater, kenmore power miser, electric water heater
kenmore power miser, electric water heater, kenmore power miser 9: Hi Melinda, If you have 220 Volts present at the heater where it comes from the circuit breaker, then it is not an electrical issue. The problem lies within the heater itself and the seller should be notified. If you try and fix anything yourself, you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a new fixing, yellow earth, kitchen light
yellow earth, kitchen light, bare wire: Here in the U.S., the white wire is reserved as neutral and the green or bare wire is ground. The white can be hot in a switch circuit but it has to be identified as being hot (black tape, marker or paint). Any other color than white used as a neutral...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new fixtures with old existing wire, wiring books, copper wire
wiring books, copper wire, testor: As long as you are dealing with a simple black and white wire combination in your new fixtures....color does not matter. If you put a black on a white and a white on a black...it will still work fine. Only if the fixture require polarity, would it matter...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a new home, wood stud, electrican
wood stud, electrican, phone man: Shirley Allot of times with new construction a contractor like a electrician will drill his holes and then another contractor ( Alarm,Phone Cable TV intercom Etc Etc) will come behind him and pull wires tru the same holes. The one advantage is that 1 hole...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring up a new kitchen plug, fuse holder, fuse box
fuse holder, fuse box, main switch: That is correct. Do check one thing on the receptacle. With a red and a black connected, each half will be on a separate breaker. There is a brass tab that must be broken out between the two terminals only on the side the black and red connect. Be sure this...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a new light fixture, wire nut, wall outlets
wire nut, wall outlets, overhead light: Cristina Yes if you go in the switch box and look for the wires that go up to the ceiling, you may find a red wire in that box also, that may go to the wall outlets.if that is the case disconect the red wire that goes to the wall outlets and cap it off with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new lights, pull switch, chain switch
pull switch, chain switch, ligths: I hope I make this sound simple enough. Connect all the whites in any fashion that you can. Connect the power source to one side of the switch, connect the blk to the lights to the other side of the switch. If the junction box needs to have current thru,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new lightsi, jumper wire, don beck
jumper wire, don beck, pull switch: Hi Larry, I am assuming the pull switch will be part of the garage ceiling outlet, and you want the 2 lites to go on and off together. Leave the wires on the outlet as they are now. You will need a jumper wire( black and a white), attached to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a new oven, amp breaker, unit location
amp breaker, unit location, reality check: Hi. You always have to do a reality check when you buy the wire at the retailer, since different wire types have different ampacities. However, I would think that number 10 will do it with a 20 amp breaker. Sometimes number 12 can be used, but since it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in a new plug in and switch, gold screw, silver screw
gold screw, silver screw, jump wires: Hi. Have you plugged in anything else besides the hair dryer? Hair dryers use a lot of electricity, and perhaps it is not a short, but an overload. I really don t know where the wires go to, but i can give you a general idea. The black power in should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a new room, amp circuit breaker, don beck
amp circuit breaker, don beck, seperate line: Hi Scott, 1 circuit of 20 amps should power up the whole area. That would be roughly 6 outlets and up to 4 lights. Make sure you use a 20 amp circuit breaker in the panel and 12/2 with ground romex wire. Good luck with your project Don Bec...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to new shed, don beck, carpentry work
don beck, carpentry work, interior wiring: Hi Michael, Ror all the interior wiring for the devices in the shed, I would use 12/2 with ground. From the main panel to the shed, I would use 6/3 UF cable buried 18 underground. The 6/3 would allow you to have a 60 amp sub panel in the garage an...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring new wall oven to old oven connection, wall oven, bare wire
wall oven, bare wire, ground wire: John, Ok, you can use this cable even though it only has 3 wires. The braided bare wires you will connect to the bare or green ground wire on the oven and the white wire from the oven. The red will go to red from the oven and the black will go to black...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring into an old 100 amp fuse box, amp fuse, lighting circuit
amp fuse, lighting circuit, amp breaker: Hi. Yes that will work. Just remember that if you tap off a 15 amp circuit, it has to stay 15 amps, since the wiring for the rest of the circuit will be for 15 amps. When you upgrade your panel, then you can put it on a 20 amp circuit if you use 12-2....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an old garage, fluorescent light fixtures, loose wires
fluorescent light fixtures, loose wires, live wire: OK, I get it now. You will need to run new wires from the main panel to the panel in the garage. The size of the wires you need will depend on the length of the run and how big the sub panel is. The size of the sub panel should be marked on it somewhere....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in old house, shock hazard, risky situation
shock hazard, risky situation, light fixtures: Hi Joe, No it isn t. Most old wiring did not have a grounded system. The grounded system i mainly to help prevent a shock. Since you probably won t be actually touching the fixture, the shock hazard isn t really an issue. You should be fine. Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an outbuilding, amp breaker, amp service
amp breaker, amp service, copper wire: Hi Calvin, A 100 amp sub panel in the shop is a lot bigger than you need,(and more expensive to install), a 60 amp would be plenty. 100 Amp sub panel: #3/4 copper wire(2 hots 1 neutral and a ground) attached to a 100 amp breaker in the main amp panel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring outdoor a/c unit, interior panel, incoming power
interior panel, incoming power, bad reputation: That electrician is giving us a bad reputation. It is totally wrong. A 60amp service needs to be alot bigger wire. # 6 copper wire is required for that circuit. Get another electrician out and start making changes. You have probably more problems than...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for outdoor motion detector light, outdoor motion detector, motion detector light
outdoor motion detector, motion detector light, dusk to dawn: Hi Lauri, Yes, run a wire from the existing outlet to where you want the motion detector, mount a box there and attach the light. Make sure the motion detector has a dusk to dawn feature built in or it will be turning on during the daylight hours...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an outlet, wire nut, question thanks
wire nut, question thanks, two blacks: The three whites are your neutrals and they all need to be connected together, then you can take a fourth (the pigtail ) to your outlet. The black by itself was most likely the switch leg to something, and the two blacks tied together, probably a feed...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a outlet for a garbage disposal with a switch, and a diswasher, garbage disposal, diswasher
garbage disposal, diswasher, wall switch: Hi. I need more information. Where are these wires you are trying to connect? Where does each wire go to? Does the disposal have a wall switch? Where is it? Where does the power come in from the panel? Is each appliance on its own circuit? Let...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an outlet and a light fixture, light fixture, time don
light fixture, time don, remodeling: Hi Jeremy, Unfortunately, the ceiling light, if it only has a black and white wire in the ceiling box, cannot be used for a source of power as it will only be hot when the switch is on. To feed a new outlet, you can use any other outlet, or if you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring outlet from switch, neutral wire, oulet
neutral wire, oulet, way switch: Nope. On a 3-way switch you ll have one hot wire (or switched wire) and two travelers, whose only function is to join the two switches. The neutral wire, which you ll need to power your outlet, is not switched and not part of this wiring. It may not even...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring at the outlet, 3way switch, kitchen light
3way switch, kitchen light, electrical outlet: It is either another circuit for the kitchen or a 3way light wire. It would go to another switch for the kitchen if a 3 way, and recepticle would not work if part of a kitchen circuit. It could be you put in a single pole switch and took out a 3way switch,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring outlets - gfi, wiring outlets, gfi outlet
wiring outlets, gfi outlet, line terminals: Lee, first a couple of comments. If I understand you correctly, the original outlets were wired with their bus split so that the top half is on one circuit and the bottom on a second circuit. If this is the case, this arrangement won t work with a GFI. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring outlets in-series, wiring outlets, metal boxes
wiring outlets, metal boxes, amp service: Hi. The wire from the motion sensor will have to go to the box where the switch is. You can t connect it to a box where the outlets are. At the switch, the black wire coming in goes to the black wire going to the outlets, plus to one terminal of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring outlets, wiring outlets, wire nuts
wiring outlets, wire nuts, hot wire: Hi. Check everything on the circuit. You may want to get a circuit analyzer (under $10 at any home center) and narrow it down to a neutral or hot wire. Sometimes when the wires are pushed into the backs of the outlets, the springs fail, so either use...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring up oven and air compressor in my garage, volt air compressor, don beck
volt air compressor, don beck, amp breaker: Hi Michael, The size of the breaker and the size of the wire all depends on the amp draw of each unit. I ll list the sizes and you can compare them with the rating on each device. Amp rating of unit breaker size wire size ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring panel boxes, aluminum wiring, amp breaker
aluminum wiring, amp breaker, aluminum wire: Hello Dale. I am not sure where the information you received was from, but it was not from an electrician. Copper wire in any size has a higher rating than the same size aluminum. #8 copper is rated for 50 amps, #8 aluminum is only rated for 40 amps. You would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring with no place to go, new cabinets, vent hood
new cabinets, vent hood, microwave oven: Hi Lisa, I m exactly sure what you need to know. Is it that you want to feed a new microwave with a wire that once fed a stove top and now is not being used? If so, this can be done but there are several things you need to change. I won t go into details...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a plug, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, wiring a plug: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring pole barn, amp breaker, amp service
amp breaker, amp service, pole barn: Thanks Rob. I would go ahead and install another 100 amp panel in the barn also with these loads, and you will be covered for any tools required. All you would need is a 100 amp breaker in the garage panel to feed this panel, and it will be the main for the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a two pole switch, receptical, time ron
receptical, time ron, switch control: Ron, If I got everything right, there are 2 black wires and 2 whites coming into the wall box. You will need some type of tester to see which pair is hot coming in. When this is determined, the hot black wire goes onto one of the screws of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring pool table light in basement, pool table light, pool light
pool table light, pool light, wall studs: I am assuming the new light is a florescent. There should be some type of marking on the cord that will connect to the ceiling box. 1 of the wires will be a little different. This difference may be very subtle and you may have to look very close to notice...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for pool, rain proof, amp breaker
rain proof, amp breaker, recepticals: If the rating on the motor says 14.0amps...that is the Full Load Rating of that motor. +- .2amps. 6amps on the other....same. If the item has a manufacturers rating...that is what it is expected to use/need. I installed a spa pump motor for a water fall....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring pot lights, drop ceiling, rec room
drop ceiling, rec room, pot: Your first light should have two wires coming in (hot and neutral). Connect these to the wires of the fixture and to a set of wires leaving to go to the next fixture. (you should have 3 black wires connected together and 3 white wires connected together)....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring/power for ceiling fan, surface raceway, constant power
surface raceway, constant power, light in the attic: If the light in the attic is controlled by a hallway switch, you wouldn t have any constant power up there, which is what you d need (I assume you plan on using the fans pull chains to turn it on and off?) And then of course, you don t know how the wiring...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring/power problem, kitchen lighting, wire nut
kitchen lighting, wire nut, frig: I would start by taking all the switches/recepticles out and wire nut all connections for a point A to B situation. If you can get one long run at full voltage...it was connection problems. If you dont get a complete run, you may have wire damage somewhere,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: yet another wiring problem, ceiling light fixture, hot wire
ceiling light fixture, hot wire, wall switch: hey! sounds like a problem i was conmfused by what you had tried in you letter, have to tried attaching the black wire from the new fixture to the red hot wire used before? and the white and grounds were it was previousoly if not try that if you have reply...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, safety hazard, electrician
safety hazard, electrician, hallway: Hi. It sounds like the outlet is defective, wired wrong, or the wiring is loose. This could be a safety hazard, so I would keep the breaker off until you can fix it, or have it fixed. Since outlets are under a dollar, I would just go ahead and replace...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, electricity works: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, gfci breaker, curling irons
gfci breaker, curling irons, gfci outlet: What I would do at this point is find where you are losing power. Start at the breaker. If the breaker is turned on and there is no power to the load side of the breaker then you either have a bad breaker or a poor connection behind the breaker. You...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, screw, wiring problem
screw, wiring problem: Yes, what you did can be dangerous, but it does help isolate the problem. You have a bad neutral connection somewhere (the white wire). First check to see what receptacles are and aren t working, then turn off the breaker that controls those receptacles and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, wire nuts, light switches
wire nuts, light switches, hallway: Hi. Most likely, a wire burned though somewhere on the circuit. Check all the wires. It could be anywhere in the circuit, even at a device that is working, since it could be a wire leaving a working device that stopped working. You may also need to check...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problem, wirenuts, basement bedroom
wirenuts, basement bedroom, afci: Hi. If you hit the wire, but replaced the receptacle, perhaps the wire is still broken. You may have broken the metal inside the plastic, but the plastic covering looks good. Also make sure that the break-off tabs on the new outlet were NOT broken off....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring problems with ceiling fan, grounding wire, light fan
grounding wire, light fan, fan switch: Matt . Fan lights where the pullchain is simply on/off use a two wire pullchain. This pullchain is a very standard on/off switch and it is simply connected to the two wires to which the old pullchain was connected. The wires can be reversed and it will still...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, amp breaker, don beck
amp breaker, don beck, wiring solution: Hi Aaron, It would make sense to me to remove the 30 amp breaker and replace it with 2......20 amp breakers. 1 for the lighting and 1 for the outlets. You can use the #10 wire for the whole thing This would allow you to use 20 amp 110V GFI outlets and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, water heating elements, hot water heating
water heating elements, hot water heating, incoming water: Hi Wendy. The old element should have had only 2 wires connecting it, so these should connect to the new one just the same. Make sure the power is off before starting this. You will need to drain the tank, so shut off the incoming water too. I hope...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, question question, question thanks
question question, question thanks, original power: A switch in the wall, in a single gang box, with at least 14/2 romex wire from the switch to the ceiling box. In the ceiling box, the original power wire will connect to the black wire from the switch, the white wire from the switch will connect to the black...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, 3way/4way lighting question, motion sensor light, hall downstairs
motion sensor light, hall downstairs, basic electricity: One of the switches is either bad or wired incorrectly. To work the way they originally did, one is not operating correctly. An excellent resource is a Basic Electricity manual available at most home supply stores in the do it yourself book section. It has...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, copper wire, smoke detector
copper wire, smoke detector, smoke alarm: May I also suggest installing a 120V smoke detector with a battery back up. Not sure why you would have 2 white wires and only 1 black, were they both hooked up together on the one your replacing? If so, hook all the whites together, and black to black,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, copper wire, smoke alarm
copper wire, smoke alarm, black wire: Hi Debbie. You will have to measure the wires to see which is your power, etc. If you look closely at the existing wires, you may find that one of the whites is in fact a yellow. If so, this should be the wire to interconnect to other detectors, if...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring question, bob osgood, 3 way switches
bob osgood, 3 way switches, master electrician: Hi Mark, Sorry for the delay - had to replace the cooling fan in our main office computer - kept me off line for a few hours... Based on your description...your describing a basic 3-way switching layout...2 switches controlling the same light(s)...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring Refrigator, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, seperate line: Hi Don, Just getting in from a long, wet, rainy day here in the Northeast. It could very well be...even though that receptacle had no other loads plugged into it...that it is on a circuit already reasonably loaded...and the frig presents a pretty...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a range hood, range hood, electrical work
range hood, electrical work, black white: Hi Michael, A direct wire to the existing box is OK. The box should have some type of blank cover on it with the hood wire attached to the cover. With this setup, the wire may still make it difficult to get the hood against the wall tightly. You might...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for over the range microwave, lighting circuit, general lighting
lighting circuit, general lighting, main switch: Hi. Yes, the range hood should be on a general lighting circuit, which is not heavy enough for a microwave. Depending on the amperage of the microwave, it may be possible to tap off of an outlet in the kitchen. But if it is a bigger microwave, it has...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring receptacle, pig tail, fan light
pig tail, fan light, neon light: The black wires and red wire are power coming into the outlet and power going out somewhere else. The only simple thing I can think of, is if you look on the side out the outlet where the black and white wires are connected, there is a little tab that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a receptacle drawing power from a wall switchPi, wiring a receptacle, constant power
wiring a receptacle, constant power, drawing power: Hi Wren, If the wall switch only 1 cable with 2 wires in it, 1 wire attached to each screw of the switch, then you cannot use it as a source of power. If it has 2 cables coming i with the black wire of each cable attached to the switch and the 2 whites...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring receptacle for range microwave, gauge wire, fan light
gauge wire, fan light, exhaust fan: Hi Dave, The wire that is there is probably at the end of a run. However, the microwave is going to draw a lot more power than the old setup so, if possible, a new 12 gauge wire should be run from the breaker panel or the microwave may trip a breaker when...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring from a receptacle to on/off switch for newly installed ceiling light, electrical receptacle, light thanks
electrical receptacle, light thanks, way switch: Hi. You will need to tap the white wire going to the light to the white wire on the outlet. Same with the black. If you don t have any vacant screws to do that, then you will have to run the white wires together with a wirenut and run a short piece of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring receptacle, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, pig tail: Hi Matthew, Sorry for any delay....we just got back from our two week Orlando vacation a few days ago...and I ve been sick since we got back (found out I have pneumonia and it is now advanced to bronchitis)....currently heavily medicated....not well....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring receptacles, unfinished upstairs, silver screw
unfinished upstairs, silver screw, wiring receptacles: Hello Christian, I never use anything on receptacles but #12 copper. #14 is only pennies less and can only be fused at 15 amps, but #12 is good for 20 amps. You can make every circuit a 20 amp and not be concerned about tripping the circuit. From a power source...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring recepticles, receptacle, screw
receptacle, screw, colors: Hello Steve. It can be done, the only problem you will encounter is the amount of room in the receptacle box. You can only put one wire under one terminal screw, so you will have to pigtail off of the existing receptacle. The easiest way to do this is to completely...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring recepticles, garage door opener, recepticle
garage door opener, recepticle, mechanical problem: Hi Dan, Sorry just responding....a mechanical problem with the cooling fan shut down our main system Tuesday...and we are waiting for the parts...on a shared system and my time is very limited....so I ll need to be brief. Based on your description....it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring recessed light to an existing one., boxes, light wire
boxes, light wire, wire color: Hello Ken. There have to be some wires crossed somewhere. The second light should have connected to the existing light wire color for color on the fixture terminals, ignoring the other wires in the box. You must have one or both of the second light wires connected...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in recessed lighting, wire nut, light switch
wire nut, light switch, switch box: Hi Shane, It sounds like the walls are open and not drywalled yet, is this correct? Do I understand you still want he existing switch to control the existing outlet, but want to add another switch to control a recess light..is this correct? If...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring recessed lighting, top of the stairs, fixture wire
top of the stairs, fixture wire, light fixture: Hi. If you are replacing the fixture, wire it exactly as the old fixture is wired. If you are adding a fixture, tap off of the existing fixture. Connect the wire going to the new fixture to the exact same place that the existing fixture is wired to. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring recessed lights with a dimmer switch, wiring outlets, metal boxes
wiring outlets, metal boxes, wiring recessed lights: Hi. When wiring outlets, the power goes in and out of each outlet. You should have 2 black wires, 2 white wires and grounds. The black wires connect to the 2 dark screws. The white wires connect to the 2 light colored screws. The grounds connect together,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for recessed lights in new construction, amp breaker, dimmer switches
amp breaker, dimmer switches, amp circuit: Hi Don, Just getting in (unfortunately - my responses can not always be so fast due to a heavy electrical work schedule ...) Factor your six 75 watt IC cans in at 100 watts each...you re looking at ~ 600 watts. You ll need 2 dimmers specially...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring two recessed lights between two three way switches, three way switch, three way switches
three way switch, three way switches, library books: Hi Stacey, Wire runs: Power in to switch # (blk & wt) 12/3 from switch 1 to switch 2 (blk, red, wt) 12/2 from switch 2 to light 1 12/2 from light 1 to light 2 ----------------------------------------------------------- Connections:...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring relay, voltage relay, c works
voltage relay, c works, gas heat: I can try John, first thing does the setup sheet call out for specific positioning for the relay, like terminal up Most are electronic and it don t matter, but I put a voltage relay in just last week and it said While not required the relay should be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in a replacement overhead light fixture, ceiling light fixture, grounding wire
ceiling light fixture, grounding wire, wire nut: Hi Louise, Attaching the existing ground wires to the ground screw of the new fixture is the best. It is OK if these wires touch any metal parts of the fixture or the ceiling box, we just don t want them touching the black or white wires. Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a replacement thermostat, programable thermostat, furnace blower
programable thermostat, furnace blower, wire colors: Hi Ralph, Based on your description...and without exact model numbers of both thermostats (as well as what the wire colors are connected to out at the AC unit)....there is absolutely no way anyone can answer your question for certainty...there are several...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring requirements, amp breaker, wire thhn
amp breaker, wire thhn, amp service: Your question is very general in nature, and there are a lot of what-if s to give you a really accurate answer, but 8 feet is nothing to be concerned about as far as voltage drop, and for 100 amps of capacity you d need at least a #4 copper wire, THHN/THWN...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring two ringers for one doorbell button, doorbell button, 16 volt
doorbell button, 16 volt, volt transformer: Hi Tim, You may be able to do this without changing the 16 Volt transformer. You need a pair of low voltage wires run from the existing ringer to where the new ringer will be. These wires are small and sometimes referred to a bell wire . At the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a room in a garage, afci, gfci outlets
afci, gfci outlets, couple friends: Hi Chris. I think that you should have a talk with your local inspector, to see if he can suggest some solutions. I would think that the first thing you need to do is update your electrical service, and then you can run 1 new grounded, AFCI protected circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring rqmts for shop (outbuilding), diameter pvc, pvc conduit
diameter pvc, pvc conduit, amp breaker: Jameson, We need to clarify just what your 300 amp service panel on the outside of your house consists of. I m assuming that you have a 300 amp meter enclosure that goes into some sort of raintite breaker panel next to the meter enclosure and from there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring rqmts for shop (outbuilding), diameter pvc, load amps
diameter pvc, load amps, pvc conduit: Doug, sorry for the long response time. I ve had the flu or something for the last two days and ain t been worth a hoot. The proper way to determine feeder wire size for your shop is to do a simple load calculation. List and add the FLA (full load amps)...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring run to my pole barn, pvc sch, feeder cable
pvc sch, feeder cable, pvc conduit: Hi Darrel, Stopped by my office for lunch break....saw your question... Many factors help determine the choice of whether to go with USER (underground service cable)or PVC conduit for a run of this type....but - given the distance...I d certainly...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring safety/ fire hazards, electrical fires, wood stud
electrical fires, wood stud, combustible material: Hi Janet. Usually a fire that is electrical in nature could be caused by a couple of things. If a device fails for some reason, and an arc is created, that arc could jump to a combustible material, and cause a fire. This could also happen to a cord...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring schematic for controlling one light from six different switches, web source, light source
web source, light source, switches: I have never heard of this many switches on the same circuit. The problem would be that when switched off from one location, inevitably another switch would then be powered and you would not be able to turn the lights off. I do not believe you will be able...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a second Electric Dryer, amp breaker, amp service
amp breaker, amp service, prong cord: Hi Curt, Based on your description of your serivce and loads...Yes - your 200 amp should be able to easily support all 3 of these loads...even if they are all running at the same time. Like the dryer s....the actual current draw of the central A/C...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a second light on an existing switch, switch box, case note
switch box, case note, electrician: Hello Mike, It sounds like you got a switch box with 3 cables. One feeder, one going to a light, and one going to the other light. This kind of run is uncommon, i mean unless you added this 2nd cable.. 2nd light there should only be 2 cables in...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring separate cook top, double oven and aluminum wire, amp fuse, 60 hertz
amp fuse, 60 hertz, aluminum wire: The #6 aluminum is ok for the 40amp. Aluminum and copper can work together as long as you grease the connection with nolux. It is a chemical inhibiter for the typecal ca/al reaction. As for the double oven, there should be a rating plate on the appliance...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a series of lights, way switch, reds
way switch, reds, traveler: The problem lies is that you are 1 wire short in some of the lights. To remedy this, you can either run another 14/2 between each of the lights or run a another 14/3 between the switches, whichever is easiest. When either of these is done, let me...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in series and parallel, fire alarm system, fire dampers
fire alarm system, fire dampers, damper: This is a series wiring diagram Wire 1 goes to damper 1, out from damper 1 to damper 2, out from damper #2 to wire #2. ------wire 1---damper 1-----damper 2-------. transformer . ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring several recessed lights to one switch, incoming power, switch box
incoming power, switch box, reds: You have to run 14/3 [15 amp] or 12/3 [20 amp]. between the fixtures. At the power in box, wirenut the black incoming power wire to the red wire. At each fixture wirenut all the blacks together all of the whites together, and the red wires together. At...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a shed, baseboard heaters, pvc conduit
baseboard heaters, pvc conduit, amp breaker: lee I would run a 60 amp sub panel with a set of 2 #4 thhn 1 # 8 thhn and 1 #10 for the ground in a 1 inch PVC conduit. Make sure the heaters don t exceed the breaker size. This wire is good up to 100 amps.If you want you can install 100 amp sub panel with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in my shed, amp breaker, awg wire
amp breaker, awg wire, amp plug: Confused is my middle name sometimes! Technically, all the wires that are controlled by the 30 amp breaker should be 10 gauge, but I don t think using the 12 gauge will cause you any problems. If there isn t too much wire or work involved, I would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a shed, gfci receptacle, feeder cable
gfci receptacle, feeder cable, conductor wire: Hi Dave, Sorry for any delay...been incredibly busy here with electrical work. We have several projects we are finishing up before we leave for vacation Tuesday. Based on your description...either you have had to run multi-conductor wire (such as...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a shed, metal boxes, work bench
metal boxes, work bench, screws: Hi. The white wires are continuous through a switch application. They connect to the light colored terminal of the outlets. The blacks connect to the switch and to outlets (dark colored terminals). If the lights are hardwired, they go black to black...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a shed, music rehearsal, amp breaker
music rehearsal, amp breaker, rehearsal studio: ok, first of all is there a neutral there. There needs to be one. Perhaps 1 of the black had white tape on it at one time. Anyway the first thing to do is to identify it. Also for 60 amps these wires need to be at least #6 is 60 amps #8 is 40 amps, #10...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring shop 125' away, installing a sub panel, copper cable
installing a sub panel, copper cable, ground bars: There are some things to be aware of when installing a sub panel: 1) you need 4 wires from the main panel to the sub (2 hots-1 neutral and 1 ground) a 6/3 with ground copper cable UF-B type, has all 4 wires in it you need, plus it can be directly buried...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring shop light fixtures, hot water heater, volt circuit
hot water heater, volt circuit, branch circuits: Hi. You can not legally connect anything else to the hot water heater circuit. All ballasts that I know of are either 110 volt for houses or 277 volts for industrial use anyway. I also do not know of any transformers. The ballasts may be shot. Replace...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a shop subpanel, insulation types, amp breaker
insulation types, amp breaker, conductor wire: Usually a 100 amp panel, or 200 amp panel, is not designed to allow a breaker of equal size, to be installed as a SUB breaker. I have seen 200 amp panels with a 100 amp breaker installed, and this breaker was back wired so that it fed/protected the buss, allowing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring short, hair blower, wirenuts
hair blower, wirenuts, gfci: Hi. Assuming you don t have a GFCI, then probably a wire melted or otherwise became disconnected. Check all the wiring in the circuit for any black marks. Check wires going into the backs of outlets, and check the wires in the wirenuts. However, you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring short behind the wall, light fixture, studs
light fixture, studs: Hi Tom, Are you absolutely sure the wires are shorted out. This a very rare thing to happen. Just replacing a switch should not cause this to happen. Anyway, if you are sure the wire need to be replaced it is possible if: The switch and the light...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring short, gang boxes, j box
gang boxes, j box, 110v outlet: Well lets see. If it works fine with the switch in the off position, then the problem is in the wiring from the switch, ie the short caused 2 or more wires to fuse, or the fixture is wired wrong. Try removing the fixture and restoring the wires there to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring single a/c outlet, type fuses, fuse protection
type fuses, fuse protection, volt circuit: You can not legally do that and yes it would be dangerous. I would seriously investigate upgrading your electrical service and installing a breaker panel. It may cost in the front end, but less expensive than rebuilding if there was a fire due to faulty wiring....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring size for hot tub, 120V line to change to 240V, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, electric heaters: Hi Bryan, As you noted, the wiring size depends on the load of the device...and if your hot-tub is only pulling 12 amps at 120...technically it will pull 6 amps (per 120 volt leg) at 240...but that is unusually low for a hot-tub. The majority of tubs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring size vs breaker amps, guage wire, amp breaker
guage wire, amp breaker, overcurrent protection: Is it dangerous? No. Is it legal? No. The 14 guage wire is certainly adequate to handle the load of a single fixture, but if some problem should develop that causes excessive current to flow, the wire is in danger of shorting out and starting a fire, before...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring with the smallest gage wire for four 5 volt lightbulbs, guage wire, gage wire
guage wire, gage wire, foot spools: I was looking at wire charts, and your 22 guage wire is rated at around 7 amps. Your five 0.06 amp lamps would be 3/10 of an amp together (5x0.06), so you could go down to 24 or 26 guage if you elected. Both wires, supply and return, should be the same...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring smoke detectors on dedicated circuit, arc fault breaker, wac lighting
arc fault breaker, wac lighting, don beck: Got ya. In Missouri we have a version of wac, it is titled wakko, which I am not sure exactly what it means. I say they have figured out what they want as a code, and that is what it is. I really am not a code guy, Don Beck is. I learned that Fork truck...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a spa, gfci breaker, amp circuit
gfci breaker, amp circuit, circuit breaker: You did not indicate what amperage you required. If it s a typical 60 amp circuit, you probably need, for the distance, #6 wire (#8 on the ground); you will need a GFCI breaker at the power source and a disconnect at the spa; 12 below ground, to the top of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a spa/hot tub, spa hot tub, porch area
spa hot tub, porch area, wire hook: Rick, You also need to find out how many amps this unit takes at 240 volts which I assume is the voltage you want it hooked up for since you get the most in the way of heat out of it to keep the water warm. Typically its 20, 30, 50 or 60 amps. The installation...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a spa pump to 220, hot legs, subpanel
hot legs, subpanel, wally: With the information you have, you are telling me that it is a plug in spa and not a hard wired spa. 20amps or less. You need 12/3 as a minimum. Black and red are your hot legs, white is the GFCI neutral and the bare copper equipment ground. Nothing about...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for spa, buss bar, amp spa
buss bar, amp spa, spa wiring: Bob, with a separate ground rod it could cause some interference with the GFI. I know it sounds redundant to connect the neutral and the ground wire to the same buss bar in the panel, but the neutral in the spa wiring is connected with the electrical and the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a stove, wiring a stove, don beck
wiring a stove, don beck, pvc pipe: Mr. Allen, You can run the wire thru a crawl space, but are a couple of things to watch for. Make sure the wire is not laying on the ground, but run thru holes that are drilled thru the joists. Alsom make sure the wire is on 1 side or the other of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a sub panel, cant answer, peice
cant answer, peice, breakers: Andy Take the hot tub wire out and you can put it in the new sub-panel along with the other circuits you are adding. then install a new breaker for your sub panel. Make sure you size the wire,breaker and panel correctly for your load.As far as wht breakers...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring of sub panel in detachted metal building, ground wires, ground rod
ground wires, ground rod: Hi David, The neutral wires and the ground wires in a sub panel must be separated. IF you have 2 bars in the sub, 1 with all the whites(neutrals) on it and the other with the grounds(green or bare attached) then that is correct. IF you don t have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a sub panel in a shed, brass screw, wire nut
brass screw, wire nut, ground rods: Hi there. I don t have experience with outbuildings or trailers, but it sounds like that is not related to the problem. In order for a fluorescent light to work properly, it must have a ground. You might want to pick up a circuit analyzer at a home center,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring sub panel, outer sheath, amp breaker
outer sheath, amp breaker, thhn: Hi Trevor, Based on your description...your list of material may be appropriate for this shop service. However...if you are using a bundled wire assembly...such as SE or USE cable (and if your going underground - it has to be USE - underground service...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a subpanel, inch pvc pipe, amp breaker
inch pvc pipe, amp breaker, amp service: Jerry, having more than one circuit it a single conduit is not a problem. With a feeder of 226 feet, it would probably be adviseable to increase the wire size to 3/0. If you plan to parallel the 200amp run and the 100amp run and connect both to a common...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring supply line to a hot tub, gfci breaker, amp service
gfci breaker, amp service, hi ed: Hi Ed. If I understand you correctly, you are running a 100amp feeder to an outside panel. In this panel you will install a 60amp GFCI breaker (for hot tub?) and you will install a 15amp GFCI breaker for an outlet. Is this right? If so, you can do this....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch, fan light, hot one
fan light, hot one, switch box: Todd: You need to find out if you have good power at the box. Pull the switch out if it has 2 blacks wire to it, and the whites are tie together, and the grounds are tie together. Then you have good power at the box. Run a seperate 14/2 to the new fan....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch., fixture wire, adding a light
fixture wire, adding a light, connect one: Hi. You will add what is called a switch loop. Run the cable down to the switch. On each end of the white wire, you will put a piece of black tape to show it is a hot wire. At the switch, connect one wire to each terminal. At the light, connect one...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch, switch boxes, wire terminal
switch boxes, wire terminal, swich: Hi. I am guessing that you are in Europe somewhere, and I usually don t like to answer those questions, since the electrical systems are so different. Anyway, on a single pole switch, it does not matter which wire goes to which terminal, unless there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch, switch box, wiring a switch
switch box, wiring a switch, black wire: Liz, From what you have described here s what I think you should do. First make sure the power to this circuit is off. Then attach the red wire to either of the terminals on the switch, then you ll need a short piece of black wire to go from the other terminal...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch in my car, toggle switch, radio shack
toggle switch, radio shack, petals: This is a little out of my expertise. I assume the lighted petals have two wires and by applying voltage (plus and minus) to those two wires, your petals light up? Adding your toggle should be no problem. The toggle will have two black wires. One wire goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch for ceiling fan/light kit, ceiling fan light, wall switch
ceiling fan light, wall switch, light switch: Hi Diane. The orginial switch can be replaced with a single pole switch, your regular type of light switch. Then, when you want to change the speed you would do so on the fan. You would also have to use the pull-chain for the light to turn it on & off,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch/oulet, hot wire, switch controls
hot wire, switch controls, old fashion: Gabe, There is something amiss here, as red should never be a ground wire, it is usually a switched wire. If you have a tester, check between the black and the red wires to see if you get a reading. You may not have a ground wire in the is box....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch/outlet, neutral wire, hot wire
neutral wire, hot wire, wiring a switch: Your two dark screws should have a jumper between them. This is where your hot wires attach. The neutral wire connects across the outlet on a lighter screw. The switch leg (going to the light)(could be white or black) connects to the lighter screw...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring switch to outlet, silver tab, metal tab
silver tab, metal tab, two blacks: Cindy, On the new outlet, on one side there are 2 screws that are dark in color.The 2 black wires should be attached to these 2 screws. Between the 2 screws you will see a metal tab that connects them. Break off this tab so there is not metal touching...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring switch/plug, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, wiring scheme: Hi Evan, Just getting in from yet another long day....very busy electrical season (which is a good thing...) Based on your wiring description...you can NOT wire this combo switch/receptacle without some wiring modifications. All you have at that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch,receptcle and light, gfi receptacle, gfci
gfi receptacle, gfci, wiring a switch: The power comes into the GFCI, called the line side. Black on one terminal, white on the other, on the load side the wire from the black terminal goes to the switch, from the switch to the light from the light back to the load side on the white terminal...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a switch, swich, wiring a switch
swich, wiring a switch, screw: New switch? Existing? All I can offer at the moment is one of two things, first power has to come from somewhere, and it is either at the fixture of the switch. If it is at the fixture, the black wire entering (the hot) travels down to the switch on the white...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring switches, jumper wire, wiring switches
jumper wire, wiring switches, bcak: Hi, If I understand the question correctly, there are 4 blacks and 4 white wires in a 2 gang switch box, and you want to install 2 switches, 1 switch for each lite. If you know which pair of black and white wires go to the lights, put 1 black wire going...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring switches, wiring switches, main switch
wiring switches, main switch, ceiling lights: It can not be done as you want it. It would be no problem putting them all on one switch, and you also could install a switch in line to each device for separate control of each, but the main switch would have to be on for the individual switches to work,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in two switches in same box, recepticle, side 1
recepticle, side 1, screws: I am going to assume that you are refering to a double pole single switch. It resembles a recepticle and takes a recepticle cover. It has two screws on each side....1 pair is close together, the other pair is separated. 1 pair has a brass tab that connects...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring two switches and a receptical, loose wires, metal tab
loose wires, metal tab, switch box: Hot black wire feed coming into switch box goes on 1 screw of each switch and onto the black wire going to to the outlet. Black going to lite goes on the other screw of switch 1. Red going to outlet goes on other screw of switch 2. All whites get...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring switches, wiring switches, switch boxes
wiring switches, switch boxes, way switch: Hi Chris. I would think that you have a wiring problem. I like the use of diagrams when wiring 3-ways, so I suggest you visit www.danswiringpage.com for excellent diagrams on this type of wiring. Browse thru his list of switches, intill you find the one...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a table saw to a 220v, table saws, volt appliances
table saws, volt appliances, jump wires: Hi. Some 230 volt appliances use 2 wires plus the ground, some use 3 wires plus the ground. Dryers are always 3, and saws should be 2. That is because dryers have some 115 volt components, saws do not. People think in terms of voltage, but not amperage...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for a table saw, j box, subpanel
j box, subpanel, neut: Bob: Since you are feeding the garage with a 60amp 4wire (grnd. neut. 2-hots)I hope. I would buy a small sub-panel like a 6 or 8 circuit one. That way you can operate special equipment like 220volt, and also have 110volt for lights and general purpose usage....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a tankless hot water heater, tankless water heaters, hot water heater
tankless water heaters, hot water heater, tankless hot water heater: Hi. These tankless water heaters are new, and they take an ungodly amount of electricity. I kind of wonder how any house has enough power for them. Anyway, it seems that they take nearly 100 amps. So, it just depends if you subtract 100 from your total...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring thermostat for baseboard heat, wire hooks, baseboard heaters
wire hooks, baseboard heaters, thermostat: Hi. Make sure that the thermostat will handle the wattage of both heaters. The power coming in would connect to the line side. One wire going to each heater would connect to each wire of the thermostat. All wires are hot if it is 220 volts, so color...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a thermostat, installing a thermostat, programmable thermostat
installing a thermostat, programmable thermostat, switch legs: Hi Chris, Sounds like what you have is a hot wire in to the thermostat and a switch leg back to the heater. You would need a single pole thermostat, hook the hot and switch legs to the switch and the ground to the green screw. I m not sure if they make a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring three switches off of an outlet....., wire ties, track lighting
wire ties, track lighting, romex: You may be creating a problem that shouldnt be. 14/2 is the wire you need from box to box. From the recepticle box to the switch box....14/2. IN the 3gang box....all whites tie together. The power black wire ties to 3 pigtails (4 wires, 1 in 3 out)to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a timer, ground wires, generalities
ground wires, generalities, 220 volts: Hi. When wiring a particular product, it is always best to follow the instructions for that product. if you do not have the instructions, they are usually available online at the manufacturer s website. I can only talk in generalities here. Usually...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a timer, amp breaker, fire hazard
amp breaker, fire hazard, timer: Morning Alfred, I found your question in the pool. Meaning it was passed on. I ll help you if you like. Ok, I m wondering what your feeding off these outlets to require a 40A timer? Anyway. Your questions.. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a timer switch, timer switch, hot wire
timer switch, hot wire, way switch: Hi. I can t tell you what color wires the electrician used in your box. The main thing is that the new device should be connected to the same wires as the old device. One wire is the hot wire that comes from the house. This wire should also connect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a timer, pool pump, phase system
pool pump, phase system, extension cord: If it is for a 3 phase system there is no way it will work on a typical house. 3 phase has 3 seperate 120 volts feeds while a typical home has 2, older ones only have 1 - 120 volt feed. Also I would be concerned that a 14 guage extension cord is big enough...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring trouble?, ceiling fan light, power electricity
ceiling fan light, power electricity, neutral wire: You now have the fan/light acting as a switch in that circuit. Everyting goes thru it to the next phase of the circuit. The whites are to be connected. As for the remote wires...normally the remote is just two wires in...blk/white...the remote feeds the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring troubleshooting in house, junction boxes, wiggy
junction boxes, wiggy, light switch: It is possible, but the best way to tell is using a multimeter. Fluke makes a fairly inexpensive good unit and it is available at any home improvement. A Wiggy can give you a false reading because it is common to use a single neutral for two circuits,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring troubleshooting, way switch, light fixture
way switch, light fixture, circuit breaker: I would probably start with replacing the light fixture, a simple porcelain fixture for cheap sake...if that reacted, I would swap one switch, then the other. Last thing I would reluctantly check,.the circuit breaker. Somewhere is a bad contact...finding...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring an unfinished basemnt, r factor, insulation
r factor, insulation, leaks: Tatjana Your best way of doing this is to install the wires and boxes in front of the insulation this way you keep the R factor for the insulation. When you take out the insulation and plastic you lower the R factor of the insulation. Just for instance go...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring upgrade, subpanel, small appliance
subpanel, small appliance, breakers: Hi John. You asked: how many outlets can I safely install on 1-20amp circuit There is no limit to the number of outlets you can install, for general purpose outlets. If this is a small appliance circuit, a laundry circuit, or other special circuits,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring of wall oven and cooktop, oak harbor wa, amp breaker
oak harbor wa, amp breaker, wall oven: According to the National Electical Code Table 220-19 the notes thereto and the calculations i have done the demand draw is 37 amps. That is obviously less than the 40 amps you are permitted to put on a 50 amp breaker. So all should be good and you don t...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a wall sconce, cans
cans: Hi Joel, It sounds as if they are wired in series. The wire you ran from the sconce, does it go to one of the can lights or does it go to the switch itself? Is this the only switch that controls the cans or is there another location where they cans...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a wall sconce, silver screw, work boxes
silver screw, work boxes, brass screw: Hi. Most likely all of the screws will be filled. In that case, you would need to connect all the blacks together and then run a short piece to the outlet. Same for the white and ground. If the screws are not all being used, that will work. There are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a wall switch, e mail address, wall switch
e mail address, wall switch, way switch: Hi David, these things can get confusing, so rather than try to explain it and we both get confused even more, I have a typical wiring diagram for your setup. I can t send it thru this web site, but if you send me your E mail address, I ll send it to you....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a wall switch, recepticals, best guess
recepticals, best guess, wall switch: Hi. I will make the best guess I can without knowing exactly where the wires come from and go to. At the switch, normally the red wire goes from one terminal of the switch to the dark colored terminal of the outlet you want on the switch. Remember to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring in wall, bolivia nc, building inspector
bolivia nc, building inspector, light fixture: Hi Kimberly. The switch could be disconnected, which would keep the light fixture ends of the wire from becoming energized. In the long run, the lights should be installed. One could cut a small hole in the drywall to locate the light box, then some...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for washer dryer combo, washer dryer combo, washer and dryer combo
washer dryer combo, washer and dryer combo, bottom slot: Hi. I don t know much about the appliances themselves. However, if the plug is wired correctly everything should work unless the unit is defective. First of all, the circuit should start in the panel with a double pole breaker. The breakers must...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a water heater, grounding wires, old water
grounding wires, old water, water heater: I hope you have a black and red wire, or two black wires. These are the two element leads. The others a grounding wires. The metal frame of the water heater is to be grounded. This is an assumption that we are talking about a 220volt (240) volt water heater...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring two way using dimmer switches, great britian, 3 way switches
great britian, 3 way switches, rocker switches: HI Paul, Just getting in.... I take it by GB...you refer to Great Britian..? Or the UK..? The UK uses a completely different wiring system and voltage then homes here in the US...and are terms are different. What you describe in the US would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for welder, e mail address, amp breaker
e mail address, amp breaker, well pump: Hi Chip, Generally speaking, you can change the 110V breakers to tandems. Tandems are breakers that are 1/2 the size of regular breakers, so you can get 2 in 1 spot, freeing up space. A picture of the panel would be helpful if you need more information....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring for whirlpool tube, gauge wire, pvc pipe
gauge wire, pvc pipe, townhome: Hi Gail, Anywhere the wire is exposed or visible, it should be in conduit or PVC pipe. 14 gauge is OK if the amp draw is 15 amps or less and the run is 100 feet or less. If the run is longer or the amp draw is 16 or greater, it should be 12 gauge wire....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring whole house fan, flexible metal conduit, ncsu edu
flexible metal conduit, ncsu edu, wire nuts: Most motors are commonly connected to the conduit with flexible metal conduit, commonly called greenfield. Yes you should be able to make up the wires inside the box on the motor usually orange or yellow wirenuts are used. We have no idea why engineers think...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring to a window air conditioner, window air conditioner, amp breaker
window air conditioner, amp breaker, 12 gauge: Okay, I understand now. You will have to change the breaker to a double pole 20 amp breaker. If you need to move the receptacle you should use #10 wire, if that is what is being used now. Technically, the #12 would handle the load, but you don t want...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring a wrought iron candle chandelier, wrought iron chandelier, candle chandelier
wrought iron chandelier, candle chandelier, iron candle: Hi. Someone would have to take a look at it. They sell sockets, wire, and other materials at all home centers and other places. The main thing is if there is a way to fasten the sockets to the arms. There also has to be a place to run the wire, and a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wiring, don beck, plastic pvc
don beck, plastic pvc, pvc pipe: Hi Scott, Where wire is exposed, it shoud be im EMT or PVC Pipe. A good rule of thumb is, if the wire can be damaged by normal garage use; such as, storing items on top of it; being able to walk on the wire, or being able to hang something from the wire,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wirng fan for switch that controls light and fan for 2 wire source, screw terminal, switch box
screw terminal, switch box, light switch: Hi. You are eliminating the switch, and using a remote? If so, remove the switch and connect the two wires that come off of the switch together. Then buy a plate that is blank on one side and has the switch hole for your closet light on the other. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: witing, power conductor, sauna stove
power conductor, sauna stove, ohmeter: Electrically, using black or white to make and break a circuit doesn t matter, but for safety sakes, you want to break the power conductor. If you disconnected your neutral wire and still had power applied to the sauna, all it would take is for you to be a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wnd, gas dryer, worse case
gas dryer, worse case, amps: Hi Scott. By code, the laundry needs to be a seperate citcuit, but that will give you 2 places to plug into, so I would think this would work. The only limitation would be the actual load each machine will be pulling. worse case, both are running at...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wnd, don beck, amp breaker
don beck, amp breaker, gas dryer: Hi Scott, It is better to have a washer and dryer on it s own outlet and own breaker, using a 20 amp breaker and #12 wire. However, they may run OK on an existing outlet depending on what else on the circuit is running at the time. I would try it that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wnd, bob osgood, electric heating elements
bob osgood, electric heating elements, electrical power requirements: Hi Scott, Due to the heavy electrical power requirements of a washer and dryer...yes - they both need to be on their own circuits....especially the dryer where it commonly requires a 240 volt 30 amp feed....and is typically wired on a 10/3 with ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Saw won't run, amp breaker, hallogen
amp breaker, hallogen, weather changes: Good Morning Darrell, It s hard to be certain without more detailed testing....but based on your description...it sounds like you MAY have a break in your underground feeders....a common occurence when the weather changes. (we see it a lot during late...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wood shop 220v power, woodworking equipment, amp service
woodworking equipment, amp service, hp 10: 1 1/2 conduit is sufficent. #2 copper THHN is a good choice, you will want 3 runs of #2 and a single of #8 green for ground. (2 hots 1 neutral 1 ground) # 12 NM or BC is good enough for up to 3 hp...#10 Nm or BC is a reasonable upgrade if you plan on running...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: woorkshop subpanel wiring, amp breaker, hot legs
amp breaker, hot legs, side switch: Yes, this will work. It will require using at least a #10 wire which is rated for 30 amps to go from the breaker to the panel. If I could suggest, with the existing tools you are using, plus there are some that are not even invented yet, while you are doing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: works small time, cell phone charger, fuse box
cell phone charger, fuse box, circuit breakers: Steve: Start at the panel find the breaker/fuse that feeds the problem outlet kill the power and make shure the connection is tight and clean. If a breaker, pull it off the bus bar checking the foot to see if it is burnt. If thats ok then pull the outlet...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: workshop 110 take off., load wires, router table
load wires, router table, neutral wire: In the main panel, everything is bonded at the ground bar. After that point, they are serving different needs. The neutral is the path the current takes to ground, the ground is protecting equipment and personal safety from an electrical current. If you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: workshop electrical problems, underground wire, electrical problems
underground wire, electrical problems, good advice: Lance, I d say you ve got it about right. Often these underground problems are slow to develop but will continue to get worse. What seems to happen is that the insulation has somehow been damaged and the current begins to discharge into the soil, oxidizing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: workshop wiring, wood lathe, scroll saws
wood lathe, scroll saws, convenience outlets: Sounds like you have a real nice shop. I also think that something has happened to the underground wire. But before you go running 200 of new wire you might want to contact your local electrical company and see about having them run a seperate service to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: workshop wiring, amp circuits, amp breaker
amp circuits, amp breaker, amp circuit: Hi Pete, Thanks for following up...sorry for any delay - we ve been straight out here with electrical calls this week. Based on the new information from your investigation (nice job!).....and the HP rating and wiring size of the motor feeders/switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: workshop wiring, sheetrock walls, degree elbows
sheetrock walls, degree elbows, 2 birds: Steven, Yes thats what I m saying. Pvc would be easier for you VS EMT (metal) because you wouldn t really need a pipe bender, you could get away with using preformed 90 degree elbows and 45 s. And don t forget to pull in a green ground wire with the other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Why woudl my electric dryer's plug has burn mark, home depot stores, electric dryer
home depot stores, electric dryer, home depot: The best remedy would be to replace the cord and the outlet. One of them caused the arching which caused the burn smell and the marks. The result is damage to both parts. As long as the dryer continues to work well enough, keep it. The pigtail for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wrestling wires, cable clamp, switch legs
cable clamp, switch legs, cubic inch capacity: Hi. Here is the formula for determining the number of wires. It is based on the cubic inch capacity of the junction box (which I copied from the web): It depends on the cubic inch capacity of the box. Each black, white, or red wire counts as 2 units...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wring a 240V outlet from existing a 240 line to oven, delta unisaw, subpanel
delta unisaw, subpanel, basement area: George, Ok, sorry for the delay I ve been battling a stomach virus. Anyway the sub panel is still the way to go for your 240 volt loads but just be mindful thats all it will handle. You won t be able to supply 120 volts out of this panel just 240 volts...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wring new light, smoke alarm, smoke detector
smoke alarm, smoke detector, hallway: Not a good idea, but anyway, find the incoming black power add the white to the switch to it, at the switch make up the white on the bottom terminal and black wire on the top terminal. At the light run the white from the smoke detector to the white wire on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wring a range, slim 2, j cook
slim 2, j cook, different design: The slim breaker is catching the same power leg on each breaker. It will require either a standard double pole breaker, or a 4 pole slim breaker using the two outside poles for 240 volts. There are 4 pole breakers of different design, be sure this is one that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Where did i go wrong?, 3 way switches, light fixture
3 way switches, light fixture, circuit breaker: Lets start from the beginning. One switch should have a hot and two travelers. The other should have a switch leg and two travelers. The hot comes from the circuit breaker or the circuit you tied into. The travelers merely jump between the two switches and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: wrong wiring between lights, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, incandescent bulb: Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: what could be wrong with my wiring?, window air conditioner, kitchen pantry
window air conditioner, kitchen pantry, rain storm: Mark, From what you describe, it sounds like you have 2 circuits that are sharing 1 neutral and somehow the 2 circuits got hooked into series. This is only 1 possibility but we should take them 1 at a time so we(me) don t get confused. I don t know how...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Where did I go wrong?!, bare wire, ground fault
bare wire, ground fault, gfi: Hi Wes, A GFI will trip if there is a ground fault on the circuit. So you have 120 current (black wire) going straight to the ground (bare wire). Your connections sound correct. So look for problems in your boxes, nicked wires ect.. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Xmas ights, outdoor xmas lights, ul labs
outdoor xmas lights, ul labs, porch light: There is no way I know of to make the christmas lights work off a battery. Might look into changing the porch light if there is one with a socket that allows a plug in. As for the receptacles, to meet code they are to be installed as they were tested and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Xmas lights pop GFI breaker, power hand tools, light strings
power hand tools, light strings, warm weather: Hi Brad, I m not sure what you mean by the issue being capacitance or load? As far as remedies.. Increasing the extensions cord gauge might help. Not decreasing it. And reducing the cord lengths on lights that feed off this GFI breaker will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: !!, homework question, emt
homework question, emt, bends: Since there are no specifics that the bend must be as close as possible to the beam, if the first bend is at 28 inches and the second is at 48 inches, you would have a 20 inch section going over the beam. You could almost make this 20 inch run any length by...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: how to, water heater, elec
water heater, elec, gauge: Hi. The wires are probably 10 gauge, which are hard to work with. I am not aware of any tricks. Just be sure you don t have too much wire for where you are trying to put them. Is it in a junction box? You may need a larger box. I hope this helps....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: What to do?, ceramic tile floor, power supply cable
ceramic tile floor, power supply cable, recepticle: Normally the dishwasher is connected with a short extension cord type situation. It normally is fastened to the box under the dishwasher and runs along the floor and up into the sink cabinet cavity where it plugs in. In some rare cases the recepticle is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: how many??, knee walls, initial failure
knee walls, initial failure, light switches: Hi Bill, I try to limit boxes to 3 cables( 6 wires). The fan/lite issue isn t too bad. I can guide you thru that, if you want, where the fan i on 1 single pole switch and the light is on a 3 way. 2) If you could send a photo of the stairway problem...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: What is this?, electrical supplies, circuit breaker
electrical supplies, circuit breaker, receptacle: My first guess is that it is an outlet from another country than the United States. It sort of looks like the round two pin variety. The piece you have in your hand is perhaps the adapter. Slater is a manufacture of electrical supplies. However, it is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: -------------------------..., terminal screws, swtich
terminal screws, swtich, receptacle: Mark, I you did not say how the blacks connected to the new receptacle. This is the proper connection to control this new receptacle with a switch. As you stated, you picked up the white and black at an existing receptacle, on the new receptacle you would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: What are these, electric outlets, time untill
electric outlets, time untill, switchplate: Liisa: You need to remove the 2 screws holding the blank plate/s on. And see if there is any wiring there first. Then someone needs, with a voltage tester to see if there is power 110 volts at the locations. Ounce you determine if there is power, then go to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: We have been through this before...??, open circuits, mail box
open circuits, mail box, light switches: Skip: I am glad it works. You taught me to ask people if they have any kind of tester when working on electric, and if so then do they know how to use it??? I saved your aol address, but I do have a question can you locate to find avability and price out...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: do I, jefferson county mo, amp service
jefferson county mo, amp service, insurance purposes: Hi. In most cases, you do not need to use conduit. However, some local areas have different codes, so you may want to contact your local inspector before doing it. When doing major work like that, it is a good idea to get it inspected (if there are building...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: xbox 360 usb fan electrical interference, metal sheath, electrical interference
metal sheath, electrical interference, inductive problem: James, Thank you for the very kind words. You have done about everything that makes good sense to resolve this issue. This may sound silly but worth a try. Can you get some aluminum foil? Just everyday wrap for food. Take the foil and cut some...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: back yard project electrical, recepticals, water feature
recepticals, water feature, water pump: When you draw up the overview of the project just draw in what you re adding. This web site has most of the basic symbols ( http://www.go2atp.com/stores/1/pdf/ELECSYM.pdf ) i would just draw in the symbol of what you adding on the drawing roughly where it...

Electronic Components: connect dish/tv/dvd, rca cables, satellite tv system
rca cables, satellite tv system, antenna input: Hi, I m not sure what you mean by until Dish came out , but what I ll assume is that you are using a satellite TV system, and wish to use your VCR and DVD. If your TV has only a co-axial connector, and no RCA-type video connectors, the easiest way to...

Electronic Components: fridgidare range FEFL77ASF, controller board, contoller
controller board, contoller, service man: While I m not an expert with appliances, this sounds about right. A controller board is what is called an embedded computer. An error code (which is what your F1 ) seems to be is used to indicate specific types of errors. If F1 indicates the sort of error...

Electronic Components: ic sm5420 parameters, silicon microstructures, isolation amplifier
silicon microstructures, isolation amplifier, external circuitry: Hi again. I ll try to take your points one at a time. 1. does the fact that it doesn t have a definite resolution imply that it can detect a change of 0.01psi and give equivalent 0.01mV output change? or maybe even smaller change? The reason that no...

Electronic Components: Programmable Logic ICs, logic ics, programmable logic
logic ics, programmable logic, google: An array of 10X10 LEDs is fairly easy to control with programmable logic. You ll need to drive the LED s with something external to the PLD, as that device will likely not be able to drive them directly. When driving arrays of LEDs, they are usually not...

Electronic Components: TV/Cable/VCR, rca type connectors, vcr dvd player
rca type connectors, vcr dvd player, antenna input: Hi, First, I ll have to preface this answer by saying that it very much depends on the model of cable box, VCR/DVD and TV ... there are so many different configurations that it s tough to give a single simple answer. It also depends on how you plan on using...

Electronic Components: Battery Operated Temp. Guage, value resistors, resistive divider
value resistors, resistive divider, led light bulb: Hi there. I m sorry, but I seem to have missed an email from Experts regarding your follow-up. I looked up the MicroChip part, and I believe that what you might be looking at is their TC07, which is a temperature measuring chip. It runs on 3 volts, and...

Electronic Components: How to make Coils., coil construction, inductor
coil construction, inductor: Hello, Designing indictors is both a science and an art form. One good place to start for information is here: http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Workshop/advice/coils/ The other thing that you can do is to find variable inductance coils, and tune it for the...

Electronic Components: emi and emc, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, component lead
electromagnetic interference and compatibility, component lead, design practices: Hi Varun, EMI and EMC are problems that would be difficult to model simply with Matlab. Part of the problem is the number of variables, from trace size, component lead-lengths and more. This is a problem that is usually approached with known good design...

Electronic Components: Generator, middle prong, stand by generator
middle prong, stand by generator, soldering stations: triphase are more powerful it also comes with a 3 prong terminal in the US the power is 110 on one side and 110 in the other side using a meter from the middle prong but front side to side you get 220volts this are use for water heaters, ac,soldering...

Electronic Components: hooking up RCA type plugs where??????, wireless speakers, type plugs
wireless speakers, type plugs, rca y cable: There are a few ways to do this depending on the situation. Most all receivers have a Tape Out pair of jacks. You can use these. If you have a cassette deck installed, you may need an RCA Y-cable to split between the cassette deck and your speaker setup....

Electronic Components: tv hookup, tv hookup, dish network
tv hookup, dish network, input sources: There are a number of ways to connect a DVD player, and they really depend on the type of television and other components that you have, as well as the way they are connected. Probably the easiest way to do this would be to connect the output of the DVD...

Electronic Components: dvd/vcr combo player, input selector, video connector
input selector, video connector, source input: What you ll need is one of two different combinations. The audio will have a white connector and a red connector. The DVD/VCR combo should have audio out connectors. It will have a yellow connector that looks like the audio connectors, an S-connector that...

Electronic Components: testing surface mount transformer, transformer testing
transformer testing: Hello, Testing with a multimeter alone won t really tell you much more than the DC resistance of each winding, or if there is a primary / secondary short. This might give you a bit of information, but it s not a full test. I would check for shorts and...

Electronic Components: current ratings of switches, ac circuit, dc circuit
ac circuit, dc circuit, low frequencies: Swithces are rated at higher AC currents because of arcing. In a DC circuit, an arc is more sustainable because the voltage is constant. (thus the current is constant). In an AC circuit (at low frequencies) it s easier to break that circuit and interrupt...

Electronic Components: Kenmore Electric Range 790.9634, electronic control module, grasping at straws
electronic control module, grasping at straws, top knobs: Thanks for that. If the wiring was burned, that must have been a huge surge. I m glad you got it repaired though, and at worst, you have a spare control module now. I wish that there was a place to find the diagnostic codes online, but that would make...

Electronic Components: mosfet switching, power dissipation, power mosfets
power dissipation, power mosfets, capacitance: Hello, I m not sure exactly what sort of information you re looking for, but here is my basic understanding. The primary reason for using MOSFETS rather than JFETS is the superior switching speed of the MOSFET. Switching speed in power MOSFETS is important...

Electronic Components: regulator, ohm resistor, 7812 regulator
ohm resistor, 7812 regulator, series regulator: To fully answer your question, I d need to know a few more specifics. But here is what I d be investigating: 1. What is the supply capacity of the circuit prior to the regulator? Is the input voltage of the regulator also dropping? A 7812 is only a series...

Electronic Components: relays, dc currents, automotive relay
dc currents, automotive relay, ac applications: It should be able to handle AC current. In most relays, the DC rating is less than the AC rating. There are a number of things to consider. The current handling capacity of the current-carrying conductors and the clearing current of the contacts. The...

Electronic Components: Sanyo TV Speakers, graphic equalizer, tv speakers
graphic equalizer, tv speakers, simple suggestions: One of the problems as we age is that our hearing acuity diminishes. The thing is that it s not diminished in a way that the volume simply goes down. We ll lose the ability to hear higher pitches or lower pitches ... we lose the ability to hear certain frequencies...

Electronic Components: electronic components connections, vcr jvc, digital to analog converter
vcr jvc, digital to analog converter, jvc model: Hello, If you have one further component, things might go easier. I use a video selector switch and connect my components to that. The output of the switch supplies the input to my TV. You can purchase such switches in many places. Mine is automatic, so...

Electronic Components: Resistor 1.0k 10w1 ww, wound resistors, vibration environment
wound resistors, vibration environment, windings: It really depends on the nature of the crack and the intended use. I m assuming that by ww you mean wire-wound. Many wire-wound resistors are adjustable, with exposed windings, and this alone doesn t cause a problem. But the crack could indicate some stress...

Electronic Components: control panel, external component, eoc
external component, eoc, fuse: Hello, My expertise is not in appliances, but if the display is not working it sounds like the control module has failed and needs to be replaced. There is a possibility that there is a fuse that has failed and replacing that might help, but if the display...

Electronic Components: Electrical, permanent magnet motor, diode rectifier
permanent magnet motor, diode rectifier, rectifier circuit: Hello ... Actually, if you want to do things simply, your best bet is to use a permanent magnet motor. Not all motors can be used to create electricity as easily as others. Basically, when you are using a motor in this fashion it is a generator. It can...

Electronic Components: electonic control panel on Frig oven, amp circuit, heating elements
amp circuit, heating elements, buttons work: Actually, you ll probably need to contact an appliance technician. If some controlls work and others do not, it sounds like, at least, the control module is dead. You might also have experienced damage to one of the solid state relays controlling the oven...

Electronic Components: testing speed con, output transistors, speed controler
output transistors, speed controler, pcb boards: Dear Martin, I m really sorry to hear that. You won t likely see faults on the circuit board, and it s very likely that what is blown is the output transistors. The relays can be checked by removing them from the board, identifying the coil and the relay...

Electronic Components: Electric Frigidaire Stove, volt circuits, electronic control module
volt circuits, electronic control module, digital clock: This usually indicates that the electronic control module has failed. It s possible that it s a fuse or other protective component, but I have really no way of knowing without looking at it. I d suggest that you contact an appliance repair person ... it might...

Electronic Components: IR sensor DC control and motor activation, kitty litter box, radio shack
kitty litter box, radio shack, dc control: Hello EJ. Sorry I didn t reply sooner ... I had composed a reply, and must have not sent it. Perhaps the easiest timer to use would be a 555. Although these are old, they are still available, even from Radio Shack, and are programmed with a simple RC circuit....

Electronic Components: HOW TO REDUCE RIPPLES IN BATTERY CHARGING CURRENT, ac line voltage, electrolytic capacitor
ac line voltage, electrolytic capacitor, automobile battery: Dear Mithun, I hope that I m not rude to point out that not all of us are male, and that I m not a sir . But I do thank you for trying to be polite. As far as reducing ripple in a battery charging circuit, it s difficult to address given the small amount...

Electronic Components: Ref: resonator, radio communications industry, pitch pipes
radio communications industry, pitch pipes, crystal oscillator: I appear to have missed this follow-up. I apologize. A field is generated anytime electricity passes through a wire. The electrons moving through wire produce an electromagnetic field. An audio field is generated anytime air is moved. If you re...

Electronic Components: dv200mw8 magnavox dvd/vcr combo, magnavox dvd vcr, video modulator
magnavox dvd vcr, video modulator, yellow cables: Hello, I apologize for missing your question earlier ... I ve been attending to a sick friend. What you ll need to make your DVD-VCR combo function is a device called a modulator . This will take the Red, White and Yellow cables as an input, and output...

Electronic Components: Failure of relays, tardiness, dear sir
tardiness, dear sir, supply voltage: I apologize for the tardiness in this answer. I m not sure what element of the relay is heating. Is it the contacts or the coil? If it s the contacts, I expect that they are being used beyond their capacity. If it s the coil, then likely the supply voltage...

Electronic Components: Audio/Video Screen power connection, 2008 toyota highlander, toyota highlander
2008 toyota highlander, toyota highlander, auxiliary system: Their web site doesn t offer the installation manual for that system, and I m a bit confused about the Switched-FMM line. I m not sure if that s an input or an output, so I won t speak to it. But, in general, what you want is the main power source separate...

Electronic Components: capacitor/filter for diode bridge, capacitor filter, filter capacitors
capacitor filter, filter capacitors, ripple current: Hi Mike. A capacitor should be rated at twice the output voltage for the power supply. If you crank the variac to full, your output will be around 350V. So, you ll need filter capacitors that are rated to around 700V or so. The amount of capacity you...

Electronic Components: Hooking up a DVD Recorder/VHS Recorder thru a Cable Box, yellow cables, sony rdr
yellow cables, sony rdr, proper input: I don t have the manual for that DVD recorder, but I suspect that you need to select the proper input source on the recorder. To watch any TV, the DVD recorder will need to be on (though you probably already know that). Here is what I would do: 1. Insert...

Electronic Components: proteus, digital clock, pic controller
digital clock, pic controller, picbasic: I m assuming that you are using Proteus VSM software, and that s what your question is about. Unfortunately, you have not supplied much detail with your question. I gather that you are trying to simulate a digital clock, and you are trying to see what changes...

Electronic Components: connecting a hard disc recorder, hard disk recorder, vcr dvd combo
hard disk recorder, vcr dvd combo, disc recorder: If your VCR/DVD combo has a tuner, connect the cable to that device first. The output from the VCR-DVD combo (Red / White / Yellow plugs) will have to go to the hard disk recorder (corresponding connectors), and the output from the hard disk recorder (Again,...

Electronic Components: zv420mw8 magnavox dvd/vcr, magnavox dvd vcr, antenna connection
magnavox dvd vcr, antenna connection, antenna connector: Ok ... I understand better now. Your if combo DVD - VCR doesn t have a tuner, there will be no antenna connector, and without a TV tuner, won t be able to record off the air. You can purchase TV tuners, and connect one before the DVD-VCR, but they aren...

Electronic Components: Help needed please, high voltage generator, electrostatic paint
high voltage generator, electrostatic paint, walking robot: Hi again, The problem with a wall-walking robot using electrostatics is that you need a difference in potential between the robot and the wall. Without some other connection between the robot and wall, that will be difficult to obtain. Also, electrostatic...

Electronic Components: Actuator in rice cooker?, commercial coffee brewers, stereo receivers
commercial coffee brewers, stereo receivers, heating element: I don t think that most rice cookers will have acutators. Commercials units might have one that automatically feeds water (as do commercial coffee brewers). It would be possible to design a rice cooker that had an actuator that would fluff the rice at the...

Electronic Components: electrolytic capacitor, capacitor manufacturer, electrolytic capacitor
capacitor manufacturer, electrolytic capacitor, pump manufacturer: Hi Jim, Here is a page with similar parts. I d go for the 3.3 uf, 100V part. They are just a hair larger than the dimentions you gave ... 10 mm instead of 9.5, and a bit higher voltage and capacitance, but should do the trick. I m not sure of the leakage,...

Electronic Components: ID a Ceramic Disc Capacitor, type capacitors, mario
Electronic Components: ID a Ceramic Disc Capacitor, type capacitors, mario

Electronic Components: ID a Ceramic Disc Capacitor, ceramic disc capacitor, capacitor identification
ceramic disc capacitor, capacitor identification, capacitor tester: Hi again. The photos aren t entirely clear, but it looks like the capacitors are simply bypass capacitors. If you could get the schematic for the board they re on, that might help. The best bet at this point, if you really want to know, is to remove...

Electronic Components: DVR/VCR Combo Problem, vcr tape, vcr combo
vcr tape, vcr combo, output component: The problem is likely in the switching. Your newer TV probably has multiple inputs, and possibly even multiple channel selection methods, including on air digital, on air analog, etc. If you re not going to use the DVD recorder with VCR as your tuner, I...

Electronic Components: Frigidaire model:FED300ES, transistors microprocessors, repair person
transistors microprocessors, repair person, f90: This isn t something that I m entierely familiar with. I m more equipped to answer questions about components (transistors, microprocessors and that sort of thing) than questions about appliances. However, what I would probably do in a similar situation is...

Electronic Components: disc errors on Magnavox dvd/vcr combo, power supply voltages, logic board
power supply voltages, logic board, dvd vcr player: It might be the power supply, it might be the logic board. It s difficult to say without actually looking at the unit. The trouble is that with the cost of components these days, it might be less expensive to purchase a new unit. If you have an oscilloscope...

Electronic Components: doubt in ic, datasheet philips, prototype board
datasheet philips, prototype board, datasheetcatalog: You should be able to retrieve the information in EEPROM through the serial port, so long as the chip still functions. You can find the datasheet for your component here: http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/philips/SC80C51BCGN40.pdf This might be...

Electronic Components: dvd/vcr combo to TV, coaxial cable connector, toshiba dvd vcr combo
coaxial cable connector, toshiba dvd vcr combo, vcr dvd combo: I m sorry I missed your question earlier ... I ve been moving and the email slipped by me. To use the VCR/DVD combo with a tuner, connect the Red, White and Yellow RCA connectors with the appropriate cables to an input on your TV set. Select that input...

Electronic Components: Encoder. RSlogix, ladder logic programming, programmable logic controller
ladder logic programming, programmable logic controller, absolute encoders: This is quite a few questions, and I can only offer basic information. Basically, an incremental encoder only determines that a movement of a specific increment has taken place. An absolute encoder reports the actual position. Incremental encoders are useful...

Electronic Components: Encoder. RSlogix, control logix, controllogix
Electronic Components: Encoder. RSlogix, control logix, controllogix, bradleys

Electronic Components: Need to make distance alarm. Project, proximity detector, rf device
proximity detector, rf device, safety alarms: Well, if I were to build something like this, and wanted to do it easily, I d probably do it with a wireless microphone or small FM transmitter and receiver. The reason is that it will take less design time. If you want to do this, you can get the parts at...

Electronic Components: Changing a count, synchronous counters, synchronous counter
synchronous counters, synchronous counter, clock cycle: Here is a good article that describes the operation of synchronous counters using J-K flip flops. The idea of creating a table first should help, then you can wire your logic based on the states of each circuit. In your case, you have three bits, so you...

Electronic Components: need help identifying an electrical component?, fairchild semiconductor, thermal grease
fairchild semiconductor, thermal grease, electrical component: Thanks for the info - much easier to identify. The component is manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor, and it is a power switch. The datasheet for the component is available here: http://www.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/pdf/53246/FAIRCHILD/5L0365R.html...

Electronic Components: change keyless entry code, electronic locks, battery compartment
electronic locks, battery compartment, keyless entry: Hello, It s impossible to tell you how to change codes without knowing at least the manufacturer, and possibly the model number of the lock. Most electronic locks will have that information, which will possibly be found in the battery compartment...

Electronic Components: Inductive Charging, aa batteries, backup batteries
aa batteries, backup batteries, powermat: There are a number of solutions already in existence that you should be able to modify for your purposes. You may need to design one section depending on your application, but the plate (containing the primary coil of the inductor) is already available,...

Electronic Components: my oven, truble, model number
truble, model number: The model number you provide does not have any results at the Frigidaire web site. You can find manuals for your range here: http://www.frigidaire.com/manuals I m sorry that I cannot help more, but I would need to see the oven to determine what your...

Electronic Components: sounds generator, sn76477, best bets
sn76477, best bets, sound generator: This component is a special-purpose IC, a complex sound generator. There isn t likely to be a substitute, and your best bets are to look for New Old Stock or for another device from which to canibalize this component. I found the part listed here: http://mysite.verizon.net/res8aiig/ICparts/ICparts.htm...

Electronic Components: HOOKING UP BLUE RAY, panasonic dmr es40v, insignia dvd player
panasonic dmr es40v, insignia dvd player, samsung tv: Hello again, Your Blu Ray player seems to have Composite video and stereo output (Red, White and Yellow connectors). If your TV has a second composite inupt, you could simply connect these to the second input on your TV. If not, then a video switch will...

Electronic Components: component id, bridge rectifier, switch mode power supplies
bridge rectifier, switch mode power supplies, switch mode power: Hello Nick, Unfortunately, without the schematic, it will be difficult to identify the part. It s likely a capacitor, or possibly an MOV (which look much like disk capacitors). The trouble is that many of these components are made in China or other Eastern...

Electronic Components: hooking up components to tv, flat screen tv, sony cdp
flat screen tv, sony cdp, pioneer speakers: The way I set up my system was to use an automatic video switch. I take the various video components (DVD, VCR, Laserdisk, etc) and plug them into the video switch. The video ouput from the video switch goes to the television, and the audio goes to my receiver....

Electronic Components: Fluorescent Light Ballasts, high voltage transformer, electrical consumption
high voltage transformer, electrical consumption, fluorescent light fixtures: I m not sure that removing two bulbs would reduce the life of the ballast. Basically, the ballast is a high voltage transformer, along with some circuitry to kick-start the bulbs. If you remove a pair, then that section of the transformer is simply not used....

Electronic Components: Hookups, cable provider, cable box
cable provider, cable box, channel 1: Actually, it s really difficult to know what s going on ... I have no idea what sort of cable box you use, and I m not sure I d be able to help if I did. What I would do is call your cable provider and ask them why you no longer have CH. 1. The Cable box really...

Electronic Components: Playback skips on the Sony DCR TRV520 camcorder, sony dcr, hd camera
sony dcr, hd camera, pinch roller: If it s a regular skip, that usually indicates something mechanical ... it could be a worn pinch roller or something similar. Cleaning the heads won t fix that sort of problem. As this is a digital device though, it s possibly something else. I can t really...

Electronic Components: smoking sewing machine motor, gammill quilting machine, sewing machine
gammill quilting machine, sewing machine, mechanical malfunction: I m not sure what sort of speed control this machine has. If it s a resistive speed control, I don t think it would result in a motor overheating. If it s a PWM sort, that could cause a problem. But I d also be looking at the sewing machine itself as well....

Electronic Components: switch on table saw, volt motor, circuit breaker
volt motor, circuit breaker: Probably easier than finding a double-pole house type switch would be to mount a small circuit-breaker box with a single 2-pole breaker inside. It s fairly inexpensive and will also provide an extra layer of protection for the saw. Just match the breaker current...

Electronic Components: DVD/VCR to TV hookup, tv hookup, vcr players
tv hookup, vcr players, video signals: You can find the manual for your recorder here: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200603/20060328135110718_00995A-VR330-XAA-ENG-BM.pdf To get out of Safe mode, press the Info button on the remote for about 5 seconds. This is a keylock feature....

Electronic Components: Frigidaire CFEF364AS5, oven light, repair person
oven light, repair person, endless cycle: It s not likely that this is a component you can fix yourself. First, I d check the manual. If you don t have one, you can find the operation of your oven here: http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodinfo_pdf/Lassomption/318200170.pdf Is the clock set? If...

Electronic Components: push button switches, push button switch, button switches
push button switch, button switches, momentary switch: It is called latching relay switch, you will use a regular momnentary swithc and 2 relays one pulse with activate the first relay and latch the second relay, a pulse again will release the second relay go to bosch to get the schematic good luck ...

Electronic Components: Distance Alarm, dementia patient, gps gsm
dementia patient, gps gsm, motion sensor: HAVE you seen the dog collar idea the dog gets a spark of voltage when he walk ouf of the property, a INVISIBLE FENCE that don t exist , the idea is to use that tegnology but reverse it , a small trasmiter that will send the signal when he is to far...

Electronic Components: Distance Alarm, dementia patient, auto alarms
dementia patient, auto alarms, lost child: About the only premade product that I ve seen is this: http://www.defendthyself.com/products/Safety-Angel-Anti-Drowning-Alarm-and-Anti-Lost-Child-Alarm.html Other than that, I d have to build or modify something. This one is able to be set at a maximum...

Electronic Components: frigidaire range, model # FEF366DCC, screw terminals, static electricity
screw terminals, static electricity, nut drivers: I can t answer this specifically, as I don t have the manual for your range at hand, but I ll assume this is an electric range. You first want to pull the range away from the wall and disconnect the power. It might be worth shutting off the breaker before...

Electronic Components: What is a 'D98 250v HL2A' ???, switching power supply, continuous print
switching power supply, continuous print, circuit theory: I don t see that particular part number, but I d suspect, if it s in series with the mains, that it s a 2A, 250V fuse. The only other types of components that are likely to be in series with the mains would be inductors (especially if it s a switching power...

Electronic Components: DVD/VCR to TV through Dish, dish satellite, video line
dish satellite, video line, output jacks: If your modulator has only one input, it might get a little complicated to operate. Some modulators have multiple inputs, and will switch between them. If yours has only one input, and you don t want to get a separate switch, you ll need to switch the satellite...

Electronic Components: ADXL202 Accelerometer IC chip, side impact air bags, crash situation
side impact air bags, crash situation, measurement range: Calculating G is fairly straight-forward. The formula for acceleration is a = delta v / delta t The formula for instantaneous acceleration is a - lim (as delta t approaches 0) of delta v / delta t 1 g = 9.80665 m / sec ^2 So, slowing from 9.80665...

Electronic Components: analog watches design using concentric circles method., analog wall clocks, different time zones
analog wall clocks, different time zones, concentric circles: Sorry I didn t get back on this question. If you have different circles, there is really no need for individual hands. Or, if you have individual hands, there is no need for individual circles. Remember that the hands will be moving completely in unison....

Electronic Components: electronic voting machine multifunctional product manufacture, mumbai maharashtra india, electronic voting machines
mumbai maharashtra india, electronic voting machines, electronic voting machine: There have been many methods to insure one vote per person. Dipping a thumb or finger in ink after they cast a ballot, for example. With an electronic voting machine, we run into a similar problem - how does a person insure that a person casts one vote only?...

Electronic Components: analog watches design using concentric circles method., local time in india, greenwich mean time
Electronic Components: analog watches design using concentric circles method., local time in india, greenwich mean time, current local time in india

Electronic Components: electronic voting machine multifunctional product manufacture, electronic voting machines, paper ballots
Electronic Components: electronic voting machine multifunctional product manufacture, electronic voting machines, paper ballots, paper ballot

Electronic Components: microwave oven with remote control accessory, pacemaker, microwave
Electronic Components: microwave oven with remote control accessory, pacemaker, microwave, remote control

Electronic Components: microwave oven with remote control accessory, dear deirdre, microwave ovens
dear deirdre, microwave ovens, strain gauge: That s a possibility - many items have remote contols - from air conditioners to ceiling fans. What I see as a difference with a microwave though, is that *usuallY*, when you are operating a microwave, you are also doing something to the food in the microwave...

Electronic Components: MY OVEN, oven elements, frigidare
oven elements, frigidare, sensor probe: IF the element resistors are defective close to a short it will cause a small short circuit before something bad happends like the machine getting on fire there is a protection circuit this are relays that click a few times so i am going to say bad...

Electronic Components: Biological Clock / Circadian rhythm, night shift work, biological clocks
night shift work, biological clocks, work efficiency: Part of it might be biological clocks, but there is another answer. People who work night shifts need to sleep during the day. Cities are much more noisy during the day, which makes it more difficult to sleep. So people working at night don t get as much rest....