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Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical problems, abnormal condition, electrical problems
abnormal condition, electrical problems, flicker: Bill, lights brightening is indicative of a loose or faulty or floating neutral in your electric service. It could be anywhere between the power company transformer and the neutral bus in your breaker box. First thing I would do would be to check the neutral...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical problems, volt device, voltage ratings
volt device, voltage ratings, problems at home: Hello Russell, you have some major problems with the light and receptacle circuits somehow being controlled with a 240 volt device. I can not go into all the detail that may be involved in tracing these circuits out, but you need to get an electrician to test...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical problems, fuse box, loose connection
fuse box, loose connection, electrical problems: From your description it sounds as though you have a loose connection, or a connection that is not making good contact. The buzzing sound is probably the arcing. If this only occurs in one room, and you hear the sound in the panel, I d suggest you start there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical probs, wire terminations, hot water heater
wire terminations, hot water heater, qualified electrician: Jason, your problem sounds like one of the hot legs is failing. If your main disconnect is fuses, try replacing them. One of them may be bad. If your main is a circuit breaker try resetting it by pushing the handle off hard then back on. If neither...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical probs, bob osgood, hot water heater
bob osgood, hot water heater, master electrician: Hi Jason, Based on your description and symptoms....and the fact that the electrical company found no problems on their side of the service to your home...you have lost one leg of the two 120 volt legs that serve your home. This may be being caused by...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical question, shock hazards, radio light
shock hazards, radio light, light boxes: Hi Lester, Just getting back in...and saw your email. Based on your description....it sounds like you have a loose connection in the circuit you tested. (NOTE: if you are seeing this same scenario in multiple / different circuits...this may indicate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical question, buss bar, copper plumbing
buss bar, copper plumbing, water piping: There are two descriptions for a water ground failure. Some municipalities...require a water ground on the copper plumbing....some require NO ground on the plumbing. That said, you can fail by having the water system grounded. If you are required to have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical question re: plug, aluminum wires, don beck
aluminum wires, don beck, electrical terms: Eliz, Oxidation, when applying to electrical terms, is caused by two different metals coming in contact with each other. In outlets, it s usually copper and/or aluminum. When they touch it creates a chemical reaction, over a long period of time. Copper and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical question, wire nut, electrical question
wire nut, electrical question, loose connection: I believe that means an open neutral, don t understand his wired backwards comment. Somewhere in the circuit, ahead of the outlets giving you this condition, is a loose connection on the white wire, or a broken wire. Could be under a wire nut, or not tight...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Two electrical questions:, electrical questions, j box
electrical questions, j box, foyer lights: Not to say it can t happen, neutrals being switched, but obviously that s wrong. First, are the white wires on your switch? And second, is this a single pole switch and not a 3-way switch? And last, do you have a 2 conductor and a 3 conductor in your switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical receptacle, electrical receptacle, gfi outlet
electrical receptacle, gfi outlet, receptacles: Hi Judy, These outlets are probably controlled by a GFI outlet in another location. A GFI looks like a regular outlet except it has 2 buttons in the center marked test and reset . These outlets are located in bathrooms and garages. Check the other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical receptacles in garage not working, electrical receptacles, lightning storm
electrical receptacles, lightning storm, hvac unit: Hi Taine, With a power surge it could be any number of things in this circuit. You need to check them Taine. Verify a 120V at the breaker. Check the receps one by one leading from the panel. Find the broken link and repair it. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical recepticle, gfci outlet, upstairs bathroom
gfci outlet, upstairs bathroom, recepticle: Hi Richard. This is a common problem. Look for a GFCI outlet or breaker that has tripped. Outside outlets, bathrooms, garages are common areas for this outlet to be located, and used to be all tied together using one GFCI outlet or breaker. see http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/homemaintenance/electrical/gfci.php...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical repair, ceiling joists, box hole
ceiling joists, box hole, ground tab: Hi Leo, You might try a ceiling box with a crossbar in it. It looks like the other celing box has a long bar attached to it. This bar goes up into the ceiling box hole and by tightening it, the bar expands and makes contact with the ceiling joists...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical repair, electrical repair, fuses
electrical repair, fuses, fha: Jill, it sounds like the FHA is requiring a disconnect beside of the meter, and this disconnect in turn feeds the panel inside. It will have to be a fused disconnect, and an outdoor fused disconnect with fuses would be from $200 - $250 for the disconnect,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical safety and connections, split bolt connector, butt splice
split bolt connector, butt splice, voltage drop: I don t know why you d need a GFCI at the house, but if that s your plan, then standard breakers at the subpanel are okay. Actually you could use standard breakers both places. You can splice a smaller wire at the ends to make your connections, either...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical service to barn, kcmil, incoming power
kcmil, incoming power, load calculations: Hi Mark. You state you want to use #4/0 copper, but it is only rated for 230amps. You will need to either use two parallel #3/0 copper for each phase, and neutral, or go up to a 600 KCMIL wire. As for type of wire, you will need to get the type that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical service in the garage, flourescent fixtures, circuit breakers
flourescent fixtures, circuit breakers, detached garage: Paul, I understand that you d like to add a few receptacles to your garage but beyond that I don t know what your question is because you didn t ask one. If your question is should you get involved in doing this yourself given your knowledge and abilities...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical service panel, fuse panel, electrical permits
fuse panel, electrical permits, electrical service: Hi. Unfortunately, you have to have the power company come and turn off the power. While most homeowners don t bother getting electrical permits for most of the work they do, it is almost impossible to avoid it repacing the panel, since you are getting...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical service panels, mud room, garage wall
mud room, garage wall, vacinity: Hi Jim. This is doable, depending on alot of things. I recommend you get a few estimates from local contractors for this, and then decide if you want to try to tackle it. It is a very demanding job, not one for the usual do-it-yourselfer. Good luck....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical service, amp service, electrical appliances
amp service, electrical appliances, gut feeling: Hi Randy. In order to answer this, you need to do a load calculation of the entire house. Follow rules in Article 220 of the 2005 NEC , along with the examples in the back, to do this. My gut feeling is that if you don t have much in the way of electrical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical short, fuse box, wire nuts
fuse box, wire nuts, laundry room: Hi again. You may have to take the cover off. You can check the other devices first. If you have power anywhere in the circuit, then you won t need to take the cover off. If you don t find power anywhere, then you will have to. Be sure to click the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical short?, clothes washer, china cabinet
clothes washer, china cabinet, loose wire: Hi Lana,, If you aren t tripping a circuit breaker, then there is no hazard. It sounds as if there is a loose wire in the China Cabinet. If that is switched and not a pullchain type, I suspect the loose wire is in the switch box connections or in the switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical short?, bladder tank, chest freezers
bladder tank, chest freezers, fuse box: Hi Peter. Glad to hear you found out what was causing the problem. You mention that the freezer had alot of ice buildup. Perhaps there has been moisture getting into the motor or other electrical equipment, causing the ground to short to the neutral....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical socket, electrical socket, high drain
electrical socket, high drain, plug ins: Evening Barbara, I wonder why this outlet is overheating? You must have some high drain appliances plugged into it. I hope you don t have 7, 8 or more things plugged into it by use of splitters. If you have more than 3 devices...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical socket loop, box downstairs, amp breaker
box downstairs, amp breaker, gauge wire: Mark, You are exactly right. The wire should be a 14/2 with ground on a 15 amp single pole breaker; or, 12/2 with ground on a 20 amp breaker. The 14 gauge wire is heavy enough for routine things plugged into the outlets. The heavier 12 gauge should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical socket rewire, electric socket, electrical socket
electric socket, electrical socket: Your electric socket/switch outlet is a device having one switch and one 120 volt outlet? Removing the switch will mean what every it controls will not work anymore. I m guessing that you have a switch and an outlet in one box, on one strap. If so, you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical socket wiring, tripped circuit breakers, electrical socket
tripped circuit breakers, electrical socket, unfinished basement: Hi. Is the outlet in a garage, kitchen, outside, bathroom or unfinished basement? If so, it probably is a GFCI, and there may be a reset button in any of these rooms that go to all the rooms. If not, then there probably is a problem with the wiring....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical socket, fuse box, receptical
fuse box, receptical, loose wires: Hi. You should fix it right away. Something is loose which shouldn t be. You may not need to replace it. Check for loose wires in the box. If the wires are pushed into the back of the outlet, move them to the screws on the side. If that does not fix...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical sockets, electric sockets, electrical sockets
electric sockets, electrical sockets, screw terminal: Morning Ralph, I m Alex and i ll help if ya like. OK, so you have a voltage in reference to ground, but not neutral on all receps after the first. Ok, that tells us the problem and helps us pinpoint the problem box. You have a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical specs, watt light bulb, 12 gauge
watt light bulb, 12 gauge, amp circuit: Kirk, Here s how I do it. As a rule (my rule) I don t mix receptacles with lighting. The Code says you can but I don t and here s why: I almost always run 12 gauge wire (20 amps) for receptacles because you never know whats going to get plugged in so I...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical stove outlet 240v to 110v, garburator, romex
garburator, romex, hi john: Hi John, In the panel you would have to replace the existing two pole breaker with a single pole breaker, move one of the wires (now hot) to the neutral or ground buss. At the receptacle you would have to splice in a 12 gage romex and run it to where you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical sub panel in outbuilding, fuse panel, fuse block
fuse panel, fuse block, arc welder: Dave. If you want to change the panel then by all means do it. I was just trying to save you some money. But remember if you change it you may have to replace the existing feeder with conduit and a 4 wire circuit. Check with the inspector. Grounding is very...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical sub panel, buss bar, amp breaker
buss bar, amp breaker, angle grinder: Since there is a 100 amp breaker in the main panel, this is considered the main for the sub panel and the 100 amp breaker in the sub panel can be removed and the wires to it can be connected directly to the lugs of the buss bars and eliminate this breaker....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical subpanel amperage and supply, amp fuse, local power company
amp fuse, local power company, amp breaker: Hello Rob, more than glad to assist. Sounds like a real project you have here. The first thing that needs to be done is an amp check of the existing panel. Turn on all possible devices and appliances and check the actual amp draw of each incoming feeder line....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical - subpanel feeder, electric oven, conductors
electric oven, conductors, kitchen sink: Everything you ve said sounds okay, except for the #2 gauge BX. The shielding would serve as a bond, but not a ground. If you re just relocating the existing panel, and everything has worked for 40 years then I see no problem, however, if you re going to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical surge, spare bulbs, don beck
spare bulbs, don beck, electrical surge: Hi Michael, Boy, that s a new one on me. I could see if all the lights were a problem, but only 1 acting up is unusual.You can check the connections in the light and make sure they are tight. Connections sometimes work loose due to normal house vibrations....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical surge, electrical clocks, volt meters
electrical clocks, volt meters, electrical surge: Hi Joan, Sheeeesh!! A new type question! I m no expert on clocks, but I think they would have an internal device that keeps them running the correct speed as voltages vary a bit from house to house. To address the electrical end of it, I would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical surge, feeder lines, pressure tank
feeder lines, pressure tank, incoming service: Hello Dan. There are several things to consider. Make sure there are no loose connections anywhere, in particular on the pump, but also other electrical connections. Second, be sure the circuit for the pump is rated large enough for the motor. If the wiring...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical surges and lights dimming and brightining, electrical surges, neutral wire
electrical surges, neutral wire, line connections: Hi Chris. More likely the problems has to do with a loose or broken neutral wire on your incoming electrical service. Call in the power company to check out their line & connections. You might want to call in an electrician to check all connections within...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switch box gives a buzz to users, upstairs bath, aligator clips
upstairs bath, aligator clips, wire nuts: Hi. Yes, all the blacks usually connect to a switch. The white wire is neutral and neutrals never connect to a switch. (In some cases the white wire is a hot, but not in your case here.) Grounds are bare, and go only to the green screws. I hope this...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switch install, electrical switch, toggle switch
electrical switch, toggle switch, chains: Hi. I need more information. Exactly where does the power come in? Do you want install the switch on the existing wire, or add some wire? I am not sure how you have 3 black wires and 2 white ones, when most cables have one of each. Please explain...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switch, 3 way switches, hot wire
3 way switches, hot wire, electrical switch: Hi. There are a lot of combinations of wiring possibilities. However, the lights would be wired together, and the only way to break them apart is at the light fixture itself. Much of the wiring for 3 way switches is for the two switches to talk to each...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, electrical switches, way switch
electrical switches, way switch, combinations: Hello Bruce, I do not know of a single switch that will do all four configurations described. You can get some of the combinations with a three way switch but not all. The only way I know to do this without some elaborate control wiring is to use two switches....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, plastic screws, scotch tape
plastic screws, scotch tape, electrical switches: Hi Harry, The only reason I can think of to have a switch in the DR for an upstairs fan, is to remove cooking odors. This can ty effective as the bath fans are usually too small to move enough air. As for disconnecting the downstairs switch, you can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, mark rogers, electrical switches
mark rogers, electrical switches, double switch: Mark, If both devices are single pole double switch s , then yes. You will notice on the new one that you have two dark colored screws that are very close to each other on one side. On the other side of the switch you have two brass colored screws spaced...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, light sockets, electrical switches
light sockets, electrical switches, travlers: Brad: You have 2 3way switches to control the lights. 3way switches have 3 screws on them one is marked common . Normaly you bring hot constant power to one switch and connect to common . The other 2 screws are for the 2 travlers , depending on switch...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, brass screw, electrical switches
brass screw, electrical switches, gcfi: Hi Wanda, The GFI and light switch should not affect each other as they should be on different breakers. As for the switch, it sounds as you have two of the black wires mixed up. 1 black is the hot feed coming in, another is a hot feed going out...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical switches, strobe light, swithches
strobe light, swithches, electrical switches: That is a good one, it sure does sound like a surge or something got them. Possibly it was a defective batch from the factory on the initial install, or were installed incorrectly, too tight on the terminals with the screw driver. I would just replace them...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical tingle in bathroon water, drain pipes, upstairs bathroom
drain pipes, upstairs bathroom, process of elimination: Hi. This could be pretty complicated to find and fix. It sounds like that perhaps the ground is loose and electricity could be following the water or drain pipes. Unfortunately, you will probably need the expertise and testing equipment of an electrician...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical trouble shooting, electrical trouble, overhead fan
electrical trouble, overhead fan, receptacles: Hi John, Sorry, I thought I answered this the other day, must have hit the wrong button. You probably have a loose neutral connection somewhere, if you know how the circuit runs check the last receptacle or light that works and the first one that doesn...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical updates, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, outlet boxes: Hi Lisa, Just getting back in... Sight unseen, obviously I have no way of knowing the electrical layout in this home...or how difficult it would be to fish new 12/2 w/ground romex to the receptacle outlet boxes...and that makes it difficult for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, don beck
electric receptacles, don beck, entire room: Hi Dave, If the outlets in the room all work except for the 1st one, I suspect that the outlet may be defective;or, the tas on both sides of the outlet that connects the screws may be missing. There should be a small tab that connects the top and bottom...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, receptacle
electric receptacles, receptacle, entire room: Dave, if only half of the receptacle shows an open neutral, the problem almost has to be in the receptacle itself. Check to see if the small bar that connects the two neutral terminals is intact. Not likely that the wire is broken somewhere between the breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, entire room
electric receptacles, entire room, circuit breaker: Hi. Either the outlet is defective, or the removable tab (which shouldn t be removed in your case) broke. In either case, a new outlet should fix the problem. I really can t think of anything else that would cause that. I hope this helps. Feel free...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, little bridge
electric receptacles, little bridge, wire nut: It s very inlikely that you broke a wire while removing the romex from the box. Do you have the open neutral condition in the top half of your problem receptacle? Your statement ...receptacles in the master bedroom and they all test O.K. except for the one...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, terminal screws
electric receptacles, terminal screws, j cook: Dave, check to see if the bars on the hot and neutral sides of the receptacle are intact that connect the terminal screws together. It is very small compared to the size of the terminal screws and is easily broken. It sounds as though this is the problem....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, entire room
electric receptacles, entire room, circuit breaker: Hi Dave. If your tester shows ok on the top part of this receptacle, then you may have an outlet with a broken link on the neutral side. Look at the outlet, at the screws, and see if you can see a metal link (bar) connecting the two screws on the neutral...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical upgrade, electric receptacles, colored tab
electric receptacles, colored tab, incoming power: Hi Dave, Based on your description, you are using a plug-in receptacle tester. If this tester is indicating an open exists on the neutral on just the lower half of the receptacle that is first in line...and has the incoming power (that then feeds all...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical water heater, water heater, screws
water heater, screws, copper: Hi Joe, The red and black get attached to the w ires or screws marked line in . If you heater isn t marked with with line in. let me know what it says, or what color screws or wires are part of the heater that the wires coming in from the breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wire gage, wire gage, pvc conduit
wire gage, pvc conduit, wire gauge: Hi. Unfortunately, the wire gauge is not a simple answer any more, because it depends on the type of wire. When you buy the wire, usually the manufacturer will give the ampacity of each particular wire. But yes, in most cases, 2/0 is correct for short...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wire to short, maytag repairman, maytag dishwasher
maytag repairman, maytag dishwasher, electrical wire: Heather, Yes, you have three options: 1. Install a Junction Box in the wall behind the dishwasher (high enough to not be affected if the dishwasher leaks) and run romex long enough to connect to the dishwasher. 2. Install an Outlet in the wall behind...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wire to short, maytag dishwasher, electrical wire
maytag dishwasher, electrical wire, electrical wires: Hi. All splices have to be made in a junction box. So, the whole wire will have to be replaced. I suppose you could add a junction box between the old wire and new wire, but you probably don t have room for it. It has to be accessible. I hope this...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wire to short, maytag dishwasher, electrical wires
maytag dishwasher, electrical wires, electrical wire: Heather you have a lot of good questions but you will have to explain YOUR situation in more detail. First are the electrical wires that are too short the same ones that are two combined 110v wires other than one dedicated 220v? I am not sure what you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wire, hurrican katrina, copper wire
hurrican katrina, copper wire, steady climb: Hi Scott, Sorry just responding...between the problems Allexperts.com is having with uploads/downloads as they update the web site...and the rash of power outages from recent thunderstorms...I have not been able (or available) to log-in to answer your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wireing, electrical wireing, basic electricity
electrical wireing, basic electricity, wire colors: This is a complicated circuit that I have no way of describing in writing and have no way of sending a diagram. The best solution is to go to any home supply in the self help manual section, there is an electrical manual titled Basic Electricity . It was...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wirering, conductor wire, wirering
conductor wire, wirering, recepticals: Hi. If the power enters the switch first, and assuming you don t want the outlets on the switch, you will need to run separate wires from the switch to the lights and the outlets. You could also run 3 conductor wire (plus ground) between the lights and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wires, wire nuts, attic space
wire nuts, attic space, electrical tape: Hi Mayva, The proper way to discontinue these wires: Pull them into the attic Install then in a junction box Put wire nuts over the end of each wire Put electrical tape over the wire nuts. You don t want these wires hanging open in the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wires in a closed wall, megaohm, electrical inspector
megaohm, electrical inspector, megger: Hi james. Meg stands for megaohm, which is a measurement of resistance. When you meg a wire, it will show a certain amount of resistance. If there is any problem with the wiring, the megger will show either an open or a short, both which could cause problems...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wires, robert wilber, knob and tube wiring
robert wilber, knob and tube wiring, ampnetconnect: Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * The wires are cut very short and don t reach to connect them to a new light. Is there a way to extend them? * Sorry to hear about that! It is apparent that the previous...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, amp breaker, incoming service
amp breaker, incoming service, electrical wiring: You have 240 volts available as the incoming service from the utility is two 120 volt lines plus the neutral. The question is do you have enough service for the additional load of the range. An electrician can do an amp draw test on the existing structure...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, wiring 3 way switches, 3 way switches
wiring 3 way switches, 3 way switches, dark hallway: Hi Andy. You could install another switch which will turn the heat lamp on, but this will require another cable to be run from the switch to the light. If you understand fishing of walls, and don t have any qualms about doing electrical work, it can be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, gfci, electrical wiring
gfci, electrical wiring, pool: Hi. The switch would go between the black wire coming in and the black wire going to the outlet. Disconnect the black going to the GFCI, connect the wire to the switch, then connect a wire from the other switch terminal back to where you took the original...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, amp breaker, polebarn
amp breaker, polebarn, pole barn: Hi. You would run two hots, a neutral, and a ground to the sub panel. Be sure to keep the neutral and ground separate at the sub panel. It is only at the main panel they can be together. You will need a ground rod too. Connect this to the grounds. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, nema 3r, amp breaker
nema 3r, amp breaker, electrical wiring: Sure you can. Just run 10/3 w/ground NM-B wire from the breaker to where you want the outlet. Purchase a NEMA 3R outdoor box, either plastic or steel, an inuse cover for it and a receptacle that is rated at least 30 amps and matches the male plug end. Pull...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, don beck, electrical wiring
don beck, electrical wiring, wattage: Hi Dleja, The size of the wire depends on several things. Is the heater 110 Volt or 220 Volt operation? What is the wattage of the heater? Will there be just the 1 heater or will there be more? You can get this information right off of the heater....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, wire colors, bare wire
wire colors, bare wire, wite: As a learning experience, a new fixuture must be wired exactly like the original. Be sure to note what wires and connected to what. Open the switch and let me know all wire colors and what they are connected to on the switch, and be sure there are no other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, component system, electrical wiring
component system, electrical wiring, wattage: Randy: Everything you said sounds good, depending on what you mean by media Room . If you mean a simple 5.1 or 7.1 suround sound amp with speakers and dvd player. OR you talking about a high wattage seperate component system. If you are just doing the first...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, hot water heater, volt circuit
hot water heater, volt circuit, amp breaker: 208 isn t the same thing, but you have the idea. Water heater was 30 amp breaker probably, 10 gauge wire Change receptacle to match male connector of new AC unit Change breaker to protect AC unit at proper level. Remember that you can t put a BIGGER breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, dining room chandelier, flip switch
dining room chandelier, flip switch, travler: Eric: What you had was a 3way dimmer. 2 of the 3 wires comes from the other switch (traverlers) The 3 wire is eather (hot) power OR the (switch leg) to the fixture. What you needs to do is take 1 (travler) and wirenut it to the 3 (hot or sw leg), and cap off...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, centegrade, ceiling fixture
centegrade, ceiling fixture, charlie charlie: Charlie, From 1985 on or there abouts the insulation in cables changed to a better higher temperature rating. In other words how much heat they can be safely exposed to with out damaging the insulation. Unlike the fixtures of old the new ones today come...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, tripped circuit breaker, circuit breakers
tripped circuit breaker, circuit breakers, gfci outlet: It is a research project for sure. You will need to verify any and all boxes associated with the outage and pull the appliances out for inspection. Test the wires and not the recepticles and switches. Be sure the current is there to eliminate the appliance...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, top of the stairs, light at the top
top of the stairs, light at the top, electrical wiring: 1. Yes. 2. Only if the power comes to the switch and not the fixture. With the power OFF remove the switch from the wall and look inside the box. If there are 2 blacks, going to the switch, and 2 whites wirenutted together in the box you can. If there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, amp circuit, incoming service
amp circuit, incoming service, free estimates: This is common on a low amperage circuit. A 1500 watt hair dryer is pulling 10 amps. On a 15 amp circuit, this is 2/3 of the circuits rating with nothing else on. A drill is the same way. It may also be the incoming service is overloaded and the service needs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, wirenuts, neutral wire
wirenuts, neutral wire, dosent: Banichi: I need some more info::: Is this in america or is this overseas wiring. If in america, the life wire is called the hot switched wire. The neutral wire should be white and the earth wire is green or bare. You said that when you connected the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, porch light, cloest
porch light, cloest, two blacks: Terry, The outlet sounds as if it is wired correctly, so let s move to the switches. Inside the switch box, what is the color of each wire, and what is the color of the screws that each color goes to, and how many screws are on each switch? Are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, porch light, ground wires
porch light, ground wires, conected: OK, I m fairly certain that the 2 whites in the switch box get wire nutted together and do not connect with either switch. That should leave us 3 black wires to connect correct? If so, the black wire that goes to the porch lite goes onto 1 of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, bob osgood, ground feeder
bob osgood, ground feeder, feeder cable: Hi Jeff, Caught me at the office on lunch break.... NO....if you are travelling under a deck with wiring...you can simply use UF cable (under ground feeder cable made for direct outdoor exposure or underground environments). You didn t state...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, aluminum rod, copper rod
aluminum rod, copper rod, underground pipe: If there is a short in any device, yes there will be voltage present at the ground rod. You can install the rod yourself, but it is a specific rod. They are available at any electrical supply. Most are copper and required to be a specific diameter and length....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, electrical wiring, amps
electrical wiring, amps, match: Hi Generally you have two things to do. Do you have two wires or three? At the breaker end, if you have two wires, take the white off of the breaker, and put it with the rest of the white wires. If you have 3 wires, disconnect the red wire off of the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, motion detector light, earth ground
motion detector light, earth ground, emergency mode: Most likely not, though you not having a ground at all is a bit of a safety concern. Does it say white on white, black on black, YOU MUST CONNECT GROUND? Anything like that? I have hung a dumpster full of these things. Is this a two lamp or single spot...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, water base, circuit breaker panel
water base, circuit breaker panel, electrical wiring: Hi Richard, In most cities, PVC is OK. Some local inspectors require EMT conduit, and they have the final say. So, a call to your building Dept. would be a good idea. More than likely, PVC will be OK, but it pays to make sure so if something should happen,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, burn marks, hi bob
burn marks, hi bob, electrical wiring: Hi. It would be hard to say without looking at it. It may also be hard even looking at it. Most likely a new fixture would fix the problem. But it could also be the wiring. You can take the fixture down and look for any burn marks. I hope this...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, metal nameplate, electrical data
metal nameplate, electrical data, hots: Hi Yvonne, It has been a requirement for decades for manufacturers to list this electrical data on a nameplate on the device - usually on the back or bottom of the unit....or on the door or door frame if the unit has a door. It also has to be listed...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, talking in the kitchen, cable issues
talking in the kitchen, cable issues, progressive electronics: I would say it was just a coincidence, the equipment he was using just sends a signal thru the wire to allow him to trace and test it. It shouldn t affect your electrical system at all. The bright light and noise was most likely just the element shorting out...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, fixture wire, pvc tubing
fixture wire, pvc tubing, dimmer switches: Hi. It sounds like you have them wired in series. Or at least wired wrong. The wire from the panel needs to go to the switch first. (blacks on the switch, whites together.) Then at each light all the whites together and all the blacks together. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, pvc tubing, dimmer switches
pvc tubing, dimmer switches, doug c: Doug, I too like mood lighting at night. Lights are just to overpowering when it s dark out. I d still like you get it wired correctly and you can achieve the same effect by replacing the switch with a dimmer. Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, test light, electrical wiring
test light, electrical wiring, screw: Richard, I got this from a consultant, I m not sure it applies to our situation, but if it does, it would explain the erratic readings. If it is a switch loop, then both wires are hot, and there is no neutral. You can t connect a fixture to it. It...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, professional electrician, ceiling lamps
professional electrician, ceiling lamps, ceiling lamp: One more question for you.. Are you able to run any more wires in the basement or is it all closed in? I ask because, if you want , we can switch a couple of things around and you can have the switch set up the way should be, that is. 1 switch for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, rain drizzle, street vibrations
rain drizzle, street vibrations, oil furnace: Hi Jim, It sounds to me that there is a wire or wires loose. Not completely loose, just a bit. All the wires in the breaker panel should be tightened down, including the white ones on the ground bar and the ones on each breaker. They sometimes become loose...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, 3 legs, phase power
3 legs, phase power, electrical wiring: This has to do with the actual supply of electricity, with 3-phase having 3 legs of power, each being 120 degrees out of alignment. In laymans term, 3-phase power can provide 3 legs of power, while single phase supplies only 2. Hope this helps. Rick...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, fixture wire, junction boxes
fixture wire, junction boxes, hot wire: Hi. There are two ways you can do it. If the power goes to the switch first, connect the two black wires to the switch. The two whites connect to each other and the two grounds connect to each other. At the light, black to black, white to white and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, guage wire, amp breaker
guage wire, amp breaker, pig tail: It s okay to put a smaller breaker on a wire made to handle more current, but not the other way around. The Code allows 15 amp rated devices on 15 and 20 amp breakers. I m unsure of how you want to make a tap, but you can tap #12 with #14 if you protect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, qualified electrician, fuse box
qualified electrician, fuse box, house trailer: Something very serious is going on. I would highly suggest you get a licensed, qualified electrician out there to inspect this instatllation and make corrections as necessary. There definately should not be arcs especially under a trailer. There is a severe...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring and box, gauge wires, 12 gauge
gauge wires, 12 gauge, electrical code: Hi Jim, This is a hazard and an electrical code violation. The 14 gauge wires should be connected to 15 amp breakers, this will make it safer and comply with the code. To use the 20 amp breakers, the wires would need to be changed to 12 gauge,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring in conduit, ac circuits, neutral wire
ac circuits, neutral wire, 120v ac: Hi. I would think it is because if you remove the outlet, you would put the two circuits in series with each other, and damage whatever is on both circuits. It would energize the neutral wire. Remember that once everything is wired, whoever is working...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring and dampness, copper materials, dampness
copper materials, dampness, several inches: The wiring is fine. The fixture is using other than copper materials, and are subject to rust and corrosion. It is possible that the corrosion did affect the fixture within its proximity, and several inches of the wire. It would be a reasonable idea to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring and GFCI, tripped breakers, garage door opener
tripped breakers, garage door opener, elizabeth spring: Hi. GFCI outlets, unlike regular outlets have a line and load marked on them. The line side is the power coming in, the load is the wire going to the rest of the circuit. Did you get that right? If not, then change it so that it is. That assumes you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, household, wire nuts, circuit breakers
wire nuts, circuit breakers, wirenuts: Hi. You have a broken white wire somewhere. In some circuits, two circuits may share the same neutral, so even if it is a different circuit, you may have not put the white wire on correctly. The first thing I would do is check where you were working and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring and ICF's, electric knife, foundation walls
electric knife, foundation walls, electrical wiring: Hi David. I m not sure what IFC means, but if it the poured concrete blocks that has it s own insulation, the major challange is to get the electrical box mounted to the concrete, and in the actual wiring. Both mean you will have to cut out the insulation,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring/lights tripping, box downstairs, amperage
box downstairs, amperage, electrical wiring: Sal: I need more information...... 1st. Is the tripping breaker a GFI breaker or a regular breaker??? 2nd. What is the amperage of the tripping breaker. 3rd. What is a trip box for up stairs 4th. How many switches control the lights that are tripping,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring in a mobile home, hi tim, electrical company
hi tim, electrical company, odd question: Hi Tim, Thats an odd question. I wonder if you have a problem with your service or if the electrical company is at fault on this one, problems on their end i mean. Do you have to turn your main off for 7 to 10 minutes to restore power or does...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring on porch, motion sensor light, internal applications
motion sensor light, internal applications, electrical wiring: NM is a concealed only wire. It is not suitable for exposed purposes. If you do not have attic accessibility, you might choose to run conduit in the area that you can get to. It is not recommended to use NM in conduit, but having full access to the conduit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring problem, replacing a ceiling fan, control fan
replacing a ceiling fan, control fan, fan 2: Paula, If I have the right picture, both the fan and light would come on together by turning on either switch, and you could turn the fan or light off with a pullchain. If this is correct then we can move to the next step. If it isn t correct,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring problems in home, rodent problem, electrical oven
rodent problem, electrical oven, electrical problem: *** This is a repeat and/or duplicate question...I had two copies of the same question in my inbox. I sent a second copy of my reply in case you didn t receive the first response....if so, please disregard this copy. *** Hi O brienc, Just getting back...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring problems in home, rodent problem, electrical oven
rodent problem, electrical oven, electrical problem: Hi O brienc, Just getting back to the office from the Holiday week-end...saw your e-mail in my inbox. Due to the nature of the problems you outlined - I saw a need for an immediate response. Based on your description....it seems you indeed have some...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring/recessed light kit kook up, light boxes, switch boxes
light boxes, switch boxes, fan switch: Evening, Either your fan or can light is always on because the switch is not breaking (opening) the circuit like it should. Meaning its miswired. Or you have a defective switch. I can help you correct it if you tell me the cables layout....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring for two room additions, double car garage, arc fault
double car garage, arc fault, light sockets: A sub panel is another breaker panel that is from from the main breaker panel. It gives you more circuits to work with. It basically allows you to have more circuits without changing the main breaker panel to a bigger one. That may be an option for you,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring secondary panel, gfci receptacle, loose power
gfci receptacle, loose power, reset buttons: Hi Paulette, Just now getting a chance to log-in and address your question....we ve been straight out here with electrical work. Based on the symptoms you describe....it sounds like 1 of 2 things may have happened - either you MAY have lost one...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring to shed, installing a sub panel, amp breaker
installing a sub panel, amp breaker, scope of work: Good Morning Clint, Based on your description....you may first have to start by installing a sub-panel at the home (near your main panel) before you can add anything...if your main panel is already full with no spare breaker slots. A sub-panel has to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring/smoke detectors, defective unit, diy project
defective unit, diy project, special test: Hi Lisa, An electrician is the one to call. The power company s jurisdiction stops at the meter. This will probably be an easy fix, but it could be a real bear to locate. It s probably not a DIY project as special test equipment will be needed to locate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring - sub-panel, fuse panel, amp service
fuse panel, amp service, hello tom: Hello Tom, if the existing main panel is a fuse panel, I would begin with it. Replace this panel with a 42 circuit panel for the first upgrade, and if more circuits are still required, a sub panel can be installed in the basement. Thanks for asking, J You...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical wiring, garbage disposal, ohm meter
garbage disposal, ohm meter, switch circuit: Ray, the problem could be the switch cofiguration is different from the original. If there are only three terminals for the two switches, one would be for the Hot wire for both devices, on one of the other terminals, the light would attach and on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical woes, safty glasses, circuit breakers
safty glasses, circuit breakers, loose wire: William: Ask any of your neighbors in the same condo if they have been experencing the same things. If so then the problem will more then likly be at the service were all the meters are located for all the units. If no one else has any problems your place...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical not working, gfci, double sink
gfci, double sink, gfi: Can you verify the new GFCI is related to your bathroom. It may be a research project to locate the source wires/circuit to your bathroom. Once you take the GFCI out of the search, it becomes more difficult. It usually requires a continuity testor to trace...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrical, copper wires, cord connector
copper wires, cord connector, flat position: Hi Victor. You really have 2 choices. You could leave the cord as is, and change the outlet to a 4-wire outlet. You can do this if there is a seperate ground and neutral in the box. Make sure to turn the breaker off when doing this work. Your other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricial oddness, outbuilding, overcompensating
outbuilding, overcompensating, subpanel: That would do it. The two lines must be touching at some point and spiking the voltage when a load is put on the lines. The only thing you can do is replace the entire line feeding the outbuilding to eliminate the problem. You could use a volt meter and turn...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electrician, maintenance electrician, national electrical code
maintenance electrician, national electrical code, stress job: Hi Omar, We re not really allowed to help students with homework questions because it s like cheating...but this type of question is different so I ll make an exception...and go 2 out of 4.. 2 negative aspects of being an electrician : 1). it can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity to attached garage, table saws, garage openers
table saws, garage openers, auto garage: Brian: It really bepends on how you plan on using the garage. You could get by with just a 20amp 110volt circuit if you don t plan on runing anything more then a circular saw, vacuum, hand drill and the like. But if air compressor, welders, table saws are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: No electricity in bathroom, wire nuts, light switches
wire nuts, light switches, time consideration: Samantha, The key is that when you plug something in things work... My guess is the wires hanging out are the issue and somehow they have the neutral wires [white ..should be] not connected together and causing this open until you plug something in....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity in the home, light bulbs, electrical problem
light bulbs, electrical problem, filaments: Hi Gary, If there were a serious electrical problem you would be tripping breakers. Most of the bulbs we buy today are now made in China and they aren t near the quality as there were in the past. I have found that buying heavy duty bulbs or Industrial...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity leak?, qualified electrician, usage meter
qualified electrician, usage meter, meter reading: Hi David, That is a huge amount. I don t think that s a leak. Something in that Condo is amiss and I suspect it s in the breaker panel. I m guessing a loose main wire. That should be checked out by a qualified electrician since it s 220V area. He will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity leaking causing shocks, ground clamps, metal pipes
ground clamps, metal pipes, electric shocks: Hi. There could also be a loose ground wire between your panel box and the water pipe. If the plumbing system is properly grounded, then anything that touched the pipes would trip the breaker. You may want to make sure that there is no break in your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: No electricity to Masterbathroom, upstairs bathroom, fuse box
upstairs bathroom, fuse box, gfi receptacles: Paul, Try this first and see what happens. Check all your GFI receptacles in all the bathrooms upstairs. If for some reason they ran the circuit through one of these GFI s, it may have tripped. Failing this , recheck the breakers in your panel. Turn each...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity problem, paul johnstone, electricity problem
paul johnstone, electricity problem, box fan: Paul, I would suspect the breaker as the culprit. It has contacts that overheat and open the circuit. It is spring loaded to trip quickly. It may not have fully reset until it cooled down. I would replace the breaker and see if the problem reoccurs. Thanks...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity surges - broken neutral?, electricity company, electrical surges
electricity company, electrical surges, underground service: Hi Rick, Yes, it sounds like a broken or loose neutral. If it is underground, the shifting of the ground can cause this. If it is an overhead supply, temp changes and winds can cause it. Have the power company out again. If their end is OK, then we...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: No electricity to three lights, wirings, ceiling lights
wirings, ceiling lights, electrician: Hi Jeffrey. My guess would be that the wiring to the fixture in the kitchen is bad. Remove the fixture and check the connections for a broken or burnt wire. Other than that, I would have to be there to check out the wirings. I suggest you hire an electrician...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity wire, black prong, smooth side
black prong, smooth side, electrical cord: Hi Jon. Usually the ribbed side is the neutral. You should verify this with a continuity meter. The small prong on the cord cap is the hot (black) prong, and goes into the smallest slot in the outlet. The larger prong is the neutral, and goes into the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricity to my work shop, fluorescent light fixtures, air compressor
fluorescent light fixtures, air compressor, conductors: Monte, With the load you plan on having I would install 6/4 UF cable, copper. This will give you enough power for a 60 amp sub panel and you can have up to 6 breakers in this panel. The UF can be direct buried and needs no conduit except where it shows...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: no electricty in one room, brushing my teeth, informative response
brushing my teeth, informative response, loose wire: Bill, Asking questions is the only to get a handle on things. A loose wire in any of the boxes can cause the outage as anything downstream from the loose connection isn t getting any power. A visual inspection of all the boxes without power is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electricty to shed, motion detector sensor, mark briggs
motion detector sensor, mark briggs, flood light: Mark Most times when you have a motion detector flood light. They will need to be adjusted to the environment. You should have some switches on the bottom of the sensor. You will have to adjust them. Also when the power goes off & on it will reset the adjustments.Read...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: electtrical outlet problem, circuit breakers, unrelated issues
circuit breakers, unrelated issues, loose wire: This could be the result of several related and unrelated issues. The receptacle with the buttons....GFCI. It is the cause of 90% of all electrical problems in the home. It can go bad easily. New one can last no time at all. Your other issues tells me...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: eletrical ground rods, swimming pool equipment, pool pump
swimming pool equipment, pool pump, ground rods: Gene, there is no code article that requires a ground rod to be driven at a swimming pool pump. Your electrician seems to be mistaken, and this mistake could be hazardous to your health. There are code rules for pool equipment to be grounded and bonded,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: eletrical plugs, blown fuse, paint contractor
blown fuse, paint contractor, light switches: lh, Check the easy stuff first if you haven t done so already, which is the panel for a blown fuse or CB which ever you have, then check all GFI receptacles to see if any are tripped, push the test button on each one and make sure they work, failing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: eletrical wiring, purchace, good connections
purchace, good connections, light fixture: Hi Gary. It sounds like you may have a losse neutral connection, probably in the basement light fixture. Open up the boxes and verify that you have good connections. Do this on the outlet on outside as well. If the outlet is a GFCI type, you may need...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: eliminate a 3 way switch, way switch, motion detector
way switch, motion detector, motion detection: Hi. I can only give you general information, since I don t know where the power comes in, and the position of the switches and lights. Right now, the power enters at one switch, and the wire from the light connects at the other switch. Those two wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: eliminate on switch from a 3way switch, 3way switch, way switch
3way switch, way switch, switches: Hi. It depends on a lot of things. If you are going to keep the junction box where one of the switches are, then take the wire that comes from the terminal marked common, and connect it to either one of the existing wires on it, then cap off the other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: How to eliminate one switch from a 4-way, screw terminals, way switch
screw terminals, way switch, switches: Hi. The quickest way is to look at the screw terminals. Two are one color, one is another. Take one wire off of the terminals that are the same color and cap it by itself. Then take the other two wires and cap them together. Another way is to do the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: emergency exit lights, emergency flood, flood lights
emergency flood, flood lights, cooper lighting: Hi, If you unplug the unit and the lights come, the unit is doing what you want it to do. The circuit board may be bad so I would unplug the unit and make sure the lites stay on for at least an hour to test the battery charge. If the circuit board is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: emf issues, gauss meter, electromagnatism
gauss meter, electromagnatism, emf issues: I would suggest swapping breakers in the panel to see if you can reroute the flow overhead from the harmonics in the panel. I am surprised that you can register even that much electromagnatism in a room. It suggests that you may have a loom of wires overhead...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: emt capacity for 1/2 and 3/4 inch, gauge size, conduit size
gauge size, conduit size, thhn: In the 2002 code book, it is on page 70-645, which begins the fill tables. On right hand side of the page, look down the TYPE column to locate THHN and the gauge size, then look across to the conduit size for the fill capacity. With #12 in emt, a 1/2 will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: end of circuit, electrical outlet, wally
electrical outlet, wally, lighting: Wally Take a new 14 -2 with ground and go from the outlet to the switch and then hook up the switch to the lights with the same kind of wire in the switch,you will hook up the whites together and the grounds together take the remaining 2 blacks and hook...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: end of circuit switch, wire nut, circuit switch
wire nut, circuit switch, parallel circuit: Hi Tom, Your connections are correct, but to power the system, the power should go to the switch 1st, then from the switch to lite 1, lite 1 to lite 2 etc. etc. If you power up the circuit at the 1st lite, hit all the lites on the way to the switch,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: More than one end to a circuit?, spst switches, brass screw
spst switches, brass screw, basement refinishing: Hi Terry, Sorry for the delay...just getting back in from a coastal job (we stayed at the resort overnight)... Yes...I agree with you - it can be a real pain coming in on the end of a job....cleaning up someone else s mess (been there done that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: end of line switch, bearer of bad news, line switch
bearer of bad news, line switch, switches: Hi. If you have a switch with only two wires coming out of one cable, you can not add anything to it. There is no neutral, only two hot wires. You have the new lights and old lights in series with each other, which is why they will not work properly. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: end of loop light switch, extra light fixture, conductor wire, pig tail
conductor wire, pig tail, loop switch: Hi. If you want the same switch to control both the outlet and the light, it is a little different wiring, but still requires 3 conductor wire between the outlet and the switch. If you connect the light to the junction box where the outlet is, then you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: energy-saving lightbulbs, energy saving lightbulbs, fire hazzard
energy saving lightbulbs, fire hazzard, incandescent bulb: The basic premise is that an incandescent bulb of 40 watts gives off a certain amount of heat that the shades can handle. A 100 watt incandescent bulb can reach 200 degrees and be a fire hazzard. The energy savers are usually floresent or similar, giving...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: energy-saving lightbulbs, energy saving lightbulbs, don beck
energy saving lightbulbs, don beck, dear don: Hi Jon, I m not real sure, so check with someone else before taking my advice. It seems to me, the wattage and actual brightness would have little to do with the shade. I would think it is really the amount of heat the bulb gives off would be the critical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: energy-saving lightbulbs, compact flourescent light, swirl ice cream
compact flourescent light, swirl ice cream, odd shape: Hi Jon, It is unclear which type of energy saving bulb you purchased...IF it is a CFL (compact flourescent light) rated at 23 watts - then it will give off the equivalent of 90 to 100 watts of light - but use only 23 watts. These bulbs run MUCH cooler...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Not enough power for Cistern pump, light flicker, cistern pump
light flicker, cistern pump, water pumps: I need a little more info, but it seems to me that your pump is not on a circuit big enough for its needs. Or it could be the breaker is not making good contact with the panel s buss, or a loose joint somewhere. When the pump comes on, it s drawing a lot...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Not enough voltage at outlets, wirenuts, neutral wire
wirenuts, neutral wire, gfi: Hi. If the house was built to code, and built within the last 30 years or so, the dining room outlets should be on the same circuit as the kitchen outlets. You said they are not on the same circuit as the kitchen. At least you are getting some reading....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: do i have enough, amp breaker, dish washer
amp breaker, dish washer, range oven: Mike you didn t say how big youe house is. But as long as you are not tripping breakers or fuses. And the wiring is relativity good then don t worry. The 100amp main will carry 80 amps all day and shouldn t trip. It will carry 100 amps for only 3 hours or...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: not getting enought voltage?, light bulbs blow, reply thanks
light bulbs blow, reply thanks, wadsworth: It sounds to me like you may have some major problems with your service equipment, either the wiring or the breakers. Get a licensed electrician to come in to check out your system right away. This is a hazard, and needs to be corrected as soon as possible....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: enterance installation, ground rods, installation location
ground rods, installation location, horse barn: This is one area of the code that has changed in a number of locations due to the type of soil. In my county in NC, two ground rods are required a minimum of 8 feet apart. You will need to check with the county inspection department of the installation location...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: essential 9.5 watt shower, proper test equipment, fuse box
proper test equipment, fuse box, faulty wiring: If the breaker stays on for a bit before tripping, it isn t a direct short. So, it s more than likely a loose wire. Hopefully, this unit is on it s own circuit breaker. Tightening down the wire that is attached to the breaker and the corresponding...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: estimate for work, exact figure, little luck
exact figure, little luck, ran one: Hi Nicole, There are so many variables that it would be impossible for me to give you any solid numbers. It all depends on how far each appliance is from the breaker panel how much power your stove will draw how accessible it is to run wires from...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: estimate, dead mice, outlet boxes
dead mice, outlet boxes, junction boxes: Hi Julia, I do have a POV on this, The camera is overkill! When 6 outlets go down, it s usually because of 1 wire coming loose in the circuit. It s, sometimes, hard to find but easy to fix once located. Experienced electricians have test equipment...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: estimating, fuse panel, circuit breakers
fuse panel, circuit breakers, receptacle: It just depends going to change out 1 receptacle or switch is around a $80 labor $50, parts 5, truck charge $25 tax varies. Change from fuse panel to circuit breakers 200 amp is about $1800 and up depending on conditions. That does not include bringing the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: european to U.S., light sculpture, quick on the uptake
light sculpture, quick on the uptake, ballast: Hi Christopher. I don t have any experience in converting these two systems, but the instructions should be able to guide you along. If you can, email me a copy of the instructions, and I will see if there is anything I can do to help. good luck. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: evaporative cooler, swamp cooler, rural king
swamp cooler, rural king, rotary switch: Hi Sebastian, It sounds like the motor may have a broken internal start switch. A motor repair place if you have one near by could probably repair it for you, but it might be cheaper in the long run to replace the motor. If you have a Rural King store around...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exhaust fan, downstairs bathroom, exhaust fan
downstairs bathroom, exhaust fan, wall switch: OK, that s where the problem lies. The black wire coming from the wall switch, goes onto the black wire of the fan and the black wire of the light. The WHITE wire coming from the wall switch goes onto the remaining 2 BLACK wires. All the remaining...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exhaust fan wiring, brass screws, wire nut
brass screws, wire nut, dual switch: I get it now... The hot black feed wires goes onto the dark screw, or the screw marked common. The black to the fan goes onto 1 of the brass screws or 1 of the screws marked load. The other black wire goes onto the other brass or load screws. The...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exhaust fan wiring, proper connections, neutral wire
proper connections, neutral wire, romex: I think I m getting this now, The power for the whole thing comes into the light 1st, then is sent down to the switch on the WHITE wire and then when that switch is turned on, the power goes back to the light on the black wire. The neutral for the light...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exhaust fan wiring with combination triple single pole switch, fixture wire, hot wire
fixture wire, hot wire, exhaust fan: Hello Tracy. As you have determined, the original wiring included at the original fixture, a black or other color hot wire from the switch connected to the black fixture wire and a white neutral connected to the white fixture wire. In order to have separate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exhaust fan, robert wilber, pool room
robert wilber, pool room, type cp: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * I suggest that you have secured a motor with the reverse rotation of that which was originally installed. If it is possible to reverse the motor you have purchased,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: existing 3-way circuit new fixture, daisy chaining, light at the top
daisy chaining, light at the top, light in the attic: Hi Brian, To do that you would have to rewire it at the other switch if there is a neutral there, if you were able to do that you would lose your 3-way switching. Can you get above the light in the attic? You should be able to find another power source there....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: existing basement lighting, top of the stairs, entrance light
top of the stairs, entrance light, romex: Barbara, it took me a while to try to visualize your situation. In that all these lights are on the same circuit, you can use the white that is hot at the threeway to feed the new single pole switch. You won t have a neutral at the 2 gang box but it already...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: least expensive way, gfci breaker, least effort
gfci breaker, least effort, ground pool: The above ground pool is not a really big deal. If you can cut a trench 12 deep and use #12 UF (underground feeder) it will carry the load and be the least effort. the hottub is another matter. It will probably require a conduit run from the main panel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: From your experience, best route for running wires, roof truses, floor joists
roof truses, floor joists, roof trusses: You can attach the wiring directly to the underside of floor joists, or the top side of the attic header or trusses as long as you stay at least 2 inches away from the wall connections on the headers. I would go the most direct route. The code just wants to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exploding light bulbs, halogen bulb, light bulbs
halogen bulb, light bulbs, dining room table: Hi. Wiring really couldn t cause a light bulb to explode, unless you have 1000 volts in your house. You didn t tell me what kind of light bulb. If it is a chandalier bulb, they tend to have a lot of wattage in a small area, which means a lot of heat....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exposed electical wiring, nook area, closet area
nook area, closet area, desktop area: Hi Darren, What a great description of your situation, I got adetailed mental picture. I wish more people would do that. It would be reasonable to box in the wire. The main reason for putting the wires in walls is for the protection of the wires,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exsisting basement wiring, entrance light, ac cable
entrance light, ac cable, way switch: Hi Barbara, Try to find the last keyless fixture with only one cable in it if there is one and there may not be one but take a look and see what you find. I m assuming you have Romex cable (Plastic outer jacket) VS AC cable (metal outer covering) and see...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extending a circuit in the wall, ceiling framing, don beck
ceiling framing, don beck, voltage wires: Hi Victor, Concealed junctions are not allowed. You have a couple of options. 1) Trace the #14 wire back to where it is connected, remove and run a new one from that location. 2) That transformer can be hooked up to any other 110V source you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extending dryer line, gauge wire, dedicated line
gauge wire, dedicated line, electrician: Even if you dont need conduit, I recommend it for your purposes. If you can get a conduit run from the current location, to the new location, in whatever manner you can find, the rest is easy. # 10 copper is all it takes. 2 blacks and a green, and connect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extending an elecrical outlet, knee wall, electrical outlet
knee wall, electrical outlet, point of view: Hi Rob. If I understand you correctly, you are going to cover up some lines which are on an outside wall. Doing so will also cover an existing outlet. Is this correct? If so, after shutting off the power to the outlet, remove the outlet and box. That...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extending a microwave cord by 18"??, residential electrical work, neil brooks
residential electrical work, neil brooks, gauge wire: Hi Neil. Doing this work will void any warranty that you have on the microwave, and could effect your insurance coverage if something was to go wrong with this extension. I recommend you cantact the manufacturer to see if they offer a longer cord, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extending wiring, flood light, back porch
flood light, back porch, romex: For the cost difference, which is pennies, I never use #14. It is only rated for 15 amps, and most circuits today are 20 amps and you have to use #12. Also if you run a circuit from the flood bulbs, keep in mind that fixture is switch controlled and the flood...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cord for kiln, electric kiln, amp breaker
electric kiln, amp breaker, electric ranges: Hi Stacy, Of course, a permanently wired outlet for the kiln would be best and you may have trouble finding an extension cord that will handle 48 amps as the wires in the cord would have to be #6 gauge. Even the outlet you are referring to may not be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cord, extention cord, extension cord
extention cord, extension cord, christmas lights: Hi. Unfortunately, dumb.(I wouldn t have said that, but you asked) You will have two prongs sticking out that will be energized. If you don t want to change the Christmas lights, just run a new cord from the male end back to where you want to plug...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cords, 220 volt appliances, gauge cord
220 volt appliances, gauge cord, gauge wires: Hi Shlomo. When ratings are given for any wire, it is for one wire only. That is, a wire of a certain size will handle a certain load before there is excessive heat, enough to damage the insulation of the wire, which could lead to a short. It would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cords, 220 volt appliances, gauge cord
220 volt appliances, gauge cord, gauge wires: A #14 is a heavier gauge than 16 or 18, and the code rates a #14 at a maximum of 15 amps load. With a drop cord, you are powering two instead of one conductor, so the cord must be rated for 240 volts or it could overheat the wire. The best solution if available...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cords, 220 volt appliances, gauge cord
220 volt appliances, gauge cord, gauge wires: Wire size or gauge is related to current 14 gauge is good for 15 amps 16 gauge, I think for 12 amp Insulation rating is related to voltage. If the insulation value of the conductors is 300 volts or greater, then you can use it for 220 volts If it is 150...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extension cords, 220 volt appliances, gauge cord
220 volt appliances, gauge cord, gauge wires: 220 x 15 = 3300 watts available. 110 x 15 = 1600 watts available. Ampacity is the heat rating of the wire. It will accept up to the ampacity enforced upon it. Watts is the power consumption. In the real world, the 208 volt 277 volt and for you 220volt...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extention cord, extension cord, extension cords
extension cord, extension cords, tanning bed: Extension cords do come in several different sizes. The key is to size the cord to the appliance, and to the circuit. I most cases, the Tanning bed is in a bedroom. Most bedrooms are wired as a 15amp circuit. This would require a #14 gauge extension cord....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: make an extention cord, ivor virginia, extention cord
ivor virginia, extention cord, ground terminal: Mike, If I understand you correctly your welder has a 3 wire male plug on the end of the cord that came with it. And you have already installed the matching female plug on one end of the extension cord your trying to put together. Now you want to install...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior disconnect, hot legs, bare wire
hot legs, bare wire, neutral ground: You would not have needed a main in the indoor panel as the fused disconnect is the panel main. Yes, the bare wire is considered the neutral for this panel. I would leave the bonding screw in, the inspectors are different and he will remove it if he does not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior electrical panel for welder generator and 3-phase well pump motor., wet weather, electrical panel
wet weather, electrical panel, ground fault: Hi. Remember that the generator can not be inside any kind of enclosure due to carbon monoxide. You should be able to get equipment which is made for the weather. The outlet should have an in use cover to protect it. I hope this helps. Bo...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior electrical, silver screw, yard lighting
silver screw, yard lighting, brass screw: Brad, Run a 14/2 with ground from the outlet to the switch and a 14/2 with ground from the switch to the light. Connections at the outlet: Connect the black going to the switch to the brass screw of the GFI marked LINE (probably with the the wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior fixture blows bulbs, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, wiring error: Hi Karen, Just getting back in.... Based on your description...and the fact that you state no wiring problems were evident...I d suspect you may have an over-voltage problem at this fixture....a common problem if the fixture is reasonably close to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior home outlets, el mirage arizona, 4 walls
el mirage arizona, 4 walls, apprx: Hi Kevin, I agree with the insp., it has to be a tripped GFI. If the one in the garage is marked as a GFI, then it should be one. I m sure you know to reset a GFI, if we can find one.Sometimes they get hidden behind stuff in garages. Check all 4 walls...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior lighting, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, exterior lighting: Hi Joe, Yes...several manufacturers make blocks just for mounting equipment to siding....in colors to perfectly match your existing siding. They use terms such as: J Block and EZ-blocks for these blocks...and they come in all sizes and shapes. Most of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior lights, dusk light, dusk to dawn
dusk light, dusk to dawn, old porch: Fred Some of the newer dusk to dawn fixtures have a feature in them that allows the light to go to a lower power, so that your lights will not be on bright all of the time. It will work as like a small night light.Then when motion is detected they will come...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior motion sensor light, motion sensor light, motion sensor lights
motion sensor light, motion sensor lights, nearby lightning: Hi Brandon, Based on your description...it s possible the electronics in the sensing circuit for that light may have gone bad (nearby lightning strike or power surges can cause this)...or the settings may be way out of whack. Most motion sensor lights...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior outlets fuse fails - probable cause is christmas lights, gfci breaker, amp max
gfci breaker, amp max, professional suggestions: If it is just the exterior GFCI recepticle, you can easily replace that. It requires some wrestling with wires, but it is safe. If you need a new GFCI breaker....that is easy, but requires turning off power to the whole house and seeing where each wire goes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: exterior switches, bob osgood, pool motor
bob osgood, pool motor, pool light: Hi Michael, Based on your description...the timer may control all outside pool power..(??) ...but that is unclear. Does the inside light switch for the pool work regardless of whether the timer is on or not..? If the pool light works with out the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: external outlet have no power, reset buttons, electrical outlets
reset buttons, electrical outlets, bathrooms: Hi. The outside outlets are on a GFCI circuit. This makes it less likely to get shocked. Check the outlets outside, in the garage, basement and bathrooms for one of them that has test and reset buttons. Press reset. If it keeps tripping, unplug everything....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: What to do with extra black wire when a ceiling fan is removed & replaced with light fixture?, wire nuts, two blacks
wire nuts, two blacks, switch one: Bill, That does seem to be what is happening, but there is an odd setup here as there is a red wire attached to the switch that doesn t show up in the ceiling. Our best bet is to not try and figure out why the switch has the unusual wiring, since...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extra hot wire, wire nut, wall switches
wire nut, wall switches, hot wire: I am not sure if this fan is switched or the intention was to use the fan switches. If there are wall switches, there should be two and the extra wire would be to have the light on a separate switch. If there are no wall switches, just cap the red wire with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extra refrigerator causes lights out upstairs, bath upstairs, fuse box
bath upstairs, fuse box, bit of power: Hi Peter, garage outlets are usually on a GFI circuit. These GFI s do not handle anything with a motor very well. Also, the fridge draws quite a bit of power so it may be overloading the circuit. The best solution is to run a new dedicated circuit from...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extra wire on outlet, better business bureau, jumper wire
better business bureau, jumper wire, gfci outlet: Hi Dave. Thats great that you found the problem. Adding the wire from the neutral to the ground is a code violation, so make sure it is removed. You did not mention if there was a ground wire also. Is there one? If not, then this outlet needs some...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: extra wire, 3 way switches, light switches
3 way switches, light switches, screws: Hi Dale, The extra wire (red) is for one of two things. It is either a hot feed to another location, in which case, it goes onto the same dimmer wire as the hot in for the switch; or, there is something else that is switched by this unit. If it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: F8T5CW fixtures, ballasts, ballast
ballasts, ballast, straight line: No, starters are now incorporated into the ballasts. It is probably cheaper to replace the fixture than the ballast. With the power off remove the lamps, and then the cover, screws holding it on could be on the bottom or the side. Once removed you should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fabricated oven wiring, volt power source, volt circuit
volt power source, volt circuit, oven elements: You read 120 volts, becasue you re reading just one leg of the 240 volt power source. You may have voltage, but the elements are 240 volt, and will not work without the other leg. Contactor? I see no reason why the oven (?) can t be wired directly. The...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan / Light bathroom circuit, lighting circuits, zero experience
lighting circuits, zero experience, finished room: Good day to you Ben, I m not doubting your willingness to dive into this but getting the new cable to where it needs to be can be very tricky and you need the right tools to do it not to mention some experience being very helpful. Since this could be done...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan-Light One Switch into Two, aluminum wires, wire nut
aluminum wires, wire nut, copper wire: You should not have aluminum wires in a switch box. Very few switchs or recepticles are aluminum compliant. Now for the wires. You should have a pair (blk/white) that are feeding the box with power. You should have another pair that go to the light, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan/light combo wiring, fan light, ceiling fixture
fan light, ceiling fixture, mounting bracket: I will assume the electrician did prewire for this condition. Red wire in ceiling box to blue wire of fan Black wire in ceiling box to black wire of fan white wire in ceiling box to white wire of fan The ground of the fan can be attached to any...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan/light combo, fan light, mounting bracket
fan light, mounting bracket, electrician: Hi. Assuming that the electrician was in sound mind, the red wire should go to either the black (fan) wire or the blue (light) wire. The black wire would go to the other wire (black or blue) The wire on the ball may not go to the fan, since it is plastic....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan/light switches, radio waves, light switches
radio waves, light switches, fan light: Hi. There is two ways to do this. You can either replace the wire between the light and switch with a wire that has one more conductor (3 wires if the old one has 2). You can also buy a switch that is like a permanent remote control that talks to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan light turns on, but the fan doesn't, fan work, fan light
fan work, fan light, denis: Hi Denis, In the ceiling box you probably have a black and a white wire connected to the fan/lite unit. On the fan/lite unit there should be another wire that isn t connected, probably blue or black in color. Connect this wire to the ceiling box black,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan and light wiring with single switch, check documentation, original 12
check documentation, original 12, speed control: Sorry for the delay, swamped at work. Something is missing in your question that would be are the lights to come on the same time as the fans, and be dimmed with them. If so, all is good, if not you are going to have run 12/3 to the dimmer location. Dimmers...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan light won't work after replacing bulbs, needle nose pliers, light bulbs
needle nose pliers, light bulbs, fan light: Good Morning Glenn, We called it a day here early - getting hit by the season s first Northeastern snow-storm...and it s adding up fairly fast. Based on your description...it sounds as if you may have damaged or weakened a connection point between...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan/light, wire nut, light fan
wire nut, light fan, fan light: Hi. It sounds like he wired it correctly. Make sure that the socket is plugged in, if it has a plug inside the chasis. Check the bulb. Also be sure that the wire did not come loose under the wire nut. It is impossible to see without taking the wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan Motors, torque curve, quality bearings
torque curve, quality bearings, don beck: This is quite the unexpected honor. It appears you are the top of the heap of experts and have read your answers and see why. So I am honored by the compliment. After spending thirty years with motor parts in both hands, something had to rub off. You...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan on range hood - wiring issue, vent hood, prings
vent hood, prings, range hood: Hi Wayne, The red and black are for two different speeds and have nothing to do with rotation. You have the wrong motor for your vent hood. When buying a new motor, one of the many things you need to know is whether it spins CW or CCW (clockwise,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan speed, don beck, ball bearing
don beck, ball bearing, speed switch: My motor experts tell me that any ball bearing motor can be controlled with a variable speed switch, however I have seen a ball bearing motor burn up with a variable speed switch. I would check with the manufacturer of the particular fan before trying a variable...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan switch connection issues, timer switch, timer function
timer switch, timer function, timer control: I think you have 2 options. The red instead of the black for the timer function or the black for on/off function. It could be that the black is to feed the switch and the red is the timer function from the switch. If you dont have a power source to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan switch problems, fan speed controller, robert wilber
fan speed controller, robert wilber, combination light: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * My guess would be that the units and controls have dip switch settings that must be set differently on each set of remote and fan control unit to make them unique...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan switch wiring, switch wiring, fan switch
switch wiring, fan switch, dim the lights: The problem you will encounter is there is only one hot wire to the existing light. The dimmer installed where the original light is installed will also either dim the lights, or it will not work at all since it is trying to operate the lights and the fan....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan switch wiring, fan controls, switch wiring
fan controls, switch wiring, fan switch: You are trying to make an easy job difficult. You need to run 12/2 from the existing box to the two new boxes. You will not have separate control of them, unless you run 12/3 to the switch box. 12/2 will only give on/off at the ceiling. If you plan on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan switch wiring, robert wilber, conductor cable
robert wilber, conductor cable, gauge wire: * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * There is no reason to run from the existing terminal point with 12-3 [unless you are planning some sort of switch leg concept], only from switch location to loads....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan Wall Switch Replacement, rocker switches, light switches
rocker switches, light switches, fan wall: Hi. You don t need a special switch. If they are just on/off switches, did you try reversing the wires to see if the light works and the fan doesn t? Are they double switches that fit in one box? If so, did you make sure that you did NOT break off...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan Wiring, arch effect, light bulbs
arch effect, light bulbs, fan assembly: It is remotely possible that a bad connection is occuring within the fan assembly causing a mini arch effect, which in turn is an over volt concern or surge as it were. Rotate the bulbs in the light assembly and try different brands as well. You can go thru...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fan, bathroom fan, gauge
bathroom fan, gauge, amps: Hi, No, it does not need its own circuit. It does not draw much. Use whichever gauge is on the circuit now. Twelve gauge for 20 amps or 14 gauge for 15 amps. If you are not sure, then you should use 12 gauge, since it is thicker. I hope this helps....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fans/light switch replacemetn, fantec inc, mr thompson
fantec inc, mr thompson, chain switch: I m still a little confused on your white wire. Are you adding a light kit to a ceiling fan? I can see a black (usually blue) wire and a white wire coming out of the end of the fan, and trying to connect the black and white from the fixture. Your switch,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Farm service disconnect, single family dwelling, amp service
single family dwelling, amp service, home wiring: Hi Joseph. I would install a 200amp feed thru breaker box under the meter on the meter pole. From the feed-thru lugs you will run, either overhead or underground, to the residence. You will also add a 100amp 2-pole breaker to feed the shed, again either...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty out let?, covered front porch, heavy rainstorm
covered front porch, heavy rainstorm, gfi outlet: Brian, First of all double check those breakers again and make sure none are tripped. OK unless its a GFI receptacle there is no internal disrupting device. Pull this receptacle out and check the connections to make sure they are tight and check for power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty breaker switch?, wall outlets, switch one
wall outlets, switch one, couple minutes: Hi Anthony, It could be a breaker acting up. Sometimes if you just it off, wait about 10 seconds, then turn it back on. It settles them down. It could also be a wire that is not making good contact, but this will be difficult to locate unless the power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty circuit breaker?, tripped circuit breaker, flat screwdriver
tripped circuit breaker, flat screwdriver, metal shaft: Very carefully, remove the panel cover from the breaker panel and see if the breaker(s) are operating correctly, ie 120 volts at the breaker terminal. If they are then track the wiring to the kitchen. Check each junction box to see if you have 120 volts there....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty duplex outlet, duplex outlets, top and bottom
duplex outlets, top and bottom: Hi. The top outlet on that one switch is (or was) on a switch. If you can t find the switch, you can replace the outlet. Cap off the red wire. and connect the rest of the wires as they are. Do NOT break off the tab. (If you look, you will see someone...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Electric outlet or wiring, tripped breakers, gfci outlets
tripped breakers, gfci outlets, gfci outlet: Hi maria. I would still suspect the GFCI for faulty operation. Try pressing the reset button, then the test button, then the reset button again. Check to see if you have power now. You may want to consider replacing the GFCI outlets, which do fail after...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Electric outlet or wiring, tripped breakers, playing detective
tripped breakers, playing detective, gfci outlets: Hi. If you flipped the breakers on and off to be sure, plus are sure the GFCIs are working, then you have a break somewhere in the system. The most likely place is an outlet. If the wires are pushed in the back of the outlets, these tabs sometime fail....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Electric outlet or wiring, gfci outlets, gfci outlet
gfci outlets, gfci outlet, electric outlets: I d have to suspect your GFCI ven though it s not tripped. An easy way to do this would be to short out the black wire (hot) on the top and bottom plug (you d be making a bridge and bypassing the GFCI device) then see if your non-working outlets, work...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Electrical Outlet, faint light, electrical outlets
faint light, electrical outlets, electrical outlet: Hi. It sounds like the neutral white wire is broken somewhere. It could even be with an outlet that works, since the problem could be with the wire coming out of a working outlet. The most likely place is in a wirenut or pushed into the back of another...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty light switch?, robert wilber, vanity wall
robert wilber, vanity wall, wall fixture: Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * I agree with your analysis If the switch works [or doesn t work] to cut power off, it isn t the light, no matter what ... Bad switch, no doubt [with exception of damaged...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Outlet, outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet
outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet, flood light: Hi. Outdoor outlets are protected by GFCI s. These are safety devices. They usually connect a number of outlets together. One GFCI protects them all. These would be located in a bathroom, garage, outside, or in an unfinished basement. be sure to check...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Outlet, outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet
outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet, flood light: Scott this receptacle should have been a GFI with a reset switch. If not, carefully remove the receptacle as it most likely still has power on the wiring, the receptacle is just not working due to moisture or a loose connection. When it is pulled out enough,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Outlet, outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet
outdoor christmas lights, faulty outlet, flood light: Scott, Being this is an outside outlet and should be GFI protected, look at all your GFI receptacles in the house to see if any are tripped and you ll probably solve the problem. It coulod be a GFI in the kitchen or a bathroom or maybe even in the basement...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Socket, principles of electricity, amp load
principles of electricity, amp load, loose connection: Hi Simon, Thanks for following up... Depending on how the socket (receptacle outlet here in the US ) is wired...current may pass thru the metal stabs on the side of the socket (but not anything that may be plugged into the socket) to make it thru...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Wiring Causing no "trip" in breakers, robert wilber, google
robert wilber, google, ground wires: * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * 1] Do you lose your hot ? 2] Are the circuits that go on and off on the same leg? [alternating breakers 1 & 2, 5 & 6, 9 & 10 ...] 3] Do all the bad circuits...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty Wiring, faulty wiring, indicator light
faulty wiring, indicator light, surge protector: Hi. Does it tell you what is wrong? If not, then buy a circuit analyzer for about $10 at any home center. It will tell you if any wires are reversed, etc. The problem could be at another location, if the wires are switched there. If you get a circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty wiring, coffee pot, heating element
coffee pot, heating element, amprobe: If you can find a reasonably priced meter, such as an amprobe and voltmeter, it would be a good idea to test some of your circuits. Low voltages are hard on appliances and high voltages will overheat some parts. Usually the wire is consistant with the fuse/breakers....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty wiring?, faulty wiring, exhaust fan
faulty wiring, exhaust fan, david i: David, I don t think the thumping is faulty wiring but rather some sort of device. Do you have an exhaust fan or any other type of device nearby that could be making this sound. Also how are your lights flickering. Is it constant, intermittent or somewhere...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fed Pacific Circuit Breakers/Fuse box, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, fuse box: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * National Electrical Code definition, NFPA 70 2005 Article 100 I: Qualified Person. One who has skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fedeal Pacific Thermostat, fpe panels, google search
fpe panels, google search, google: Hi Again Dave, I got to thinking about your FP thermostats. It is very possible you have a Fed Pac breaker panel also. There are some articles you should read about these panels, if you have one. They can be found using a google search..Federal Pacific+electrical....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific, amp service, ac compressor
amp service, ac compressor, amperage: If you re satisfied with what is in there now, and have no plans to do any major upgrades, I wouldn t be concerned, however, be forewarned that reselling the unit at some point might be a challenge. I assume the Federal panel is within your apartment, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific Breakers, federal pacific breakers, fpe panels
federal pacific breakers, fpe panels, hi john: Hi John, They have had a problem with FPE panels, but there are still thousands of them in use in homes operating with no problems. I would keep an eye on it and recommend at least feeling the breakers to see if any feel hot several times a year and opening...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific Electric "Stab-Lok", don beck, bus bar
don beck, bus bar, legal question: Hi Coup, If the seller of the Condo was aware of the problem I think they should have told you; but this is more of a legal question than an electrical one. The switch may have been OK when installed, but worked loose at some later time so the seller may...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific Electric "Stab-Lok", federal pacific breakers, salvage company
federal pacific breakers, salvage company, lowe s: I doubt knowing about Federal Pacific breakers is common knowledge among those not in this profession, but I also wonder about that electrician you called. The Federal Pacific brand was bought out years ago by Challenger, who now make replacement breakers...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific Panel, don beck, ground bars
don beck, ground bars, guts: Hi Bryan, I would think you could strip the guts out of the FPE panel where there is nothing left but shell and the wires coming in and replace them with the guts of any other panel as long as the new guts fit inside. You may have to drill new holes in...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific Panel, amp service, incoming service
amp service, incoming service, ac compressor: I think you may have answered your question. I would be very concerned with such a low service. It may also become much more involved as most multi-use property has a single incoming service that the separate areas split from. The main incoming service may...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Federal Pacific, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, amp service: Hi Russ, Just getting back in... Based on your description...you have too MAJOR problems....and strong reasons for concern. As you stated...FPE has a bad rap...and for goood reason...homes have burnt to the ground because of the breaker failures...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feed to 100 amp subpanel in outbuilding, pvc pipe, subpanel
pvc pipe, subpanel, metal conduit: If your going to pull single wires thru the pipe, the 2 hots should be # 3 copper, the neutral(white) should be #4 copper and the ground should be #6 copper. Another alternative is use 3/3/with ground copper. All the required wires are in 1 cable. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feed cable for subpanel, straightforward layout, right angles
straightforward layout, right angles, metal conduit: B.N. You do not need a breaker in the sub panel as long as there is a breaker in the main panel ahead of the sub panel. It is nice to have one in the sub panel in case you just want to shut down the new part to some adding to the circuits or other electrical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feed lines to sub panel/sub panels, amp breaker, subpanel
amp breaker, subpanel, best bet: Hi Clark, I have never run across the need to run hot wires and neutral wires in different conduits, so I m not sure how the code reads on this. Your best bet is to check with your local elec. Insp. These Insps. are strange ducks, in my opinion, I have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeder cable for Sub-Panel in basement, feeder cable, aluminum cable
feeder cable, aluminum cable, amp breaker: Hi Marty. If you are using a 100 amp breaker to feed the subpanel, you can use either #4 copper or #2 aluminum, minimum. You do not need both 100amp breakers, just the one in the main panel, if this main panel is on the home, and not seperate from it....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeder Source to Sub Panel, feeder source, amp breaker
feeder source, amp breaker, subpanel: 1. Those do not remove spaces probably cover a part of the buss that will not accept breakers. I.E., they re not usuable. You need to relocate at least two circuits to the subpanel, so you can install protection for the subpanel. 2. You need overcurrent...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeder From Utility Company, feeder cable, multifamily dwellings
feeder cable, multifamily dwellings, national electrical code: Hi Harry, It s fine to be just curious....that s how I got into the electrical field in the first place over 30 years ago... The size of the feeder cables for any building is determined mathematically by service calculations....which may look a little...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeding a pendant light from 20 amp circuit, amp receptacles, gauge wire
amp receptacles, gauge wire, amp circuit: Hi Jon, This is against the code and it COULD be a fire hazard. The problem is, in theory, the 14 gauge wire and the 15 amp switch could overheat without the breaker tripping. If it is still possible, you can remove the 14 gauge wire and replace...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeding Service to a Remote Building, ground stake, neutral connections
ground stake, neutral connections, ground connections: Excellent question Jim. The old code said you could either run a fourth wire, or a separate ground rod at the sub panel, now it requires both. Since this is an existing installation, you can drive a ground rod at the sub panel and connect it to the ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Feeding a subpanel, subpanel, experience thanks
subpanel, experience thanks, pleasurable experience: The wires must be protected. I would certainely put it in 1 1/4 conduit. Need to keep any kind direct touch access out of the equation here. If a small nick should be in the wire, whoever it is could get 100 amps feeding into them. And trust me (experience)...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Field generator, ac power failure, standby power systems
ac power failure, standby power systems, ups uninterruptible power supply: Hi Eng Wah, Based on your description...it appears this question may be more commercial/industrial based - which is fine - I have decades of electrical experience in that setting - just that this site is more residential based. In any event - clearly...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Figuring out watts, light switches, calculation purposes
light switches, calculation purposes, plug ins: Morning Karen, For general calculation purposes. Outlets are usually figured at 180w each. And the switches, depends on how many lights you actually attached to them and what wattage the bulbs are. If this was my project Karen,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fill capacity of Conduit, pvc conduit, utility cable
pvc conduit, utility cable, subpanel: Heat is the all important issue. The utility cable you refer to is for open air runs...thru attics and crawl spaces. Consider the air in a conduit run. The wire needs to breathe. Depending on the size of wire...conduits are supposed to be filled 40%...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Filling boxes, duplex receptacle, gang boxes
duplex receptacle, gang boxes, work boxes: Sorry it s taken three days to get back with you. You mentioned plastic boxes, so I m going with that and not counting all the variables associated with metal boxes, but you CAN use these boxes. It s just limited to what you can put in them. Each conductor...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Find which circuit a plug is on, connect one, circuit breaker
connect one, circuit breaker: Hi. They make something called a Circuit Breaker Finder which is available at home centers. But if I recalled, it was not cheap. Maybe like $35? You connect one part to an outlet or light, and then the other part makes a noise when you touch that breaker....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Finding circuit breaker when no power at switch, porch light, water leak
porch light, water leak, hot wire: Electrical complications may not follow norms. It can be that a bad switch is either causing the short or has a defective contact and not allowing the current flow that is there. A short can break a contact and not trip the breaker. The only way to trouble...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Finding an end to a circuit, future light, light switch
future light, light switch, hookup: Hi Ron, having a switch for outside lights located in a bathroom would be very unusual. Usually an extra bathroom switch is designed for an over head light or fan. They only way to find where the wires go is to trace them in the attic. I suspect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Finding short circuit, light switches, burn mark
light switches, burn mark, loose wire: Kevin, If there is anything else on this circuit breaker besides the lights, these should be open up and checked, also. Possibly nearby outlets. 8 lights doesn t seem like much on 1 breaker so I suspect there are devices that are dead too, and the fault...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Finding a short circuit, splice kits, extension cord
splice kits, extension cord, specialized equipment: First check the fixtures themselves. Then check inside the locations at the condition of the wires, and also between the 2 locations. Then look pretty much line of sight from the switch to the location and see if you can see anything obvious that might have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fire Hazard, problem occured, wire nut
problem occured, wire nut, oulet: Hi Chris, Well, i guess that would depend on whats bad about this outlet. If a problem occured at it then it should just trip the breaker. Assuming the problem is overload. You could save some money on an electrician if you just wanna eliminate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Firewall/Sub panel concerns, hot water heater, wood working tools
hot water heater, wood working tools, pvc sleeves: Penetrations through firewalls must be sleeved and fire caulked. You can t just poke a hole through the sheetrock, insert your wire and then squirt in your putty. You can make the sleeve out of a large enough piece of pipe (metal) or a sheet metal collar,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fish tank heater, volt ohm meter, professional movers
volt ohm meter, professional movers, fish tank: Hi Marsha, It doesn t sound like its the heaters to me. Try plugging them into another receptacle that you know works properly and see what happens. Also try plugging in a table lamp into the receptacle(s) that you had the heaters plugged into and see if...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixing Halogen Under Cabinet Lights, thin piece, nice job
thin piece, nice job, paneling: Hi Howard. You will need to find the transformer, to make sure you have supply power, as well as the low voltage to the lights. The transformer should be in an accessable location, so you may not have to remove paneling to find it. Good luck. Rick...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture controlled by 2 switches outlet hot, bearer of bad news, don hi
bearer of bad news, don hi, hot wire: Hi. The only place you can tap for an outlet is the box where the power enters. The other boxes will not have the correct wires. They will either have no neutral and/or no hot wire that is on all the time. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Bo...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture hot, switch disconnected, ceiling fan wiring, porch lights
ceiling fan wiring, porch lights, hurricane jeanne: Hello Diane. Either the wire from the switch to the fan is defective, or the switches were not rewired properly. You can turn off the breaker, put the two fan wires together, the black and white, and ohm them in the switch box to determine if one is shorted...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture keeps shorting out., watt light bulb, voltage spikes
watt light bulb, voltage spikes, sensitive loads: These can be very tricky to find the problem. What else is on this circuit? Are you buying bulbs made in another country that is having problems right now with quality control? Is there excessive heat building up inside the fixture? Have you checked...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture Replacement, wirenuts, light bulbs
wirenuts, light bulbs, ground wires: Your first attempt was correct. do not try to wire to other wires. As for the popping sound, you should open up the fixture and inspect it. it is possible that one of the wirenuts fell off and something slightly shorted out but was not touching well enough...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture replacement, home improvement centers, voltage tester
home improvement centers, voltage tester, wire nut: Hi Linda, It sounds as if you are connecting the wires in series. We need to find out where each wire goes. Open the switch that controls the light and see if there is a black and white attached to the switch, 1 wire on each of the screws of the switch....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture troubleshooting, outdoor lighting fixture, bob osgood
outdoor lighting fixture, bob osgood, continuity test: Hi Ken, Based on your description...it could possibly be a internal socket shorting problem in the fixture...or a malfunction of the timer switch...but without detailed voltage tests...it s hard to say which is causing this problem. Do you have a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixture wiring, fan switch, good shape
fan switch, good shape, wall switch: rOBERT, IF you have if you have two or more white wires in the switch box that don t connect to the switch, you should be in good shape. Connect the black in the new 14-2 to the other side of the switch and the white to the other whites. If you don t have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fixtures blowing light bulbs, halogen lamps, watt halogen
halogen lamps, watt halogen, light bulbs: John, Usually when light bulbs start burning out quickly its an indication that the socket(s) are worn out but in light of the fact this is a new fixture we re talking about these new sockets could be defective in some way. Since you ve purchased bulbs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: FLOURESCENT, bob osgood, average life expectancy
bob osgood, average life expectancy, master electrician: Hi Phillip, Unfortunately, flourescent ballasts have a limited lifetime (the oil inside them starts to evaporate and break down over time/useage and the units begin to overheat, leak and fail)....and based on your description...it appears you have found...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: FLourescent Tube, Low Voltage Halogen Mix, voltage halogen, flourescent tubes
voltage halogen, flourescent tubes, watt bulbs: I do not see a problem as long as the circuit is not exceeded. The formula for determining the allowable rating it to total the wattage of all bulbs, and divide this total by the voltage and it will give you the total amps of the circuit load and the circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: FLUORESCENT WIRING, lamp wires, lamp holders
lamp wires, lamp holders, ballast: OK, The next time you are there if you would copy down everything on the ballast, I m sure we can get it going. This is unusual as most lights already have the lamp wires where they are supposed to go and all the installer should have to do is attach...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: "Flat Cable" under carpet tiles, carpet squares, carpet tiles
carpet squares, carpet tiles, flatwire: Check this out.......price is up there. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/wired-world-is-now-flat/paper+thin-flatwire-disappears-under-paint-256691.php What are you trying to accomplish? Ever considered going wireless? There is technology that controls applicances...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flat plug, mantle lamps, flat extension cords
mantle lamps, flat extension cords, oulet: Laurie, I couldn t locate a plug that you need. However, I did find an outlet that might work for you as it rotates into the position you need. Here is the link to the website. I doubt home centers will have it, you ll probably have to order thru the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flexible Plastic Conduit with AC current, low voltage wiring, ac outlets
low voltage wiring, ac outlets, liability issue: I take it in your location house wiring has to be in conduit. Check with your local building inspector to make sure. Some jurisdictions, ie Chicago require all home wiring to be in conduit, other locations allow NM-B [Romex] to be run. The same thing applies...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flicker Lights, qualified electrician, circuit breakers
qualified electrician, circuit breakers, voltage meter: Hi Greg, If 1/2 of all the power coming into the house is flickering, then there is a loose wire. This loose connection can be anywhere from the power companies lines to the meter, to the connection point of the main breaker. The power company will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Bulb, swith, mice
swith, mice, globe: Hi Crystal, Most likely the switch needs to be replaced. The power has to be turned off to replace it. I would have the switch replaced first and see if that fixes it. It could be mice playing around with you, but I doubt it. Hope that helps...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering/Dimming Lights, wire terminations, qualified electrician
wire terminations, qualified electrician, eliot maine: Paul, most often there are more than 3 outlets on a circuit. You have already done what I would have done when you checked the non-working outlets for a loose connection. Nine times out of ten that is the problem in a case like this. Try this: Turn the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lamps, table lamps, ceiling lights
table lamps, ceiling lights, electrical work: It is not necessarily anything in your apartment. It sounds as though the incoming building service may be at its max, almost overloaded, or unbalanced. It is not dangerous, just annoying as you stated. I would insist an electrician check the building and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Light, drying machine, problem thanks
drying machine, problem thanks, flicker: When you re-attached the shade does it hang from the lamp s socket? Like a pendant? Could be that the socket if faulty and needs to be replaced. I don t see how adding more weight to the fixture would affect the wiring within the junction box, and the ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Light, don beck, improper wiring
don beck, improper wiring, drying machine: Hi Evan, With these kind of problems you almost need an electrician with test equipment to find. However, one thing you can try is: Shut the power off, and remove the bulb. Inside the fixture you ll see a small tab in the center where the bulb makes...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Light Fixture, wire terminations, qualified electrician
wire terminations, qualified electrician, strobe light: Shannon, flickering lights are usually caused by a loose or intermittent connection somewhere in the circuit or by low voltage. The low voltage issued could be caused by your air conditioner but if it is the problem, it would be affecting other lights as...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Light, overhead wiring, drying machine
overhead wiring, drying machine, black shorts: Hi Evan, Based on your description...it s not clear whether the damage is in the wiring of the fixture itself...or in the overhead wiring above it. Also...what isn t clear is why the ground wire (if it is indeed the ground wire you are referring...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights, premature failure, washer motor
premature failure, washer motor, mass electric: Check for a bad washer motor. I don t think this is a wiring problem per say, I think the motor is drawing so much power it is causing a voltage drop all through the area served by that transformer. You might want to let your homeowners insurance company...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights, neutral connections, amp service
neutral connections, amp service, power wires: Tighten all your neutral connections and grounds as well? Even at the ground rod? If this happens without a motor load coming on, it would indicate a loose connection somewhere, but trying to duplicate it might be a problem. If you have an underground feed,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights, robert wilber, google
robert wilber, google, flickering lights: Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Flickering lights and cold water system shocks * Sounds like you need real PROFESSIONAL help right NOW google my name and follow my wesite to my FAQ page and weblog....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights, electric water heater, central air cond
electric water heater, central air cond, amp service: Nick, If the only major electric appliances you have is a dryer and water heater, you would not need to upgrade to a 200 amp service. It sounds like a loose neutral wire. The power company will check the connections from where they hit your house and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights and Burnt out Fridge and TV, flourescent lights, flickering lights
flourescent lights, flickering lights, power adapters: Hi Jason, Are saying you have 2 circuits going to one area and they have a common neutral? If so, that is the root of the problem. Using 1 neutral for 2 circuits is was common practice a few years ago, but is frowned upon now; and in some areas, not allowed....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights (Entire House), fear and respect, flickering lights
fear and respect, flickering lights, mr cook: Hello Darwin, it sounds like a loose connection. It could even be in the meter connection itself. I know it will cost you a service call, but I would have an electrician check the connections starting at the meter and work back to the panel. The reason I recommend...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights; odd voltage, illumination problem, household electricity
illumination problem, household electricity, continuity tester: Sounds like your ground connection is bad, and the ground to neutral bond is bad also. Check all your connections from the rod up and if everything is as it should be, the next call should be to a contractor, or the utility, since it is beyond a homeowners...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Lights, mouse problem, flickering lights
mouse problem, flickering lights, dumb luck: The difference of Power Company would be dimming not flickering. A switch can cause flickering, a bad wire nut can cause it, it can be a bulb/socket making a bad connection. It isnt like a plumbing problem where electricity would come out in a wrong place....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lighst and available Amperage, gas water heater, watts volts
gas water heater, watts volts, leftovers: I ll try to give you a method to calculate. Sq ft X 3.5 watts. Total your watts/volts...220 =amps needed. For general purpose plugs and lights...times 40%. You probably need some where around 60 added amps. If you are at 150 service....a 200amp upgrade...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering light when turned off, light fixtures, couple of minutes
light fixtures, couple of minutes, volts: Hi Blair, You are probably getting a voltage reading between the neutral and the ground. The neutral is carrying a load from somewhere else in the circuit and this type of light will react to that voltage and try to start. It s normal, and nothing to worry...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, last legs, backgrond
last legs, backgrond, electrican: Hi Frank. I would have an electrician come in first. Have him check all electrical connections in the panel(s). If he cannot find anything loose, call the power company to check their connections. You might want to talk to your neighbors, to see...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, apartment condo, flickering lights
apartment condo, flickering lights, heat lamp: Hi Stephanie. It does sound like your switch may be bad. The real question is if you are allowed, by law, to change the switch, or if your landlord is required to hire someone to do it. Contact him 1st, and go from there. A faulty switch could cause...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, meter box, flickering lights
meter box, flickering lights, hurricanes: Dan, When you say very rapidly would it be more accurate to say the lights get alternately bright then dim ? Also from what your describing, that its most lights in the house, it sounds as if this is a connection issue on the utilitys end since you ve...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, faulty connections, wire nut
faulty connections, wire nut, flickering lights: There are so many possibilities....a bad bulb, bad switch, bad junction box...faulty connections. Any arching in any location will cause flickering. It is most likely going to be a switch. If you take out the switch...use a wire nut to hold the two wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, perod, flickering lights
perod, flickering lights, loose connection: I think you have a loose connection in a joint, or a loose/defective switch. The lights flicker because as current travels over a loose connection, it heats up. The heat cause the joint to separate, the lights flicker or go completely out, the joint cools...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, electrical issues, flickering lights
electrical issues, flickering lights, electrical testing: Hi Amy, Follow-up to your response : Thanks for the kind words and ratings....so GLAD you took my advice and made the call ! (as I mentioned - problems like yours could have gotten MUCH worse). Great going !! ...hope all is well now. If...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, dish washer, loose wire
dish washer, loose wire, flickering lights: Hi Matt, It sounds as if you have a loose wire in the breaker panel. It couls be any of the wires attached to the breaker, any of the white and bare wires attached to the neutral bar or 1 of the 3 main wires coming in from the meter. If you shut of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, buss bar, bus bar
buss bar, bus bar, flickering lights: Pete What it sounds like is that the breaker may have a bad spot on the bus bar if this is so pull the breaker out.Check the area where it contacts the buss bar,the buss bar may have a burnt area too. This is caused by 2 things one is that there may be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights then out, circuit breakers, neutral wire
circuit breakers, neutral wire, flickering lights: Hi Ken, Your symptoms indicate a loose main wire. It could be either hot wire or the neutral wire and it could be in the meter housing or in the main panel. This is something you could check yourself if you have a good working knowledge of electricity....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights and CD player, eliot maine, poor connections
eliot maine, poor connections, basment: Paul, The problem most likely lies with the fact that these receptacles are back wired and not to the screws. The number 1 problem I get here is due to receptacles being back wired and causing poor connections. Check to see if the receptacle by the panel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights in home, high voltage devices, milisecond
high voltage devices, milisecond, loose wire: I am betting these two lights are on the same circuit, or in other words controlled by the same breaker, even though they have their own switches. The may be a loose wire in the circuit. Make sure the breaker wire is tight, and the corrosponding neutral is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights; odd voltage, illumination problem, household electricity
illumination problem, household electricity, continuity tester: Hi. Flickering of lights, and odd voltages are almost always caused by a bad neutral wire. It is most likely the power company s problem. And most likely their splice is failing. I would call them and have them check things out. I hope this helps....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights in part of house, circuit breakers, loose wire
circuit breakers, loose wire, flickering lights: Hi Pam, There is not much of a hazard here, as you aren t tripping any breakers. It sounds like a loose wire, possibly in the breaker panel. If you are a little handy , turn off the main breaker in the panel and tighten all the screws on the circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights/ tripped breaker, hot water heater, temputure
hot water heater, temputure, water tap: Keshia, The temp control on a water will affect the electric bill. Anything that heats or cools is a major factor in an electric bill. The normal outlet and light use doesn t affect a bill that much. The cold water may be warm just because the outside...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights/voltage fluctuations, voltage fluctuations, lighting circuit
voltage fluctuations, lighting circuit, loose wires: The only thing common to all circuits, would be your panel, and if the utility says thier wires are okay, then the problem could be in the joints where thier s connects to yours, at the Line and Load side of the meter, the Line and Load side of the Main Circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering lights, downstairs unit, amp service
downstairs unit, amp service, flickering lights: Hi Steve, In such a fairly new home...I would like to think that the electrical service on the home was properly sized and all other electrical work was done to today s Codes....and perhaps it was. Based on your description....you apparently have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering and loss of power on a circuit, aluminum wiring, bathroom lights
aluminum wiring, bathroom lights, american home shield: Hi Chris. I would get this checked as soon as possible. aluminum wiring has a tendency to loosen the connections over time, so it may be something as simple as the breaker connection, but it could be a loose connection in the wall or attic. Do not hesitate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering office lights, wire nuts, wire connections
wire nuts, wire connections, ceiling lights: HI Kim, Somewhere in this room, this circuit you have a poor neutral connection. Open up all your receps, switches, ect and check all white wire connections. On devices as well as in wire nuts. The white on this circuit could also be loose...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flickering Power and additional note, robert wilber, national electrical code
robert wilber, national electrical code, electrical resistance: - * 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: Flickering and power outages!, cloths dryer, fuse box
cloths dryer, fuse box, meter socket: Hi Mark, If the wires coming into your main shut off in the panel are tight, including the neutral, then the problem probably is upstream from there. It couls be where the power company lines tie into your lines, or any of the connections in the meter...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flipped breaker, gfci breaker, pool lights
gfci breaker, pool lights, grounding wire: If this is a GFCI breaker...go to the panel box...take the black wire off of the breaker...reset it. Touch the black wire to the breaker, if it trips, you still have a fault to find and fix. If this does not trip the breaker, then the circuit is good and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flood damage repair, hurricane katrina, flood insurance
hurricane katrina, flood insurance, flood damage: Hello Perry. I can not say for certain that just cutting the wires back a foot or so would suffice. Even doing this, this wire has a paper insulator between the conductors, and I can envision the water saturating the entire exposed wire. I would look at the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flood light power, siding repair, flood light
siding repair, flood light, electrican: Hi Mario. Most likely problem is that the siding installer ran a nail into the wiring feeding the light. You need to have an electrican come in to check this wire, as a damaged wire can lead to a fire, or worse, electrocution. Good luck. Rick Miel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flood Repair, hurricane katrina, flood insurance
hurricane katrina, flood insurance, ground cable: My opinion? Water will obviuosly cause corrosion, but the insulation on your wiring is plastic. I d clean all of your joints where the insulation has been stripped back and exposed, or cut the insulation back to expose an undamaged wire, and then remake all...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floodlight Wiring Question, rear porch, front porch
rear porch, front porch, exterior lighting: Hi again Elliott, Yep...just getting back in...yet another long day. Thanks for following up...the new information you provided helps me get a much better picture of what is going on here. One pair of the black and white going to that former daul...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floodlights not working, cell location, floodlights
cell location, floodlights, lightswitch: LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Should you be doing this yourself? * It will be necessary to open the location at the photocell! Turn...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor heating mat (Suntouch), floor heating system, question thanks
floor heating system, question thanks, hot wire: With there only being two wires on each, a neutral and a Hot wire, there is really no way these could be wired in series. In series, if there were two sets of wires on each, the power entering one mat and the other leads feeding the second mat would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor heating, thermostats, thermostat
thermostats, thermostat, fir: Hi Jean, I would think there are people who can repair thermostats, but I think cost would be way to high even the older parts are available. Is this a 220 volt heating system or 110 volt? Does the thermostat fir into a wall box, or is it on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor Lamp Wire Change, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, manufacturers warranties: Hi Hitesh, Based on your description...you are having possible electrical problems with a floor lamp. With the proper tools and materials, most floor lamps can be re-wired (some people build lamps from scratch for craft shows, etc)...but is doing so...note...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor Lamp, metal fatigue, socket 2
metal fatigue, socket 2, definite change: There are two possibilities: This is normal, and you never noticed it before, or this is not normal, and a change in condition. If you are observing a definite change in the state of the lamp, there are three causes which occur to me: 1] You have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor lamp switch repair???, upper shell, switch repair
upper shell, switch repair, lamp brightness: Rasu,first, unplug the lamp. Remove the bulb. Look into the empty socket. At the bottom center there should be a small round metal tab. This tab sometimes gets pushed down by the bulb and will not make positive contact with the bulb. With a small screwdriver...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor lamp switch repair???, switch repair, lamp brightness
switch repair, lamp brightness, floor lamps: Rasu, I hate to tell you this but your most likely going to have to disassemble the lamp in order to get at the switch. There should be a nut at the base of the lamp that you can loosen and take apart the lamp. If your successfull in getting to the old...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor lamp switch repair???, wire nuts, switch repair
wire nuts, switch repair, lamp brightness: Hi. First of all, you have to be sure that the switch is replaceable. There are so many different models out there, it would be hard to give you specific directions. Most switches have a round nut that goes over the whole switch, and should screw off....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor lamp switch repair???, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, switch repair: Hi Rasu, There are literally hundreds of styles of floor lamps on the market...and no two are built the same. Based on your decription, it sounds as if the internal contacts are gone on this rotary switch...and they are generally NOT user repairable....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor lamp switch repair???, emery cloth, switch repair
emery cloth, switch repair, lamp brightness: First, turn off the lamp (unplug it at the wall) and raise the center tab within the lamp socket a bit. Lok at it and make sure it s clean and not discolored. Shine it up a little with a piece of emery cloth if necessary. Plug it back in and try it once more....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor outlet, carpet squares, concrete slab
carpet squares, concrete slab, flat cable: There is a specific type of wiring that you use under carpet called FLAT CABLE, however you need to install it before the carpet goes down, and it s only for use under carpet squares, like you see in a commercial building, not residential. There are probably...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floor plugs have no power, floor plugs, randy fowler
floor plugs, randy fowler, acquarium: Hi. You have a short somewhere in the circuit. Yes, you need to take each plug apart and find where the wires are probably blackened. Once you find the problem, you can probably tell if it was from moisture. Sometimes the wires just shift. But do not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florencent light won't turn on., clock positions, wirenuts
clock positions, wirenuts, light fixture: Hi Rick, The problem is probably in the fixture, since the old lite worked OK. Make sure all the connections are tight in the new fixture. remove the wirenuts and redo them Also, the flors tubes have to be seated in the fixture perfectly. The pins...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent Lights, diameter tubes, florescent lights
diameter tubes, florescent lights, brightest light: Hi. Not all four foot fluorescent lights are equal. The new style t-8 are both brighter and use less electricity. There are some that use energy saving tubes, and some that are made cheap and don t have a normal ballast. Another cause could be the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent Lights, florescent lights, energy saver
florescent lights, energy saver, commonality: Without a full inspection....could be the ballast is an energy saver, the bulbs may have a commercial rating, the wiring could be different from normal. Take all of them apart and inspect for commonality. If any thing differs, find a way to correct the difference...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent light add-on, basement location, many different ways
basement location, many different ways, light boxes: Kevin, You can if your tapping into the box in the 3 way system where the feed is. You see a 3 way system can be wired many different ways with the feed coming into either of the 3 way switch boxes or any of the light boxes. So its entirely possible...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent light problem, florescent light fixture, laundry room
florescent light fixture, laundry room, walk in closet: Adrian Is the light in the closet and the one in the laundry room on the same circuit?If they are check the neutral wires in the panel and in the Light junction box that has the wires in it that come from the source then from there the ones that go to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent lighting, flors, hi john
flors, hi john, light fixtures: Hi John It sounds as if the ballast inside the light is starting to give out and the voltage is becoming unstable. This is not uncommon in flors. lights. The ballast can be replaced, but make sure it is an exact match to the old one. If all the Flors...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Florescent lights turning off, florescent light bulb, florescent lights
florescent light bulb, florescent lights, light socket: Hi Adrian, I am assuming you are talking about florescent fixtures that have tubes and not just a florescent light bulb that fits in any light socket by screwing in like a regular bulb. When this type of thing happens, it s an indication that the light...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Floresent lights in a series, floresent lights, cold temperatures
floresent lights, cold temperatures, safety factor: Hi. Fluorescent ballasts go bad. They are the thing that looks like transformers. The wiring is simple all the blacks together and all the whites together. Fluorescent needs good grounds to work properly in addition to the safety factor. Ballasts are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent bulb, florescent bulbs, electrical knowledge
florescent bulbs, electrical knowledge, kitchen light: Hi Scott, This fixture may have a starter in it. It looks like a small roll of nickels and should be visible without removing the fixture. If yours has one, replace it. If it doesn t have one, then the transformer is probably going bad. I would suggest...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Fixture, cable clamp, armored cable
cable clamp, armored cable, fluorescent light fixture: Hi Howard. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Let me get this straight. You will not be using the junction box anymore, right? You want to plug in the fixture to an outlet, which is somewhere else than at the junction box. Do I have this correct?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Fixtures, flourescent light fixtures, electrical pvc
flourescent light fixtures, electrical pvc, romex wire: John, Yes, carry a ground wire from source, to switchbox, to photo cell, to fixture and then from fixture to fixture. Connect the ground wire in the fixture to any metal part of the housing. If these fixtures are 32 watt and single tube, each tube...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent fixture "life"?, low interest loans, lamp sockets
low interest loans, lamp sockets, lighting company: Hi Marie. Fluorescent type of lamps should have a pretty long lifespan, so if you are loosing them prematurealy, then there are a few things to check out. #1: Low or high voltage. #2: Vibration #3: loose or broken lamp sockets. #4: Heat #5: low grade...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent fixture, lamp holders, lamp holder
lamp holders, lamp holder, ballasts: If you re jiggling the lamps, that tells me that they are not making good contact with the socket. You ve burnished the pins, but you might check to see if the wires are making good contact with the lamp holder, and the lamp pins, good contact as well. Also...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent fixtures, bob osgood, electronic ballasts
bob osgood, electronic ballasts, master electrician: Hi Ed, Just getting back into my office... Based on your description....IF these 2 flourescent lights are indeed in series...it may be the root of your problem.....they need to be wired in parallel for proper operation and most flourescents also...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Light Wiring, ballast, ballasts
ballast, ballasts, comming: Gordon, I know of no reason for the pair of black and white wires to be tied together. In such a fixture, one ballast controls two tubes while the other ballast controls the other two tube. They are totally independent of one another. The black and the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Light, enouth, ballasts
enouth, ballasts, ballast: Hi. The buzzing comes from the ballast which is inside the fixture and looks like a transformer. You can try to tighten it and see if it helps. If not, you ll have to replace the fixture or the ballast. The ballast gets hot, so DON T be tempted to use...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Lighting in Humid Environment, oahu hawaii, wirenuts
oahu hawaii, wirenuts, flourescent lightbulbs: Hi Jeff, Excessive moisture can be a problem. Moisture can be controlled with some silicone in your wirenuts in this fixture. That will prevent the connection from corroding. As far as the problem with your lights, your symptoms sound like...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Lighting Wiring, wirenuts, t8 bulbs
wirenuts, t8 bulbs, ballast: It is not very difficult to replace ballasts..and also a good idea if they are that old. It requires alot of small blue wirenuts to reconnect. It is best to take a ballast with you to match up. T8 bulbs vs T12 bulbs use different ballasts. 3 4 and 6...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Lighting, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, home depots: Good Morning Mel, Stopped by the office for coffee break...saw your question come in. Based on your description...if your fluorescent fixture has a choke type transformer in it...it is certainly an older style fixture. Modern day fixtures now use...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Lights in Parallel, flourescent fixtures, sequnce
flourescent fixtures, sequnce, problem changes: Hi Steve, I have never run across this problem before, so I m not sure how to solve it from experience, only theory., a nice word for guess. The old fixtures probably had starters, and the old style ballasts. Now that 5 have been replaced, I m guessing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent Lights, flourescent lights, home depot
flourescent lights, home depot, light switch: Hi Rick, Run a 14/2 with ground wire from the existing lite to the new lite. At the existing fixture, add the new black wire to the existing black wires and the new white wire to the existing white wires. At the new fixture, same thing...black wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent light flickers w/ lighted swith off, light flickers, indicator lamp
light flickers, indicator lamp, flicker: Maynard: The lighted switch when turned off is still allowing a small amount of current to flow to light the small indicator lamp in the switch. They are ment to be used with incadesent (filment) type bulbs. Whats happening to you is that the small amount...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent light pull chain, chain switch, ballast
chain switch, ballast, pull chain: Inside of the fixture locate the black wire feeding the ballast. Install the switch into this black wire any where it is convenient. The switch will have two terminals, connect to either side with the incoming wire and back to the light from the other side....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourescent tube lightining in the Garage, white hook, residential garages
white hook, residential garages, wire nut: Hi Ron, Just getting in... You didn t say whether you had brought the power in for these fixtures to the switch (and then have a switch leg up to the lights)..or whether the power is up at the ceiling. You may already have a switched controlled wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Flourscent light, incandescent fixtures, fluorescent lights
incandescent fixtures, fluorescent lights: Hi Anima, What type of holder do you have now? These type of lights are made to fit most incandescent fixtures. These new fluorescent lights use less wattage so if your current wiring is sufficient for your old lights than you will be fine. Where...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluctuating Low Voltage, loose wire, volt meter
loose wire, volt meter, separate rooms: Installed a unit ? It sounds as though you have a cheaper voltmeter and the readings are inaccurate, but even so, fluctuations would indicate a loose wire somewhere, or an appliance that is becoming shorted which is causing the voltage to rise and fall. Is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluctuating lights & tripped breaker, aluminum wiring, wire nuts
aluminum wiring, wire nuts, guitar amp: Hi. Yes, I would take it seriously. Was your house built in the 1970 s? If so, you could have aluminum wiring, and it becomes loose and arcs and becomes a fire hazard. Even if it is copper wire, I would call another electrician. If you try to fix it yourself,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluctuating voltage? / flickering lights, junction boxes, neutral wire
junction boxes, neutral wire, loose wire: Hi John, Your thinking on this is very sound. Since the whole circuit is affected, it does sound like a loose wire. For some reason, most loose wires turn out to be a neutral wire (white) rather than a hot wire (black). So, make sure the wire on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Bulbs, florescent lights, incandescent bulbs
florescent lights, incandescent bulbs, tube light: Hi Mia, All new florescent lights are built to come right away, at least I m not aware of any that don t, but there might be. Older style fixtures have starters. This is small silver device that sticks into the fixture and is about the size of a half...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent bulbs, lowe s, nickles
lowe s, nickles, fluorescent bulbs: Todd, Your theory is pretty sound since the old bulbs work OK. In newer flors. lights, the ballasts kicks out more juice to start the fixture then settles back to keep it lit therefore the newer bulbs are designed to operate with the newer ballasts....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent bulbs burn out, kitchen light, hi bob
kitchen light, hi bob, 32w: Hi. Yes, they could all go out around the same time. Perhaps you didn t notice that some had burned out previously. But you might want to write the date on the tubes. If you don t get a couple of year s use out of them, then the ballast could be bad and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent bulbs, replacement ballasts, kitchen ceiling
replacement ballasts, kitchen ceiling, drop ceiling: Hi Jan, Everything you indicated points to the ballasts going out. When they age, they over heat and cause all the problems you said. If they are below ceiling fixtures, then you can remove the old ballasts and replace them with new ones. It s not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Circlin Lights, highest quality materials, college dorms
highest quality materials, college dorms, cooper lighting: Hi Tim, The Metalux is a brand of Cooper Lighting..and based on your description - it sounds like the model your refer to is the circline utility series....either a 7111 (white base) or 7122 (chrome base) - both are 22 watt fluorescent fixtures and are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent dimmer switches, kinds of switches, dimmer switches
kinds of switches, dimmer switches, sunset books: The term special can mean that a Specific manufacturer of a specific florescent fixture can have a dimmer for a particular fixture. There are two different types of florecent fixtures now. Like inches vs meters...ballasts vs electronics. Generically florecent...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Fixture, armored cable, fluorescent light fixture
armored cable, fluorescent light fixture, electrical cord: Your last suggestion is exactly correct Howard. On residential fixtures that have a factory cord on them, this is how they are wired. There should be a green screw inside of the fixture close to the ballast that the ground wire attaches to. Then the fixture...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Fixture, armored cable, cord assembly
armored cable, cord assembly, fluorescent light fixture: Most florecent fixtures have a ground screw (green) that connects the fixture to ground. If the armor cable has no ground (two wires only) then the armor was the connecting ground. The junction box is grounded and the cord you intend to use to replace it,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent fixture wiring, wire nuts, blade
wire nuts, blade, black white: Hi Bill, you can cut off the pronged end of the wire. IF the wires are color coded, the black goes to the box black, white to box white and ground to box ground. If the wires aren t color coded, the wire connected to the plug end with the small blade is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent fixture, ballast, bulbs
ballast, bulbs, shelly: Shelly Sometime you need to check the ends where the fixture fits in the end. Make sure they fit tight if you have one bad bulb it will not make the others work try switching the lamps around from the fixture that works.You may also have a bad ballast they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Light Fixture, florescent light fixture, fluorescent light fixture
florescent light fixture, fluorescent light fixture, garbage disposal: Hi Ian, The correction on the cord type is here..It shoudl be S & J not JJ You will neeed to use SJ cord for the plug in. You need to put a mail end cap on it to plug into the outlet, and it needs to be a 3 prong 110V type. In the fixture, just...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lamps are dim., contrivances, solutio
contrivances, solutio, ballasts: The ballasts could be going bad. Bad ballasts will weaken the bulbs. Wrong bulbs for the ballasts can occur as well. All the new contrivances in florescent fixtures have cause consumers to use the wrong bulbs in the wrong fixtures. You almost have to take...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lamps is dim., cold weather, phosphors
cold weather, phosphors, solutio: Hi Rolando, Just getting back in for the day.... There are several possible reasons for the problem your having with your fluorescent(s)...but without being able to test your fixture - I have no way to say for sure which problem you are having....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent light switching, electronic starters, back emf
electronic starters, back emf, flourescent fixtures: It is really hard to tell. Most flourescent fixtures have a ballast that does not require the starter and do not seem to be a problem. A well pump is the pump for a drilled well. The pump could be at the bottom of the well or on the surface. The heavy duty...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lighting, watt bulbs, kitchen cabinets
watt bulbs, kitchen cabinets, receptacles: Hi. It is most likely the ballast that is bad. The only other possibility is that the sockets are not making good contact. Since the ballasts are expensive, and there is a slight chance that the sockets are bad, you may want to replace the whole fixture,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lighting, lighting fixture, pig tail
lighting fixture, pig tail, bare wire: Think of it as just wiring one light. From the switch, the black wire goes to the black terminal and the white goes to the white terminal. Now for connecting the other light, can you pig tail the lines going to the second light and still have only the three...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lighting ballast, lighting ballast, ballest
lighting ballast, ballest, working lamp: Walter: Usually the enclosure will have a soot coloring in it. Smell it they some times smell like burnt tar. Take a known working lamp from another fixture and install it. and take the lamp from this fixture and try it in another working fixture.If the known...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lighting, watt bulbs, kitchen cabinets
watt bulbs, kitchen cabinets, florescent lights: Ajay, Florescent lights are a pain in the neck when it come s to trouble shooting them. Basically what goes bad are the ballasts, the lamps or the starters if yours have them and it sounds like you do when you mentioned the blinking. A starter is a small...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lights flicker when switch is turned off, ballast type, fluorescent light fixtures
ballast type, fluorescent light fixtures, timer switch: Hi June, With the switch in the off position, there should be no power going to the lights and they should not flicker. We have to assume, since the lights are new and the switches are new, the problem lies in how the switch box is wired. If you could...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lights in the kitchen, light switch, light bulb
light switch, light bulb, ballast: Hi. Do you have a good ground? Rapid start lamps need to be grounded not only for safety, but so that they will work properly. Even if it is grounded, make sure the ground wire is making contact. Other than that, perhaps the tubes are not making contact,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent lights, u tube, kitchen ceiling
u tube, kitchen ceiling, loose connection: Hi. Yes, in order for rapid fluorescent lights to start properly they have to be grounded (as well as safety reasons). Hopefully your house is grounded, and all you have to do is make sure the ground wire is connected to the frame of your fixture. Also,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent single lamp shop lights, amp circuit, lamp shop
amp circuit, lamp shop, ckt: Robert: Most breaker circuts no mater what the rating is will carry 80% of the breaker size indicated. Meaning a 15 A will carry 12 A , A 20A will carry 16A all day. For myself i will not, even though you can will put more then 1000watts on a 20A ckt. And...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent Wiring Identification, similiar situation, educated guess
similiar situation, educated guess, fluorescent shop lights: Hi Byron, I have never un across that before, bit I can make an educated guess.... With the 3 prongs of the plug that goes into the outlet pointing at you and the ground prong on the bottom, the black should be on the left and the neutral on the right....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescent, ballast, starters
ballast, starters, tubes: First with the power off remove the switch and then remove the wires from the terminals. Wirenut those together. Then turn the power back on. If it works it is a bad switch, if it doesn t my guess would be the ballast is bad. Might be cheaper to replace...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fluorescents on a circuit, light sockets, vertical slot
light sockets, vertical slot, florescent: Hi Vincent, There are a couple thing you can check. The fixture have to be wired correctly to the plug in cord. If the neutral and hot are interchanged,the light will not operate correctly, unlike regular bulbs that work either way. The hot side...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow up, wire nut
wire nut: Todd, I think I have the right person and question.... Want switched outlets hot all the time...correct? Remove the switch. connect the 2 black wires and the red wires together with a wire nut. Leave the whites as they are. The bare ground gets...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow-On, wire nut, follow ups
wire nut, follow ups, additional photos: Hi Steven, Good job!! Any outlet that is switched can be mad hot all the time, only if there is both black and red wires in the outlet. The black wire is hot all the time while the red wire is switched. In most cases, the outlet is split in two...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow-up to ceiling fan wiring, ceiling fan wiring, volunteer expert
ceiling fan wiring, volunteer expert, fan light: Hi Alina, Just to double check, There are only 2 wires in the switch box, 1 black and 1 white and they both are connected to the switch....correct? At the ceiling box, how many wires come into and what color are they? I ll be around here all...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow up on dead switch, porch light, wire nut
porch light, wire nut, follow ups: The only solution to locate an open ground is to check each thing on that circuit, starting with the device closest to the breaker panel The best way is to shut off the breaker and see what all goes dead. Then each of these boxes need to be opened and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow-up on GFCI Switch and Outlet, gfci outlet, voltage tester
gfci outlet, voltage tester, ground wires: Hi Ben, Since the outlet worked before, we know we can put the 3 crimp wires back together leaving a pigtail. This pig tail will be our hot in . Now, with your 2 lead tester, put 1 lead on this hot in and the other lead on each of the remaining wires,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow Up: Hardwire to Plug-In, hardwire, home depot
hardwire, home depot, light fixture: Sorry about that, sometimes I forget to use more common terms but it is just the male plug. Not really surprised that Home Depot wouldn t know that. lol. Now you know more than they do. The male plug is the one with the prongs, the female cord cap is what...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow up to question I asked of Will Babbit, amp breaker, planer 2
amp breaker, planer 2, amp circuit: Jeff, I do not have access to your original question. Is this a dedicated line to your planer? Where is your planer located (garage, etc)? Does the plug on the planer fit into a 50amp outlet? If your planer draws 11 amps, you do not want it on a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Follow up question needed clarified but previous persons answers are maxed out, amp circuits, amp breaker
amp circuits, amp breaker, amp circuit: Hi. You can put 15 amp outlets on a 20 amp circuit. You can t plug in any single item that is more than 15 amps because the plug is configured differently. I suppose there is a chance you could plug in two things that would add up to between 15 and 20...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Followup - intermittent light dimming and voltage drops, path of least resistance, master electrician
path of least resistance, master electrician, pitch changes: Hi. Right. If it is more than once circuit, the problem should be with a main wire coming in, somewhere between the street and the panel. If the neutral wire was removed from your breaker panel, the two phases of your electric (every other breaker) would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Followup on outlet change, wire nut, two blacks
wire nut, two blacks, bare wire: Todd, Great description, I now have a pretty good mental picture. The easiest way to eliminate the switch is to remove the 2 blacks and the red from the switch and wire nut them together. The bare wire can connect to any other bare wires in the box,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Followup Question, switch setup, swiches
switch setup, swiches, thet: Hi Joe, The only way to add an outlet to the current setup, is you need one of the switches to have a pair of wires wirenutted together in the switch box and not connected to the switch. If one of the switches has this setup, you can add an outlet to that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Food Saver Affects Range Digital Clock, vacuum packaging machine, wattage models
vacuum packaging machine, wattage models, vacuum packer: Hi Randy, Well, first of all your range should be on a double 240 breaker. If one 120 leg has a problem only it will trip, your range will still have 120V from the other leg. Its not safe. As far as your problem goes, I m not sure what your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Foreign 30vac, 3 way switches, voltage readings
3 way switches, voltage readings, ceiling fans: Evening Greg, You don t have any problems on this circuit. The lower voltage readings are normal on a three way set up. Its kinda hard for me to explain it though so you can understand why it does this.. Just know your readings are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fountain GFCI protection, gfci protection, pool light
gfci protection, pool light, high humidity: The added outlet will not affect the operation of the GFI as a stand alone outlet. However, the new outlet, if it gets any moisture, could trip the GFI. Also, GFI s have a difficult time reading a motor. They sometimes read the motor startup as a fault...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Four prong dryer, prong cord, ge dryer
prong cord, ge dryer, receptacle: Hello Danny. You can replace whichever would be the easiest since the structure is not wired with four wires to accomodate the four wire plug. In this case you either do not have a fourth wire which would either be the neutral or the ground, so you can change...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: French Chandelier, french chandeliers, great shape
french chandeliers, great shape, true fact: Raul, Its not clear why the chandeliers were tripping the breakers. Maybe they were hooked up incorrectly but that would have to be looked at closely to make sure everything is OK. The wiring SHOULD be fine as the only difference between Euro and the US...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fresh install of ceiling fan (no existing ceiling light), installing a ceiling fan, fan power
installing a ceiling fan, fan power, fan control: Craig, Are you going to switch the fan or use the fan control cords? If no switch, just run the wires off the outlet. There is generally no real power in the switch, just one hot leg cut into two parts and a switch in the middle. So run three wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fridge circuit, amp circuit, refridgerator
amp circuit, refridgerator, circuit breaker panel: Hi Bobby, This depends on the circuit size and what you have on that circuit. I do not recommend having your refrigerator on a circuit with other outlets in your garage. Recently, someone had their freezer setup that way and the circuit was overloaded...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fridge cutting-out, refrigerator section, freezer section
refrigerator section, freezer section, size refrigerator: Wow! Well I hate to say it but the last three major appliances I have purchased had some sort of issue. Now, this is my conspiracy theory. I think they are building in eventual defects so we all buy those damn extended insurance policies. I have no other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fried fuse box!, fuse box, light fixtures
fuse box, light fixtures, fiance: Hi Shannon. You state that you did not have full power when you moved in, so I would think that there was a problem before any work was done. You could hire an electrician to come in and verify that the new fixtures are hooked up correctly, as back up...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Frig Tripping GFI, gfi outlet, step guidance
gfi outlet, step guidance, finished basement: Hi Mark, Frig and GFI outlets just can t play nicely together. When the motor starts up, the GFI reads it as a fault and trips. There are 2 options, depending on your situation. 1) If the GFI also is protecting other outlets downstream , then you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Frig tripping GFCI breaker, condenser coils, gfi outlets
condenser coils, gfi outlets, gfci outlet: Hi Tim, GFI outlets and anything with motors are always a problem The GFI reads the starting up of the fridge motor as a problem and shuts down. The easiest solution is to replace that GFI outlet with a standard outlet. The best solution is to run...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: FS 2 starters, tube lighting, watt range
tube lighting, watt range, watt tube: Hi. Sorry it took so long to answer. I was traveling an my laptop died. The condenser is supposed to make it last longer. Starters that do 4 to 20 watts are unusual. You need as FS5. You can probably find them at a home center. But, if not try...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: FUSE BOX, fuse box, electric stove
fuse box, electric stove, nothing works: This as you say is a very old device. Pull on the handle and it will totally remove itself from the holder. There will be two fuses in the part that is removed. Go ahead and replace both fuses and reinsert the device and check the stove again. Thanks, ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace blower motor replacement and capacitor, furnace blower motor, bryant furnace
furnace blower motor, bryant furnace, wire nuts: He is a salesman. I do not include the capacitor, and most AC servicemen dont. Connect it the same as you took it off. If you need to reverse the motor...it happens, then the leads on the motor get reversed. Most motors have a diagram to spell out reverse...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace Fan, furnace fan, gas furnace
furnace fan, gas furnace, heat anticipator: Hello Dan, there is a part of the thermostat called a heat anticipator. This allows the fan to run after the burners stop to get Free heat from the warm air remaining in the ducts. It is out of calibration if it runs until the air is blowing cold, it will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace Motor Replacement-Adding Capacitor, ao smith motor, payne furnace
ao smith motor, payne furnace, motor bearings: Ok, well it is working, but the cap case should not allow a shock to the frame, even metal cap to metal frame the cap should be isolated. I would look into another cap, if it is grounding something is not correct, although it works. Here is the issue,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace Motor Wiring, furnace blower motor, limit switch
furnace blower motor, limit switch, high limit: Most home owners should not mess with the speed of their furnace blower motor. The speed needs to be set to achieve a certain delta T across the heat exchanger. This should be performed by a trained professional so you do not overheat your heat exchanger...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace Wiring, gas water heater, hot water heater
gas water heater, hot water heater, gas furnace: Hi Greg, Well, technically yes all HVAC equipment need to be on individual branch circuits. Here is the exception, any associated equipment such as air cleaners, humidifiers, pumps, etc. can be on the circuit also. Lights and water heaters are not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Furnace, meter base, sensitive electronics
meter base, sensitive electronics, voltage meter: Hi Shannon, Not that i know of. I m in Indiana and i don t think i have any relatives in Virginia. Also i don t recognize the names. As far as your question.. If in fact you have 132V at your outlets. yes it can damage certain appliances....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse, amp fuses, amp load
amp fuses, amp load, amp circuit: NO. That is a common mistake many do-it-yourselfers make. The devices must be rated the same or above the breaker rating. In other words, you could use 20 amp devices on a 15 amp circuit, but not the reverse, the device could fail with a 20 amp load applied...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse Box, 200 amp service, time delay fuses
200 amp service, time delay fuses, fuse box: Hi. This sounds like it was jury rigged over the years. It sounds like 100 amps or less. The best thing is to probably replace everything. This really isn t a do it yourself project. but if you do, you will need to get the power company and an inspector...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse Box, fuse box, wire nut
fuse box, wire nut, romex: This is hard to explain, but consider a bad connection in a wire nut. It will connect the circuit for a brief time, but if arching occurs in the splice, it will not be a solid connection and thus similar to putting current thru wet plastic vs metal. Current...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse box, amp fuses, amp fuse
amp fuses, amp fuse, robert wilber: 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! * Question: ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse box, fuse box, swithes
fuse box, swithes, sensor light: Hi Jeff. Try resetting the breakers again. If it still won t work, turn off everything, remove the fixture you wired, then try it again. Test for voltage with the fixture removed. Look at the wiring on the fixture to make sure you did not pinch it when...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse box wiring for clothes dryer, fuse panel, fuse box
fuse panel, fuse box, amp breaker: Hate to tell you but it is time to bite the bullet and upgrade to at least a 100 amp breaker box. There just isn t any other way I know of. You could I guess tap into the Main feeders, and install a seperate disconnect, but that is real dangerous as there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse box, volt bulbs, buss bar
volt bulbs, buss bar, bulb failure: Hi James, Just now noticed your follow-up...missed it the last time I logged on. If you go to seperate the neutrals/ground in the sub-panel...make sure ALL breakers feeding it are off (it s best to power down ALL equipment if possible...including...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse breaker box wiring, fuse box, garage door opener
fuse box, garage door opener, porch light: Hi. It sounds like they wired the neutral through a fuse too. Only the hot should be fused. I don t think it will do any harm, other than if for some reason the neutral blew and not the hot, the power would be off, but you could still get shocked if you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse question, fuse size, fuse box
fuse size, fuse box, electrical circuits: Rick, Well first off this is hard to answer without more information but I will comment on a few things and maybe something I say will help. First off you need to know what size (amps) fuses you have that are blowing out, then you need to know if it is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuse, halogen light fixtures, radioshack
halogen light fixtures, radioshack, home depot: The amperage rating is a safety feature of course. It could be 3 or 3.2 or 3.5 or such. The voltage..anything from 110 to 125 will work. As near as possible to the manufactures specs is the safest way to go. You might try an electrical supply house of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fusebox Wiring Replacement, amp breaker, fuse box
amp breaker, fuse box, electrician: Hi Dave, It would be best to shut down the main breaker when doing anything inside a fusebox, but it isn t required. If you are careful, you can shut down 1 breaker at a time and replace that wire. Find a matching oair of wires coming in to the fuse box(1...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fusebox wire replacement, electrical equipment, power source
electrical equipment, power source, electrician: Hi Dave. Don t take this wrong, but judging by your question, I recommend you hire this job done. Working inside of a panel can get you killed, due to the presence of electricity. You should always turn off any power source when working on electrical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fuses, fuse protection, circuit breakers
fuse protection, circuit breakers, short circuits: Joe, I m assuming your refering to GFI receptacles in the kitchen. Yes they are necessary and required but they don t function in the same way fuses or circuit breakers do so its not like this is redundant protection. Circuit breakers and fuse s react to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fusing both sides of a line, fuse box, cable red
fuse box, cable red, range hood: I have no idea why they would say this. What they apparantly want is the neutral to be fused also. There is no need to fuse a neutral to a range hood, or to the stove for that matter. Just land the white wires from both on the neutral bar in the panel....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Fustat fuse base, needle nose pliers, amp fuse
needle nose pliers, amp fuse, edison base: Morning Mike, I know what your saying, someone installed a tamper resistant fuse. And this fuse is obviously oversized. To be honest Mike, i m not sure how you would remove this plug . Its something i have never needed to do. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 10-2 NM for dryer outlet, sorry bob
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 10-2 NM for dryer outlet, sorry bob

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp breaker in a 60 amp box?, amp breaker, neutral link
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp breaker in a 60 amp box?, amp breaker, neutral link, subpanel

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp service to garage, ground loop, single connection
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp service to garage, ground loop, single connection, ground rod

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp vs. 200 amp service, buffalo area, meter box
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 100 amp vs. 200 amp service, buffalo area, meter box, breakers

Electrical Wiring in the Home: getting two 110 outlets from a 220 power source, amp circuit, circuit breakers
Electrical Wiring in the Home: getting two 110 outlets from a 220 power source, amp circuit, circuit breakers, receptacle

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 V outlet without circuit breaker, mains power, breakers
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 V outlet without circuit breaker, mains power, breakers

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 volt to 220 volt conversion, electrical work
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 volt to 220 volt conversion, electrical work

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 vs. 220, unbalanced panel, unbalanced load
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110 vs. 220, unbalanced panel, unbalanced load, differance

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v outlet from 220v supply, neutral conductor, foreign countries
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v outlet from 220v supply, neutral conductor, foreign countries, electrician

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v outlet orientation, prongs, paperclip
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v outlet orientation, prongs, paperclip, desk

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v suppressor on 220v circuit for 110v-240v device, transient voltage spikes, surge supressor
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 110v suppressor on 220v circuit for 110v-240v device, transient voltage spikes, surge supressor, dc transformers

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 12/3 SJTOW wire, direct burial cable, residential application
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 12/3 SJTOW wire, direct burial cable, residential application, cable type

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120/240 Breakers, robert wilber, amp circuit
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120/240 Breakers, robert wilber, amp circuit, hp motor

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120 to 240, hot water tank, screw out
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120 to 240, hot water tank, screw out, heater elements

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120v to 240v/Plug type, ac power, electrician
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 120v to 240v/Plug type, ac power, electrician, home power

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 14/2 cable/ 20 amp breaker, microwave circuits, romex
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 14/2 cable/ 20 amp breaker, microwave circuits, romex, recepticles

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 14/2 wire vs 12/2 wire, cluse, room bedroom
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 14/2 wire vs 12/2 wire, cluse, room bedroom, dining room

Electrical Wiring in the Home: #14 gauge wire for Central AC, electrician
Electrical Wiring in the Home: #14 gauge wire for Central AC, electrician

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15 vs 20 amp recepts, amp breaker, amp circuit
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15 vs 20 amp recepts, amp breaker, amp circuit, neutrals

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15A rec. vs. 20A rec., receptacles, receptacle
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15A rec. vs. 20A rec., receptacles, receptacle, couple times

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15A vs. 20A follow up, nec code, receptacle
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 15A vs. 20A follow up, nec code, receptacle, duplex

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 16/5 wire for old Hunter window fan, amps, gauge
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 16/5 wire for old Hunter window fan, amps, gauge, strand

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 1950's low voltage wiring system
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 1950's low voltage wiring system

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 1960's switch plates, rocker switches, question area
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 1960's switch plates, rocker switches, question area, tom farmer

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2-pole circuit breakers, circuit breakers, volt
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2-pole circuit breakers, circuit breakers, volt, switches

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2 pole GFCI Breaker Installation
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2 pole GFCI Breaker Installation

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2 wire gfci?, gfci, surge protection
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 2 wire gfci?, gfci, surge protection, nec

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 200 amp to 400 amp service upgrade?, systems business, engineer
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 200 amp to 400 amp service upgrade?, systems business, engineer

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V vs. 240V single phase, phase converter, buck boost
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V vs. 240V single phase, phase converter, buck boost, kiln

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20A double pole breaker...
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20A double pole breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20amp recepticle on 15amp circuit, amp breaker, uniform standards
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20amp recepticle on 15amp circuit, amp breaker, uniform standards, guage

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, car batteries, free battery
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, car batteries, free battery, phase system

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 dryer conversion to 120?, 3 years, reply
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 dryer conversion to 120?, 3 years, reply

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Another 220 garage question, buss bar, questioner
Electrical Wiring in the Home: Another 220 garage question, buss bar, questioner, copper

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 SINGLE PHASE FROM THREE PHASE POWER, life in the balance, welding rods
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 SINGLE PHASE FROM THREE PHASE POWER, life in the balance, welding rods, electrician

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V receptacle in the garage, volt power, electrical work
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V receptacle in the garage, volt power, electrical work, hot stuff

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt 3-way switch wiring
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt 3-way switch wiring

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Vs 110, heat output, btu
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Vs 110, heat output, btu, room temperature

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch receptacle., double pole
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch receptacle., double pole

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wiring for garage, compresser, breakers
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wiring for garage, compresser, breakers, feeder

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 water heater, shane
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 water heater, shane

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, hot legs, loose connection
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, hot legs, loose connection, j cook

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring for electric baseboard heat, high school kids, dump truck
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring for electric baseboard heat, high school kids, dump truck, iq

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V and 110V, one concern, ottoman
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V and 110V, one concern, ottoman, electrician

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V outlet, 240v mains, mains supply
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V outlet, 240v mains, mains supply, step up transformer

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, robert wilber, life safety
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, robert wilber, life safety, conductors

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Circuit for Welding Machine, internal circuitry, arc welder
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Circuit for Welding Machine, internal circuitry, arc welder, gauge wire

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v plug replacement, home wiring
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v plug replacement, home wiring

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v verses 110v on 12000 btu ac, r factor, kva
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v verses 110v on 12000 btu ac, r factor, kva, btu

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 225 AMP 3 phase breaker panel, hp dl580, nec code
Electrical Wiring in the Home: 225 AMP 3 phase breaker panel, hp dl580, nec code, gauge wire