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View Becky's profile

lost power to half of house - where to start wiring diagrams?

03-03-2013 08:18 PM by Becky

ok, so I’m a complete noob when it comes to anything electrical. I̵...

855 09-22-2017 10:41 AM
View MrMeasureTwice's profile

220v/20A extension with L6-20 plugs

08-22-2012 02:49 AM by MrMeasureTwice

Hi Folks,I am usually over on LumberJocks mostly, but now I have this awesome...

211 09-22-2017 07:12 AM
View MarkTheFiddler's profile

Hanging a light fixture

06-12-2012 04:00 AM by MarkTheFiddler

Howdy my friends, I made this geometric pendant light cover. I want...

89 09-21-2017 02:59 PM
View Northern's profile

Help with water heater that keeps tripping breaker

06-10-2015 11:30 PM by Northern

This is for a seasonal home, so every late fall the system is drained as best...

214 09-21-2017 01:50 PM
View Bureaucrat's profile

GFI Issue

03-24-2009 04:31 AM by Bureaucrat

I recently had an electrician install a 20 amp line into my workshop. He put...

188 09-21-2017 01:45 PM
View dvhart's profile

Structured cabling, conduit, enclosures, and junction boxes

06-21-2013 02:02 AM by dvhart

I’m getting ready to install a network enclosure in a coat closet on th...

697 09-21-2017 10:52 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

Wiring subpanel for garage shop and dryer

10-17-2012 09:10 PM by BrownsFan

Purchased new home with gas for the laundry. I need to install electric fo...

2596 09-20-2017 04:16 PM
View Viviana's profile

No Breaker Box? Help!

07-25-2011 03:58 PM by Viviana

My daughter just moved into an older home. They can’t find a breaker b...

68 09-19-2017 09:40 AM
View srzsrz's profile

Knob and Tube covered by cellulose insulation

06-26-2013 11:17 PM by srzsrz

The other day I went up into my attic the first time and discovered a nice su...

2272 09-18-2017 11:48 AM
View siouxdawgs0409's profile

Main breaker on panel

02-03-2010 09:28 PM by siouxdawgs0409

Ok..So I have wired a sub panel in my prior house and went to start doing the...

71 09-18-2017 04:28 AM
View VerteramoFurniture7's profile

Hardwiring Christmas String Lights for Wine Chandeler

09-14-2010 07:53 PM by VerteramoFurniture7

Hello all, I’m from lumberjocks but love reading homerefurbers also....

14 09-18-2017 04:16 AM
View JGHunter's profile

Mains pop up mechanism

01-21-2014 02:53 AM by JGHunter

Hi sorry if this is talked about somewhere but I have no idea what the mechan...

25 09-18-2017 04:10 AM
View brownkm's profile

GFI circuit problems

04-09-2008 11:45 PM by brownkm

I have an older-type GFI circuit in my home – it’s wired up so th...

19 09-18-2017 04:09 AM
View tin_tin's profile

Motor not starting up!!

03-16-2013 08:33 PM by tin_tin

Hi all! I bought this motor https://www.mrosupply.com/product/26645-Baldor...

72 09-16-2017 02:15 PM
View MrMeasureTwice's profile

installing CCTV security cameras into home - hide wires

08-22-2012 06:33 AM by MrMeasureTwice

OK, next situation I have is this – crime is going off the charts in ou...

81 09-15-2017 03:48 PM
View Jimi_C's profile

Ceiling Box + Engineered Joists

09-09-2012 07:18 PM by Jimi_C

I’m trying to install a new ceiling box over my kitchen island, due to ...

34 09-14-2017 08:25 PM
View dvhart's profile

Should I rewire my 1957 home?

10-08-2013 04:31 AM by dvhart

Our “new” 1957 home has most all of its original wiring and an up...

159 09-14-2017 08:24 PM
View QuangFromCalgary's profile

weird electrical outlet problem

12-04-2011 08:40 PM by QuangFromCalgary

Hi all, I just found a weird problem with my outlet in the main washroom, ...

71 09-14-2017 02:32 AM
View Gerald Jensen's profile

Neutral strapped to ground -- Why?

01-05-2014 04:27 AM by Gerald Jensen

My daughter found a busted outlet in her bedroom, so I volunteered to replace...

7 09-05-2017 06:38 AM
View John's profile

Lousy wiring job prevents extra lines!

11-24-2010 10:24 PM by John

I live in a subdivision house that has a lousy wiring job that was done the q...

6 09-05-2017 06:38 AM

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