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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...

1002 04-19-2018 09:43 PM
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...

391 04-19-2018 01:24 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...

419 04-19-2018 12:53 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...

433 04-19-2018 12:33 PM
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...

188 04-19-2018 11:33 AM
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...

131 04-17-2018 09:15 AM
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...

698 04-17-2018 08:37 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...

2444 04-17-2018 08:36 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...

60 04-16-2018 06:08 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....

24 04-15-2018 03:37 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...

121 04-13-2018 02:29 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...

2199 04-13-2018 02:29 AM
View DavesYard's profile

Doorbell help

08-20-2012 06:12 PM by DavesYard

Hello, Recently while my wife and I were out, somebody rang our doorbell a...

98 04-12-2018 07:22 AM
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, ...

84 04-12-2018 06:54 AM
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...

126 04-02-2018 10:51 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...

15 03-28-2018 07:11 AM
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 ...

56 03-19-2018 10:59 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...

76 03-12-2018 07:24 AM
View TomFran's profile

Wire size

11-03-2010 08:46 PM by TomFran

My son has purchased a Generac 17kw generator. He has placed it approximately...

14 03-06-2018 06:04 PM
View MailmanShawn's profile

My old thermostat. . .

10-04-2008 10:27 PM by MailmanShawn

Is out of the wall, but only had one of the two wires labeled. So I know one...

14 03-02-2018 06:51 AM

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