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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...

1915 02-20-2017 05:41 PM
View J's profile

The wild side of wiring

12-07-2012 08:11 PM by J

There are some jobs that are beyond the grasp of the non-savvy DIY’er. ...

17 02-20-2017 04:17 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...

382 02-20-2017 12:13 PM
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...

473 02-20-2017 12:13 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...

26 02-20-2017 10:54 AM
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...

15 02-20-2017 10:46 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...

50 02-20-2017 10:29 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...

93 02-20-2017 07:51 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...

2119 02-20-2017 05:41 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...

48 02-19-2017 06:46 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...

49 02-19-2017 07:09 AM
View cshell's profile

Setting outlets flush with wall

11-20-2011 12:33 AM by cshell

Hello all, I’ve got a house built in early seventies. As I’m g...

24 02-19-2017 07:00 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, ...

35 02-18-2017 03:46 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...

143 02-18-2017 06:36 AM
View MarkTheFiddler's profile

ZAP!!

12-17-2012 01:58 AM by MarkTheFiddler

We have one of those cheesy plastic nativity scenes for the front yard. Josep...

16 02-16-2017 05:10 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...

9 02-16-2017 05:09 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...

13 02-16-2017 05:09 AM
View siouxdawgs0409's profile

Wiring two switched outlets from one switch

02-03-2010 08:19 PM by siouxdawgs0409

Hello.I am reconfiguring a single light in my basement to two switched outlet...

13 02-16-2017 05:08 AM
View mustang958's profile

Using conduit in a garage/workshop with exposed joists

05-24-2011 01:00 AM by mustang958

Hello all. Hoping someone can steer me in the right direction. I have a 2 c...

16 02-16-2017 05:07 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 ...

21 02-16-2017 05:07 AM

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