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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...

64 03-24-2017 09:09 PM
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...

2192 03-24-2017 02:28 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...

470 03-24-2017 12:08 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...

580 03-24-2017 12:08 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...

79 03-24-2017 05:40 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...

58 03-24-2017 05:30 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...

2196 03-23-2017 08:00 AM
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...

150 03-23-2017 06:57 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...

65 03-23-2017 06:56 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...

111 03-23-2017 06:24 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, ...

41 03-22-2017 11:05 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. ...

24 03-21-2017 07:48 PM
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...

60 03-21-2017 11:12 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...

31 03-20-2017 12:15 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...

49 03-20-2017 07:46 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 ...

25 03-16-2017 11:26 AM
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...

5 03-12-2017 05:44 PM
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...

18 02-28-2017 03:55 PM
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....

7 02-25-2017 09:06 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 02-21-2017 10:02 AM

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