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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...

40 06-27-2016 10:07 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...

27 06-27-2016 01:23 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...

296 06-27-2016 09:33 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...

441 06-27-2016 09:33 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...

118 06-26-2016 05:31 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...

130 06-26-2016 11:51 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...

15 06-21-2016 08:15 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, ...

12 06-21-2016 08:57 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...

8 06-21-2016 08:57 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...

14 06-20-2016 09:45 PM
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...

9 04-24-2016 05:46 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 ...

6 04-18-2016 09:04 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...

7 04-18-2016 08:57 AM
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. ...

7 04-14-2016 06:03 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...

18 02-29-2016 06:17 AM
View JGHunter's profile

Mains pop up mechanism

02-14-2014 01:03 PM by JGHunter

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

4 11-02-2015 01:30 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...

4 06-29-2015 07:14 AM
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...

4 06-21-2015 10:04 PM
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...

4 01-06-2014 10:50 PM
View woodrooster's profile

wiring question

10-29-2009 04:54 AM by woodrooster

I’m running romex wire from my breaker box to my garage through the cra...

13 09-08-2013 05:10 PM

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