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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...

2335 04-24-2017 12:50 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...

525 04-23-2017 01:25 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...

119 04-23-2017 11:39 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...

93 04-23-2017 11:30 AM
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...

647 04-23-2017 09:34 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...

2231 04-23-2017 09:18 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...

15 04-23-2017 06:29 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...

70 04-22-2017 11:26 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...

37 04-22-2017 11:15 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...

65 04-22-2017 09:51 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...

20 04-22-2017 03:10 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...

154 04-22-2017 03:01 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...

17 04-20-2017 05:27 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, ...

47 04-12-2017 09:43 AM
View Blakep's profile

Installing Recessed Lights

10-06-2011 07:05 PM by Blakep

I am wanting to put recessed lights in my living room but I have a vaulted ce...

5 04-07-2017 08:21 AM
View Aristocraft's profile

Andover MN - Need electrical help

06-21-2012 07:16 PM by Aristocraft

Hello everyone, I need to know if someone could help me with an issue. We ar...

1 04-07-2017 08:21 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...

4 04-07-2017 08:19 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...

113 04-05-2017 06:27 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...

65 03-29-2017 03:24 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

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