My home, built in late 1970s has copper wiring but receptacles rated as CU-AL service. I need to replace a couple of standard 15A 125V receptacles...
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I am 24 and looking to buy my first house. My father was an architect, so I grew up around construction of homes and have a basic idea of what I ne...
Hello,Can someone tell me how to run the grounding wire around the steel panels in an inground pool. How many feet apart does the wire need to be a...
I recently bought a waterproof, recessed light fixture for use in a bathroom. As I was working to secure the fixture into position, I notice that t...
I have two GFCI questions: 1. My home currently has no GFCI protection, is it better to replace individual receptalces with GFCI receptalces wher...
Looking to put some lights in the garage but I am wondering what would be the best choice for the cold in the garage. I have fluorescents now but ...
I recently installed a decorative Florescent Light in my kitchen. Everything we well until I turned it on. It likes to make a nerve racking buzzi...
I am 24 and looking to buy my first house. My father was an architect, so I grew up around construction of homes and have a basic idea of what I n...
I was given a dishwasher by a friend who moved a bought a new one. I have gone out and bought all the adapters to make it work with the sink. I n...
Hello,I just bought a new fridge that has one of those in-door ice and water dispensers. Of course, the ***** guys brought it into the house and ...
Recently I had a inspector tell me that the minimum wire size to feed a garage is #6 (overhead). There is only a light and plug in the Garage. I th...
upon inspection, i found that the outlet has no ground connection. I am wonder if that is blamed for pc monitor burned out.
After tearing the drywall off of one side of a hollow wall, I rewired the exposed area with a couple new circuits and 3-way switches. My questio...
This may seem obvious, but should the total amperage of the circuit breakers be the same or less than the svc. in the panel, or can it be more? We ...
I'm adding a circuit for two overhead lights in my basement. My house was built in the 1950s, and almost all the wiring I see in the basement (all ...
I'm in a questioning mood today. A friend who lives near Chicago tells me that code in his county requires conduit everywhere in his house. Code wh...
I have zenith motion flood lites when I turn on with sw/ they flash for 1 second result when I hear somthing os no lites.In auto they work fine .
I'd like the opinions of you experienced and/or professional electricians on what you consider the best clamp meter and why.Also, if you've had any...
To the best of anyones knowledge, is their any electrical code in place in the US that permits AL wiring to be used? Thanks!Bill