I was installing track lighting in my kitchen this evening when I encountered a problem. Wiring from the ceiling was white, black and Red. Natura...
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What I am seeing is a single wire coming off a 20AMP circuit breaker that is then capped with two wires(branch circuits) going to different locatio...
What is the problem with having a pigtail curcuit off the breaker box? Is is dangerous? How can it be corrected?Thank you,George
I just got done pulling out an old built in range and replacing it with a new stand alone one. The old range was hard wired to the electrical syst...
I noticed the face plate on my dining room dimmer switch is getting very warm; especially when the light is dimmed to low. Is this normal or should...
I have a 20 Year old home with a post light in the front yard 15 feet from the house and a light on the porch that a 2 gang switch inside the front...
I currently have three outlets in my garage, two in the ceiling and one in the wall. They all are on the same circuit. I want to tap off of the wal...
I have an old house (1905), there is still a reasonable amount of live knob and tube servicing the basement and first floor lighting circuits. I am...
I've never been the handy type, but now that I own my first home, I'm trying to learn as much as possible. The questions that follow might sound st...
I've installed several lights and relocated switches and outlets. When ever I route wire down to an existing switch or outlet, I usually have to cu...
We have built a large sale electric Christmas train which travels across 10 neighboring propertie on a 9 foot high track. We have had a difficult ...
To whom it may concern,1)How do I connect a cable from switches and lights to a fuse panel (or the bus, incoming power).2) Why do some cables have...
I just added a GFI outlet and dimmer switch (and fixture) to an existing circuit. I put the GFI in between the (formerly) last outlet and the dimm...
The 'off' traveler wire (in either mode) on a 3-way switch reports 23 volts. (I would expect 0 volts). The switch tests ok and the wires are not sh...
I have run a switch loop with 2 simple incandescent fixtures with a single pole switch at the end of the cable run (pwr. in----fixture----fixture--...
The title says it all. My Craftman 1/2 HP GD opener works, but only when I turn off the ignition of my Jeep. When I back out of the garage, I tur...
I'm looking for an easy explanation for why 220volt service is more efficient than 110. If you have two wet shirts and you place one in a 110v dry...
We bought a house with no gas going to it. We need some tips on how to lower our electrical bills and make our home more electrically efficient.
I want to hook 3 switches to control one light. Here is the current wireing that I have: I have 12-2 from breaker box to the first(A) switch(3 wa...
We've just installed a ceiling fan.Everything appears level, except that the post is crooked. Any ideas on how to rememdy this?