Hollywood and rpxlpx are both right. Someone probably upgraded to the 200 amp panel without getting a permit. The most important thing is if the ...
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Sorry to hear that you have not found your short. You should not get any continuity between the white and black wires if all devices are disconnec...
Yes, you should try a surge protector. Preferably one that also protects phone lines. I have seen strange problems with Static Electricity And/or...
How about a little more information Joseph. Is the base unit of the phone plugged into a properly grounded outlet? When you had the new breaker b...
You can only use a 3-way dimmer on one side of the circuit the other switch will have to be a normal 3-way switch.
The heavier copper wire is in the electrical box in the ceiling above the fan, provided that they are installed in an electrical box. I have come ...
The condensing unit will probably have a amperage rating on it. It may also have information on it regarding overload protection. Be sure to insp...
The "Ugly's Electrical reference Book" shows a Voltage drop Equation with a K value of 12.9@75*C. The value I was using was for a temperature of 2...
There is a formula for Voltage drop. 2KIL/cm Where K is a constant for the type of wire being used (copper is 10.4) I is the amperage draw of the ...
IF you still have the fan motors wired in and their swithes on then you will not be able to determine if you truly have a direct short by using hol...
If you try to do that there is a good chance the pvc glue will eat into the insulation on the wire. You will also find that this is a cumbersome u...
Go to an electrical supply house and ask for a "Caddy Catalog" They make all sorts of straps and brackets for that type of work. Usually when worki...
that is a good tip,but you can do the same thing with a small plastic bag. Take the bag and fill with a little air, then twist it off to the size ...
The wire in conduit will be cheaper and safer. Pvc is cheaper and will not corrode. Bury it at least 18 inches to the top of the pipe. You may a...