I am trying to remove an old plug (seems to be 3.25", not 3" or 4" like the standard ones) on a cast iron drain system. What are the tricks for get...
I don't have images of the connections, but they are quite standard. The connection to the hallway octagon box (feed) is the original rigid pipe (t...
The rigid is your standard steel pipe that was used all around Chicago early in the century. Like gas pipe--stiff and unruly, but quite durable. If...
I'm fixing up a "renovated" bathroom done by a previous owner, and I've just dropped the fan/light to examine the wiring. Here is what was done: th...
I'm learning how to use a multimeter and want to test a standard wall outlet. If I insert the probes (hot/neutral) to read AC voltage, shouldn't I ...
Thanks much. This wire is in rigid conduit, two circuits total, and it is fine in terms of the box and conduit fill. Over the weekend I realized an...
I'm about to run a second circuit through existing conduit, and the wires will pass through two junction boxes (wall box, ceiling box) before getti...
While on this topic, what would a VOM read with a loose or open neutral? How is the test performed?
One other thought -- I recently tracked down 3M Scotchlock 2 wire nuts (the kind with the flexible skirt). They bite really well, and the skirt see...
I've been curious about this as well, not so much *can* it be done (it can of course) but what the benefits and drawbacks are. I always run 12G wir...
I have a panel with Challenger breakers, and they are an exact match (as far as I can tell) with Siemens breakers. If a replacement/additional brea...