make sure you turn the BREAKER off before doing what doug suggests. Good luck.
househelperMember since 03/31/05
The only way to make this receptacle work properly is to provide a neutral. You MIGHT be able to do this with the existing wiring, but you will hav...
In order to use the receptacle, you need to have a neutral wire. From your description, you do not have that, you have a hot and a switched hot. So...
If use 6ga wire at the full load of 50A, you would be good to about 130ft before voltage drop became much of an issue.
If these are straight 240V lights (and they should be) you need 10/2 with ground not 10/3. I'm almost afraid to ask what you might be doing with t...
And you would have to do more than just change the power cord. 3000W/240V=12.5A is correct. If it will run for more than 3 hours, then you apply...
Even if you are not under the 2008 NEC yet, it is best to run four wires from the disconnect to the subpanel in the outbuilding. That would be two ...
Do you have more than one switch controlling these lights? If not, then the link you posted does not apply. One of the sets of wires in the ceilin...
You most likely have a loose wire from a push-in connection. Check the receptacles for loose wires and replace using the screws instead of the push...
The GFCI is sensing a shared neutral. You need to wire the GFCI so that the incoming hot and its associated neutral are on the line terminals. It m...
First task would be to check the wiring at each fan to make sure you don't have any loose connections, especially if you have several wires in each...
It is possible these outlets are controlled by a wall switch. Having one half hot and one half switched is typical.
Check that the bulb socket is providing good contact to the center of the bulb. You may have to clean and/or lift up the center contact (with the p...
And not the one in the kitchen? Could be a GFCI receptacle on the house exterior that the shed feed runs from. Just because the kitchen receptacle ...
To begin with, the installation you have is NOT code compliant and could be dangerous. The bare GROUND wire should never be used as a current carry...
How many and what color are the wires that connect to the subpanel from the house? Same question for the wires to the pump and receptacle? Sounds...
The detached building REQUIRES a grounding electrode. The grounding electrode system is there for protection from high voltage (lightning, utility ...