Sound like you have lost one leg of your power, probably as Doug says, a cartridge fuse in the fuse panel. I don't know how accurate your descripti...
househelperMember since 03/31/05
If the outside disconnect has room for a double pole breaker, that is where you should tie in. From there, I would run PVC conduit to the garage wh...
PVC would be the easiest and most readily available to use. You can use anything that is UL approved for the application and that you can afford.
A feeder breaker is just a standard breaker that is used to feed a subpanel. Yes 6ga THHN/THWN if conduit all the way. Two blacks and a white...
Were the switches single pole (one switch for the light) yet have more than two wires connected? It's possible the switch "hot" connection was also...
Did you replace the other light switches you removed? If not, then it is logical to assume the fixtures controlled by those switches will not work.
I see several problems here, the most obvious is the garage panel being powered from a 40 breaker. If the wiring will only support 40A, you will ha...
If this fan comes with the remote built-in, and has only two wires to connect it to the house wiring, you cannot do as you wish with the light. But...
I won't advise installing a subpanel on any circuit less than 60A. Anything between 60 and 100 would work, although I think 60 would be sufficient ...
Tape has a habit of coming off with time, especially if exposed to moisture. Do you have enough wire exposed to wirenut on a six inch piece wire, a...
I'd run conduit the whole way and use 4 individual conductors (THHN/THWN). Conduit size and wire size depends on what size circuit you plan to run....
One other thing to look for is a pinched black wire, caught between the mounting bracket and the fixture. Evidence would include flat spot, exposed...
The copper wire should be attached to the copper wire from the wall. If you use electrical tape, put it around the wire nut and wire on the black. ...
It's possible that the copper wire you wrapped around the black and white is touching the bare wire inside the wirenut of the black wire. Remove th...
Sounds like the breaker is tripping due to a direct short. Are there any other wires in the box with the fixture? If so, what color and how were...
If you have 3 switches and a receptacle, you must have more than 3 wires in the box. Describe them please? You can find a switch plate in almost a...
What Bill said with two additions: If you buy a remote as Bill suggests, make sure it is one that will work with only two (hot and neutral) from t...