Not sure what you mean by a big noise, but it is possible that while experiencing some of the unbalanced surges due to your neutral problem that yo...
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There is an underground splice kit available for 14-6 ga wire that uses setscrew connections and a heat shrink wrap. I usually supplement the wrap ...
Normal running amperage of a refrig or freezer is about 5A. Startup amperage may jump as high as 16A, but that is short term. My logic says you are...
Not sure how you are counting breaker space, as most panels have an equal number of spaces available. For a 60A panel it should be 4 or 6. You c...
Do you also notice some lights getting brighter as others dim? If so, you have a bad neutral connection, most likely at the service drop or transfo...
Wide is White is the best way to remember that the wide pin is the neutral. The ribbed, or identified conductor is also the neutral
It is OK to splice on extra wire to reach the GFCI. Yes, the GFCI breaker needs to be 20A for the bathroom receptacles.
Check at each point that you have cable clamps to make sure things aren't too tight. If you tighten a clamp too much, it will cut into the insulati...
From your description it sounds like you have a 3-way and 4-way switch. There should also be another 3-way switch on this circuit. The dimmer can o...
If that "wall socket" is on the same circuit, turn of the breaker and remove the "socket" to check for loose wiring. You may also want to check for...
If you are paying to have the house built, you should be able to say where the panel goes, unless there are local codes that require it to be outsi...
What you describe sounds like a multiwire circuit, where a double pole breaker protects two 120V circuits that share a neutral wire. If one half of...
What Bill said, but if that is where it was when you bought the house, then you don't have to move it unless you plan to upgrade or change the pane...
You are correct in your assessment that it will not work. The electric tankless will come close to pulling all 180A when demand is maximized as whe...
Are there multiple white and black wires at the ceiling box that are now disconnected? My bet would be you disconnected the neutral (white) for the...
You may also have a loose neutral wire, either at the connection to the neutral bar in the panel, or at a junction box (which could be a switch or ...
What you will need to extend the wires is 6/3 or 8/3 (with ground) cable. If you have anything else, then you cannot extend, you must run new from ...
Have you verified that there is power at the receptacle? If you have a circuit protected by a 15A breaker and an appliance that requires a 20A circ...