What you are describing is usually due to the thermal switch cutting power to the light due to overheating. Check the bulbs to make sure the correc...
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If the fixture is listed for only wall mounting, then that is how it should be mounted. Mounting it otherwise will not allow for proper heat dissip...
Basically it is the electricians choice, whatever he/she is comfortable with. Personally, I find QO is more expensive than most and a PITA to wire ...
If a light is the only thing on that circuit, that is not a problem. There is no code issue here.
If it is a gfi receptacle, it could be in a bathroom, garage, or outside. If it is a gfi breaker, look for one with a yellow or red button.
In the strictest sense of the code, a barn is not a dwelling, so you would be limited to 8 outlets (receptacle or light) on a 15A circuit. Your loc...
A lot depends on how much too big the hole is. There are no "oversized" boxes, but there are various ways to fix the problem, some of which would r...
From your description, it appears you will need another wire to run the fan and light separately. What you have is one set of wires bringing power ...
Most baseboard heaters have the connection point at either end, not one at each end. Check the directions on that.
The colored cable is a relatively new feature (last 3-4 years), so chances are all the 14, 12, and 10 will be white.
I assume you mean #6 wire as there is no such animal as 6/0. Also check your wire size for the"2/0(or4/0" you mention. You should not splice Al and...
By "momentary" do you mean the breaker stayed on long enough for you to move from the panel to the test device to observe the lights, or did someon...
You can use the existing location as a junction box, then route new cable to the new location. Be advised, the new panel will have to comply with a...
Assuming the 15A was installed because the associated wiring is 14ga, then no, you cannot replace the 15A breaker with a 20A.
"Is workload that good that they can afford to be picky?" Generally , yes. Most contractors still hold to the "free estimates" philosophy, but...
There should be no code problem with zigzaging the cable. You will use more wire that way and there may be workmanship issues. The knockout holes...
You may have a short at the point where the two strands connect, causing the gfci to trip.
You will need a permit, an electrician, an inspection, and money. Cost will vary with location, local market, and scope of work. Expect to pay $100...