My guess would be that you have one cable that brings power in, two that carry power out, and two that go to the lights. You will need to determine...
househelperMember since 03/31/05
MistressEl: Please cite the specific code reference for your claims. And get the math right - 80% of 1800 is 1440 not 1480. You discredit yourself...
In no particular order: * Cut more holes between the ceiling and the switch location to fish wires. Patch when finished. * Use a small diameter f...
Check for a tripped GFI receptacle. It will have two buttons, one labeled "test" one labeled "reset". Press the reset and see if power is restored....
Trying to decipher what you are doing. What type of device are you using to check for power - a proximity tester or a test light with two leads? Wh...
You describe only two cables entering the box to control two separate lights. Are there more? Are you sure the white wire is a neutral and not par...
Some scuffing is normal, usually only on the outer few millimeters. Shouldn't be a problem.
The 10ga wire is rated for 30A. A 4000W heater at 240V only pulls 16.67A. You have plenty of safety factor. "Any problem using PVC Conduit and r...
The new breaker should be connected just like the old one was. The neutral from the breaker is connected to the neutral buss, the neutral from the ...
The easiest way to do what you want is to use a double pole GFI breaker and wire the split receptacle as a multiwire circuit. There are no "spl...
Carlon makes a 2 gang box where one side is closed for 120V wiring and the other is open for low voltage wiring. They also make clip-on low voltage...
As long as you stay more than 1.25in from the surface of the post and don't drill so many holes you destroy the integrity of the post, I see no pro...
Normally, the cable and phone are bonded to the grounding electrode conductor between the service entrance and the ground rod. There should be a gr...
Are you trying to wire a switched receptacle to 2 3way switches or trying to add an always hot receptacle to a 3way lighting circuit? What wires ar...
You can attach a pigtail to the back of the box and to the receptacle to ground it, but the GFCI receptacle does NOT need a ground to function prop...
You should NEVER install a switch on the neutral side. It is not now, nor has it ever been a recommended practice. Rewire the circuit before you in...
How is your white connected? 14/3 white should be connected to the incoming white and carried to the second box where it is connected to the white ...
Some dimming of lights is expected when large motor loads startup. It should be very slight and of very short duration. If you feel it is excessive...