You probably disconnected the power out wires at the switch box with the dimmer. Can you put all the wires back together as they were BEFORE you in...
househelperMember since 03/31/05
How you get power to the center of the room will depend on the access to the area above that room. Is there an accessible attic? Chances are you w...
You breakup the conduit run with pull points, which may be junction boxes or LB's (conduit bodies with holes at right angles). It is a lot easier t...
If you are using conduit, you should be using individual conductors. No wire clamp is required.
To add to what Tom said: use plenty of wire pull lubricant, the yellow "baby poop" type works best.
As was specified before, use #6 wire and a 40 or 50A breaker. If the existing 10/3 wire you found is type UF or is THWN in conduit, then 30A is the...
I would advise you to have that electrician come back and check all of the house wiring. If you had issues with "mickey mouse" wiring that the insp...
It is usually easier to pigtail some NM-B on to the existing and pull that into the fixture. When that is not possible, then what you did is your o...
If what you have is 12/3 NM, and it is a little hard to tell from what you posted, then you have wire that is NOT approved for use underground and ...
There is no rule that states lighting circuits have to be on 15A circuits, unless it is a local rule. Check with your local inspectors on that. Usu...
Use a minimum of #6 copper (2 for hots, 1 for neutral) and #8 or #10 ground for a total of 4 wires. You can run individual THWN wires in conduit or...
Things to check: Tripped GFCI receptacle or breaker, may be in bathroom, kitchen, garage. Tripped breaker in panel, is everything on that citcuit...
It is possible the circuit is overloaded, but only at certain times, like when the refrigerator compressor turns on while other things are also on....
tsimko, that makes no sense. Switches do not have neutral connections, hence no differentiation between silver and gold screws. There will be a bla...
It is in your best interest to replace the Zinsco panel. Those breakers have a very common habit of not tripping on overload which tends to cause e...
You obviously have something hooked up wrong. Describe all the wires in the box, their color, and how you have them connected. Also describe what t...
Are you checking the voltage between hot and neutral at the garage? You could try checking for voltage at the garage switch using a known ground (w...
The grounding electrode connections from the main service to the two ground rods should be unbroken (no splices). If the water pipe is being used a...