I have rewired many older homes and the answer is you generally can't. If your house is only one story and has a good crawl space or unfinished bas...
MrElectricOlyMember since 05/11/03
It is a special circuit breaker that detects when a arc occurs in the circuit and shuts off the power to it. You are correct that they are required...
No. The NEC requires 4/0 wire for 200 amps (assuming aluminum). If your wire is copper then yes. Make sure the meter and main disconnect are rated ...
You are correct (as far as the NEC goes at least). Anything larger than a singlegang needs to have clamps. Mr. Electric
I reccomend that you call a licensed electrician to install them for you. A lot cheaper that getting hurt or damaging your house. Mr. Electric
This question is more applicable to the electrical board, but I stopped by here so I will answer for you. The red was probably the switch leg, and ...
Sounds like you have the basic idea. Several things that might help you along. First, you have to install a "listed paddle fan box" to mount the fa...
It depends. If you are talking about running sheathed electrical cable type wire down the wall in a unfinished basement? If so then several things ...
You have 60c wire. This is a touchy issue. The manufacturer is requiring a 90c wire because so many fixtures have damaged old wiring in the past. Y...
The points above will help. The simple answer to your question is to drill a hole directly above the switch location. Then depending on the type of...
Try reversing the two black wires. Sounds like you are switching the power wire (hot) istead of the switch leg (to the fan). Mr. Electric
We need a little more information. When was the house wired or re-wired? In 1953 or in 1998? It makes a difference. What exactly are you asking? Ho...
Congratulations! Sounds like you did a great job, I hope you did. I hope the inspector was qualified to do the inspection. Some states do not have ...
Yes you should be able to plug it in if it is a standard 240v outlet (2 hot wires and a ground wire)and the proper ampacity. You should not for exa...
No you can not use a standard switch. You need a "disconnect" that is rated at 20 amps 240 volt minimum. Be sure it is a two pole (so you can disco...
As long as this was a one time deal you are probably OK as long as it dries out. If it does not reset be shure to replace it (or hire a pro to do i...
What Joe just said is yes! The recessed fixtures need to be IC (in contact) rated for any installation where heat can be trapped around the fixture...
Listen to the wise words above. The National Electrical Code is very clear on this issue, as are all power companies. You must install (or have ins...