You mean withOUT running a new cable from the main breaker box? Sorry, but that is required to make this work. Actually, you just need power co...
TimBonhamMember since 01/09/07
Most such fans have a small switch somewhere on them that controls whether they blow in or out. Possibly that got bumped accidentally when you rem...
Basically, you install 2 new boxes where the 2 new lights will be located, and run a short cable from each back to the old box. Then in that box, ...
What you have there is a 'switch leg' circuit. Power from the main box goes to the light (one of them), and then the hot wire runes down the black...
How did you test to get the 87 V. reading? In general, you can't get a valid reading on a circuit without a load on it. So just testing a cir...
Yes, it is. It's almost always OK to run electrical items at less than the maximum load; in fact, it's usually a good idea. Your living roo...
"Anyway, to be compliant would I have to eliminate the sub-panel ground rod and instead directly bury a ground wire follwing the path of the PCV co...
The lights upstairs flickering when the air conditioning comes on, and the TV & refrigerator acting up too, indicate a temporary overload caused wh...
It's highly unlikely that the box itself would be a risk for this. It really is not much more than a metal box, with a main breaker and bus bars t...
On your second question, don't do this. These communication cables ought to be at least a couple of feet away from power cables when they run pa...
That should probably work, though a foot or so would be better. The worst that is likely to happen is that the device(s) connected to the data...
I've had CFL's that were failing start to flicker, and thus overheat so that the plastic base starts to get scorched or even slightly melted. But ...
Probably not _every_ wall. In the northern states, for example, plumbers avoid putting pipes in the outside walls to avoid frozen pipes in win...
No. Tracing the wiring from other rooms or the basement may give you indications of where it goes, but you can't be sure.
Try taking a non-conductive item like a wooden spoon and trying to wiggle the outlet when there is nothing plugged into it -- does it still spark w...
In my experience, the home study field, either mail or computer, is rife with scammers who take your money and deliver little of any use. Most c...
Yes, it is safe to use those replacements. mAh is milli-Amp-hour, basically a measurement of the amount of electricity that those batteries wi...
Presumably these were all black wires (except the grounds). You don't mention the white wires; they were probably all connected together and shove...