Jason, Your follow up question was appreciated and shows your concern for the proper answer regarding terminating copper and aluminum conductors t...
WiremanMember since 12/19/04
Just hook the black to the pigtail hot and the white to the neutral and I am certain it will work. If you are using a digital meter you might be pi...
Jason, You may mount the fixture over the junction box and anchor it to the wallboard. Make sure you have a ground connection from the box to the ...
Yes you can use the existing wiring if it is no longer needed for the original purpose. Run #14 wire from the existing outlet to the heater and cha...
The single phase line coming into the starter box should go to L1 and L2 on the starter. The two lines going to the motor should be connected to T1...
I believe styrofoam is required to be covered with a fire rated material such as drywall because it is a fire hazard. Produces poisonous gases duri...
As an electrical contractor in wisconsin we have to tax three different ways. If we contract with you to do a job we pay tax on the materials we bu...
Make sure the power is off even to the point of turning the main off if you are not certain it is off. Take a standard pliers and stick it into th...
You can use a soldering iron and install the round flat tip, mark your plastic and run the flat tip along your mark. Will work with the thin or thi...
In the outlet box, tie together the white wire going to the switch, the hot wire and add a pigtail that goes to the outlet and remove the tie betwe...
Darkroast, Do you have two pullout fuseholders at the top of your fuse box? If so, the main pullout is on the left and the range pullout is on the...
Cellar, You may still have trouble with the T-8 bulbs. Although the ballast is rated for cold temp the bulbs may still be dim. If so, You can purch...
Martee, we tore our bathtub out and replaced it with a modular acrylic shower. Saw no use for a tub so just installed a shower. It turned out great...
Putting drywall mud on the walls of a mobile home is fine unless you are using the home as a seasonal get away. The cold of winter when the heat is...
Kallan, By the way, I also recommend using either SQD QO panels or Cutler-Hammer type CH panels, especially for handling the welders and shop equi...
Kallan, The 200 amp service will be fine. Taking into consideration the size of your shop I would recommend a 100 amp feeder to a 100 amp main bre...
Feed the sub panel with #8 THW or THHN protected at 50 amps. The neutral and ground must be isolated in the subpanel. You can purchase a ground ba...
Kallan, What size of home are you building? And the shop. Is it for your own use? Lots of machinery, power tools, etc? Employees working there or ...
cs, Tom O said it all. No need to check for power at the light. There is no neutral in the switch box and Tom O's advice was 100% correct. Ron