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  1. Look in the closest working receptacle on that...

    Look in the closest working receptacle on that same circuit.

    The cable goes from box to box. The outgoing wire may have become disconnected/burned/loose....probably in the back of the recep.
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    A proper fuse would prevent an overload. In...

    A proper fuse would prevent an overload.

    In normal operating condirions, the #10 cord wouldn't even come close to overheating.


    That said, a fire can still happen, even with all the proper...
  3. Is it really that hard to turn off two switches...

    Is it really that hard to turn off two switches upstairs?

    You are lazier than I am :)
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    Yeah, the hot wire laying behind the receptacle...

    Yeah, the hot wire laying behind the receptacle had a nick or sclice in the insulation and was sitting there from day one, a fraction of an inch from a short circuit. When you pushed the plug in, it...
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    This is probably the best advice he gave you....

    This is probably the best advice he gave you. This is a relatively simple 3/4 -1 day job for a person with the right experience and tools but, IMO, this is not a DIY project.

    If the meter socket...
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    The old meter socket probably need to be upgraded...

    The old meter socket probably need to be upgraded to 200A also.

    A meter/panel combo would be your best bet. I've not heard of a 24" minimum height rule. If it does exist in your area, you would...
  7. Thread: 220v to 110v

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    You can not put a panel in the dwelling bathroom...

    You can not put a panel in the dwelling bathroom or in a clothes closet.


    Subtle but important difference.
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    What's the deal with my toilet?

    I should know this but.......my toilet doesn't flush properly but I am convinced it's not blocked.

    I can dump 1/2 gallon of water directly into the bowl and it dumps perfectly but when I flush it...
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    I have no idea but...............................

    I have no idea but............................ I'M HEADED TO PRESCOTT IN A FEW MINUTES!! (Friday afternoon)

    I love Prescott. I have a cabin in Highland Pines, about 10 minutes West of town.
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    He has to learn how to feel the wire tightening...

    He has to learn how to feel the wire tightening in the lug.

    Let him do it then check his work.
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    Possibly. There is a rejection thingy that doen't...

    Possibly. There is a rejection thingy that doen't allow the breaker to plug into a "normal" bus. The bus has to be notched in the middle to accept tandems. They could also be CL breakers listed for...
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    That's your opinion as well as mine, but I know...

    That's your opinion as well as mine, but I know there are areas where they allow the freaking unfused service conductor cable to be tacked to the side of a building.
  13. This guy is fast and, unless he was charging $300...

    This guy is fast and, unless he was charging $300 an hour, he was cheap.

    The fan alone would cost him 20 or 30 bucks and anothr 8 for the stacked switch.

    With 30+ years of experience, I...
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    Avoid complications. Skip the panel. Use...

    Avoid complications.

    Skip the panel.


    Use the #10 wire on a 20 amp breaker and #12 wire inside the shed for the receps and lights.


    The exposed portion of Uf cable need to be protected...
  15. Huh? Anyway....your lamps are probaby not...

    Huh?



    Anyway....your lamps are probaby not in the tombstones correctly. Remove them and try again.
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    Incoming wires black and white? Photocell...

    Incoming wires black and white?

    Photocell wires red, black and white?

    If so:

    All whites together (incoming, photocell and lamp socket)

    Incoming black to photocell black
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    But don't lose any sleep over it.

    But don't lose any sleep over it.
  18. Thread: burnt smell

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    That burned wiring smell sticks around a while. ...

    That burned wiring smell sticks around a while.

    It will be fine.
  19. Put your panel cover back on and leave it alone....

    Put your panel cover back on and leave it alone.

    Transformers buzz sometimes. If it bothers you, simply replacing it will probably do the trick.
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    Great. I'd worry more about the splice than...

    Great.

    I'd worry more about the splice than the neutral/ground thing.

    Consider replacing the cable(s)
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    I might run a ground then, seperate from the...

    I might run a ground then, seperate from the cable. It probably wouldn't pass an inspection but if the ground wire was run cleanly and secured, it would do the trick.

    I would still probably leave...
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    Your old panel is probably fed with SE cable that...

    Your old panel is probably fed with SE cable that has a bare neutral/ground.

    There isn't a legal fix other than running a new 4 wire feed. Anything you try to do to fix it will just cause other...
  23. Thread: Wiring a shed

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    UF is a bad wiring method. Use pipe and wire. ...

    UF is a bad wiring method. Use pipe and wire.

    Keep bends to a minimum with no back to back 90's.

    Use a 6x6 jb at the NM/THWN transition (bond it)

    NEC says no NM in the sleeve outside...
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    Unorthodox wiring methods rarely simplify...

    Unorthodox wiring methods rarely simplify anything.

    Keep the power and switch legs in the switch boxes and run a 3wire between them.
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    Reasonable is a relative term. I never run the...

    Reasonable is a relative term.

    I never run the travelers thru the lights. Too many extra splices and you have to take fixtures down to troubleshoot.

    2 wire power at one end, 2 wire switch leg...
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