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Electrical Question about the Red Ceiling Fan Wire


Question: I just installed a ceiling fan and it appears to be working OK. There were three wires in the ceiling box, white, black and red.



Electrical Question from Travis about Ceiling Fan Wiring


Question: Have only two wires out of ceiling . Ceiling fan and light have two black,one white,one green. What to do with hooking up.



Electrical Question – What to do with Ceiling Fan Ground Wires


Question: Why do I have 3 copper ground wires in my ceiling light fixture? I’m putting in a ceiling fan. Do I connect all 3 wires with the green fan ground wire?



Electrical Question from Kabelwa about 220 Volt Wiring Diagram


Question: Send the diagrams of motion sensors installed in windows that is my improvements on security measure.



Electrical Question From Michael about Troubleshooting


I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor.



Electrical Question From Protus about Cable Management


Question: What does cable management mean and what are the factors to be considered during cable management?



Electrical Question about Panels, AFCI and GFCI Requirements


Question: What are the current laws,federal and state for CT. For 2010 for a breaker box



May is National Electrical Safety Month


During National Electrical Safety Month in May, Dave at Ask The Electrician is encouraging homeowners to eliminate electrical safety hazards in and around their home. Electrical hazards can result in property damage, potential injuries and even deadly electrocutions.



Electrical Question From A Beginner About Ceiling Fan Wiring


Question: Hi, I have outlets in my bedroom where the top socket is controlled by a light switch. I would like to make all the sockets constant and add a ceiling fan and control that with the switch.



Electrical Question From Anthony About Troubleshooting


Question: I guess I’ll describe what I did and then ask the question. I wired my pool pump motor. From the house I have 110/115V going into an outdoor outlet box that contains a GFI outlet. These wires went into the line terminals.



Electrical Question From Robert About Light Switch Wiring


Question: My wife and i just found out that when our house was built in 1972 the electrician or contractor that built this house, instead of using a third wire on 3-way switches they used the bear ground wire for their 3rd wire



Electrical Question From a Beginner About Troubleshooting


Question: I live in a modular home. Recently, the lights went off in one room. The circuit breaker had flipped off. When I checked the circuit breaker I noticed it was warm to the touch.



Electrical Question From Eric About Troubleshooting


Question: I had a wire nut with 3 wht 18 ga wires “pop” (melted and broke all at once). The other 2 wire nuts were fine.



Electrical Question From Brian About 220 Volt Wiring


Question: Can I use 6awg THHN wire to run a welder with 220 volts rated at 70 amps max? With a run of 50 feet in 3/4 conduit.



Electrical Question From Jim About Circuit Breaker


Question: I currently have a 100 amp service and am considering adding a hot tub. My panel is full with 12 15A, 7 20A, and 1 60A (double pole) breakers. I have 2 refrigerators, a max of 3 window AC units in the summer, a whirlpool tub, and the usual assortment of kitchen appliances and electronics and a treadmill.



Electrical Question From Harry About Lighting


Question : Currently, over my workbench I have a pull chain incandescent light (14-2 wire). I would like to add 2 new single tube fluorescent fixtures on either side of the incandescent light.



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