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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 Robert About Troubleshooting


Question: Unfortunately, we are having to turn our air conditioners on already in the Midwest. I have two units, one for each level of my house. My unit downstairs will not turn on. I checked the fuse outside and swapped it with the upstairs unit and it still did not work.



Electrical Question From Buster About Troubleshooting


Question: I have 2 wall plugs and 1 closet light that works intermittently. There is no apparent/obvious reason. They are closely connected and all work or do not work at same time.



Electrical Question From a Student About Automotive Wiring


Do you have a more detailed diagram for a 1987 Suzuki 1400 ignition and basic starting system available?



Electrical Question From Hank About GFCI Wiring


Question: I am about to finish building a 32′ x 48′ garage/shop and nearly ready to start the electrical wiring. I have been told that there are differences, according to the NEC, between wiring a garage or a shop.



Electrical Question About Light Switch Wiring


Question: I purchased a neon sign and want to hard wire it to a light switch. See arrows on the attached picture.
The light switch use to wire my pool table lights.



Electrical Question From Brendan About Wiring Diagram


I have a 12 vdc Shurflo, smart sensor 15 amp requirement, r.v. pump that i am trying to wire to work in my home. I am trying to wire to an electrical cord so i can plug it into my home.



Electrical Question From Ashley About Troubleshooting


On my air conditioning condenser unit outside, I have an issue with my blower fan motor not running when switched on.



Electrical Question From Michael About Troubleshooting


Question: I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor. Wire that was 44 ohms and is now 36 ohms @ 120v



Electrical Question From Jean About Troubleshooting


Question: Why do I get a spark when I plug in my treadmill?



Electrical Question From Joe About Wiring Diagram


Can I wire from breaker to receptacle to switch to light fixture ?



Electrical Question From Rick About 4-Way Switch Wiring


Do you have a wiring diagram for a 4 way switch circuit that has multiple light fixtures with a switch at the beginning of the run



Electrical Question From a Student About Grounding


What size ground wire is used to ground a 200 Amp service?



Electrical Question From Steven About Dryer Wiring


I need to install a 4 prong female dryer plug in place of a 3 plug. Only problem is the ground (bare wire) was cut short and I cannot pull any more wire out of the wall.



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