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Electrical Question: I have a 2 way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on off the light from either end of the garage. I want to replace one switch with a combination switch power outlet.

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Lee asks:
I have a 2 way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on off the light from either end of the garage.
I want to replace one switch with a combination switch power outlet.
There are 4 wires coming in to the switch I want to replace: Red, Black, White and bare copper ground.
How do wire the new switch to accomodate the 2 way on off operation plus a new outlet which has power applied at all times?

My attempts so far result in no power to the outlet.

Dave’s Reply:
I have a 2-way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on/off the light from either end of the garage. I want to replace one switch with a combination switch/power outlet. there are 4 wires coming in to the switch I want to replace: red, black, white and bare copper ground. how do wire the new switch to accomodate the 2-way on/off operation plus a new outlet which has power applied at all times? my attempts so far result in no power to the outlet.

This electrical wiring question came from Lee in Florisssant, Missouri.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lee.

Wire a Switch

Application: Wire a Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of Missouri. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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    Electrical Question: I have a 2 way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on off the light from either end of the garage. I want to replace one switch with a combination switch power outlet.

    Wire Switch

    Lee asks:
    I have a 2 way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on off the light from either end of the garage.
    I want to replace one switch with a combination switch power outlet.
    There are 4 wires coming in to the switch I want to replace: Red, Black, White and bare copper ground.
    How do wire the new switch to accomodate the 2 way on off operation plus a new outlet which has power applied at all times?

    My attempts so far result in no power to the outlet.

    Dave’s Reply:
    I have a 2-way overhead light switch in the garage, which turns on/off the light from either end of the garage. I want to replace one switch with a combination switch/power outlet. there are 4 wires coming in to the switch I want to replace: red, black, white and bare copper ground. how do wire the new switch to accomodate the 2-way on/off operation plus a new outlet which has power applied at all times? my attempts so far result in no power to the outlet.

    This electrical wiring question came from Lee in Florisssant, Missouri.

    Dave’s Reply:

    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lee.

    Wire a Switch

    Application: Wire a Switch.
    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
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    Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
    Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
    Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
    Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of Missouri. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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    Electrical Question: I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom. Was planning to use a combination switch.

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    Daniel asks:
    I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom.
    Was planning to use a combination switch.
    Current light switch is end of circuit and powers an outlet in the room.
    There is only one 14 2 set of wires in single gang box.
    White wire is hot.
    Can I add on to this set up?

    If so, how?

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    I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom. was planning to use a combination switch. current light switch is end of circuit and powers an outlet in the room. there is only one 14/2 set of wires in single gang box. white wire is hot.
    can I add on to this set up? if so, how?

    This electrical wiring question came from Daniel in Ponte Vedra Beac, Florida.

    Dave’s Reply:

    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Daniel.

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    Electrical Question: I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom. Was planning to use a combination switch.

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    Daniel asks:
    I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom.
    Was planning to use a combination switch.
    Current light switch is end of circuit and powers an outlet in the room.
    There is only one 14 2 set of wires in single gang box.
    White wire is hot.
    Can I add on to this set up?

    If so, how?

    Dave’s Reply:
    I am adding a ceiling fan to a bedroom. was planning to use a combination switch. current light switch is end of circuit and powers an outlet in the room. there is only one 14/2 set of wires in single gang box. white wire is hot.
    can I add on to this set up? if so, how?

    This electrical wiring question came from Daniel in Ponte Vedra Beac, Florida.

    Dave’s Reply:

    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Daniel.

    Add to the Wiring a Ceiling Fan

    Application: Add to the Wiring a Ceiling Fan.
    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
    Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
    Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
    Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Fan, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
    Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Fan should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
    Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of Florida. A permit and inspections may also be required.

    Add to the Wiring a Ceiling Fan in a Bedroom

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    Replacing Electrical Fuses
    How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size
    Installing Electrical Power to a Shop from a Garage
    Installing a Sub Panel to another Electric Panel: I have built a new shop close to my garage and would like to install a over head cable to the garage and for a new panel in the shop. How do I connect to the electrical power in the garage breaker box.
    Why a New 240 Volt Circuit Produces 120 Volts
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    How to Wire a 220 Volt Electric Furnace
    How Do I Wire an Electric Furnace? Wiring Connections for 220 Volt Electric Heater and How to Connect the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Furnace.
    Installing a Separate Pump Circuit Breaker Panel
    Wiring Circuits and Circuit Breakers – A look at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes and electrical panels.
    Electric Heaters and Circuit Safety
    How to Safely Dealing with Increased Electrical Loads – To avoid circuit overload and creating a potentially dangerous condition circuit breakers or fuses should never be removed and replaced with one that is a different type and or has a higher rating.
    Replacing Electrical Fuses
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    Electrical Panel Grounding Methods
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    Understanding Sub-Panels and Neutral Wires
    Is it true that an uninsulated neutral is not allowed to be used with the power feed cable for a sub-panel? Electrical Panels with Neutral Wires and Ground Wires.
    How to Install an Electrical Sub Panel
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    Grounds and Neutrals in Electrical Panel
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    Sizing an Electrical Circuit for a Motor Home
    How to Size an Electrical Circuit for a Motor Home: Motor Home Electrical Circuit Design, Motor homes typically have a 120 volt or 220 volt cord and plug setup which is used to connect to a main AC power source.
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    Dan asks:
    I am getting 108V across grd and neutral wires on this circuit.
    I unplugged my island overhead stove fan and laundry ceiling light fan combo.
    the circuit has a dining and porch light on it and 3 other outlets.
    the breaker never blows and not sure how to troubleshoot.

    Dave’s Reply:
    Im getting 108v across grd and neutral wires on this circuit. I unplugged my island overhead stove fan and laundry ceiling light/fan combo. the circuit has a dining and porch light on it and 3 other outlets. the breaker never blows and not sure how to troubleshoot.

    This electrical wiring question came from Dan in Oceanside, California.

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    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dan.

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    Electrical Question: I am getting 108v across grd and neutral wires on this circuit. I unplugged my island overhead stove fan and laundry ceiling light fan combo.

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    Dan asks:
    I am getting 108V across grd and neutral wires on this circuit.
    I unplugged my island overhead stove fan and laundry ceiling light fan combo.
    the circuit has a dining and porch light on it and 3 other outlets.
    the breaker never blows and not sure how to troubleshoot.

    Dave’s Reply:
    Im getting 108v across grd and neutral wires on this circuit. I unplugged my island overhead stove fan and laundry ceiling light/fan combo. the circuit has a dining and porch light on it and 3 other outlets. the breaker never blows and not sure how to troubleshoot.

    This electrical wiring question came from Dan in Oceanside, California.

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    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dan.

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    Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
    Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
    Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
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    Electrical Question: Currently there is a tesla ev charger hardwired. But i want to replace it with a juicebox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker.

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    Daniel asks:
    Currently there is a Tesla EV charger hardwired.
    But I want to replace it with a JuiceBox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker.
    My breaker is a double 100 amp.
    I will not be doing the work but I would like to order the JuiceBox 48 and want to be certain that the electrician can install it.
    Thank you for your help.
    Dan

    Additional Comments: Easy to use. Thank you

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    Currently there is a tesla ev charger hardwired. but I want to replace it with a juicebox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker. my breaker is a double 100 amp. I will not be doing the work but id like to order the juicebox 48 and want to be certain that the electrician can install it. thank you for your help. dan

    This electrical wiring question came from Daniel in San Francisco, California.

    Dave’s Reply:

    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Daniel.

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    Electrical Question: Currently there is a tesla ev charger hardwired. But i want to replace it with a juicebox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker.

    Change the Wiring EV Charger Outlet

    Daniel asks:
    Currently there is a Tesla EV charger hardwired.
    But I want to replace it with a JuiceBox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker.
    My breaker is a double 100 amp.
    I will not be doing the work but I would like to order the JuiceBox 48 and want to be certain that the electrician can install it.
    Thank you for your help.
    Dan

    Additional Comments: Easy to use. Thank you

    Dave’s Reply:
    Currently there is a tesla ev charger hardwired. but I want to replace it with a juicebox 48 which requires a dedicated 60 amp breaker. my breaker is a double 100 amp. I will not be doing the work but id like to order the juicebox 48 and want to be certain that the electrician can install it. thank you for your help. dan

    This electrical wiring question came from Daniel in San Francisco, California.

    Dave’s Reply:

    Thanks for your electrical wiring question Daniel.

    Change the Wiring a EV Charger Outlet

    Application: Change the Wiring a EV Charger Outlet.
    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
    Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
    Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
    Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the EV Charger Outlet, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
    Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the EV Charger Outlet should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
    Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of California. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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