Electric Wiring and Repairs
220v electric furnace hook up. for a furnace. I have installed a 220v electric furnace but have not finished the wire hook up and need some help.
How do you know when to use 12-2 versus 12-3, 14-3 versus 14-2. I keep on getting confused on when to use 2 wire versus 3 wire.
I'm putting in a 30amp disconnect with 10/3 AWG with a ground wiring. The disconnect is a signal phase with ground no neutral bar.
On a 3 phase wire system, does it matter what the orientation of the BLACK, RED and BLUE is when hooking up an industrial AC unit?
I would like to add an additional security light in a gable end of my home. The attic space is not used and is full of blown insulation.
I bought a shear for my garage that is rated for 220 volt single phase and I'm a little confused with the wiring diagram.
I am changing out my home fuse box to a circuit box Additional Info I am doing a master bedroom remodel.
I greatly appreciate your effort in training electricians to be able to work on electrical projects at most every home.
When installing electrical circuit wiring in a basement that will be wired through the ceiling to a first floor outlet near the floor of that level, is Romex wire OK? We have heard that you should use metal cable.
I have been attempting to rewire parts of my garage, so I could have drywall hung. The box in the picture contains 4 wires.
I have a Jandy Aqua link RS4 that run my computer equipment daily. Our dog bit into the wire that runs from the pool computer box outside to the control panel inside my home.
I have replaced a good amount of receptacles in my home, and I'm the type of person that worries about every last thing possible and mainly about burning my house down.
I'm installing an oven. Behind the electrical wall plate i have a ground wire, black and white but on my oven i have a red, black, green, and a white.
I had hired a electrician to run under cabinet lighting in my kitchen however for another problem not relating to that i had another electrical contractor through the house today and the holes are not patched from your install and he stated some alarming potential hazards with the install that i wanted to clear up.
What GAGE wire or wire size is appropriate to handle up to 1200 watts of home current on a 120 volt, 20 amp circuit.
I am running an electric circuit from my electrical power box about 800 feet for a pump at my pond.
Electrical Wiring Question I noticed a few web sites warned about not getting nicks in the wires as your stripping them.
Some of the 14 gauge wires I stripped to attach to receptacles will sometimes how a ring near the base of the wire after it is stripped, and I use a good quality craftsman wire stripper, making sure that I use the 14 gauge notch.
Replacing Honeywell t6160 room stat (Mains, 3-wire)with Horstmann DRT2 (Battery operated, 2-wire).
I want to wire a bathroom exhaust fan to come on when the light over the shower is on to exhaust moisture, but also want to be able to operate the fan independently on another switch without the shower light on to exhaust odor.
All the existing ceiling fans in my house are wired to 2 switches, one for the fan and one for the light.
This is my first visit to your site. Can you recommend any electrical wiring software?.
A few years back I installed a sub panel in my garage to run my 220 Volt Welder and air compressor.
I purchased a Leviton Porcelain Lamp holder with a pull chain, the rating is 660W 250V at Home Depot.
Electrical Tips to Help You Wire it Right
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!
The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets
Light indicates if wiring is incorrect
Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!
The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.