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In a three unit condominium one of the units has lost its

In a three unit condominium one of the units has lost its ground path. The ground conductor in the feeder is not continuous. We installed a new service and this condition remained. The electrical contractor installed a ground rod at the panel whose ground wire was open. I question this installation since the only place the ground and neutral are to be connected together is at the service panel.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The property was constructed in 1990. I'm questioning the installation made by the electrician.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If the separated ground rod is ok then there will not be any electrical work. The question is, does the separated ground rod meet NEC requirements.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No.

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Kevin

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Diploma

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My sister in law just started with a problem. When she

My sister in law just started with a problem. When she turned on the dryer in her basement the lights became britter When she turned on the garbage disposal the lights dimed Could this be problems in the main panel box or the wire coming into the house from outside? .JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just this past week. We had some strong winds for 3 days.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes. Im pretty handyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: She said her hair dryer seems to be slower too

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I have lost power in my basement and garage. They are on the

I have lost power in my basement and garage. They are on the same breaker, it was not tripped, but I replaced it and nothing has changed.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possibleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Needing to put subpanel in my shed, 100 amp service with a

needing to put subpanel in my shedJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 100 amp service with a 120ft run is what im needing wireing info for. what size would work best for me in aluminum. 2/2/2?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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My lights in the whole house get really bright then really

My lights in the whole house get really bright then really dimJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Three daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possibleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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I had some remodeling done in my house which included

I had some remodeling done in my house which included electrical upgrade and so the fuse box in the garage had some additional circuits and breakers added to it. After the remodeling was done and once we got our washer and dryer put back in their locations as they were. The washer works but our LG LDEX8000v dryer does not dry (not heating - the electronic panel gives error code "np" which is supposed to mean "no power". The dryer motor works, i disassembled it and checked the fuses, thermostat switches and heating elements and all pass the ohm meter test. I have not touched the main control board which in my model sit on top of the drum. The Repair Clinic website points me to the main control board being the cause. But since the remodeling work touched my fuse box, i am not sure if the issue is an input power at the outlet. I have a 3-wire connection to the dryer it is supposed to be a 120V from netural to hot on both sides and it is. But when i go from the hot terminal to the other hot terminal, the volt meter reads zero. Is this right, or do i need to have an electrician come and take a look?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,396 satisfied customers
Adding two new circuits to my garage, a 110V 20A and a 220V

Adding two new circuits to my garage, a 110V 20A and a 220V 30A. I am using the master house panel since it's literally on the opposite side of the wall from where I want the outlets. The only circuits on the master panel now are 220V for the dryer, range, furnace, etc. so I don't have a 110V on the master to look at for reference. And the master panel is wired a little differently than the sub-panel.Sub-panel has 3-wire, black to breaker, white to common, and copper to a different common. Master panel has two white from the breaker (I understand that a 220 is two 110's bonded, so that makes sense) and a copper going to a common. There's no second common like the sub-panel. So for a 110V off of the master would I just do one wire (let's say white) to the breaker, and the black to the common, and leave the copper disconnected??

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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With power co new drop be 3 or 4 wire for 400amp service.

Hey Kevin , With power co new drop be 3 or 4 wire for 400amp service.And , I believe that you said that the existing wire to house , will not need to be changed . Existing 200amp 3 wire feed to service panel .

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Have a spark behind breakers when a draw is made on power

Have a spark behind breakers when a draw is made on power like from pump, or washing machine goes to spinJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Couple days on and off have looked for bad common, not been able to find oneJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Had the problem before was a broken common

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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