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Maybe, is an electrician available? Just starting, yes,

Maybe, is an electrician available?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just startingJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Residential basement wiring (receptacles, lights, etc.)JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Its a new house with a partial finished basement. Finishing the rest

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I just installed a sub panel into a basement for a buddy, he

I just installed a sub panel into a basement for a buddy, he has a 200amp main, installed a 60amp to feed the sub panel, ran 6ga. New box has 100amp disconnect, two 15amp arc fault for lights, 4 20amp arc fault for outlets, plus two reg 20amp units for utility etc. anytime I put a load on any of the arc fault breakers (even one single light) the breaker will trip. wired in an outlet for the reg breakers no issue. In the main box the common and the ground are shared, when running the cable to the sub box, common is common, but the ground bar is separate with an isolated ground. Do I need to a isolated ground or what?

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I'm trying to hook up a 70 -2 amp breaker box. I will be

I'm trying to hook up a 70 -2 amp breaker box. I will be installing 4 15 amp breakers in the 2 slots. The feed wire is coming from a 30 amp breaker from the main box. The wire was for a 220 outlet originally. It's a 10-2 600 volts wire. I'm putting some lights in the attic. Can't figure out proper way to hook it up. I'm running 12-2 wire for my lights. I have pictures to show you the box setup.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started a weekJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125

I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125 amp main lug load center. I don't see the ground wire bar in it. I see a place for neutral and where to hook the red and black wires. So confused where the grounds goJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started tonight. I should have taken a picture of the box before disconnecting it. I'm replacing the load box.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Load wire from the main house panel is 4 wire, red, black, white and ground. There was no ground bar in the old box but one came with the new box so not sure how they had it wired before

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I have 3 rooms that the power goes off I have changed all

I have 3 rooms that the power goes off I have changed all the wall sockets and on and off switch it does not throw the breakers looking for something any suggestions?

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I am looking into dimming lights.. daughter/son-in-law

I am looking into dimming lights.. daughter/son-in-law bought a house, and when putting on nespresso machine and the like, kitchen lights a lot. Also have noticed when turning a light switch in a bathroom it will turn on the smoke detector under certain combinations in the bathroom.. I am trying to get them to get some professional help.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: They moved in their house in November. It is around 1950's house with 100 amp service. Had house inspection which in my estimation, this should have been caught.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I just trying to convince them that this is a serious problem that should be addressed before cosmetic improvements to the house. I live in Bristol RI and they live in Nyack, NY

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I have an outlet that stopped working. the circuit breaker

I have an outlet that stopped working . the circuit breaker looks fine and is not tripped. When I put the tester on the hot wire and the gound it shows a circuit, but when I put it on the hot wire and the white it comes up with nothing.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: It is 20 years old and no electrician yet.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It is a ground fault outlet in the kitchen but a standard breaker in the panel. All the wires in the panel seem tight.

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I have a house in the panel, I used a multimeter to see

I have a house in the panel, I used a multimeter to see voltage. I saw 210v instead of 110. It could be a hot wire touching neutral. How do I use a multimeter to detect the problem area?Shall I turn off circuit breaker one by one to see?

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I am getting ready to build a shop in the back of my

I am getting ready to build a shop in the back of my property. I want to install a 100 amp sub panel in the shop 120' from a new 200 amp main panel at the house. I am trying to figure what size wire and conduit size i need to use.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I have wanted to do it for the last 28 years. My son and I started removing trees and prepairing the pad the past fall. I have an engineer drawing up the plans but he does not do electrical. We are hoping to submit the plans this month but I need the electrical specs firstJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The existing service is 100 amps and the house is 28 years old. The power company has surveyed the existing incoming line and has advised me it will need to be updated and they will handle that portion. The rest we want to do ourselvesJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I know of

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