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I planned on replacing my ceiling fan and began by mapping

I planned on replacing my ceiling fan and began by mapping my circuit breaker to turn off the correct room. Surprisingly, NONE of the breakers turned my ceiling fan off. So, I opted to flip my main breaker and shut down power to the house.Then I got nervous and opted to NOT change my ceiling fan because I just shut off all the power to my house and I've never done that before.I flipped the main breaker back on and, following instructions on google, slowly flipped the breakers back on one at a time.And I still have no electricity. At all. For anything. Is there something else I should try or did I just do it wrong?

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ProGrade

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I have a hunter fan 22498 light combo which is remote

I have a hunter fan 22498 light combo which is remote operation only, no wall switch. It has started to click intermittently though it is off. It's the sound of the remote relay button response It can continue even after taking the remote control battery out.Is this reparable or do I need a new fan. I can't repair it myself would the fan need to be removed to repair it?

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Alex

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My gfi reset button in the garage popped in and I cannot get

my gfi reset button in the garage popped in and I cannot get it to stay in when I push it ? just 2 outlets in house will not work. both in bathrooms.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: todayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: possible if easy enoughJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I have calculated that the window a/c, floor heater, lights

I have calculated that the window a/c, floor heater, lights will be 28 amps for a small work shop. I will have 6 -115v outlets.what house wire awg and c/b amps needed?will the wire in the picture work?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Q1: why did a short in one breaker circuit cause several of

Q1: why did a short in one breaker circuit cause several of them to trip? Furthermore it took some time in the off position for the breaker switches to close the circuit again. I tried all the way off and on and the source of the short was disconnected. Before that they would not connect or seemed to have a flaky connection (appliance clock flickered off and an for example)Q2: i am still investigating why the short occurred but I suspect an LED floodlight is bad and drews too much current - is this possible?Thanks very much for your help

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Mike G.

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Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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We're looking at a house that has three pronged outlets that

We're looking at a house that has three pronged outlets that aren't grounded. We ask them to fix it and they're willing to replace with two pronged outlets, how safe is this?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: it's a house we're looking to buyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: oh gosh no, the owners said they'd have to rewire the whole house, but we have appliances that need three prongs so before we buy i'm wondering if this is safeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that i know of

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I asked the inspector and he said, "the service main shall

Hi Kevin...I asked the inspector and he said, "the service main shall have a means to disconnect from the SCE service drop by a breaker, a main disconnect. Every part from the meter towards the power pole is SCE property and shall have no disconnect." I don't understand him, can you help me explain.Thank you.--Al

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Have 2 chest freezers in garage. Want to add a fridge. There

Have 2 chest freezers in garage. Want to add a fridge. There are 2 outlets and both are GFI. The garage doors uses 6 amps. One freezer run 1.5 amp but surges to 12. The other freezer rating is 5 amps. All on a 15 amp circuit.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I am asking your opinion on what happened. Was in the

I am asking your opinion on what happened. Was in the bathroom with the lights on. There is one fixture on the wall with 3 bulbs in it. I have never had more than three - 60 watt bulbs in the fixture. Yesterday when I was in the bathroom, the light intensity went to almost dark then to 50%, then to 100% and back down to dark several times. No other lights in the house did that. The switch and the light fixture are not more than 3 years old. The wiring may be 30 years old to much older, I am not sure. I was thinking to be safe I should replace the switch and the fixture. Any comments?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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