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Is there a room or portable air conditioner that does not

Is there a room or portable air conditioner that does not draw much power (is it the number of AMPS? I should be looking at?) The house has the same electrical since the 1950's. We're hoping at least a 5000 BTU won't trip the circuit breaker.

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Mike G.

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I have 2 wall heaters one is 240/3000w and the other is

Hello...I have 2 wall heaters one is 240/3000w and the other is 240/2000w. Can on run these on one 20 amp double pole circuit breaker?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: System is newJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I doJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That all I got for youJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

Electrical Journeyman Certificate

 
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I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can

I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can have up to 15 light bulbs at 40 watts each. I've been using 16/2 lamp cord.I want to add a dimmer and 15 amp power receptacle to the mirror. Can I still use 16/2? I've been looking for 14/2 but I. An only find it in low voltage landscape wire. What's the safest way to do this?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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How do you test bad circuit when none of the breakers appear

How do you test for a bad circuit when none of the breakers appear to be tripped? The house is 100 this year. I have been here 9 years without any issues.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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Ceiling fan with remote. Two 3-way switches in sequence one

Ceiling fan with remote.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two 3-way switches in sequence one on main floor, one at top of stairs second floor . Source at first switch. Circuit ends at ceiling fan. Want switches to operate light only and fan to run constantly with speed controlled by remoteJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: 14/2 source. 14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2. 14/3 to fanJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yup. . Wiring is in. . Just need to hook it up correctly. . Uninterrupted power to fan. Switches only control lightJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope. Just need a wiring diagramJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

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I programed the Minka Aire remote DL-4111G-01 and now the

I programed the Minka Aire remote DL-4111G-01 and now the Minka wall switch will not work. I prefer to have the wall switch operational. How can I do this?

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mrromex

field supervisor

5 years of college courses

 
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We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from

We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from our home. The heat pump is 145,000BTU, requires a dedicated 50amp circuit. In addition, we will be running a 1.5HP pool pump and some LED lighting. We'd like to run a sub panel from our home to power all of this. We're planning on running 2 1/2 sch40 conduit from the house to the pool to carry wiring. I'm just not sure if (1) I can do this without too much voltage drop and (2) if I'll have big enough lugs at my main panel to accommodate this.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I HAVE A SEARS RADIAL SAW MODEL 113.19771 MOTOR 63607. THE

I HAVE A SEARS RADIAL SAW MODEL 113.19771 MOTOR 63607. THE MOTOR HAS BECOME HARD TO TURN AND IT TRIPS THE BREAKER WHEN TURNED ON. IT WAS BOUGHT NEW IN 1978. WHAT COULD THE CAUSE BE? WOULD PARTS MAYBE BE AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRS? THANKS FOR ANY INFO AVAILABLE. ***@******.***JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just a couple of weeks.it is not used on a regular basis. i have owned it since it was new. i have operated it about 99.5% of the timeJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: maybe, i do have a little electrical knowledgeJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: THANK YOU VERY MUCHJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT QUIT WORKING AND THE SPINDLE IS PRETTY STIFF. IT HAD BEEN SEVERAL WEEKS SINCE I USE IT LAST. IT HAS NEVER HAD ANY WORK PERFORMED ON IT BEFORE. IT HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD SAWJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and

Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and my clothes dryer (in the basement) suddenly aren't working. Neither one has any power coming to it (no beeps if buttons are pushed, no lights, etc.) Both are electric; no gas. Everything else in the house, including air conditioning and fridge, appears to be working normally.My first step was to check the circuit board. All switches are in the "on" position. I'm baffled on how to even start figuring this one out.Suggestions, please.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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