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Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for

Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for a few minutes ( part of kitchen is attached to same circuit) , but then will come back on. Checked breaker when this happens and not tripped. When this first started breaker would trip, so I reset it ( the breaker for all this is a 15amp), Now this problem, is the breaker to small for modern appliances, or maybe to old. House was built in 1970 and I don't think anything has ever been changed in home. I'm a first time buyer and would appreciate any info that might help. I'm a little bit of a tomboy and like to try doing things myself Nervous Home OwnerJA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: 1- Panasonic 1000w microwaveJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: Several things go off light w/ceiling fan, 60" HD TV, Stereo, And microwave ovenJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: Just unplugging thingsJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: No, except please help

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Kevin

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I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats

I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats for electric radiant heat panels that I installed in my house, wired on 12/2 wire.

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Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel

Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel in my shed a few feet from my house.

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Kevin

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Is there danger of fire after a plug short-circuited?

Is there danger of fire after a plug short-circuited? Checked the panel and it seems that a fuse has moved somewhat towards the center. I was tiling a backsplash and touched the side of the switch with a metal spatula

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Kevin

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My kitchen and my bathroom on my first floor house have no

My kitchen and my bathroom on my first floor house have no electricity, the switch doesn't turn on and the refrigerator is also off. Before the electricity died, I accidentally left on three air conditioners in three different rooms for a very long time, which I suspect could have caused this. In the basements there are a lot of switches, and usually when the electricity dies in a certain part of the house, a switch would be off, and turning it back to the on would restore the electricity. However, when i checked, all the switches are in the on position. I turned all of the switches off and back on, to try and maybe reset the power, but it didn't work. Now all the switches are on, but there is still no power in my kitchen. Please help :(

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My receptacles in kitchen stopped working and my

My receptacles in kitchen stopped working and my refrigerator needs to be on. What to do.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: For about 2 weeks. I replaced fuses in box in basement. Last night the frig stopped working and I have been trying to find out how to get the receptacles back on. ThanxJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nothing but the frig is plugged in, but I think the 2 receptacles don't have power

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Kevin

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Singlewide mobile home, master bedroom has no power as well

singlewide mobile home, master bedroom has no power as well as master bath lights, living room front side only has no power?JA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: mobile home is a 1992JA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: nothingJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: woke up and power was not working on said areas, I tried changing out light switch in master bathroom as switch was worn. (changed after problem started)JA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure so I will say no

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8536 starter - 3 phase motor. 240 volt coil.....questions:

8536 starter - 3 phase motor. 240 volt coil.....questions:JA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: air compressorJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: how do I hook up a pressure switch to control on/off? There is a pressure switch and an oil level control switch in series.....what terminals do I connect to? Also, there is a red wire coming from the overload/breaker...where does this wire connect?JA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: it was just moving an air compressor to a new location.....someone disconnected the pressure swith wiring and I don't know how to hook it back upJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I want to use this switch: To wire an off-grid application.

I want to use this switch:https://www.amazon.com/Leviton-1288-30-Amp-120-Volt-Double-Pole/dp/B003AUPTP8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8To wire an off-grid application. There will be two sources of 120 A/C power, one from a battery bank inverter and a second from a generator.I want to manually switch between the inverter and generator as needed. The output A/C line will be going into a single 20 AMP circuit.So essentially, I want to wire a DPDT with two A/C input sources to one output.Thank you.

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Kevin

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