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I removed a light fixture in my garage and don't remember

I removed a light fixture in my garage and don't remember how how wires were connected. Light fixture has standard black, white and ground wires. Ceiling box has 3 white twisted, 2 black twisted and one black, red and ground. The red is for switch. How do I fix my mess? I can send photo.

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Kevin

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What demension size junction box do I need for four four

what demension size junction box do I need for four four inch pipes and 2-1 inch pipes going straight through this junction box.

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Kevin

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To clarify the connection of the grounded bare from the main

To clarify the connection of the grounded bare from the main panel to the sub-panel in the detached garage, is this bonded to the sub-panel box and the 8 ft buried rods? Also, what is the purpose of the pvc enclosure to the 8 awg grounding electrode connecting the 2 buried grounding rods? All of this seems overkill, and presents considerable work in the field. The feed is behind the fern.

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Kevin

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How does this work? I just ask questions for free? This

How does this work? I just ask questions for free?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: This website?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have a few questions about a service entrance

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Kevin

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Background: I have a 220v/30a circuit with a NEMA 14-30 plug

Background: I have a 220v/30a circuit with a NEMA 14-30 plug attached to it. Our dryer currently uses it. I want to also use the outlet to charge our electric car. The charger reported a ground fault when I plugged it in and sure enough, when I opened up the outlet, I found that the ground receptacle had no wire plugged into it. I ran some bare copper wire from the ground receptacle to the metal electric box (not the best way to ground something but probably better than no ground at all). When I tried the charger again: same problem, ground fault. Our hot water heater, just a few feet away, was recently replaced and inspected. It has an exposed ground wire (bare copper). Question: is it safe to run an exposed bare copper wire from the ground receptacle in the 14-30 out into the garage (along the exterior of the wall) and connect it to the hot water heater ground wire? Will it pass a code inspection that way? Thanks!

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Kevin

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I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above

I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above ground and I want to paint the area where it comes in. I called my electric company last week, and they said they would call me to schedule turning off the power to the meter. I'm still waiting. A friend at work said the electric company will only turn off power at the meter and the wires connected to the house would still be live. Is this correct? Advice?

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Kevin

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200amp service, 10' from meter to panel, what size wire

200amp service, 10' from meter to panel, what size wire should be used? Does it need to be run in conduit? (wire will be interior)Same 200amp service, 90' from main panel to 200amp subpanel what size wire should be used? Do the interior portions (main panel to the point that it leaves structure #1 and the point that it enters structure #2 to the subpanel) need to be in conduit?What size grounding wire should be used from the panel and subpanel to the ground rods?

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I am running a line from my house to a mini-barn I plan on

I am running a line from my house to a mini-barn I plan on no more than 4 20A circuits I am running underground in conduit. The distance is under 75 feet I need to know what size conductors to use and conduit size.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Are you there?JA: No. I'm the Electrician's Assistant.Customer: okayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I am not going to attach to the source panel but I want to get everything ready for the electrician when he shows upJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Yes how deep does the conduit need to be?

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Kevin

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I am having a problem with my Semens 35 amp GFI. When I use

I am having a problem with my Semens 35 amp GFI. When I use a regular Semens 20 amp braker everything works as advertised. When I use the GFI any thing I use trips the braker even a garage door motor that is not running.I ran a # 10 stranded wire to connect to # 12 solid bx cable for outlets, lights and 2 garage door openers.I disconnected each junction box. When I turn on any light switch on or use an outlet it trips. With every thing connected, as soon as I turn the garage door opener on ( not energizing the motor ) it trips too. ?????

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Kevin

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