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I have two LED light fixtures on one switch. When I turn off

I have two LED light fixtures on one switch. When I turn off the switch, one of the lights is still very dimly visible, as if it still has five to ten volts of power. The switch is connected to the white incoming power wire. Should it be connected to the black wire instead?

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Kevin

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I am installing an outdoor panel with a 150A main breaker it

Hi,I am installing an outdoor panel with a 150A main breaker it will serve as the main disconnect as well as provide additional outdoor circuits if needed. It has feed-thru lugs which will be used to connect it to the main panel using a 2/0-2/0-2/0-1 AL service entry cable. The cable will be routed out the back knock-out of the outdoor panel through the exterior wall and into the stud cavity where it will be routed into the attic and thru the attic to the interior wall where the main panel is located.My questions is regarding protecting the cable in the stud cavity. I am planning on installing a nailing plate across the full width of the stud cavity on the interior side and run the cable behind it over to the stud. I will then run it in a 1 1/2" EMT conduit up in to the attic. Is this the proper code compliant way to protect it?Thanks,Alan

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I need to temporarily move some stranded wire lines going to

I need to temporarily move some stranded wire lines going to baseboard heaters. In the current boxes I see that most of the wires pass straight through the box without wire nuts. Is there any issue with me turning off the main, cutting the wires, rerouting the line and wire nutting back together.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: are wire nut joints any issue to baseboard heatJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: 220v stranded wire. Most are unbroken. Any problem to splice them?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I bought a new track system for my kitchen and it is

I bought a new track system for my kitchen and it is different than the one installed 30 years ago. The wire to the existing power feed has three wires plus a ground. The new power feed only has three screws to attach the wire to. What do I doJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: It hasn't worked in 5 years.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was yes. I thought it would be simply remove the old and replace.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I know of.

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Sam Irvin

Electrical Systems Journeyman

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You helped me yesterday with the pendant lighting. I'm about

Hi there -- you helped me yesterday with the pendant lighting. I'm about to install the new GFCI circuit and wanted to walk through it and figured I'd open a new question for it.The existing has two lines connected to the power, each line runs back to a white wire, each of which are connected to the neutral bar, so I'm not suer how to proceed.

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Sam Irvin

Electrical Systems Journeyman

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I want to replace a motion sensor switch with a regular

Hi. I want to replace a motion sensor switch with a regular switch. The motion sensor switch has wires going to "load," "hot," and "neutral," but not to ground. The switch I want to replace it with only has three connections: "load," "hot," and "ground." So it appears that my current setup has a neutral wire but no ground wire. How would I set that up to the single pole switch. Is it okay not to have a ground wire, and what do I do with the "extra" neutral wire? The house was rewired in 2012.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just today. I wanted to change the switch.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I had planned to. Back before we had the house rewired I replaced several switches, and it was a simple matter (turning off the current first). And I can only do simple stuff, but this seems strange.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No.

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

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This is an electrical question. I just installed two wall

This is an electrical question. I just installed two wall ovens on a single circuit. One of the ovens had an AL pigtail. I used connector lugs that kept the copper and AL conductors separated. I did this for the two hots and neutral wires. Do I need to do this for the grounds also because one of them is AL, or can I use a wire cap. It's a 30 mile round trip to the electrical supply store and I'd rather not go if it is not necessary. Thanks in advance for answering my question.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I was doing wiring work in my attached garage. The new 12ga

I was doing wiring work in my attached garage. The new 12ga romex I ran out there was tested hot from the arc-faulted breaker all the way out. Now that I hooked up my outlets, the entire line is dead. I doubled checked the breakers, tripped them, and still nothing. I am perplexed. My suspicion is the Arc Fault breakers which I hate.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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It seems that one of 8 ballasts has shorted and triggering

It seems that one of 8 ballasts has shorted and triggering the ground fault on my duplex. The 2 ft 20watt lamps are remote from the ballasts which are about 2inch cube shaped ballasts that say GE 140H with a single black "hot" line going in and a single black line coming out. The fixtures have a 3 pin (not 120Volt prongs) connectors with what I assume is ground, ballast hot wire and neutral and a FS-2 starter. I can either replace the ballast if any are available or switch to T8 if not to demanding. I replaced the other 4ft ballast to T8s without to much problem.

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Jason

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Associate Degree

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