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I bought 14/2 type NM- to hook up a ceiling fan, but it is

I bought 14/2 type NM-B to hook up a ceiling fan, but it is very stiff and near impossible to wrap around the screw connectors. Can I use the type of wire for lamps? The kind where instead of a solid wire there are strands?

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I have a Furnas - Siemens 3 phase contactor with overload

Hi PearlJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I have a Furnas - Siemens 3 phase contactor with overload relay. ESP 100JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: the wiring diagram shows to connect from L1 the control switch, Pressure switch, where does it connect to after it comes out of the switch and connected to on the contactor?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: It is new, I've contacted Siemens, was told cant be hooked up with control switch.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Just need to know how to make the magnetic contactor to close, I know how to change the voltage on the magnet.

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Follow up-there are 4 wires that were connected to switch

Follow up-there are 4 wires that were connected to switch incorrectly. One hot black wire and one red, one black, one black/white. These last three are not live with power on. The two switches should turn on/off the fan and the light independently(the switch is two toggle switches) , the other should be always on to power the circuit that controls the outlet and light that are connected. What are the connections?

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Breaker that I just removed has two wires attached. One has

Breaker that I just removed has two white wires attached. One has a black stripe and I'm not seeing any thing except with a single wire. Am I looking for the wrong thing?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: House is 40 years old , Breaker just blew upJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possibleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Can't think of anything but then it's not like I'm a certified electricianJA: 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: Trying to replace a Gould I-T-E GFCI. Type QF-115. I am only finding breakers with one wire instead of two like this one hasJA: 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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I have a three switch plate next to my front door that

I have a three switch plate next to my front door that operates #1 Interior lights, #2 Entry light, and #3 Porch light. I bought a dusk to dawn light timer that's meant to replace the #3 switch in the bank of switches. However, once I turned off the breaker and opened the light switch housing, I'm totally stumped by the wiring. I should note that this wiring is less than two years old and was installed as part of a remodel project (by a professional electrical contractor). Here's how it looks: There are four white conduits leading to the junction box. Conduit "A" has wires red, black, white, and green. Red is connected to the top of switch #1. Black is connected to the bottom of #1. White is connected to a hub of several other white wires coming from the other 3 conduits and tied together. Green is connected to a hub of all the greens. Conduit "B" has a black wire connected to the bottom of switch #2. White is connected to the white wire hub. Green is connected to the green wire hub. Conduit "C" has black, white, and green wires all connected to their respective colored hubs. Conduit D has a black wire connected to the boom of switch#3. White is connected to the white hub. Green is connected to the green hub. The hub with all the black wires has dark grey wires that connect this hub to the bottom of switches #2, and #3.So this timer switch that i bought to replace switch #3 has red, white, black, and green wires. Switch #3 (like switch #2) has a black wire in from a conduit and a black wire from the hub of black wires. How should i connect the new timer switch into this configuration? That you for your help!

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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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I bought a top of the line whole house fan. It has a 1/3 hp

I bought a top of the line whole house fan. It has a 1/3 hp motor. I've run 14-3 NM cable to it. Instructions on the fan are not any help. It doesn't have a "box" attached to it to do the wire nut connections, but it does have a plate that you can remove and little compartment under it. Under the plate there are 3 bolt connections (no nuts included) and 3 spade connections with wire attached. Attached wires only extend 6" from motor however.How am I supposed to wire this? It doesn't seem like there a lot of room to tuck these wires in, but there isn't a long pigtail to be able to install another junction box either.

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I HAVE A PROJECT SHELTER ,PIGS AND SHEEP PLANS NAMED

I HAVE A PROJECT FOR AGRICULTURAL SHELTER FOR COWS,PIGS AND SHEEPPLANS NAMED CORROSIVE AREASMENTIONED SHELTERS ARE CONSIDERED CORROSIVE AREA?IS MANDATORY ON NEC CODE TO INSTALL CONDUIT FOR WIRING BE RIDGID CONDUIT PVC COATED?

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I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed

Hi. I am replacing all down-hanging light fixtures with recessed lighting, the kind with the wiring clips...My hall lights are a downstairs and upstairs light connected turn on and off by 4 switches:1. Kitchen2. Bottom of steps directly down hall from kitchen3. Top of steps to second floor, directly below where upstairs fixture is4. Down the hall from 2nd floor switch and lightThe switch down the hall is a bigger/fatter switch--I guess a 3 or 4 way (I have no clue what I am doing here). It only cuts the power from the other switches. We have to constantly leave it in off for the other three to work.Inside of the hole of the old fixture where the new hole for the can is sawed in the downstairs hallway, there was only standard romex 3 way wire (if I'm saying that right--black, white, copper).In the upstairs hall, there is 3 sets of wires:1. 2 sets with Red, Black, White and Copper2. 1 set with Black, White and CopperThe recessed lighting can has the clip in wire receptacle--multiple inlets to chain lighting together.My questions are,1. How do I wire the recessed lighting box?2. How do I connect the 3 sets of wires upstairs?3. What causes the Lightswitch at the end of the upstairs hallway to cut off the power to the other three switches? I have changed out the switch to test it and put a new one in--same issue.

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