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I have track lighting that has 3 wires plus a ground wire.

I have track lighting that has 3 wires plus a ground wire. Trying to replace it with a connector that only has 2 wires plus a ground. What do I do about the extra wire?

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Mike G.

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Are you there? ?Do you know anything about wiring a timer to

Are you there?JA: No. I'm the Electrician's Assistant.Customer: ?Do you know anything about wiring a timer to a pump start relayJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The timer is new, the relay is old. No, we have not. I thought it would be a simple wire by wire replacment, but neither the old time, or the new have a marked master valve (or pump) connection.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The timer is an Orbit 28954 4 station timer. The PSR is a Batrow double pole. Kind of old.

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Brian H

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How do I most skillfully get this electrical adapter off of

How do I most skillfully get this electrical adapter off of this wire and transfer it to the new fixture?

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Mike G.

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I have a blower fan that pulls 12V DC and 2.6-3 amps, I'm

I have a blower fan that pulls 12V DC and 2.6-3 amps, I'm trying to make a workaround so I can plug it into an AC power outlet. So, I got a transformer like you would find on a laptop that converts standard AC to 12V 3 Amp DC. When I connected the wires though, the fan only puts out a weak pulse. I read somewhere that when translating AC to DC you're effectively cutting out half of the wave sign and therefore will only get the arcs from the positive half, which would naturally be intermittent or "pulsing." But it's also my understanding that transformers are supposed to "rectify" that, and I've tried this with two transformers now and they both cause the fan to pulse. Is there another component I need to pass the current through to make the fan have a continuous current? If it's any help, this is a diagnostic of the fan that I'm using, it's the Turbo 3000.Thanks!-forrest

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Mike G.

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I have three wires coming from my fan. I assume line, load

I have three wires coming from my fan. I assume line, load and ground. I am trying to install to a Leviton dehumidistat with black, white, green and red terminals. Can you advise me how to connect?

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Mike G.

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I have an existing 240v outlet for a stove. I am changing to

Hi, I have an existing 240v outlet for a stove. I am changing to gas and could use two more 120v circuits in the kitchen. The 240v line is 8/3 with a ground. If i change the breakers to 15 or 20 amp single pole breakers, is there a problem with the wire being to big at 8 Guage? Being that I'll step down to 12 gauge for the new outlets?ThanksJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just todayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope

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Kevin

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Can I use a hubbell twist lock plug, on the end of 1/2 inch

Can I use a hubbell twist lock plug, on the end of 1/2 inch liquid tight conduit with plug clamped to conduit connector? I couldn't find anything on it in the code book.

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Mike G.

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I have an outlet in a bedroom that has 3 black wires, 3

I have an outlet in a bedroom that has 3 black wires, 3 white wires and one ground. Two of the black wires are connected to brass screws and the third is inserted into the back of the receptacle. The same thing for the white wires, two are connected to the silver screws and one is inserted into the back of the receptacle. I cannot find any examples of this type of outlet wiring. What are those 3rd wires for?

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I am adding power to a step van through an RV 30 A cord. I

I am adding power to a step van through an RV 30 A cord. I will be connecting the cord into a panel box which is a Homeline outdoor breaker box. I have pictures to attach, and I am hoping you can give me guidance. I will need to ground the box to the truck chassis I know. Can you help?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just a few hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I would like too, but I want to make sure it is correct and safe!JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have pictures of the box and breakers if that will help.

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Mike G.

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