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I have an old outlet with 2 sets of 3 hot wires and 3

I have an old outlet with 2 sets of 3 hot wires and 3 neutral wires. My new outlet only has 2 hot screws and 2 neutral, how do i safely wire the new outlet?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Kevin

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Multiple circuits failed after a cup with a metal rim was

multiple circuits failed after a cup with a metal rim was used in a microwave....thing is none of the circuit breakers tripped and when I exchanged circuit breakers the ones on the dead circuits did not bring circuit back to life and the circuit breaker that was on the dead circuit energizes the other circuit fine....ideas?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: house is old these circuits were installed in 2006....not yetJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if i canJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: 7 circuits effected

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Kevin

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Electrician I have two separate light bulbs in my utility

ElectricianI have two separate light bulbs in my utility room in the basement that operate from the same wall switch.I am trying to replace one of the bulbs with a LED lamp fixture that was manufactured in the U.K. and thus the instructions make a reference to wire colors that are not standard in the use. As you can see from the picture, it has a connection for a live (L) wire, as well as a neutral (N) and a ground wire in the middle of the other two.My bulb is a simple one that operates in a circuit with a another bulb, and it has a red, black and white wires already connected (see pictures also).So, which color would be the equivalent of a live, neutral and ground wires? I am specially doubtful on how to treat the red wire.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Just got a tizio lamp from Europe without thinking. the lamp

Just got a tizio lamp from Europe without thinking. the lamp can run an led or halogen bulb. It has a euro round pin plug that says 2.5A 250v. The tag on the lamp say 12v 50 watt. I can't return it. How do I use it with 110V? I have been researching this for days.

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Mike G.

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I am installing a ceiling fan. I have a separate switch for

I am installing a ceiling fan. I have a separate switch for the light and fan. The new ceiling fan motor only has one hot wire and one neutral wire.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 20 minutesJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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I have replaced the light bulbs on my kitchen drop lights

I have replaced the light bulbs on my kitchen drop lights from 35W Halogen (MR11) bulbs to 4W LED (MR11) bulbs.The LED bulbs still get very hot to the touch. Is this normal?I thought that LED bulbs don't get very hot and that is why I changed from Halogen to LED because the Halogen bulbs were getting hot and burning the bulb connector every few months.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I plugged a TV into a grounded 3 prong outlet, then when I

I plugged a TV into a grounded 3 prong outlet, then when I attempted to connect the coaxial cable it sparked (enough to burn the cable connector). This is in an area of newer electrical work in an older home. Testing with a multimeter shows 117v across terminals, 117v from short slot (black) to ground, and 0 from long slot (white) to ground. Noncontact tester lights up anywhere near the plug. Other plugs in the same circuit test same way. Connecting the same TV and coaxial to an outlet on a different circuit (via extension cord) gave no problems. Connecting a TV with 2 prong plug to same outlet and coax also gave no problems. I am in the construction business and relatively competent in electrical but I can't find a source for this problem.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I'm wiring in a buck-boost transformer and I need some sort

I'm wiring in a buck-boost transformer and I need some sort of picture of how the connections are made between heavy gauge wire and small gauge wire.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Its brand new. An electrician installed every other part of this system except for the transformer, but no, I have it consulted an electrician for this particular part yetJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was hoping to, yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have a diagram of which wires to attach together, but I'm really just hoping for some info on which type of connectors to use.

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ProGrade

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Tried wiring a temperature controller for a fermentation

Tried wiring a temperature controller for a fermentation chamber, following this diagram: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/homebrewassoc/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/temp_schematic1.jpgWhen I forgot to break the tab on the two-screw side of the outlet, everything worked fine but I couldn't control the plugs individually (both were powered). Once I did break the tab, I blew a fuse in my breaker box in my apartment as soon as I plugged it in. Rinsed and repeated with a second outlet, same thing--worked great without breaking the tab, blew a fuse. Every set of instructions online says to snap the tab... what am I doing wrong? No other appliances are running on that circuit that I can find.

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Jason

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