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I have a welder that has a NEMA 6-30P MALE plug. I have a

I have a clark welder that has a NEMA 6-30P MALE plug. I have a gasoline generator that has a NEMA L14-30R receptacle. Is there a way to use this generator to power my welder?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have only one place to put a lamp in my room. I currently

Hello,I have only one place to put a lamp in my room. I currently use one as in the attached photo but it does not light enough. I want to know which lamp can I use to illuminate as much as I can, at least twice as much as this one!Thanks

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Alex

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I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125

I am installing a gE Model TPL412R 12 circuit 4-space 125 amp main lug load center. I don't see the ground wire bar in it. I see a place for neutral and where to hook the red and black wires. So confused where the grounds goJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started tonight. I should have taken a picture of the box before disconnecting it. I'm replacing the load box.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Load wire from the main house panel is 4 wire, red, black, white and ground. There was no ground bar in the old box but one came with the new box so not sure how they had it wired before

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple

Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple of legs of 110, probably 400 ft apiece. I was told to run 1 leg of 220 as far as possible before splitting into the 2 - 110 legs. How do I do that? I have 48 volts batteries and 2 - 55 amp 110v inverters.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Oh Pearl, you are a computerJA: I'm an assistant to the Electrician. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Well, as I haven't done anything yet, I have never dealt with itJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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A old florescent 6 ft light fixture ballast melted down. it

a old florescent 6 ft light fixture ballast melted down. it overheated so much black stuff melted off it. the fuse never blew. the fuse box showed the line was 10 amp. the ceiling box had two black,2 white and a red wire. the whites and red wire supplied the light. the lines were cut after the breaker was turned off. the light fixture is in the trash. how do I know if the wires in the ceiling or walls are damaged. the light was left on for 3 days by mistake before it melted. the lines out of the ceiling box appear good. how do I know if before this is good?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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Well it appears from what I just read that MC cable run

Well it appears from what I just read that MC cable run through the ash dump in my masonary fireplace into a metal box will provide power for my gas insert blower, 7 amp, the insert uses a 3 prong plug. I assume the plug is not going to melt but what about the outlet. and does MC cable come in some sort of metal conduit or is the MC cable actually Metal conduit with some sort of asbestos covering as opposed to rubber? When I go into the ash dump I come out of the back of the house and does the MC cable have to be in conduit outside or is it appropriate to simply run it along the siding. And thanks I had no idea this window would open up to offer any help. CarlosJA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: the existing fireplace is a real wood burning Brick fireplace, the plan is to put a natural gas fireplace insert the generates about 24000 btuJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, except for the breaker panel I have just finished about 90 % of replacing the BX and Knob and tube wiring in the house and so I'm pretty handyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Just trying to do it right

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,652 satisfied customers
We are installing legrand gfci receptacles in our fish

we are installing legrand gfci receptacles in our fish houses, when a customer plugs in a generator it pops the gfci or shows a open ground. why would this happen? they are all tested at our plant and work correctly.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: a few monthsJA: 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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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

10,220 satisfied customers
I have a septic tank system with a sump pump.the pump

I have a septic tank system with a sump pump.the pump connects to some kind of box.( alarm.)the box has a switch with Test to the left,Silence in the middle and Normal on the right.it has a red light on top.the Red light has come on,and will not shut off.But,Alarm is not on.The water in the house,shower/toilets/sinks seems to be draining pretty goog so far,not backing up.so I don't know if pump still working or not.and why is red light staying on.can you help me with this?why is light staying on?Is alarm/box bad? Is pump bad? or is it still working?Do I really need the box/alarm?

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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My ranger gxt quit generating power. Used all day no

My ranger gxt quit generating power. Used all day no problem. Shut off for a while then no electric.JA: What year is your Ranger?Customer: Not sure. At least 7 years old.JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?Customer: Yes myself. Haven't tried anything except cheking circuit breakers.JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's it.

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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