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I need to convert a 240v electric stove outlet to 120v for a

I need to convert a 240v electric stove outlet to 120v for a new gas oven. Is there a code-compliant plug adapter? Or, can I swap out the breaker and outlet for 20amp versions with the existing 3 wire set up?

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I Have a electric issue in my house, lights are dim and get

I Have a electric issue in my house, lights are dim and get bright. i notice this when i turn the toaster on. The compressor on the fridge also speeds way up. I have 120V on each leg of power coming in to my meter and the same coming out. when i test it and my breaker panel ( i tested it on the tiny bit of expose wire where it goes into my main breaker) 90v on one leg and 136V on the other leg ?? so does that mean on the 6 feet of wire between my meter and my service panel that leg of the wire is bad or expose and leaking voltage?

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I am trying to install a wall lamp I bought at home

I am trying to install a wall lamp I bought at home depot.they give you 2 options ,hard wire or wall plug in.. the plug in cord has clear insulation.one has printing on it.there is also a bare copper wire which I assume is only used for hard wiring.which one is positive? should I remove the copper wire? I assume the white wire is neutral.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just took the lamp out of the box yesterday and the instructions leave a lot to be desiredJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: it looks easy but I need to know the correct infoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: it is replacing a worn out wall lamp that plugged into a 3 hole outlet

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If a light fitting comes with a black wire a wire and a

If a light fitting comes with a black wire a white wire and a copper wire I assume that the copper wire is for earth? Is it necessary to attach that copper wire to the earthing screw on the fitting in the wall - and would it matter if that copper wire came off? I ask because sometimes it looks like the earthing screw doesn't want to retain the copper wire and the copper wire could fall off

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I have a question about replacing light switches in an old

I have a question about replacing light switches in an old (1977) houseJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just recentlyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope, just a basic question about grounding and single pole switches

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I am replacing a ceiling fan with light (two separate hot

I am replacing a ceiling fan with light (two separate hot wires) with a light fixture that only needs one. Can I wire the two hots together, have a separate neutral and a ground.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Half hour installation projectJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope- just one too many hot wires

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Kevin

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A couple days ago, we started having electrical problems.

A couple days ago, we started having electrical problems. Our range has enough power to light up, but not enough power for the stove top and oven to best up.The washer and dryer aren't functioning properly either. The fridge is fine. The water heater is only half working with warm water.If we turn the hallway light on, the DVR turns off and then back on. If we turn the TV on, the DVR turns off and back on.None of the breakers tripped or are tripping. The electric company checked and the power coming from the street is fine.

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I am simply replacing an existing switched duplex

I am simply replacing an existing switched duplex receptacle. It has two white wires into the back neutral side, and two black wires into the hot side. I know to break off the tab connecting the hot side so it can be switched, but should I also break off the tab connecting the neutral side?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I purchased a dryer in January, and GE replaced it under

I purchased a dryer in January, and GE replaced it under warranty because the circuit board kept getting fried. When the new dryer was delivered, it would not turn on. Multi-meter showed 245v at the plug and 246v at the panel; continuity tested good on all legs of the plug. We refused the dryer, they removed our old dryer and another dryer was delivered yesterday. It also does not work. Continuity and voltage tested good. All wires are OEM and brand new with each dryer.We brought the dryer into the kitchen, and we changed the plug from the stove. Stove has a 3 prong; dryer is 4 prong. The dryer worked as designed when powered from the stove outlet. House was built in 1986How did my first dryer work with a 4 prong cord before, and now the identical model replacement dryers won't work? Can I put a jumper wire from the neutral wire to the ground wire inside the dyer outlet box? Or can I put the ground wire of the plug on the neutral leg (middle leg) of the dryer if I have a jumper wire/band come off that leg and get grounded in the same spot I would if it were a 3 prong? Any other suggestions?Each leg on the 4 prong outlet tests between 120-123 volts. House was built in 1986. I removed the 4 prong outlet because I was going to convert it back to a 3 prong outlet. When I did, I found there are only 3 wires coming into the outlet box (2 hot and a ground wire). There is no neutral wire coming into the box, and there are only two wires on the panel. I can provide pictures if helpful.

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