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I have an electric hoist with 4 wires in the hoist is three

I have an electric hoist with 4 wires for control in the hoist is three wires coming from the motor to the term board there is two capacitors hooked in parallel hooked to the terminal board they are fed from a up limit switch which is feed from remote 0ne power wire from line white goes directly to motor black wire the hot wire from power cable goes to remote my remote is an up down push button that has a safety mechanical interlock so you can,t push both buttons at the same time how do i wire the remoteJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 3 yrs old and i am an electrician but i don't have the old remote which i am sure is differantJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: just send me a wiring dia. and i will be for ever thankfull

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My other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there

hi Kevin. my other electrical problem has me completely baffled. there is a separate single plug outlet inside an adjacent cabinet for the microwave oven in our RV. it was fine for several years and then one day it died. it is a very simple circuit with a single cable from the nearby breaker panel to the outlet. inside the outlet there are no screw terminals the wires are just squeezed between some razor sharp clamps which cut the wires down to the copper to make contact. i had never seen this type of outlet before and it is labeled simply, "solo wire outlet", 15A, 125V. anyhow, the dedicated 15A breaker did not trip, the power just died. i took the outlet apart and looked inside the case. everything looked perfect to this amatuer. my next thought was a bad breaker, so i replaced it. no luck. i used my meter to test the breaker and outlet and i think there was power at the breaker but not the outlet? it was some time ago so those details escape me now. i will look at it again tomorrow and tell you what i find. what else could it be besides the breaker or the outlet? more later.

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You The issue is I am an electrical dummy. I'm wiring a

YouThe issue is I am an electrical dummy. I'm wiring a timer switch to a light and fan. I blew out one box trying to wire it now I'm on my second box. Two black wires coming out of box are bundled with one black wire from switch. Third black wire is connected to other switch pole. All three white wires in box are bundled together. And three grounds are all bundled and wired to switch. This is the current switch setup. How do I wire the four timer wires to this. One timer wire is red (load).

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Have 2 exterior coach lights controlled by a defective timer

Have 2 exterior coach lights controlled by a defective timer and want to put back to a manual switch.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 15 mins, when pulling the timer out, many of the wire nuts were loose and so the wires all separated from each other.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: have pictures of the wires inside the box

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I have a 120v, 15a circuit that powers 4 GFC outlets. it's

hello. i have a 120v, 15a circuit that powers 4 GFC outlets. it's always been troublesome, and recently shut down, again. 2 of the outlets have been replaced and things were fine for a long while. then it shut down recently, and would not reset. the breaker does not turn off on the main panel, just one of the GF outlets shuts down. one of the outlets had test/reset buttons that did not move. a new outlet had buttons that pushed in and out normally. i decided to start with the frozen button outlet, and I found a broken wire. i fixed the wire and installed a new outlet. problem: the circuit comes up but a different outlet (the 1st one replaced earlier) shuts it down in about 15 seconds. here is my dilemma: 3 outlets have test/reset buttons, the 4th does not. 2 outlets were replaced recently and the oldest of these is the one that always pops. does that mean i should replace that outlet again even though it has already been done recently? does the problem have to be one of the 4 outlets? why does the same one kick off whenever the juice is turned on? thanks in advance, Hal in Tampa FL.

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I'm trying to buy a house. The inspection report came back

Hi. my name is MorganI'm trying to buy a house. The inspection report came back with,"Due to age of construction, the ground and neutral wires are not separated in sub panel."I know this is bad but can you tell me why so I can sound like i know what I'm talking about while trying to renegotiate? Please. Thanks

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I have 240v AC output micro inverters panels. The vender

I have 240v AC output micro inverters for PV panels. The vender says the three inverter AC output wires are L- blue, N- brown and G- yellow/green. The vender is telling me the inverter L-blue wire is carrying 220v from the solar Panels. I have 220V coming into the junction/disconnect box with L-black, L-black, N-white and G-ground. So how do I wire the junction box? Thanks, Bill

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We are original owners of our home built six years ago. Our

We are original owners of our home built six years ago. Our electrical problems began after the first week we moved in. Lights were dimming and then circuit breakers were going off. I called the electrician who installed the electrical wiring in our new home and explained to him what was happening. He replied it must just be a bad breaker that's tripping and he came to replace a couple of them. This took care of the issue for a short time and it started all over again and went on until we lost electricity to most of the house and appliances that required more electricity to run. The original electrician came and checked it out and said an animal must have chewed through the wires that connect to the main power source. He dug up the line and said that is what indeed happened. He fixed it billed us and was on his way. The dimming and blinking lights continued. I called the same electrician again he came and put some new circuit breakers in, claiming this should take care of it. Which it didn't, this has been going on for five years. Now two days ago bingo we lost power to the majority of the house again. I proceeded to call the utility company and they came checked it out and said there is only one leg working. They told me they would get power up and things running temporarily. But call the electrician to fix this problem, they proceeded to mark the source and left. I contacted the same electrician told what happened again and he said he would fix it, must me gophers chewing through the wires. We have no known critters!! Why does this really keep happening? Our appliances and central air have been running much quieter on the bypass box the Utility company brought to use until this gets fixed. I feel there is a much bigger problem going on. Is this a dangerous situation going on?

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My dad replaced a light switch in the bathroom-now the light

My dad replaced a light switch in the bathroom-now the light has to be on to use anything else on that circuit-he must have wired it incorrectly-the alarm is on that circuit and we need to keep the light ton to use it!

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