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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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I have a new dishwasher I am installing. The house was built

I have a new dishwasher I am installing. The house was built around the 70s, and the hardwire cable attached to the old dishwasher has red, which is not connected, and black and white hooked to the existing dishwasher. The wiring runs back into the main panel on the other side of the house, in the basement. The new washer calls for a ground, but no ground exists in the cabling. Under the kitchen, we have a sub panel for an addition that was put on. Can I run a ground from that sub panel, while using the existing hot and neutral cable from the main panel?

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My wife and I recently began remodeling our basement after a

Hello,My wife and I recently began remodeling our basement after a hard rain flooded it. I'm in the process of fixing all the wiring in the basement as well. I've found that many of the lights there were installed by the previous owner are being supported by the ceiling tiles. I pulled those fixtures out of the ceiling and now want to install an 8' light track.What I want to do is mount the light track against the drop ceiling bar using several "Griplock HX-T-Clip-BAi Track Lighting Supported T-Bar Clip". This provides a hard mounting point against the drop ceiling but then provides a mount point in the ceiling so it can be wired to the joists for support. This way it's not supported by the ceiling itself.What I'm not clear on is how to run the power cable through the joists to a junction box in the ceiling supported by a hanger bar. They did not install the drop ceiling near the joists but instead hung it about 5 1/4" below them. I've attached a couple of images to hopefully make what I'm asking more clear.

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I wish to install a new junction box, in my attic, inline on

I wish to install a new junction box, in my attic, inline on an existing 120V line which runs to attic center then across span, then down exterior wall to wall outlet. From this junction box I will run a new line to a new ceiling fan box.Existing line to be cut...both ends will go to new junction box, then a new lead from junction box to new fan box.Do you see any problem with this. ?

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I'm installing a bathroom vanity fixture. The instructions

I'm installing a bathroom vanity fixture. The instructions say to connect the neutral white supply wire from the outlet box to the neutral fixture wire. Unfortunately there are three white wires on the fixture. It is the same for the black wires. Do they all go into one wire nut?

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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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I put in a new ceiling light. When I have the switch on the

I put in a new ceiling light. When I have the switch on the light lights.JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: when I turn the switch off it trips the breaker. I can't reset it without turning the light switch back on. What have I done wrong?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: ceiling box is also a junction box because I have 2 black,red and grounds.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ive screwed up! I have a junction box with three wires

Hi pearl, ive screwed up! I have a junction box with three wires coming in above my master bath. One is power, the other two are individual lights/switches for the vanity and shower room. I was replacing one light, and now cant remember how to put the wires back!JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: Thanks!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think thats it.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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We are installing a Jenn-Air dishwasher, JDB9000CW, and I do

We are installing a Jenn-Air dishwasher, JDB9000CW, and I do not see a cord and plug at the back of the dishwasher. I am uncertain where the best location is for the dedicated 20 amp outlet as the gray shaded area in the manual seems to indicate a location near the floor. Is the cord separate, or is it wired directly to a junction box. I have tenatively located an outlet to the back right side on the wall 22 inches from the floor to avoid the sink drain. Is this location acceptable?

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