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Ceiling fan with remote. Two 3-way switches in sequence one

Ceiling fan with remote.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two 3-way switches in sequence one on main floor, one at top of stairs second floor . Source at first switch. Circuit ends at ceiling fan. Want switches to operate light only and fan to run constantly with speed controlled by remoteJA: 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: 14/2 source. 14/3 from switch 1 to switch 2. 14/3 to fanJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yup. . Wiring is in. . Just need to hook it up correctly. . Uninterrupted power to fan. Switches only control lightJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope. Just need a wiring diagramJA: 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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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

Electrical Journeyman Certificate

 
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I have a three switch plate next to my front door that

I have a three switch plate next to my front door that operates #1 Interior lights, #2 Entry light, and #3 Porch light. I bought a dusk to dawn light timer that's meant to replace the #3 switch in the bank of switches. However, once I turned off the breaker and opened the light switch housing, I'm totally stumped by the wiring. I should note that this wiring is less than two years old and was installed as part of a remodel project (by a professional electrical contractor). Here's how it looks: There are four white conduits leading to the junction box. Conduit "A" has wires red, black, white, and green. Red is connected to the top of switch #1. Black is connected to the bottom of #1. White is connected to a hub of several other white wires coming from the other 3 conduits and tied together. Green is connected to a hub of all the greens. Conduit "B" has a black wire connected to the bottom of switch #2. White is connected to the white wire hub. Green is connected to the green wire hub. Conduit "C" has black, white, and green wires all connected to their respective colored hubs. Conduit D has a black wire connected to the boom of switch#3. White is connected to the white hub. Green is connected to the green hub. The hub with all the black wires has dark grey wires that connect this hub to the bottom of switches #2, and #3.So this timer switch that i bought to replace switch #3 has red, white, black, and green wires. Switch #3 (like switch #2) has a black wire in from a conduit and a black wire from the hub of black wires. How should i connect the new timer switch into this configuration? That you for your help!

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I'm going to set up a 220 power outlet 5hp 80 gallon 30 amp

Hello I'm going to set up a 220 power outlet for my 5hp 80 gallon 30 amp air compressor, power box is 20 feet from garage, what size wire should I used for ? Thank you.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I want to install an outdoor electric receptacle (110 volt)

I want to install an outdoor electric receptacle (110 volt) outdoors in a planter. is there a minimum height requirement? (I'm talking about clearance from grade level.)

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

 
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I'm about to buy a 90 year old house. The inspection said

I'm about to buy a 90 year old house. The inspection said there is a junction box lying on the ground under the house in the crawl space. The sellers say the junction box was ther when they bought the house 10 years earlier. How critical is this and about how much will it cost to fix and make it safe?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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We bought a cheap above the ground pool from Walmart. Motor

We bought a cheap above the ground pool from Walmart. Motor stopped. They said we could cut the cord and send a picture of the cord and the receipt for a new motor. In the meantime can my husband splice the old cord? The motor still does work occasionallyJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: The pool is 6 weeks old. It started about 2 weeks ago. My husband said he has been having trouble on and off. More frequent nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No, only if it will be ok to splice it while waiting for the new pumpJA: 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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Kevin

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Diploma

 
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I bought a top of the line whole house fan. It has a 1/3 hp

I bought a top of the line whole house fan. It has a 1/3 hp motor. I've run 14-3 NM cable to it. Instructions on the fan are not any help. It doesn't have a "box" attached to it to do the wire nut connections, but it does have a plate that you can remove and little compartment under it. Under the plate there are 3 bolt connections (no nuts included) and 3 spade connections with wire attached. Attached wires only extend 6" from motor however.How am I supposed to wire this? It doesn't seem like there a lot of room to tuck these wires in, but there isn't a long pigtail to be able to install another junction box either.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

 
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Have a bathroom fan and light in one box on two switches.

Have a bathroom fan and light in one box on two switches. Want to convert the fan switch to a Leviton Humidity Sensor / Fan Control switch. Basically just automates the fan cycle based on humidity. Will submit diagram of existing wiring. Want instruction on what wires go where to wire new switch in.

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

 
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I have a subpages in the garage that powers 110 and 220 volt

I have a subpages in the garage that powers 110 and 220 volt appliances. Recently all the 220 stuff stopped working. I am getting 220 between the screws on the main panel, but not 220 on the top of the subpanel. I get 110 between all breakers and ground/neutral. Any suggestions?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: Okay thank!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I can replace a CB or something simpleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I live in Florida and we have had some electrical storms recently.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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