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I own a house in Bowie, MD and believe there is a problem

I own a house in Bowie, MD and believe there is a problem with the electrical panel (due to a storm). At least one of the circuit breakers do not work properly. Some circuits are OK (like the computer I'm now using). I truly fear that the whole plan needs a-fix'in.

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Changed florescent fixture with a pull chain to flat led

changed florescent fixture with a pull chain to flat led fixture it always turned on and off with the wall switch

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I am replacing a light bathroom vanity with an LED light and

I am replacing a light for the bathroom vanity with an LED light and no matter how I wired it up it knocks the breaker. I checked continuity between the two wires coming out of the switch and sticking out of the wall.they are good. Right beside the two wires coming out of the Wall where the light is are two more wires, black and white sticking out. They have power on them. When I unwired the old light all of the blacks were tied together and the whites were tied together. Now it knocks the breaker, with all of these wires unhooked my overhead light in the next bathroom is off. If I touch the black and white wire from my LED light to the other two wires with power coming in it lights up the light and the bathroom light in the next bathroom.

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I am trying to install 3 50 watt led floodlights. I have an

I am trying to install 3 50 watt led floodlights. I have an outlet that I would like to tap into but not sure if I am doing it right. I plan on wiring the new wire into the back of the outlet. At the spot of the first light I will add a 2 gang outlet and wire the light directly to that outlet. Then run wire from that outlet to the second light, I do not need an outlet here so I was going to wire the lights directly to the line. Then continue the line going to the last light where I will place another outlet. What I want to make sure is that the second light can be directly spliced into the line. The lights say 85-200v so I think it should be ok. Also I am unsure of how many outlets can be connected on one line.Thanks

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I'm replacing G24 4pin CFL bulbs with LED ballast compatible

I'm replacing G24 4pin CFL bulbs with LED ballast compatible bulbs. several of the new LED's are flashing, so I replaced the ballast in one of the lights and that fixed that problem. But this is a big project and i would need 16 more ballast that cost about $25 each. can I bypass the ballast? I,m thinking Line to the 2 blue and neutral to the 2 red.

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I am installing a new ceiling fan with light kit to replace

Hello, I am installing a new ceiling fan with light kit to replace an older model. The issue I am having is that the room has 4 can lights as well that are being ran of the Hunter 21872 switch that is currently installed. After installing the fan, the can lights are no longer responsive to the dimmer switch but the fan works 4.0. Any tips?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: Ok terrificJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not at this timeJA: 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 replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box.

Hi. We replaced our water heater yesterday. It on its own box. However, the room on the other side lost power on just one wall. When I plugged in a night light, there was a small bit of light but not as bright as in another outlet in the room on the same breaker. Also a lamp on the other side of the room works. Just the wall behind the water heater is 1/2 current. Flipping the breaker does nothing

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Regarding Solar Panel kit wheel RV trailer. I have a 2012

Regarding Solar Panel kit for 5th wheel RV trailer. I have a 2012 Montana Mountaineer edition by Keystone. It has a 50 amp cord for use where power is available. I'll be living in it this summer off grid. I have a 8000 watt portable generator that I can use to power the A/C and microwave etc. There are 400 watt solar kits available from Renology $680 Windy Nation $630. These both have four 100 watt panels. My trailer came with two 12 volt deep cycle batteries and there is ample room to add more. Do you think I should install one of these kits or put my own system together...or should I just use the generator to charge the batteries. There is space on the roof for about 10 panels but I'm wondering why they don't use two hundred or three hundred watt panels instead. My parking area forces me to park facing north just to complicate things. I dont want panels mounted to the ground because I want to use them in various locations. Should I get brackets that allow the panels to tilt? I realize I will be getting pretty good production during the summer months only.How many batteries should I use? There are two 12v batteries in there now.Should I get more or should I replace them with 4? 6v batteries?How long does it take to recharge the batteries from 50% with the generator running?Will a 400 watt system provide enough power to live comfortably to run a tv, lap top, LED lights, radio etc?We are in the mountains about 6200 ft so the A/C will only be needed during hot spells.

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I am wiring an outdoor dusk to dawn switch. I have 2 things

I am wiring an outdoor dusk to dawn switch. I have 2 things that I want to connect to this switch: (1) A single porch light on its own run and (2) a run of 5 small fixtures that provide indirect light and that are mounted to the inside trim of the porch (these are run in sequence). The problem: If I hook just the porch light to the switch, it works perfectly (goes on and off with the switch). If I hook just the 5 fixture run to the switch it works perfectly (they go on and off with the switch). But....when I hook them both to the switch, all lights (both runs) stay on continually (the switch does function). I have went over the wiring numerous times and each time the switch functions perfectly when either of these two runs are hooked to the switch, and the switch does not control when both are hooked to the switch. It's about to drive me crazy.

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