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I live in an older model trailer house. Liar night the

Hello, I live in an older model trailer house. Liar night the breaker tripped and I reset it. About 20 minutes later it did it again and I just left it off. I didn't see any sparks or smell burning. Any suggestions? It does not have a reset button.

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Jason

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I'm stumped... I have replaced all of my outlets and

I'm stumped... I have replaced all of my outlets and switches in my master bedroom and the ceiling fan and light, and only one side of my room does not work. I have checked all GFCIs in my house and all are reset, and I have checked my circuit breakers and all are reset.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: not yet... trying to see if I might get it to work on my ownJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Trying toJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have even swapped out the switch and outlet in the hallway that shares the wall with the ones that are not working One of the outlets not working has 3 black and 3 white wires and a ground. Maybe I have not hooked that up properly as I have not typically had 3 wires per side

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Kevin

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Diploma

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None of my outlets work in my bedroom, About 4 days, Myself

Good afternoonJA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: None of my outlets work in my bedroomJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About 4 daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Myself and a friendJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't have a actual light that's attached to the ceiling it is a lamp that uses the light switch

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I'm looking to put up a solar powered wireless weather

I'm looking to put up a solar powered wireless weather station, which would not be physically connected to the house at all. The mount is a metal mast that will be connected to a wood fence. It's not terribly tall (top will be maybe 10 or 11 feet above ground) I believe I should ground the mast, but it's far from the house and connecting to the house's grounding system is not feasible. What length grounding rod do I need to use? What else do I need to know? My jurisdiction (Virginia) uses NEC 2011.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I want to install about 12 step lights that will be 12 volt

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I want to install about 12 step lights that will be 12 volt on a retaining wall using two transformers,one string of lights will have 5 lights at a distance of about 24 meters from the transformer and the other string of lights will have 7 lights and a distance of about 17 meters but my question is what sort of cable should I use so not to get voltage drop. Also can I wire the transformer plug into a switch so I can just turn on a switch that turns all lights on at once. I live in Australia and not sure what rules and regulations are for installing 12 volt lights without an electrician. Thanks for your time. Tim

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Wayne Roberts

Electrical Trade

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Tried wiring a temperature controller for a fermentation

Tried wiring a temperature controller for a fermentation chamber, following this diagram: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/homebrewassoc/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/temp_schematic1.jpgWhen I forgot to break the tab on the two-screw side of the outlet, everything worked fine but I couldn't control the plugs individually (both were powered). Once I did break the tab, I blew a fuse in my breaker box in my apartment as soon as I plugged it in. Rinsed and repeated with a second outlet, same thing--worked great without breaking the tab, blew a fuse. Every set of instructions online says to snap the tab... what am I doing wrong? No other appliances are running on that circuit that I can find.

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Jason

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Associate Degree

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I have a murray electric panel and there seem to be 2 bus

i have a murray electric panel and there seem to be 2 bus bars on it. can i use either one for the neutral and ground wires from the circuit breakersJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: from the 1960s . i haveJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: some of itJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: that's my main question right now. the electrician created some new circuits for me 3 20 amp and 1 15 amp for a new kitchen . the house is on 100 amp service

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Jason

Lead Service Technician

Associate Degree

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Just hooked up new 230 volt 15 amp air compressor.Plugged it

just hooked up new 230 volt 15 amp air compressor.Plugged it in my garage to an outlet 20 amp 250 volt. when I turn on the compressor the motor starts fine but rpm fluctuates up and don. 30 amp breaker in box of the house.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 2 hours. My name is***** appreciate your help.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so. The Air Compressor is new and seems fine except for the motor running then slowing down running slow ect.

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Jason

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Associate Degree

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I want to add up to 4 two hundrend amp panels to a

I want to add up to 4 two hundrend amp panels to a residential property. However, there does not seem to be an mult meter-socket which would allow this; unless I goto 8 one hundred panels. It's my understanding that panels over two hundrend amps are for commercial use only (I could be wrong about that). So that means 4 separate meter sockets. I plan to use PVC conduit to run up the side of the house to where the utility can make thier connections. I'm uncertain if I need to run everything in one conduit or if I can run them idiviually each in their own conduits? Also do I need to keep each TOP close together? Then I was thinking maybe I need to group the ends together with a lug capible of holding many cables so there would be only one connection for the utility? Plus I don't know if in Ohio I need to add a disconnect under each meter? My current meter and breaker box are inline with each other (if you could see thought the wall); would the new meter boxes and their associated breaker boxes need to be inline as well?Kind Regards

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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