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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 have a food trailer. It is wired 120v. I have a 33amp Onan

I have a food trailer. It is wired 120v. I have a 33amp Onan 4Kw generator to run it. I have a 12v 450cca battery to run the generator, and water pump. The generator powers lights 3 48 inch fluorescent fixtures, small ref/freezer (1 amp), steam table (10 amps) and the AC unit (15 amp). I have it connected to a 20watt 3amp Solar panel to charge. I am having a problem with the battery charge lasting long enough for our hours of operation. We run it approximately 11 hours per day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The voltage starts to drop on Saturday afternoon and then the the generator shuts down. I am reviewing options to keep the battery charged. What are some good options.

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OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on

OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on the other leg but trying to read both legs it should read 240 but it doesn't please help

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Installing 200 amp meter pole home. what size wire 80 feet

installing 200 amp meter pole for mobile home. what size wire for a 80 feet run from meter pole to main breaker panel in house?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: not sure if I can use 2/0 or 3/0JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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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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Follow up-there are 4 wires that were connected to switch

Follow up-there are 4 wires that were connected to switch incorrectly. One hot black wire and one red, one black, one black/white. These last three are not live with power on. The two switches should turn on/off the fan and the light independently(the switch is two toggle switches) , the other should be always on to power the circuit that controls the outlet and light that are connected. What are the connections?

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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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