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We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from

We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from our home. The heat pump is 145,000BTU, requires a dedicated 50amp circuit. In addition, we will be running a 1.5HP pool pump and some LED lighting. We'd like to run a sub panel from our home to power all of this. We're planning on running 2 1/2 sch40 conduit from the house to the pool to carry wiring. I'm just not sure if (1) I can do this without too much voltage drop and (2) if I'll have big enough lugs at my main panel to accommodate this.

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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

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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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A RANGE COVER OVER THE STOVE. THE UNIT IS AN OLD ONE. IT IS

I AM REINSTALLING A RANGE COVER OVER THE STOVE. THE UNIT IS AN OLD ONE. IT IS A VENTLINE PH-05. IT HAS A ROTARY SWITCH WITH A LIGHT AND FAN. THE UNIT HAS ONE BLACK WIRE COMING FROM THE SWITCH AND 3 WHITE WIRES WHICH APPEAR TO BE BUNDLED. THERE ARE TWO BLUE AND TWO WHITE WIRES COMING FROM THE WALL. THE UNIT IS GROUDNED WITH ANOTHER WIRE.WHICH WIRES CONNECT?

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Recently had my SPA serviced, replaced the CD (Corona

Recently had my SPA serviced, replaced the CD (Corona Discharge) System and the motor as well as draining, cleaning, and refilling, it seemed to working OK, used it once. Went to add chemicals, water was not hot when checking disconnect box, the GFI would not reset, discovered when pulling out the "pull to disconnect" that the red side was melted, turned off breaker and removed disconnect portion, it was reasonably melted on one side. Should I replace the Disconnect Panel or just the damaged portion prior to diagnosing the issue?JA: What's the make and model of your machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: The SPA is a Sundance 850 series, installed in 2002 (14 years old), as was the disconnect Connecticut Electric SPA-250.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: That was the plan, my father was an electrical contractor, he helped me install the disconnect, and I am an Electrical Engineer (work at Lockheed Martin) and have done some electrician type do it yourself projects in the pastJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think soJA: 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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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.

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Question on a GIF outliet I have in the bathroom. I have the

Hi Kevin, question on a GIF outliet I have in the bathroom. I have the GFI outlet run to 3 other plugins like it is labled, the line in and load to other plugs. seems that when I for instance plug a fan in the GFI outlet and yank out the cord it trips the GFI. Also on one of the other outlets is another GFI. Is that the problem or do I have something else going on?

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Kevin

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I just installed two Prisian II 54" model # 670-760 three

Hi: I just installed two Prisian II 54" model # ***** three speed fans. These are with remote controllers, one of the units will only run at low 2150 rpm and medium 3450 rpm, the high 5500 rpm will not come on. What should I look for and do to get it working properly? Thank you, Jim

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I put a 2sp,60hz,4.5amps,1/7hp bare motor in swamp cooler.

I put a 2sp,60hz,4.5amps,1/7hp bare motor in swamp cooler. Now it does not put out as much cfm. Is motor to small? Or did I wire it wrong? Thanks, Doug

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Mike G.

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