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Perhaps, just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light

hello; yes perhapsJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light dimmer switch with another this is a single pole application (I believe that's the expression, it is is one switch controlling several lights) the dimmer i'm taking out has 2 black lines connected to it; plus groundJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: my new dimmer switch wants 3 lines (plus ground): neutral, line, and load (there's a 4th slot for traveler, but I believe that's only needed for 3 pole applications).JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope, that's all the details

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I'm upgrading my panel. SCE came out and spot checked. They

Hi Kevin...I'm upgrading my panel. SCE came out and spot checked. They removed the meter and left. I thought they would leave some instruction too, but they didn't. Any idea?Thank you.--Al

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Wire multiple 3-prong 120 volt outlets from single phase 240

wire multiple 3-prong 120 volt outlets from single phase 240 volt 3-wire supply. I have a new subpanel, with two breakers

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Kevin

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I have an old house in Seattle, which I completely rewired

I have an old house in Seattle, which I completely rewired thirty years ago. This last year I refurbished it and changed out all the switches and outlets. Now I have one outlet, at the end of a run except for a closet light above it, which will not work. My three-prong tester gives me one yellow light on the right (no neutral) but when I plug in a radio, the radio doesn't work but the tester now gives me a red and the same yellow on the right ("hot and neutral reversed"). I have checked every other plug on that circuit and they are all fine. What could be the trouble?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two weeks, on and off, but it is possible, even likely, that it has been that way since I installed new plugs -- it's a rental house and it was the new tenants who told me about it.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If I get a clue what's wrong, yes; I am pretty competent. But I have to get it fixed soon.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Don't think so --

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Kevin

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Thanks! My living room lights and outlets went out, but the

Thanks! My living room lights and outlets went out, but the breaker is good and there is 120 V at the wire leaving the breaker. There are about 8 outlets in the room and canned lights, all are out. Is there a way to check the outlets to see which one is bad?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: It started about 2 hours ago.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If I can. I'm stumped on this one though, and may have to call someone.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I checked continuity on most of the outlets, and there is continuity between all three slots in the outlets.

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Just answer.com Ask an electrician I bought 4 of these - 4

Just answer.com Ask an electrician I bought 4 of these - 4 solar panels and 8 lights. 2 lights run off of 1 solar panel. Robust NATURAL WHITE (NOT BLUISH) Solar Spotlights (Set of 2) // HUGE 3W Solar Panel // DOUBLE CAPACITY 4000mAh Lithium Battery // HEAVY DUTY 2X15 LED Spotlights - 2X16 Ft Cable // Sold by: ROBUST SOLAR INC Product question? Ask Seller The lith. Battery is in the solar panel, charged by the sun, then at night the battery powers the lights until dead, then the cycle repeats. I want to put the solar panels in the back of the house and the lights themselves up front (constant shade). The length of wire between panel and light its;ef is 16.5 feet. They sell a 16.5' extension cord but it is $12 each, and I Would need 4 i guess. 1)i would like to use my own wire (keeping same awg) and run that wire to the front of the house (buried)- but this Would mean 4 double lines going approx 123 feet (back of house to front) How the wiring is now, see: http://clients.misenheimer.com/v/7KyxiUYYUu6oV8w4mIkl However, could i do it like this (below) instead? (Where all solar panels are in a 'series' and are connected with ONE wire between them and then ONE wire goes from the back of the house to the front of the house to power the lights: http://clients.misenheimer.com/v/OBortQzQPXcaiJvqIj2V Please let me know. Thanks! Mark More info on the lights themselves if it is helpful: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017K34TLK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 NATURAL WHITE (NOT BLUISH) 2X15 LED HEAVY DUTY (Diameter 3.7in) spotlights. ___*Waterproof & Heatproof. WORKING from DUSK to DAWN if select suitable working mode even in WINTER in most areas of USA. SEPARATE HUGE 3W (10.7inX6.5in) Solar Panel to get FULLEST SUNSHINE exposure (CAN PUT the SPOTLIGHT even AT DARK PLACES). ___*Solar panel life span: 5 years. ___*LED life span: 50,000 hrs. DOUBLE CAPACITY 3.7V 4000mAh Lithium battery. ___*With Protection Circuit Board. POWER ADJUSTABLE: High, Medium, Low. ___*2X16.4 foot cable. ___*Optional 16.4 foot EXTENSION cable. › See more product detailsJA: Have you talked to a solar panel professional about this?Customer: It's not complicated. UnneededJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Are you a bot?JA: I'm an assistant to the Electrician. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: are you a personJA: No. I'm the Electrician's Assistant.Customer: You are a botJA: It makes me sad that you don't believe in me. Maybe I'll be like Tinkerbell and die unless you believe I'm real.Customer: How much $ to answer my question about the solar panels?

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I have been trying to find the source of an open neutral

I have been trying to find the source of an open neutral issue. I found an outlet that has a line where the black wire is connected to the outlet but the black wire for the load is not connected to the outlet (the end is just covered in electrical tape) and the line's white wire is not connected (covered with electrical tape) but the load white wire is connected to the outlet. What are the reasons this outlet is wired this way?

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I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC

I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC 15amp fault circuit breakers. One of the two kicks off after I return power to the breaker box. This particular circuit is present in various areas of my house (various lights, outside outlets (with GFI) and a garage light and outlet (also GFI).How can I trace down the issue ? I have returned the original breaker to the box, and it now works fine, but I'll need the ARC one in to pass inspection - and of course if this is pointing out a problem with the my wiring, I would like to resolve it.

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Kevin

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I am installing a new electrical panel for my garage and

I am installing a new electrical panel for my garage and placing it near to a corner of the structure. Is there an minimum distance the panel has to be from a corner where to walls join?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Brand new. NoJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I have already done all the work already, this is an upgrade to the original panel, I am just curious if I need an minimum airspace for a surface mounted panel.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That is it.

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