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We are putting in a 200 amp panel that has the 200 amp

we are putting in a 200 amp panel that has the 200 amp breaker. We are bringing in a 2 inch pvc from the meter pedestal that is sitting there as supplied by the power company. We are going to get aluminum 4JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: so we are running 4/0 aluminum , 2 hots and a neutral. I believe Home depot sells then in a group. Do we need a ground wire this that bundle or ground the pane with rod

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I'm trying to add a 20a GFCI breaker to my GE panel and as

I'm trying to add a 20a GFCI breaker to my GE panel and as soon as I apply the neutral sensing to the bus bar it trips. My panel is the main the bar is bonded and has both neutral and ground connected to it.How to I find out if the cause for trip is due to the actual load line I'm connecting to the breaker or some other circuit that is flowing back to bus bar. Also, because bus bar has ground and neutral will I always have an unbalance so breaker will trip and I can't use it this way?

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Trouble shooting an electric water heater. 1. When I turn

trouble shooting an electric water heater.1. When I turn the upper thermostat to off.2.. Turn the lower thermostat all the way up.3. I get voltage to the lower thermostat and 240 volts across the lower element.4. but I do not get any current reading on the lines going to the lower thermostat and element.

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Kevin

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I'm connecting a light switch and GCFI in the same box with

I'm connecting a light switch and GCFI in the same box with 2 sets of wires coming inJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: TodayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that is everything

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Lost power at all outlets on one circuit only, all other

Lost power at all outlets on one circuit only, all other circuits are fine. Have 120V at the hot side of all outlets on this circuit when measured to ground. Nothing across the outlet to neutral. Have 3 GFCI outlets on this same circuit (which probably isn't helping anything). None of these will reset. I believe this indicates a problem with the continuity of the neutral somewhere. Question. What is the best way of tracking down the problem? Note there there are at least five outlets on this one circuit, and I see no visible problem.

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Kevin

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Oh a person?!? I am trying to fix a problem with a ceiling

Oh a person?!? I am trying to fix a problem with a ceiling light. It is a halogen fixture controlled by a dimmer switch. I replaced the bulb but that didn't fix the problem. So I bought and installed a new dimmer switch. No luck. Tried a 3rd new dimmer switch and another bulb. Nada. Any ideas?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just today over the last couple of hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If possible, why not? I am pretty careful and make sure to turn the power off at the breaker panel.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That is pretty much it.

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Kevin

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I NEED A SCHEMATIC FOR DAYTON MODEL 6K358 BB 115 VOLT WIRED

i NEED A SCHEMATIC FOR DAYTON MODEL 6K358 BB 115 VOLT WIRED FOR A PLUG-INJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: NOT LONGJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YESJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: it's A NEW REPLACEMENT MOTOR i TESTED IT WITH A OHM METER AND i GET A POSITIVE READING WITH ALL MY WIRES THAT WERE TWISTED TOGETHER FROM THE FACTORY.

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George Smith

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I am replacing the ballast on a flourescent fixture and the

I am replacing the ballast on a flourescent fixture and the wires are not the same. The ballast says it is a replacement for my old one, but I don't know how to wire it.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just startedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I've got the old one out. I'm at the point of installing the new one now.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I am very handy with electricity, I just don't know about this ballast.

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Steve G.

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Sure. I have two outlets that do not have power.. one is a

Sure. I have two outlets that do not have power.. one is a terminal outlet they other I believe is on the same circuit. I checked the box and they seem to be tied to an AFI breaker but I am not sure because all the other plugs work.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I think since I bought the house 5 years ago but I didn't need the plugs until nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: dependson how big a problem it isJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I can think of

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