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I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof

I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof on the outside patio. Currently these LED rope lights have a plug on the end of them. I Really want to cut off the plug and run it too a switch. I have a ceiling fan that is controlled by a switch and then I have another switch that would be controlled by the light on the ceiling fan, but the fan that is installed does not have a light attached to it. Can I use THAT switch to control my LED rope lights and what's the best way to connect the two together

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I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the

I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the electrical - outlets, switches, lights, fans, etc. I live in Minnesota, what are the requirements for mounting electrical boxes for outlets and switches - how many inches from the floor, distance between, etc.

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Partial power outage caused by lightening. Used working

Partial power outage caused by lightening.Used working outlet in one room to power appliances (tv,fan, according etc.) Using three prong 50 foot extension cord plugged into surge protector bar with 10 outlets.Power went off in the room with working socket and other outlets went off as well.Tripped the breaker, didn't work.If I plug the extension cord in another room with working outlets will power go out?

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Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel

Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel in my shed a few feet from my house.

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I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are

I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are more wires than usual. 3 white wires and 3 black wires. Not sure how to hook this upJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: last nightJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I tried. Not sure what to do nextJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm installing a haiku wall control for a haiku fan

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My wife and I are having a home built. We wanted an

My wife and I are having a home built. We wanted an electrical plug put into the cement floor in our living room before they poured the concrete foundation. The contractors did not put the plug in and when ahead and poured the foundation. Now they say that they are going to have to "bust out a trench" in the concrete to lay wire for the plug. I do not know where they will tie the wire in. If it is on the outside of the house, the plug would need to be about 25 feet away from the outside of the house. My guess is that they would tie it into a circuit (?) in the wall closest by. My wife does not want them to "bust out a trench" because she is afraid that it will compromise the foundation of the house. Is that true? I mean, how deep of a trench does it need to be to hold wires for one socket with about 2-4 plugs? Cant this "trench" be cut out with a diamond saw? What can you tell me about how this is done and the possibility of it compromising our foundation

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I have recently rewired a room in our house with 12-2

I have recently rewired a room in our house with 12-2 w/Ground wire. As I have tested the outlets, they are showing an open ground. I know the ground wires are there and installed, but still it shows open. What have I done wrong?

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I was told by two appliance repairmen that I don't need a

I was told by two appliance repairmen that I don't need a grounding strap to convert my four-prong dryer cord to a three-prong dryer cord. Is this information correct?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Two days.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I do.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that's it.

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I have a home built in 1959 that has all romex with no

i have a home built in 1959 that has all romex with no grounding wire. All the outlets have GFCI'S, but with no ground. Would it be advisable to ground each GFCI'S to the box itself for a ground?

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