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Need help wiring a new ceiling fan control switch to an

Need help wiring a new ceiling fan control switch to an existing 2 outlet wall switch.The current setup has 2 switches...one that controls the larger ceiling can lights and the other that controls the fan/light.The current fan control switch has one red going into the back of the switch and 3 black wires on the side of the switch.The new fan control only has 2 black wires and a green wire.The 2 current switches are tied together and this is where I need some help.Can you tell me how to wire the new switch into the current setup.I can send pics of the setup if that will help and make things clearer.Thanks

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I have multiple outlets on one circuit when I test the

I have multiple outlets on one circuit when I test the furthest ones my tester lights up but I don't get string enough electricity to run any appliance plugged in Any guesses as to the problem?

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Mike G.

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Need to replace electrical outlet receptacle. Current one

Need to replace electrical outlet receptacle. Current one has 4 wires, new sub receptacle has 2 side screws and green ground screw, how do I put the 4 wires on this new one?

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Similar to one I saw here: I have a 1.25 HP pump (115V pulls

Similar to one I saw here: I have a 1.25 HP pump (115V pulls 17amps) I use to water the lawn. It draws from a spring and needs to be turned off by a float switch. But I only want it to come on twice a day (adjustable timing for seasons). Also the pump currently overheats the plugs when it runs - so I need to rewire the wall switch/outlet where it plugs in. I tried a timer from lights but there must be a better timer (with ground?). I don't know how to wire this up.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Currently I use a wall switch to turn the pump on and off manually. It worked, but obviously making it automated would be better.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I messed up last summer by wiring a plug on the end of the float switch, and plugging the pump into it.... didn't work - now I have read the float switch only has one wire!

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Sam Irvin

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How many travel trailers (RV Park) can I hook to my main

How many travel trailers (RV Park) can I hook to my main 200amp breaker box. I think I need to install a 30/50 receptacle for each trailer ?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just planning to setup the RV parkJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: probablyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I plan on having 8 trailers spaced 12ft apart, how many feet of wire and type do I need ?

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Mike G.

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I installed a 4 wire dryer outlet but my digital controls on

I installed a 4 wire dryer outlet but my digital controls on my electric dryer dont work with it. There wasnt a green wire- but a bare wire for the outlet. I put the bare wire where the green wire would have went. A friend tells me i need to move the white wire over with the bare wire to fix it??

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Kevin

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I'm trying to replace an old outlet in my garage with a new

I'm trying to replace an old outlet in my garage with a new GFCI outlet. I've replaced the outlet. I'm fairly convinced that I have my line/load wires correct. But the reset button keeps popping. I've checked the three outlets after the GFCI on the circuit and they all appear to be okay. I'm looking for next diagnostic or intervention steps. Thanks!JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just trying to do this today.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was hoping to, yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: When I plug a receptacle tester into the outlet, no lights. Lamp plugged into the outlet doesn't work.

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Kevin

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I am a homeowner and am interesting in installing the

Hi Good morning Pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Hi Good morning Pearl,JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I am a homeowner and am interesting in installing the plugmold underneath my top kitchen cabinets. I need a 1 - 2 feet and 1 31 inch lengh. What do I do?JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: This is a new kitchen installation and I am interested in the color white. Actually, it is not 2 feet but 21 inches and on this unit, if I can have 2 outlets it would be good.JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?Customer: Sorry you are getting technical. I do not know what you mean.

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Mike G.

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I have a GFCI (Leviton n7899) that doesn't work but has the

I have a GFCI (Leviton n7899) that doesn't work but has the green light on. Leviton troubleshooting says this is likely due to line/load being reversed, but nothing was connected to the load terminals (no "downstream" receptacles). Any idea what's wrong? Should I try replacing the receptacle first?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: It hasn't ever worked but we've just been living with it. It's in a condo bought as a foreclosure and all kinds of stuff was done wrong/sloppilyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes,JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: There appear to be cut wires in the back of the box and one is red

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George Smith

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