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Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and

Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and my clothes dryer (in the basement) suddenly aren't working. Neither one has any power coming to it (no beeps if buttons are pushed, no lights, etc.) Both are electric; no gas. Everything else in the house, including air conditioning and fridge, appears to be working normally.My first step was to check the circuit board. All switches are in the "on" position. I'm baffled on how to even start figuring this one out.Suggestions, please.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
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I'm working on finishing my basement and I'm ready to wire

I'm working on finishing my basement and I'm ready to wire it, can you show me from subpanel how to run my circuits from subpanel to lights to switch, like in one open room we want about six recess light to work with one switch

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Steven Parent

Journeymen Electrician

Electrical Journeyman Certificate

 
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I am replacing my switches and outlets reasons. Apparently

I am replacing my switches and outlets for cosmetic reasons. Apparently had one wired wrong and when I turned breaker back on it tripped. Checked my wiring, turned the breaker back on but had no juice. Replaced the breaker (Seimans 15 amp) and still nothing. Checked all the gfi's throughout the house and all working. Any ideas?

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ProGrade

Electrical Contractor

 
766 satisfied customers
I have an RV park with a 400 amp panel divided into three

I have an RV park with a 400 amp panel divided into three Breakers one 200 amp and two 125 amp . one row has 20 - 30 amp and 1 - 50amp being used on a 125 amp breaker. The 200 amp breaker is for a restaurant that isn't being used. Can I switch the 200 amp over with the 125 amp from the restaurant?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: First timJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I am a generalJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's itJA: 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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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

 
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I think the main breaker or the neutral from the pole is

I think the main breaker or the neutral from the pole is defective. When a load is placed on one leg of the panel, lighting on that leg dims and lighting on the other leg brightens. When a load is placed on the "other" leg of the panel, lighting on "that" leg dims and lighting on the other leg brightens.JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Only if it's to replace the obsolete main breaker.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's it, that's everything you should need to know.JA: 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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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

 
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I built my dream shop which is 32' wide by 80'. It is used

Hi,I built my dream shop which is 32' wide by 80' long. It is used for mechanical work, welding and carpentry. I have a 2 post lift, large compressor, welders and carpenter tools. My load calculation came up with 186 amps for everything.I purchased the new 400 amp panel that will go on my home and my local Electrical company is changing the wire size to supply the 400 amps needed for the home and the shop.The shop I purchased a new 200 amp sub panel that technically is an interior panel installed right inside of the metal shop. So the conduit that I am running from the home to the shop is 186 feet long. And I purchased 2 1/2" conduit to run the wire through it in the ground. There are only 2 swoop 90 degree bends, one at each end and then the last 90 degree going into the building wall into the panel.If I did all my research correctly I think I have everything ironed out but want a professional to give me the thumbs up.I want to run 250,250,250 & 3/0 Rust Quadruplex Underground Secondary Distribution CableI would use the first 2 for the 2 conductors, the 3rd for the neutral and the 3/0 wire as the ground wire is that correct?

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mrromex

field supervisor

5 years of college courses

 
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Need 2- 240 watt and a 220 but no room in 200 amp main

need 2- 240 watt and a 220 but no room in 200 amp main for the double block breakers. Already running one sub panel to garage from main.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
4,052 satisfied customers
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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2 days ago our above stove microwave gave up the ghost and

2 days ago our above stove microwave gave up the ghost and blew one of the 4 breakers that control the kitchen and powder room circuits. I have plugged in a light to the plug in where the microwave was connected, after resetting the breaker. it has power and works fine. The microwave does not, so we will buy another one.My main problem is that ever since the breaker trip and reset, the overhead kitchen lights when on, will occasionally go off, as well as the lights and exhaust fan in the powder room. They will come back on shrtly, then do it again, unless I shut them off...then they will work fine for a period of time, then shut off on their own.Anyway, these outages do not trip the breaker. Is it possible that the breaker has been weakened by the microwave oven when it toasted out, and that installing a new breaker will fix the problem?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

 
4,052 satisfied customers
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