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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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I bought an ac 230v 30a i believe type g but my wall is type

I bought an ac 230v 30a i believe type g but my wall is type a i checked my fuse and says 20a , first time home owner not sure what to do

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Mike G.

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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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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 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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I have a pitable ac i want to plug into my backyard hang out

I have a pitable ac i want to plug into my backyard hang out room. It has its own fuse box separate from the one for my home. We have a 48 in tv ith cable and sound bar, 2 ceiling fans and a stand up fan running. The little fuse box is 20 amp fuses.Can the fuse box handle a portable ac with all the other things running

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George Smith

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I just bought an AC welder and it did not have the

I just bought an AC welder and it did not have the electrical plug. The power cord has three wires -- blue, brown, green. I am thinking the green is the ground. Does it matter which of the two remaining wires I connect to which side of the outlet plug in? If the unit was 220V instead of 110V it would have a 4th wire, is that correct?

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Mike G.

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I work at an apartment complex on the maintenance team as a

I work at an apartment complex on the maintenance team as a tech, and today have run across a problem and would like some help. The tenant is having an issue where occasionally while the TV is on, sometimes it will cut off and lose power for a split second when someone uses a light switch.The TV is plugged into a fancy looking surge protector which also has a modem and tv cable box plugged into it. The outlet in which the surge protector is plugged into looks to be on the same breaker as all of the other 3-4 outlets in the living room which also has a PC plugged into it, lamps, and maybe a couple of other smaller things such as a burner for scented wax. Also, next to the TV are two switches one powering the overhead ceiling fan, and the other powers the top plug of an outlet in the living room. (The outlet that this switch ties in with is not being used)The living room, kitchen, and dining room are all somewhat in the same room as it is an apartment with a more open floorplan. The switch that powers the kitchen light, also has a switch next to it that powers the track lights in the dining room.The kitchen also has a GFCI, and another regular outlet that might be tied in on the same breaker (I'm not 100% sure)Sometimes, using any of these 4 light switches, the TV will cut off for a split second andsometimes the GFCI in the kitchen will trip. I do not know much about electrical work, the most I have done is replace an outlet/switch. What I am confused about is how the switches in the kitchen on the opposite side of the room is occasionally causing the TV to flicker (not completely turn off, but for a second it seems to lose power and cut-out) This confusion is what made me assume all 4 switches, and all of those living room and kitchen outlets might be tied together because they can all be affected by any of these switches.All of this has made me curious if maybe there is too much load on a breaker and the surge protector might be preventing the breaker from tripping. The more I think about it, the more I doubt myself that this could be the issue, but it is a big flat screen TV and I am wondering if it is requiring a bit more juice to power it than the modem and cable box, therefore only the TV cuts out/in when a switch is used.

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George Smith

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Need an answer to a tricky situation, I am wiring a 110

need an answer to a tricky situationJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I am wiring a 110 outlet that a fountain pump is going to be plugged into with a switch to turn it on in other words a combination switch along the way there will also be a regular 110 outlet for outside lighting problem is this is all coming off a 220 line that goes to the water shed that runs the pump for water. The 220 has two 110v wires and a ground no neutral and the combination switch requires a neutral to operateJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: No I am the daughter of an electrician whom unfortunetly passed away was wiring houses with my dad since I was 12 this is not how I would do it but it is my bosses house and he wants it off the 220JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes been doing it but ran into a wallJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Got pictures if need them

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George Smith

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