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I have a generator with 2 different 120 volt outlets, they

I have a generator with 2 different 120 volt outlets, they both are 3 prong connections. The box outside my house is a 4 wire connection. What is the best way if possible to make them work together?

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Wayne Roberts

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I have an electric hoist with 4 wires in the hoist is three

I have an electric hoist with 4 wires for control in the hoist is three wires coming from the motor to the term board there is two capacitors hooked in parallel hooked to the terminal board they are fed from a up limit switch which is feed from remote 0ne power wire from line white goes directly to motor black wire the hot wire from power cable goes to remote my remote is an up down push button that has a safety mechanical interlock so you can,t push both buttons at the same time how do i wire the remoteJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 3 yrs old and i am an electrician but i don't have the old remote which i am sure is differantJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: just send me a wiring dia. and i will be for ever thankfull

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Mike G.

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My wife and I recently began remodeling our basement after a

Hello,My wife and I recently began remodeling our basement after a hard rain flooded it. I'm in the process of fixing all the wiring in the basement as well. I've found that many of the lights there were installed by the previous owner are being supported by the ceiling tiles. I pulled those fixtures out of the ceiling and now want to install an 8' light track.What I want to do is mount the light track against the drop ceiling bar using several "Griplock HX-T-Clip-BAi Track Lighting Supported T-Bar Clip". This provides a hard mounting point against the drop ceiling but then provides a mount point in the ceiling so it can be wired to the joists for support. This way it's not supported by the ceiling itself.What I'm not clear on is how to run the power cable through the joists to a junction box in the ceiling supported by a hanger bar. They did not install the drop ceiling near the joists but instead hung it about 5 1/4" below them. I've attached a couple of images to hopefully make what I'm asking more clear.

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have a used electric dryer to hook up with no included

I have a used electric dryer to hook up with no included cable. I have a big 4 prong plug & cable, but I decided that I'd better check & see if this dryer is 220v 4-wire, or just 30 amp 110v. Please advise.Dryer: Maytag mde6200ayw

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I just bought a plasma cutter which runs on 220v but I only

Hello! I just bought a plasma cutter which runs on 220v but I only have 110 outlets in my house. Is there a way to convert this without changing the outlets? I live in a rental.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. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: I just bought a plasma cutter which runs on 220v but I only have 110 outlets in my house. Is there a way to convert this without changing the outlets? I live in a rental.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: not that i can think ofJA: 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 connect you two.

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Mike G.

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When installing CCTV Cameras located on the Soffit & wires

When installing CCTV Cameras located on the Soffit & wires running inside the attic. Is it acceptable to mechanically connect (twisted together) 12V power cable using black electrical tape. This was discovered when the Tech was trying to relocate one of the cameras. All 8 cameras power wires are secured using this method. Can you explain to me the correct and or safe way of securing the power wires. thanks Jason

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Steve G.

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Can we extend fire detection cables together with electrical

can we extend fire detection cables together with electrical cables for 220 volts AC in one pipe or cable tray ?

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ProGrade

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I want to put an 80 amp Rv panel 215 feet from the main

I want to put an 80 amp Rv panel 215 feet from the main panel. What size wire should I use and how deep for direct burial?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I have a bathroom where I am trying to replace a faulty GFCI

Hi, I have a bathroom where I am trying to replace a faulty GFCI mounted in a gang box. There are 3 cables, each with a hot, neutral, and ground - 9 wires total.. Only 1 black wire is HOT. There is a single light switch farther down the wall from the GFCI.One of the 3 cables is for the light switch as I have no light after disconnecting the faulty GFCI. None of the wires were pigtailed and the previous owner had wiring going into the LOAD as well as LINE in the faulty GFCI. The previous owner of this housedid not wire a lot of receptacles properly and I want to make sure this is done right. Can you provide me with some direction on this? Thanks, Tim

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