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I have a barn with several lights that each have 2

I have a barn with several lights that each have 2 florescent F96T12 bulbs. One light is not working. Neither bulb lights; one bulb just barely flickers. I've replaced the bulbs and it still doesn't work. I removed the ballast. It is an Advance Transformer Co. R-2E75-S-3-TP. The hardware store sold me a Philips Advance ICN-2P60-N as a replacement ballast. I didn't notice till I got home that the new ballast has 2 blue wires and 1 red wire on one end while the old ballast had just 1 blue and 1 red wire. Will this new ballast work? If so, what do I do with the extra blue wire? Again, each light fixture has two 96" bulbs.

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I am replacing 3 switches. one is a regular switch and two

Hello Mike,I am replacing 3 switches. one is a regular switch and two are 3 way switches. I have a romex 14/2 coming into the box to feed all three switches electricity.I am going to pigtail the blacks.The regular switch one black from the power cable then black of outgoing light.

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Mike G.

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I bought a motor listed for 115V for a project. I have a

Hi, I bought a motor listed for 115V for a project. I have a 4:00 video which explains my question:https://youtu.be/u_sXLAK3nQIMy wiring diagram shows:T1 ---\T3 ----+--- L1T8 ---/T2 ---\T4 ----+--- L2T5 ---/My power cable has black, white and green wires. The question is, which goes to which?

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Mike G.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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