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

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

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.

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

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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Mike, I'm trying to wire a whirpool dishwasher. On the

Hello Mike, I'm trying to wire a whirpool dishwasher. On the washer there is a white and black wire, however my cable is only two gray wires and a green ground. How do I figure out the difference between the two gray wires and attach the proper one to the white then the black?Thanks

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I am removing a remote from my ceiling fan I unhooked everything

I am removing a remote from my ceiling fan I unhooked everything without really paying that much attention. There are 3 wires coming from the swith. A black a red and a white I am noat real sure what to do with the red wire.

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I am replacing the power cable to the house breaker box for

I am replacing the power cable to the house breaker box for 200A service. I cant read the cable size is it 4/0 or 2/0

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