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I am in the process of replacing one vanity light with two

I am in the process of replacing one vanity light with two but since the original was in the middle and there is limited wire I was going to use it as a junction box for the two fixtures by adding two more junction boxes. I know I should have taken pictures before disconnecting the old fixture but forgot and now I am at a loss at how to wire it back in. Can you help if I provided a diagram?

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Jason

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To clarify the connection of the grounded bare from the main

To clarify the connection of the grounded bare from the main panel to the sub-panel in the detached garage, is this bonded to the sub-panel box and the 8 ft buried rods? Also, what is the purpose of the pvc enclosure to the 8 awg grounding electrode connecting the 2 buried grounding rods? All of this seems overkill, and presents considerable work in the field. The feed is behind the fern.

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Kevin

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I have a new light switch to connect. It has a wire on the

I have a new light switch to connect. It has a green wire on the back of it. My old one does not. I put a cap on the new green wire and connected the other wires as they were on the old one. When I flipped the breaker it kicked off and will not stay on. Other than the green wire everything else is the same, what am I doing wrong?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: The old switch, when flipped on, would sometimes flicker, so I tried to change it out today.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's it.

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Kevin

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My house that I bought has no ground wiring set up to any

My house that I bought has no ground wiring set up to any outlets... I bought a bunch of gfci outlets but am thinking they are useless?? More importantly... my washer and dryer are set up to an outlet that was two prong, which I replaced with a gfci (just to have a three prong compatible outlet)... is that enough? Is it a fire hazard? And would using a surge protector on that outlet for the washer and dryer be a good idea or bad idea?? Thank you

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Mike G.

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I was following your thread where I need to replace a 3

I was following your thread where I need to replace a 3 prong plug with a four prong. I went to Lowe's and bought a 30 amp 4 prong for use on a Whirlpool Duet. Not being an electrician I plugged the plug into the outlet to see if the pattern was correct. Since the connection wires were still in the wrapped package I got a quick spark and pop with the electrical smoke smell. I checked our box and one of the A? breakers tripped. What to do? thanksJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house was completed last NovemberJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: that was the plan based on what was on the site here to switch it out - not so sure now if I did damage to the outletJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not really

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I'm doing a bedroom remodel and trying to figure out why the

I'm doing a bedroom remodel and trying to figure out why the AFCI circuit breaker trips immediately after I try to flip the switch. I've gone over all the connections at all the outlets and junction boxes and finally figured out that an outlet in the bedroom next door is on this outlet (old house). We had all of the electrical redone about 7 years ago, including a new panel. The bedrooms are on AFCI circuit breakers. After some investigation, I found that the bedroom outlet in question appears to be connected somehow to the new bedroom circuit AND the living room circuit. There are 3 black and 3 white wires coming into the box and a pig tails connect to the outlet. If I turn off the bedroom breaker but leave the living room on, all the black and white wires are hot but if I turn off the living room breaker and the bedroom one on, only the blacks are hot. This work is being done with a permit and will be inspected--we had an electrical fire 7 years ago, so I don't want to repeat that! I just don't understand how this outlet is wired and I can't access all the areas where the cable is routed.JA: Just to clarify, are you working with a contractor?Customer: No--the original work was done by a contractor, but we are doing this work ourselves.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The outlet was working before the remodel, which I don't understand, since it was on an AFCI outlet.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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How does this work? I just ask questions for free? This

How does this work? I just ask questions for free?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: This website?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have a few questions about a service entrance

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have a switch that has a red, black, and a bare copper

i have a switch that has a red, black, white and a bare copper wire going to a light. I would like to replace the existing light with three shop lights. Could you explain the proper way to wire this so the switch i now have will turn the three light on and off at the same time.

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one

Hi, I have a Lutron on/off switch that controls one plug of one outlet. I'd like to find out how I can use that same wall switch to control two additional outlets in the same room. It's in my husband's home office - and he has 3 lamps. I'd like him to be able to use the one wall switch and have all three lamps turn on or off. However, I don't know what model of Lutron switch I have - other than it's just on/off and is likely 7+years old. Can you help me figure out what parts I need to order to make the other outlets be controlled by the one existing wall switch?

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