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We have a light thay worked from two switches. We removed

We have a light thay worked from two switches. We removed the wall that contained switch #1 only to realize that was the power source for the light. We are trying to get power to the light from switch #2. We are connecig from a close by outlet. When connecting all the wires, the light does get power, but the switch doesnr control it. Help!JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About 4 hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes. We thought it a simple connection of black to black, white to white, but its proving to not beJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that i can think of

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I am getting ready to build a shop in the back of my

I am getting ready to build a shop in the back of my property. I want to install a 100 amp sub panel in the shop 120' from a new 200 amp main panel at the house. I am trying to figure what size wire and conduit size i need to use.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I have wanted to do it for the last 28 years. My son and I started removing trees and prepairing the pad the past fall. I have an engineer drawing up the plans but he does not do electrical. We are hoping to submit the plans this month but I need the electrical specs firstJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The existing service is 100 amps and the house is 28 years old. The power company has surveyed the existing incoming line and has advised me it will need to be updated and they will handle that portion. The rest we want to do ourselvesJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not that I know of

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I want to install a 240v heater in my garage. There is an

Hi, I want to install a 240v heater in my garage. There is an existing, unused 240v/40amp circuit that was for an oven. I am planning to remove the outlet and junction over to a wall mount box with flexible conduit for the heater. The original outlet has only red,black,and white; it runs to a 100 amp panel in which neutrals and grounds are attached to the same bars. It is not a sub panel of the main, but appears to be a secondary main panel, located next to a main 200 amp panel. The heater only requires red, black, and ground. Can I use the old neutral (white) as ground in the heater? And, I only have 8-2 nm; can my junction to the old neutral be done with bare ground? Or does it have to be sheathed?

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Kevin

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I'm trying to replace an electrical switch that control two

I'm trying to replace an electrical switch that control two light fixtures in a utility room. The metal electrical box has three sets of 14-2 wires into it. All of the white wires are tied together back in the box. The three black wires are connected as follows. 1 left side upper screw, right side screw(nothing connected). Two additional black wires pushed into to the upper half (holes) on the back of the switch. This is an older switch in an older home. 40 years old apprx.I have bought a single pole switch which has a left side green screw and two gold screws upper and lower on the right side. Do I have the right switch for this project?

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Kevin

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I'm trying to install the Honeywell RPLS540A programmable

Hi. I'm trying to install the Honeywell RPLS540A programmable timer in an existing location that had a lutron switch. It's a 3 way switch...controlled by a switch on the other side of the room. When I installed it yesterday, I connected the black wire (located from the black screw on the Lutron fixture...which I think is the LINE wire) to the LINE feed on the Honeywell fixture. I connected the other black wire (LOAD) to the LOAD black wire on the Honeywell fixture. The 3 way wire I connected to the remaining wire. The green ground I connected to a screw. When I turned on the circuit breaker, all seemed okay, except I noticed the lights had a pulsating dim then went bright. Then the lights remained at that level. However, when I went to the switch on the other side of the room and turned it off, it turned off the other switch (with the Honeywell fixture) entirely. Could I have mixed up the LINE and LOAD switches? I have been researching everything on line and can't find anything that makes sense.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Since yesterday afternoon. I am getting back to it right now. Contacting you before opening the outlet again.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, but if need be I will contact an electrician. I've installed other Honeywell timers that work perfectly fine...but this one seems to be a little different.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It seems that the new Honeywell timer needs constant power...so that the other switch doesn't turn it off. I just don't want to switch the wires and have sparks fly.

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I have three wires three black wires 3 ground wires breaker

I have three white wires three black wires 3 ground wires breaker keeps flipping every time I turn on the light switchJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Well today my wife asked a friend to wire in a celling fan when I was at work came home went to turn on the light and the breaker flipedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I know my main hot wire is black

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Sam Irvin

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I replaced a light switch that controls the bottom of five

I replaced a light switch that controls the bottom of five outlets in my daughter's bedroom. I didn't touch any of the outlets themselves. However, it doesn't work now. The outlets are just on all the time now. There is another switch next to this one that controls a ceiling fan. The ceiling fan works. I've tested all three or four ways of connecting the wires. No luck. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Alex

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I'm trying to connect a GE 13869 in-wall smart switch and am

Hi, I'm trying to connect a GE 13869 in-wall smart switch and am having some trouble. The prior switch only had 2 wires (black and white) plugged in. Need install help with this product. I tried the black wire in both the load and line insert on the back and the white in the neutral slot. Not working. Thank you

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Mike G.

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For Z-Wave 3-way switches I think GE should work best If I

for Z-Wave 3-way switches I think GE should work bestIf I am not mistaken I need to get :(1) http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Z-Wave-600-Watt-CFL-LED-Indoor-In-Wall-Dimmer-Switch-Almond-White-Paddles-12724/205798443&(2) http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Home-Automation-120-VAC-3-Way-Auxiliary-Add-On-Switch-Almond-White-Paddles-12723/205798442And I want to replace all my boxes to metal one Is there a metal box that can be adjusted in such a way to expand it as much as possible based on the available space - meaning ""universal" or "Adjustable" Would this be such one:http://www.homedepot.com/p/4-in-Square-Welded-Box-1-1-2-Deep-with-1-2-and-3-4-in-TKO-s-and-Universal-Bracket-8196/100551666

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George Smith

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