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Trying to determine load connection on old switch. Switch

Trying to determine load connection on old Bryant switch. Switch has one connector screw on top right side, and two connector screws on bottom, one on right side and one on left side. No visible differences in color of screws.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Several hours.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Bryant switches are original to house originally built in early 1950's.

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I am replacing a wall outlet. It has 2 black wires connected

I am replacing a wall outlet. It has 2 black wires connected via push-in connectors on the back. It has 2 white wires also via push-in connectors on the back. However, there is a third white wire connected through the screw post on the same side as the other white connectors (silver screws) - this wire is HOT and on a separate circuit breaker. How should I connect the replacement receptacle?

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have basement light with pull chain. I want to change to

I have basement light with pull chain. I want to change to fluorescent strip light with no chain. I also need a switch for the light. How to wire?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I'm trying to connect a Hunter sliding ceiling fan switch,

I'm trying to connect a Hunter sliding ceiling fan switch, one sider that turns on the light and dims it , and the other slider turns on the fan and can change the fan speed. I have 3 wire plus ground at the switch from the light, with red for the light, blue, for the fan motor, white, black. the same is gpoing to the attic whedere i I just don't know how to attach jot to an existing 2 wire plies ground circuit.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: it is a new installation.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: the switch and fan are installed, but north connected to the source power, which is a 2 wire plus a ground.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: i have the 3 wire cable with Red Green White Black and ground in the attic ready to splice into an existing power source with 2 wire White black with a ground. I just don't know which colors go together from the source .

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Mike G.

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I have a fire suppression system for a restaurant hood with

I have a fire suppression system for a restaurant hood with the following:-makeup air-exhaust-light under hood-2 switches:1 for light, 1 for fans-1 microswitch, 120v, 21 ampsAll must shut off when fire suppression is activated. Exhaust must stay on. Control circuit must be dedicated. All are single phase, 120 volts.I would like to achieve this with contactors. How would you go about this?

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Mike G.

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I'm looking for direction regarding a transfer switch and my

I'm looking for direction regarding a transfer switch and my well pump.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I just purchased a transfer switch and am about to install it then I noticed a limitation and I stopped.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Wayne Roberts

Electrical Trade

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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

Electrical Trade

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I have two switches in one box. One switch is a three way

I have two switches in one box. One switch is a three way and the other switch was a single throw. The single throw controlled the porch light. The three way controls the hall way lights. I have a total of five cables coming into the box with all white wires tied together, and three black wires tied together. How do I hook up the single throw to control the porch light?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I was just reviewing a fixture I had replaced 4 years ago.

Hello,I was just reviewing a fixture I had replaced 4 years ago. One bulb 60 watt. Its been working fine.It's a three way switch.Behind the fixtures wiring, in the box, I see that there are a black and white wire capped together. Likely because it's a three way switch.I have the grounds capped together. I have a black capped to the black of the light fixture. Then two white wires are capped with the white to the light fixture.Any guesses why there may be two whites going to the fixture? Again it has worked for over 4 years. I am sure I capped the wires together the way it was originally.Thanks,

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Jason

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Associate Degree

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