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Just bought a house with Hampton bay Crome ceiling fan with

Just bought a house with Hampton bay Crome ceiling fan with a light. It was working when realtor showed home. 3weeks later it wasn't working. Changed batteries. Light works via switch on wall but the remote not working

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I'm connecting my 240V floor heating system by way of a 14/2

I'm connecting my 240V floor heating system by way of a 14/2 wire into a double pole, single throw 15A breaker (into two spaces in the panel). I intend to tape the white wire with black tape to indicate that it is hot. Now, connecting to the thermostat, there is a L1 and L2 terminals, however, the instructions are set up for 120V. Should I connect the blk to L1 and wht(now blk) to L2.JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: The product is Warm Feet covering 209sq ft and draws 2640watts and is designed for 240V with a DBL pole 15A breaker. Thermostat is an OJ Electronics model UDG4-4999JA: OK. Got it. 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 then connect you two.

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Need help wiring 2 Comfort Cove heaters from one thermostat

Need help wiring 2 Comfort Cove heaters from one thermostat with 2-wire and ground 220 v power.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: Not sure how to wire heater with 2- wire 220 volt power.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: not at this timeJA: OK. Got it. 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 then connect you two.

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Can I use a Amazon Echo with Wemo light switch and use

Can I use a Amazon Echo with Wemo light switch and use another compatible dimmer switch with the Echo?

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What is the best cost effective way to run a house using

What is the best cost effective way to run a house using smart electrical equipment?

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I have a baseboard heater in a bedroom. The supply come to

I have a baseboard heater in a bedroom. The supply come to the heater then the line goes from there to the thermostat. (how does the wire connect for this set up to work. )

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I am a homeowner without a ton of experience with electrical.

Hi, I am a homeowner without a ton of experience with electrical.I had electric heaters in both of my bathrooms. I recently removed both of them (they are unnecessary) and left the wiring in place. In one bathroom, power comes from a double breaker switch - two 20 amp switches connected and it goes first to the gang box where the thermostat was and then to where the heater was.Seeing as there are no power outlets in that bathroom, I put one 20 amp outlet where the heater thermostat was and another where the heater itself was. I did not use a pony tale, I just send the lines directly to the outlet and then used the line that had connected the thermostat to the heater, to connect the 2nd outlet to the first one.My problem is this: it when I plugged in a couple of lamps to test it, everything was fine. Then I plugged in a vacuum and it blew the motor. Because it was an old vacuum and I wasn't sure if maybe the problem was with the vacuum itself, I tried one more time, only this time with an electric mixer. I tried it first in a totally different outlet and it ran fine, but then when I put it in the new outlet, it ran at a much higher speed.Any idea what the problem is? Is this happening because the power is coming from a double-breaker?

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I disconnected a 240v baseboard heater... and didn't mark

hi, I disconnected a 240v baseboard heater... and didn't mark the connections, and now I'm reconnecting. it has a manual controlled knob thermostat controller, with 4 leads, 2 black, 2 red. the wires go to what look like relays... 2 are N.O. and 2 are N.C. My gut is saying connect the line hot wires to the NO relays, and the 2 NC relay wires to the Load/heater.... assuming that the thermostat will open the NC's as needed when at temperature.... this is an old Berko MBB5-1224 heater... built in the 80's.... any thoughts?JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: No, not really...ground wire is grounded to the metal housing.JA: Our top Electrician is ready to take your case. Just pay the $5 fully refundable deposit and I'll fill the Electrician in on everything we've discussed. You can go back and forth with the Electrician until you're 100% satisfied. We guarantee it.

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Doing a remodel. they have ceiling heat, singer

***** *****, doing a remodel. they have ceiling heat, singer is name on the thermostat. it has 2 red wires from thermostat up the wall into the ceiling from above. need to move thermostat 6 feet, what kind of wire can i splice in to exstend the wire for moving JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: do these wires actually carry the heat or can i just splice in some 10 or 12/2 JA: OK got it. Last thing — Electricians generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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