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I don't know much about electricity but I'm trying to

I don't know much about electricity but I'm trying to replace existing fan/lights with new ones. I've successfully installed two of them and have two to go. The two problem areas occurred because I have more wires than just one 3-wire cable (1 black, 1 white, & 1 ground). I just need to know how to connect the wires so I can finish. An electrician would not even look at it without payment and I can't afford it. Please help!

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I have a 2013 Sundance Optima Spa and the lights stopped

I have a 2013 Sundance Optima Spa and the lights stopped working. Nothing happens when I activate either the On/off switch or light sequencing switch on control panel. I'm trying to troubleshoot and repair myself since closest Sundance dealer is 1-1/2 hours away. I have only the basic wiring diagram in the owner's manual. Any guidance and/or tech docs you can provide would be most appreciated.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 2013 spa have not consulted electrician.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That's about it. I am fairly handy with elec tools and have multimeter available, but no technical/troubleshooting documents on this model spa

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I own a house in Bowie, MD and believe there is a problem

I own a house in Bowie, MD and believe there is a problem with the electrical panel (due to a storm). At least one of the circuit breakers do not work properly. Some circuits are OK (like the computer I'm now using). I truly fear that the whole plan needs a-fix'in.

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We remodeled our kitchen a year ago. The under cabinet

We remodeled our kitchen a year ago. The under cabinet lights aren't working. What should I do to see what the problem is and fix them?

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I have a single pole outlet with dual fan speed and light

Hi there - I have a single pole outlet with dual fan speed and light dimming slide controllers. Previous wiring isn't colored. Three black wires and a green ground. I initially wired and the lights switched completely on midway up the slide and the fan speed control worked fine. I swapped the light and fan wires and now the lights dim fine, but the fan switches on midway, no speed control. Do I need to swap the third wire with the non-functioning dimmer?

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I have a gfci outlet that is displaying a red light, I

I have a gfci outlet that is displaying a red lightJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I replaced the outlet a few days ago.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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We are upgrading a 200 single service to a 600 amp main into

We are upgrading a 200 single service to a 600 amp main into 4 200 amp services (none of the services will actually draw more than 150 amps and three of them will draw less than 125 amps we may tie two of the services together?). We are not in a position at this time to invest in any generation equipment at this time as the upgrade is running 20K. All of these services will be in a newly built building, what can we do to make the installation of a generator into each of these 4 services? We are thinking that we'd be best off to have a different generator for each service as they will at time not have any need for back up power, what do you think? I see on line that a transfer switch for each one of the services (220 volt 200 amp.) would be close to $500.00, just don't have the $2k extra right now, can we put in a junction box that could be tied into, and would that make it easier?Thinking of running four generators at one time, how much propane volume and pressure would we need to be supplied to this building?

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I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm

I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm replacing a ceiling fan/light combo with another ceiling fan/light combo, I thought it would be straight forward. I have two 3-wire cables hanging from the ceiling. I believe one is the major electrical feed and the other was added later for a wall switch to the fan/light. I don't know how to wire the new fan with both cables.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house is about 50 years old. An electrician needs way too much money to come look at it.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that covers it.

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I am replacing a light bathroom vanity with an LED light and

I am replacing a light for the bathroom vanity with an LED light and no matter how I wired it up it knocks the breaker. I checked continuity between the two wires coming out of the switch and sticking out of the wall.they are good. Right beside the two wires coming out of the Wall where the light is are two more wires, black and white sticking out. They have power on them. When I unwired the old light all of the blacks were tied together and the whites were tied together. Now it knocks the breaker, with all of these wires unhooked my overhead light in the next bathroom is off. If I touch the black and white wire from my LED light to the other two wires with power coming in it lights up the light and the bathroom light in the next bathroom.

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