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I have a Hampton bay ceiling fan w/ remote. Several years

I have a Hampton bay ceiling fan w/ remote. Several years old. When I turn on the wall switch (usually just left on) the light starts blinking and the fan won't work. Using the remote doesn't affect anything. Sudden occurrence. Working fine one day, INOP the next. any ideas?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: about three days, just turned it off for time being?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Depends on what solution is.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm not an electrician but quite the handyman?

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Mike G.

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Perhaps, just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light

hello; yes perhapsJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just a few minutes I'm looking to replace one light dimmer switch with another this is a single pole application (I believe that's the expression, it is is one switch controlling several lights) the dimmer i'm taking out has 2 black lines connected to it; plus groundJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: my new dimmer switch wants 3 lines (plus ground): neutral, line, and load (there's a 4th slot for traveler, but I believe that's only needed for 3 pole applications).JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: nope, that's all the details

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Kevin

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I have installed the LEDS in the picture. I replaced halogen

I have installed the LEDS in the picture. I replaced halogen and used the same can. What low voltage dimmer should I use ?

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For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property

For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property in question outside of the city limits, without any permitting requirements.I had the coop put in a 200A meter to provide power to various landscape features, etc. The meter is about 200 ft from where I'll be install the disconnect/panel. I was wondering how long can I run before putting in a junction box. And, if I need to put in a junction box, if you could tell me a little about it, box type, pole requirements, etc. If you have a picture that'd even be better. The run will be underground - I plan to trench 30" to allow for variation of the 24" coverage requirement.Thanks,Mo

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Mike G.

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I need to know the wire size and how many, from the meter to

hello, I need to know the wire size and how many , from the meter to a 150 amp service. will be in 3inch pvc about 1200 feet. Long way..JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just getting started. I want to estimate the cost.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I have the conduit. and a friend with a backhoeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have the option to go with a 100 amp service but think would be better for future to go with the 150 amp

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I'm installing a ceiling fan connected to one wall switch,

I'm installing a ceiling fan connected to one wall switch, but there are 2 black wires and 2 white wires coming from the ceiling box. I've tested and can see which black is always hot (whether the switch is up or down). Now I'm not sure how to make the connections to the ceiling fan wires.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just a little while.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I've done all the other ceiling fans in the house.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I know of.

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Kevin

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I have a circuit where part of the circuit drops out but the

I have a circuit where part of the circuit drops out but the breaker doesn't trip. The only things on the circuit are lights, outlets, TV, DVD player and cable box. Half of the circuit works while the other half goes out. Any thoughts?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About a month.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If it's a simple solution I'll do it myself but I can't figure out what the problem is and if I can't I'll get an electrician.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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Kevin

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I put a 4 prong cord on my dryer & it's now working. Checked

I put a 4 prong cord on my dryer & it's now working. Checked to make sure there was power in the receptacle & there is. This dryer was working fine until I changed the cordJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A few daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes the 4 prong is in the wall & it has power, I changed the 3 prong to a 4 on the dryerJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: There was a 4 prong in the wall when I moved in. We changed to a 3 prong receptacle but I read you shouldn't do that. Dryer was coming on but after changing the cord it's not working. Yes I followed the color code to install the cord

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Kevin

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Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple

Pearl, OK great. I live off the grid. I need to run a couple of legs of 110, probably 400 ft apiece. I was told to run 1 leg of 220 as far as possible before splitting into the 2 - 110 legs. How do I do that? I have 48 volts batteries and 2 - 55 amp 110v inverters.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Oh Pearl, you are a computerJA: I'm an assistant to the Electrician. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Well, as I haven't done anything yet, I have never dealt with itJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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Kevin

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