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A NEW OVERHEAD FIXTURE WITH THE STANDARD, BLACK AND GROUND

I AM INSTALLING A NEW OVERHEAD FIXTURE WITH THE STANDARD WHITE, BLACK AND GROUND LEADS. tHE WIRING IN THE CEILING HAS A BLACK, WHITE, WHITE WITH RED STRIP AND GROUND. I KNOW BLACK TO BLACK, WHITE TO WHITE, GROUND TO GROUND BUT WHAT DO I DO WITH WHITE WITH RED STRIPE?

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I am installing a ceiling fan. The existing light fixture

I am installing a ceiling fan. The existing light fixture has two bulbs, each separately connected, so there are two sets of wires, each with a black and white adn then one ground wire. What do I do with the extra set of wires?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.Customer: I am installing a ceiling fan. The existing light fixture has two bulbs, each separately connected, so there are two sets of wires, each with a black and white adn then one ground wire. What do I do with the extra set of wires?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: both sets of wires are controlled from a single switch. Each set was wired individually into a separate lampholder 250vJA: 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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I'm replacing 2 light switches in the kitchen that

I'm replacing 2 light switches in the kitchen that control the same light.When the light switch is in an off position I can't turn it on with the other switch.If the light switch is in an on position I am able to turn it off with the other switch.How can I fix this.

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Kevin

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I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can

I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can have up to 15 light bulbs at 40 watts each. I've been using 16/2 lamp cord.I want to add a dimmer and 15 amp power receptacle to the mirror. Can I still use 16/2? I've been looking for 14/2 but I. An only find it in low voltage landscape wire. What's the safest way to do this?

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Can I use a tester black lead on the breaker and the bar on

Can I use a tester for the black lead on the breaker and the bar on top of the breaker box with the neutrals?

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Kevin

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How do you test bad circuit when none of the breakers appear

How do you test for a bad circuit when none of the breakers appear to be tripped? The house is 100 this year. I have been here 9 years without any issues.

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Kevin

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Trying to hook up ceiling fan with heater and light to knob

trying to hook up ceiling fan with heater and light to knob and tube wiring circuit, hooked into main power via an existing light, but i am thinking white wire is wrong since my new switch turns off existing light but fan is onJA: 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.Customer: how can i trace the right wire to tap intoJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: none i can think ofJA: 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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We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from

We're installing a heat pump pool heater about 300 feet from our home. The heat pump is 145,000BTU, requires a dedicated 50amp circuit. In addition, we will be running a 1.5HP pool pump and some LED lighting. We'd like to run a sub panel from our home to power all of this. We're planning on running 2 1/2 sch40 conduit from the house to the pool to carry wiring. I'm just not sure if (1) I can do this without too much voltage drop and (2) if I'll have big enough lugs at my main panel to accommodate this.

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I'm going to set up a 220 power outlet 5hp 80 gallon 30 amp

Hello I'm going to set up a 220 power outlet for my 5hp 80 gallon 30 amp air compressor, power box is 20 feet from garage, what size wire should I used for ? Thank you.

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