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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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I am having a problem with 20a receptacles mounted

I am having a problem with 20a receptacles mounted horizontally. It appears that the internal connection does not like this. No problems with 15a mounted the same. Horizontal mounting is necessary because of log construction and the 20a is a code requirement in this location.Any suggestions?

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Kevin

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I'm about to buy a 90 year old house. The inspection said

I'm about to buy a 90 year old house. The inspection said there is a junction box lying on the ground under the house in the crawl space. The sellers say the junction box was ther when they bought the house 10 years earlier. How critical is this and about how much will it cost to fix and make it safe?

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Kevin

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I am wiring in a new bathroom fan/light (Delta GBR100L)

I am wiring in a new bathroom fan/light (Delta GBR100L) combo. I have 12/3 going to the unit. Red is connected to the blue wire on the unit (light), black is connected to the black on the unit (fan), three whites are connected together, and green/stripped grounds are connected together. My switch for the fan works fine, but when I switch the light on, the breaker trips. I have used another switch and i get the same problem. I also have a light and GFCI outlet on the same circuit. They are all working properly. Any help would be great.

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Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and

Both my stove (in the kitchen - mid-level of the house) and my clothes dryer (in the basement) suddenly aren't working. Neither one has any power coming to it (no beeps if buttons are pushed, no lights, etc.) Both are electric; no gas. Everything else in the house, including air conditioning and fridge, appears to be working normally.My first step was to check the circuit board. All switches are in the "on" position. I'm baffled on how to even start figuring this one out.Suggestions, please.

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Kevin

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Diploma

 
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We bought a cheap above the ground pool from Walmart. Motor

We bought a cheap above the ground pool from Walmart. Motor stopped. They said we could cut the cord and send a picture of the cord and the receipt for a new motor. In the meantime can my husband splice the old cord? The motor still does work occasionallyJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: The pool is 6 weeks old. It started about 2 weeks ago. My husband said he has been having trouble on and off. More frequent nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No, only if it will be ok to splice it while waiting for the new pumpJA: 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 working on finishing my basement and I'm ready to wire

I'm working on finishing my basement and I'm ready to wire it, can you show me from subpanel how to run my circuits from subpanel to lights to switch, like in one open room we want about six recess light to work with one switch

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I purchased an Intermatic Countdown Timer (E1210W) which has

I purchased an Intermatic Countdown Timer (E1210W) which has 4 wires.My box only has a black, white, and uncoated copper wire.How do I make the connections?Thank you

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I am replacing my switches and outlets reasons. Apparently

I am replacing my switches and outlets for cosmetic reasons. Apparently had one wired wrong and when I turned breaker back on it tripped. Checked my wiring, turned the breaker back on but had no juice. Replaced the breaker (Seimans 15 amp) and still nothing. Checked all the gfi's throughout the house and all working. Any ideas?

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