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Installing my new a/c unit....I'm running 10/2 wire. Can I

Installing my new a/c unit....I'm running 10/2 wire. Can I run indoor 10/2 wire to the disconnect switch that is mounted outside on the wall, and then run outdoor wire in the conduit to the unit?

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I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof

I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof on the outside patio. Currently these LED rope lights have a plug on the end of them. I Really want to cut off the plug and run it too a switch. I have a ceiling fan that is controlled by a switch and then I have another switch that would be controlled by the light on the ceiling fan, but the fan that is installed does not have a light attached to it. Can I use THAT switch to control my LED rope lights and what's the best way to connect the two together

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Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for

Lights flicker in livingroom and will eventually go off for a few minutes ( part of kitchen is attached to same circuit) , but then will come back on. Checked breaker when this happens and not tripped. When this first started breaker would trip, so I reset it ( the breaker for all this is a 15amp), Now this problem, is the breaker to small for modern appliances, or maybe to old. House was built in 1970 and I don't think anything has ever been changed in home. I'm a first time buyer and would appreciate any info that might help. I'm a little bit of a tomboy and like to try doing things myself Nervous Home OwnerJA: What's the brand and model number of your appliance? How old is it?Customer: 1- Panasonic 1000w microwaveJA: What are all the symptoms of the problem (error codes, flashing lights, etc.)?Customer: Several things go off light w/ceiling fan, 60" HD TV, Stereo, And microwave ovenJA: What happened just before this problem started? What troubleshooting have you tried?Customer: Just unplugging thingsJA: Anything else you want the electrician to know before I connect you?Customer: No, except please help

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I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats

I have a question about 240 volt line voltage thermostats for electric radiant heat panels that I installed in my house, wired on 12/2 wire.

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I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the

I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the electrical - outlets, switches, lights, fans, etc. I live in Minnesota, what are the requirements for mounting electrical boxes for outlets and switches - how many inches from the floor, distance between, etc.

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Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton

Wiring in my new hvac compressor. It is a 13 seer, 2.5 ton unit. They say it needs a 25 amp circuit. I bought a 30 amp fused disconnect box that I'll mount to the outside of my house near the compressor. I'm using 10/2 exterior wire with a ground. The wire is about 1/2 " wide. What type of conduit do I need to use between the disconnect box and the unit? Do I need to use water tight, or just the flex type. I live in Minnesota.

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Partial power outage caused by lightening. Used working

Partial power outage caused by lightening.Used working outlet in one room to power appliances (tv,fan, according etc.) Using three prong 50 foot extension cord plugged into surge protector bar with 10 outlets.Power went off in the room with working socket and other outlets went off as well.Tripped the breaker, didn't work.If I plug the extension cord in another room with working outlets will power go out?

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Mike G.

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Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel

Question about installing a 40 AMP - three circuit subpanel in my shed a few feet from my house.

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Kevin

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I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are

I'm replacing a light switch for a ceiling fan and there are more wires than usual. 3 white wires and 3 black wires. Not sure how to hook this upJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: last nightJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I tried. Not sure what to do nextJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm installing a haiku wall control for a haiku fan

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