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You were right the very top are 12kV lines & the others are

You were right the very top are 12kV lines & the others are not 69 but 75, good job. Now I need to know seeing how tall those lines were at the very top, could workers see a downed 12Kv line from the front of their truck window at night in a storm again without exiting their truck?

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Kevin

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I replaced a light switch that controls the bottom of five

I replaced a light switch that controls the bottom of five outlets in my daughter's bedroom. I didn't touch any of the outlets themselves. However, it doesn't work now. The outlets are just on all the time now. There is another switch next to this one that controls a ceiling fan. The ceiling fan works. I've tested all three or four ways of connecting the wires. No luck. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Alex

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What cable sizes and fuse ratings would be recommended for

What cable sizes and fuse ratings would be recommended for loads of 7300 and 4000 watts? the cables would be run through flexible plastic conduit in a wall space.

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Jason

Lead Service Technician

Associate Degree

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I'm trying to connect a GE 13869 in-wall smart switch and am

Hi, I'm trying to connect a GE 13869 in-wall smart switch and am having some trouble. The prior switch only had 2 wires (black and white) plugged in. Need install help with this product. I tried the black wire in both the load and line insert on the back and the white in the neutral slot. Not working. Thank you

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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Is the switch that turns the fan in the bathroom same as the

Is the switch that turns the fan in the bathroom same as the light? I want to install some WeMo smart light in the bathroom, can I buy two same one and one will control fan and one lights? There is no technical difference between them, is there?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

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I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC

I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC 15amp fault circuit breakers. One of the two kicks off after I return power to the breaker box. This particular circuit is present in various areas of my house (various lights, outside outlets (with GFI) and a garage light and outlet (also GFI).How can I trace down the issue ? I have returned the original breaker to the box, and it now works fine, but I'll need the ARC one in to pass inspection - and of course if this is pointing out a problem with the my wiring, I would like to resolve it.

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Kevin

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How do I hook up a contactor with 480 volt coil, its a new

how do I hook up a contactor with 480 volt coilJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: its a new project. I have a 480 volt contactor that I'm going to be running a 480 volt motor with. I'm going to use a NO foot pedal to control the contactorJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: don't think so

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Steve G.

Chief Engineer

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I hhave installed a tru-universal three way dimmer switch.

I hhave installed a tru-universal three way dimmer switch. It works with dimmer and on and off but when off the elv lights flicker.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: since I installed it yesterday.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I was an electrical contractor and taught electrical contracting for years.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house is about 14 years old with copper wring and uses grounding wires.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

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I have a gfci outlet in my bathroom that does not give any

I have a gfci outlet in my bathroom that does not give any power when I plug in cords. Pen tester says the wires are live and outlet tester is reading "open hot".I checked the wiring and it's all correct. There is a 12/2 coming into the box and connected to the outlet.Only thing I'm not sure about is why the hot wire is on the outlet but the neutral is spliced to another neutral tail and than connected to the outlet. I think it's because maybe they left the neutral in the box cut too short, and I doubt is causing any issue.Also for more information my bathroom is next to my kitchen. The ceiling lights and switches for both rooms, and the gfci that is not working are all on the same circuit.I checked the wiring to the switch for the bathroom light and it's only one wire coming into the switch.Any ideas for trouble shooting? Should I check the ceiling light? Maybe the line for the outlet is jumped off the feed for the light and could be open or cut somewhere?

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Kevin

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