Electrical

Electrical Questions? Ask an Electrician Online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Electrical Questions
I want to mount a flatscreen tv on a brick wall on my
I want to mount a flatscreen tv on a brick wall on my covered porch. I would like to run power to it without exposed conduit. There is currently no exterior outlet on this wall. Soffit is approx. 13' … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,290 satisfied customers
I was hoping to put recess lighting in my living room but
I was hoping to put recess lighting in my living room but there is an old radiant heating system that is no longer used and disconnected at the thermostat. So can I cut through the ceiling and heating… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,290 satisfied customers
I have unplugged and removed an inhouse electric vacuum, but
I have unplugged and removed an inhouse electric vacuum, but there is a ground wire that is running out of the wall that was connected to the vacuum. It is the only live wire that is exposed. I need t… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
997 satisfied customers
I recently had a contractor insulate and drywall a wall in
I recently had a contractor insulate and drywall a wall in my garage. There are wires that run along the top crevice of the wall. He did not hang drywall over that last few inches (I assume to assure … read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
4,414 satisfied customers
I mistakenly (stupidly) cut a live wire under my garden that
Hi: I mistakenly (stupidly) cut a live wire under my garden that leads to an outside outlet. I don't care about the outlet but I'm concerned about the exposed end that still connects to the house. I'm… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
24,956 satisfied customers
It maybe a stupid question, but can u tell me if an
It maybe a stupid question, but can u tell me if an electrical cord is showing only the coloured protected wire but the outer white protection is gone is it still safe to use? … read more
Mike R.
Mike R.
3,013 satisfied customers
String lights repair - is there an easy fix for this set of
String lights repair - is there an easy fix for this set of string lights? As you can see in the pictures, the wires are split. I have electrical tape. Is there any way to fix this so the lights can b… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
OUR AC INSTALLER HAD PREVIOUSLY RAN WHAT LOOKS TO BE 6-3
HELLO OUR AC INSTALLER HAD PREVIOUSLY RAN WHAT LOOKS TO BE 6-3 WIRE TO COMPRESSOR AND said HE LEFT WHAT WOULD HAVE Been a neutral wire so we could run a 110 circuit later on I'm ready to put in a 30 a… read more
ProGrade
ProGrade
Electrical Contractor
564 satisfied customers
I have a 3 way switch in my kitchen. Both switch boxes have
I have a 3 way switch in my kitchen. Both switch boxes have two words coming into the box but they are 14-2. There is no red traveler wire. In both boxes one white wire is capped off. Is this safe?B… read more
AssuredElectrical
AssuredElectrical
Master Electrician
High School or GED
4,241 satisfied customers
Hello. Recently my patio cover was rebuilt and now I want to
Hello. Recently my patio cover was rebuilt and now I want to run wire to install lighting and possibly ceiling fans. Since the patio cover is a flat wood type, (tongue and groove topped with 3/4"… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,290 satisfied customers
i am redoing our backyard and part of the process is ripping
i am redoing our backyard and part of the process is ripping up the old concrete. We have a bar which will remain in the middle of the concrete outside we are ripping up. This bar does have electrical… read more
AssuredElectrical
AssuredElectrical
Master Electrician
High School or GED
4,241 satisfied customers
Hello. Is the following (a) safe, and (b) legal? We have
Hello. Is the following (a) safe, and (b) legal? We have existing light switches in the kitchen. We are thinking about adding undercabinet lighting. We have not fully decided on the particular underca… read more
Steve G.
Steve G.
Chief Engineer
801 satisfied customers
An outlet in our kitchen overheated. Possibly, our old microwave
An outlet in our kitchen overheated. Possibly, our old microwave did it. Not sure. It appeared burned on one leg and was hot to the touch. The breaker never opened. When we turned off the power and re… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
What kind of wire do I run for my front door sconce and porch
What kind of wire do I run for my front door sconce and porch overhang? I thought I would connect them on one breaker. 14 ga or 12 ga, white, yellow or grey? 15 amp breaker… read more
AssuredElectrical
AssuredElectrical
Master Electrician
High School or GED
4,241 satisfied customers
I have three electical boxes w/3 light fixtures; however, I
I have three electical boxes w/3 light fixtures; however, I want to install a new light fixture and use only one of these boxes. How do I "deaden" the wiring in the other 2 boxes so I can safely use t… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
Is there a better way to wire up a lampholder than that shown
Is there a better way to wire up a lampholder than that shown below? Is it safe as it is? It seems to me that the metal terminals are very exposed, does that matter when 240V are coursing through it? … read more
Rich
Rich
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,117 satisfied customers
100 year old farmhouse. I want to take out a damaged electrical
100 year old farmhouse. I want to take out a damaged electrical outlet, cap the wires, and put a blank over the hole. Is it safe to cap each wire individually? Should I put electrical tape over the ex… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,958 satisfied customers
We cut a hole in our wall and found an electrical wire.
We cut a hole in our wall and found an electrical wire. How do we safetly cut it and put stoppers on each side with out tearing the entire wall apart.… read more
Paul
Paul
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
799 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mike

Mike

Master Electrician

1,426 satisfied customers

Licensed Master Electrician - OnQ Certified Data Voice Audio Video Installer

Jason

Jason

Service Technician

3,958 satisfied customers

Over 20 years of experience in all types of installations, troubleshooting, and repairs.

Mike G.

Mike G.

Master Electrician

8,290 satisfied customers

Proven Professional 49 years Experience

Kevin

Kevin

Licensed Electrical Contractor

4,414 satisfied customers

31 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License

AssuredElectrical

AssuredElectrical

Master Electrician

4,241 satisfied customers

Contractor-42+ Years in the ElectricalTrade

electrifier

electrifier

Master Electrician

1,458 satisfied customers

Electrical contractor and electrical inspector for over 24 years with phone and networking expertise

Rich

Rich

Master Electrician

1,117 satisfied customers

Over 35 years residential, commercial, industrial wiring, install, troubleshoot, service, maintain

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x