Electrical

Electrical Questions? Ask an Electrician Online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Need help right now. About 15 minutes. Tried to replace a…

Need help right now ...

Need help right now

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

About 15 minutes. Tried to replace a faulty outlet and it blew my breaker and it shorted out a power strip in another room. I need help connecting the wires are right way.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes I am I need to get somebody on the phone to walk me through it please

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That’s it. Do you have somebody come get on the phone with me now?

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/26/2018
David Bowden
David Bowden, Electrician
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 764
Experience: Owner at Floridaco
Verified

Hello and welcome to Just Answer… My name is ***** ***** allow me a few moments while I do some research, my recommendation will appear shortly.

Ask Your Own Electrical Question

Do you have a voltage tester? Can you upload a photo showing the wires in the outlet box.

David Bowden
David Bowden, Electrician
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 764
Experience: Owner at Floridaco
Verified
David Bowden and 87 other Electrical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Phone call session started

Based on our conversation you will need to have a service tech diagnose and repair the short. Hopefully it will be a simple and inexpensive repair.

One of the goals here at Just Answer, is to provide each customer with the best experience possible and for the experts to earn a 5 Star Rating based on their responses, recommendations, and professionalism, when answering questions. If I have achieved that goal for this question, please take a few moments to rate my service and select the 5 Stars before logging out.

It has been my pleasure providing an answer for you today, however if additional service is needed, please use the reply box to let me know and I will respond back once I have the requested information.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Dave

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask David Bowden Your Own Question
David Bowden
David Bowden
David Bowden, Electrician
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 764
764 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Owner at Floridaco

David Bowden is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

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

3,942 satisfied customers

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

Mike G.

Mike G.

Master Electrician

7,826 satisfied customers

Proven Professional 48 years Experience

Kevin

Kevin

Licensed Electrical Contractor

3,870 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

3,264 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

1,115 satisfied customers

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

< Previous | Next >

Related Electrical Questions
Installing an exterior outlet next to my back door...the
Installing an exterior outlet next to my back door...the line feed is from the load side of a gfci outlet in the same circuit so I'm using a regular receptacle in an exterior square box and feeding th… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
Electrical outlet has power to it, used tester to verify
electrical outlet has power to it , used tester to verify that power is present, but when I put something into the outlet it will not run … read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
569 satisfied customers
I swapped out an outlet like for like and the gfi outlet is
I swapped out an outlet like for like and the gfi outlet is tripped. It makes no sense to me. … read more
David Bowden
David Bowden
Electrician
764 satisfied customers
I was trying to replace an outlet, and now the fuse won't
I was trying to replace an outlet, and now the fuse won't flip to "On". … read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
569 satisfied customers
I want to add two outlets and a light switch (with a
I want to add two outlets and a light switch (with a recessed light). What is the best way to wire them? … read more
George Smith
George Smith
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
428 satisfied customers
I'm running new dedicated outlet to my referigator in
I'm running new dedicated outlet to my referigator in garage . Should I use 20 amp or 15 amp circuit breaker… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,870 satisfied customers
Where does the ground go in the outlet? A couple minutes.
the old outlet had a hole for the ground wire. this one doesnt … read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,870 satisfied customers
In New York State, are electrical outlets permitted to be
In New York State, are electrical outlets permitted to be installed above electric baseboard heaters? I learned should install an outlet every 6 feet, but my 2000-Watt heater itself is over 8 feet lon… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,870 satisfied customers
I am trying to add an outlet and a switch for that outlet.
I am trying to add an outlet and a switch for that outlet. The power goes through to other areas. So basically I have power coming to a junction box, one of the wires coming out of the junction box goes to a light ( the old pull style). I wan to replace that old light with an outlet and have a switch for that outlet only. clear as mud right? LOL … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
Pet groomer said that the outside power outlet (on the
Hello, Pet groomer said that the outside power outlet (on the outside of garage) she had been using was not working and had to go to another one on the the porch for power. I then noticed two opposite… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,870 satisfied customers
What is the minium number of electrical outlets required in
Hi, what is the minium number of electrical outlets required in a bath that is 9.5' x 8.5'? The location of the home is Indianapolis if that makes a difference. … read more
David Bowden
David Bowden
Electrician
764 satisfied customers
I'm trying to replace an outlet with a dead plug with a new
Hi I'm trying to replace an outlet with a dead plug with a new outlet. When I opened it up, there are 6 wires instead of 5.… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
Need to wire my food truck outlet on the outside of the
hello, need to wire my food truck outlet on the outside of the truck. I have a 30 amp breaker box... The outlet on the outside of the truck caught on fire because of the way he wired it lol - needless… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
Can i place an outlet beyound a gfi outlet by connecting to
can i place an outlet beyound a gfi outlet by connecting to the gfi?? … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
I have a half hot outlet and want to make both outlets hot.
I have a half hot outlet and want to make both outlets hot. I have two black wires going into the top outlet, which is always hot, and two red wires going into the bottom outlet, which is hot when the… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
I replaced an old GFI outlet with Leviton GFNT1_KW outlet. 4
I replaced an old GFI outlet with Leviton GFNT1_KW outlet. 4 wires and a ground, two black two white. Green status light is on but no power. … read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,870 satisfied customers
Gfci outlet was fried which caused the upstairs outlets in
Ok... so gfci outlet was fried which caused the upstairs outlets in the bathrooms not to work... pulled the old gfci switch, put a new one in, had the white wires on the neutral side and black on the … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,826 satisfied customers
Im trying to replace an electrical outlet with a USB outlet
Im trying to replace an electrical outlet with a USB outlet but I'm not sure if it can be done or how it should be done. Here are pictures.… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
569 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.

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