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09-16-19, 10:27 AM
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What does a condensate pump have to do with your...

What does a condensate pump have to do with your water bill? It should be pumping water from your furnace to the drain not water from the potable supply.
Check your humidifier. Maybe it is not stuck...
09-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
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That is for a split wired receptacle. Cut the tab...

That is for a split wired receptacle. Cut the tab between the gold screws and connect the black and red wires one each to the gold screws and the white to one of the silver screws. This gives the...
09-10-19, 12:36 PM
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Views: 165
Posted By joed

Sounds like a standard split wired receptacle for...

Sounds like a standard split wired receptacle for a Canadian kitchen. Someone probably changed the receptacle not knowing what they were doing. They didn't cut the tab and the breaker tipped when...
09-07-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By joed

A three way switch you need to work with both...

A three way switch you need to work with both switches. Tell us about all the wires on both switches. You can't just disconnect wires. You need to remove them from the switch and connect them back...
09-05-19, 06:04 AM
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Posted By joed

You can also use a permanent marker.

You can also use a permanent marker.
09-04-19, 11:36 AM
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Views: 296
Posted By joed

I would not be concerned if just the outer...

I would not be concerned if just the outer insulation is damaged.
09-03-19, 04:15 PM
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Posted By joed

Very dangerous. Instead finding the broken ground...

Very dangerous. Instead finding the broken ground he jumpered to neutral. Even though they are tied in the main panel it is not same as tieing them at the receptacle. If the neutral was ever to go...
09-02-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By joed

NO problem. Just keep the two circuit neutrals...

NO problem. Just keep the two circuit neutrals separate. Connect all the grounds from both circuits together.
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Posted By joed

Fan rated boxes are usually stamped on the...

Fan rated boxes are usually stamped on the bottom. They also have more robust connection for the mounting screws. If you look at your box it only has the bent over ears/tabs which are not rated for...
08-31-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By joed

What you did is not to be done. It is against...

What you did is not to be done. It is against code to install breakers that are not certified for your panel. Modifying the breaker makes it even worse.
08-26-19, 09:03 PM
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Views: 178
Posted By joed

That wire is not suitable to make an extension...

That wire is not suitable to make an extension cord.
Extension cords are for temporary use. You should install a receptacle where it is needed.
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Posted By joed

Single pole switch is all you need.

Single pole switch is all you need.
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Posted By joed

My best guess. The two black pigtails are power...

My best guess.
The two black pigtails are power for the switches.
The left black is the switch power to the lights. Connect to switch along with one of the pigtails.
The right black and red go to...
08-22-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By joed

That is correct. If you move the wrong wire the...

That is correct. If you move the wrong wire the light will stay on and the other room will still be switched. Swap the two wires and it will be good.
08-21-19, 05:12 PM
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Views: 233
Posted By joed

If you actually have a ground(even smaller gauge)...

If you actually have a ground(even smaller gauge) you don't need the GFCI. You can install regular three prong receptacles.
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Views: 399
Posted By joed

No, not the grey nut. The black going to the...

No, not the grey nut. The black going to the switch has the white from the same cable going to the black nut. Use the black nut for your neutral.
08-17-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By joed

Youa re making it more complicated than it is. ...

Youa re making it more complicated than it is.

Turn off breaker.
Remove receptacle.
Twist half turn.
Re-install.
No need to remove any wires.
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Views: 399
Posted By joed

Since you have two different breaker circuits in...

Since you have two different breaker circuits in that box the answer is no. You must use the neutral associated with circuit the timer is being installed upon.
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Views: 399
Posted By joed

Line goes to the black wire on the switch that is...

Line goes to the black wire on the switch that is connected to the black in the grey wire nut.
Load goes to the other black wire from the switch.
Neutral goes to the white bundle in the back of the...
08-16-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By joed

Go to your local farm supply and get an electric...

Go to your local farm supply and get an electric fence charger.
Anything connected directly to your 120 power is just asking for trouble to kill a human.
08-15-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By joed

The output on both doesn't specify AC or DC....

The output on both doesn't specify AC or DC. Other than that missing info you are fine.
08-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By joed

Remove the wires from switch C. The three wires...

Remove the wires from switch C. The three wires from the top left cable are no longer needed. Remove the black from that cable from the black bundle. They are the cable to the other switch. Cap them...
08-14-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By joed

It all depends on how your current three ways are...

It all depends on how your current three ways are wired. I can't get enough info from the image you posted.
Can you pull both three way out of the box and post images of all the wiring in the boxes.
08-11-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By joed

I can't find a manual for that unit online but I...

I can't find a manual for that unit online but I going to GUESS that the plug you see is to plug the unit into a wall receptacle and recharge the internal battery.
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By joed

Cap the unused wire at the new fan. Leave the...

Cap the unused wire at the new fan.
Leave the switch and let people go nuts trying to figure out what it does.
You may not be to put a receptacle in place of the switch depending on the cables in...
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