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10-06-06, 02:29 PM
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Cat 5 question

First of all let me say this forum is great! it has saved me a lot of money


I am finishing my basement into an entertainment room and want to hook up phone and ethernet in the basement. I will...
06-29-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By sbrock

Wiring Color question

Just wondering if there was a special electrical color code

I always thought white was neutral and black was hot, I went looking for some wire at home depot and they sell yellow, brown, red,...
04-20-05, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By sbrock

Silly question (Ground Receptacle Up or Down?)

I had a discussion with my neighbor about some electical work he had done to his house. I noticed he had all the outlets in a room with the ground up. I told him I think the outlets are upside down....
02-08-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By sbrock

I was going to put a sub panel in the attic...

I was going to put a sub panel in the attic because I need about 4 new circuits in the attic. Currently there is one circuit in the attic for some lights. There is 1/2 conduit with 3 wires (hot,...
02-07-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By sbrock

Question about a remodel project

Iím planning on adding a dormer to my house to get some use out of my small attic. My house currently has 60 AMP service. I will be upgrading to 200 AMP service. Can I use my existing breaker panel...
01-26-05, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By sbrock

I guess since changing the transformer wont...

I guess since changing the transformer wont change anything It will just stay the way it is
01-26-05, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By sbrock

Door bell question

I replaced the chime in my in-laws house with one that is louder and runs longer. It told me to install a diode at the button. The doorbell works fine but the light on the button is very dim and you...
01-19-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 46,060
Posted By sbrock

I would start at the chime/buzzer or at the...

I would start at the chime/buzzer or at the doorbell itself and see if I could trace the wires they have to meet up somewhere
01-12-05, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By sbrock

If you use a 100 amp light bulb for one hour,...

If you use a 100 amp light bulb for one hour, you've used 1,000 watts over that time. That is one kilowatt of power



Im confused ......if you use a 100 amp light bulb for an hour how do you...
08-29-04, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By sbrock

Question on piping

I recently bought a home and noticed on the pipes going to the sink, a second pipe branches out and does an L and just stops. Someone told me this is for better water pressure. Can someone explain to...
08-01-04, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,015
Posted By sbrock

I recently just did this at my home. You put...

I recently just did this at my home.

You put them in parallel

You need to get a 3 wire cable to go from the first chime to the second chime

Screw 1 wire from the first chime one goes to...
05-24-04, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By sbrock

I checked both the top and bottom of the...

I checked both the top and bottom of the receptacle. The light switch is right in the living room. It has 2 wires wrapped in string going into a conduit headed upward. My guess iit was to a light...
05-24-04, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By sbrock

Dont know what a switch is for?

I have a little problem in my new home. There is a switch on the wall that I have no idea where it goes. I have accounted for all the lights in the house and even checked all the receptacles to see...
02-12-04, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By sbrock

projects

projects
02-12-04, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By sbrock

outside inside 2 different orijects should of...

outside inside 2 different orijects should of posted in a new thread sorry
02-12-04, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By sbrock

Im going to take the load off one heavy circuit...

Im going to take the load off one heavy circuit and make it 3 separate circuits. I have one circuit that controls my entire living room. Im going to disconnect the receptacle that runs to my computer...
02-11-04, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By sbrock

Does it matter what type of wire to use. I want...

Does it matter what type of wire to use. I want to run 2 20 amp circuits. Is 12 gauge good enough ? Do I have to use stranded wire or can I use THHN
02-02-04, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By sbrock

New circuit question

I want to put in 2 new circuits outside my home for use when working on stuff outside. My question is do I have to run 2 hot wires and two neutral wires or can I run 2 hots and share one neutral
12-25-03, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

Thanks for the help looks like Ill knock it out...

Thanks for the help looks like Ill knock it out this weekend
12-24-03, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

no its just 2 wires in the conduit, one white and...

no its just 2 wires in the conduit, one white and one black. Is it ok to run 2 more
12-23-03, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

The wires are THHN. Im now a little confused....

The wires are THHN. Im now a little confused. Wires/Cables sounds like the same to me please explain
12-22-03, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

the conduit has a sticker on it that says EMT I...

the conduit has a sticker on it that says EMT I dont knoow if this means anything
12-22-03, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

Its a metal conduit with 2 #14 wires in it

Its a metal conduit with 2 #14 wires in it
12-22-03, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By sbrock

Electrical question

I want to install a new circuit in my basement but I cant get a new 1/2 inch conduit to the circuit breaker panel unless I tear out half of my basement ceiling. There is another conduit with a...
10-25-03, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By sbrock

Thanks you all for the information. I rewired the...

Thanks you all for the information. I rewired the outlet the way it should be and it still works.
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