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11-14-16, 01:09 PM
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Posted By savatreatabvr

Upstairs light switch/outlet wiring confusion!

I'm confused on how a switch and outlet is wired my upstairs bedroom? No matter the position of the wall switch (on/off) there is power on all outlets. Basically the wall switch does nothing but all...
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By savatreatabvr

Question about new Can Lighting?

A few years ago a friend got sick so he wanted me to finish a new can lighting project he started in one of his apartments, (he owns a 12 unit complex). He gutted the old drop ceiling, lighting and...
06-21-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,494
Posted By savatreatabvr

Splitting a 220v Circuit in to two 110v Circuits, is it Possible?

I'm trying to wire up a 110v attic fan but the only available breaker I have is a 220v breaker. I've heard 220v circuit is just two 110v circuits combined, so I should be able to split the 220v in to...
09-14-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By savatreatabvr

Yeah, the original plug was flimsy, the new one...

Yeah, the original plug was flimsy, the new one is beefier!
09-14-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By savatreatabvr

HOT Plug!

The factory 120v 3 prong plug to my air compressor was getting hot so I replaced it with a universal 3 prong plug and it's not getting hot now! Doesn't make much sense?

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09-02-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By savatreatabvr

Yes, it's an extension cord! It fits in the...

Yes, it's an extension cord! It fits in the outlet fine but it seems like the plug starts getting hot pretty quick and slowly moves up the cord!
09-02-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By savatreatabvr

NEED HELP Troubleshooting 110v Air Conditioner!

I've got a 110v air conditioner that works fine and blows cold air but the plug keeps getting hot, hot enough to unplug it! If the hot and neutral were reversed could that make the plug get hot and...
09-02-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By savatreatabvr

Excellent info, thank you! Now lets say it's a...

Excellent info, thank you! Now lets say it's a window air conditioner and not a clock radio? I'll explain my logic after the answer!
09-02-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By savatreatabvr

I'm assuming the safety factor is the wires...

I'm assuming the safety factor is the wires possibly getting hot?
09-02-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By savatreatabvr

Reversed HOT & NEUTRAL?

My son accidently cut the cord to my clock radio, he attempted to wire it back together but he wired green to green, black to white and white to black! Not color to color! When it's plugged in will...
09-01-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By savatreatabvr

I'll take some pics of it asap, he's on a ranch...

I'll take some pics of it asap, he's on a ranch out in the middle of Cave Creek, AZ! He also wants to add some outlets to his well house so I'll take pics of the existing electric circuits!
09-01-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By savatreatabvr

Yes, the cable says 10/4 SOW and it's ran in open...

Yes, the cable says 10/4 SOW and it's ran in open air!
08-31-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By savatreatabvr

The wire being stranded is the only reason it's...

The wire being stranded is the only reason it's flexible! The solid 12/2 Romex was flat and gray, the stranded 10/4 cable was thick, round and black!
08-31-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By savatreatabvr

My friend was extending an outlet that had a...

My friend was extending an outlet that had a solid 12/2 wire ran to it with a stranded 10/4 wire, the insulation was so thick he could barely get it in the box!
08-31-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,117
Posted By savatreatabvr

Solid Wire vs. Stranded Wire?

Can extending a solid wire circuit with a larger gauge stranded wire be a fire hazard?
08-26-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

I really appreciate the info, I'm a low voltage...

I really appreciate the info, I'm a low voltage DC guy so I never knew house wire sizes (gauges) were so important! I've known people who extended circuits with extension cords to a wall outlet! No...
08-26-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

I was basically going from a large conductor at...

I was basically going from a large conductor at the splice to a small conductor back to a large conductor! So you're saying the small conductor in the middle will heat up enough to melt or catch fire...
08-25-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

Thank you guys for clearing that up for me! I...

Thank you guys for clearing that up for me! I will buy the proper Romex for the job! I even thought Romex with a red wire was for 220v applications, or I mean 240v apps simply because the red was an...
08-25-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

My trade is called special systems, it's the...

My trade is called special systems, it's the installation/service of commercial security, fire, access control and CCTV systems so I'm all about codes but I'm not understanding why it's a fire hazard?
08-25-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

You're saying I can't use 14/3 to extend the...

You're saying I can't use 14/3 to extend the circuit, I'm assuming the reason why is it's a code issue?
08-25-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

Thank you gentlemen for the excellent info! Ok...

Thank you gentlemen for the excellent info! Ok the, (what I thought was 220v 4 con) says 14/3 and the, (what I thought was 120v 3 con) says 12/2! I've always heard it was 220v, not 240v! Just like...
08-24-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,307
Posted By savatreatabvr

Difference Between 220v Romex and 120v Romex?

I know 220v Romex has 4 conductors, the red and black are hot, the white is common and green is ground! I know 120v Romex has 3 conductors, the white is common, the black is hot and the green is...
08-23-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By savatreatabvr

Yes I agree 100%, that's common sense but it's...

Yes I agree 100%, that's common sense but it's not my garage, I just want him to do it right so he doesn't burn down his and my houses!
08-23-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By savatreatabvr

How does he do check for voltage drop while the...

How does he do check for voltage drop while the unit is running? It blows cold are so I'm assuming hes got it wired right, could a crossed wire at the unit cause this problem?
08-23-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By savatreatabvr

If it does need more power and the cable keeps...

If it does need more power and the cable keeps getting hot, what are the risk of him leaving it that way? Yes, I know fire or damage to the AC unit but can that cable get hot for years without...
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