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12-05-11, 03:27 PM
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Views: 4,590
Posted By belgarid

One of those blacks should be white. One way to...

One of those blacks should be white. One way to find out is take a meter and check for voltage between each of the wires and ground (the metal of the cable). You should get 120V on one wire and...
12-05-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,620
Posted By belgarid

How many sections of lights to you have plugged...

How many sections of lights to you have plugged together end-to-end? You may have too many and this may be blowing the fuse in the first string. I think the limit is 3 strings connected end-to-end.
12-02-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 21,119
Posted By belgarid

The breaker panel should be marked and what types...

The breaker panel should be marked and what types of breakers can be used. It should also sate the max number of circuits that can be installed.

You can post the manufacturer and model number and...
11-30-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,818
Posted By belgarid

You could also use a 3-way switch. Have hot to...

You could also use a 3-way switch. Have hot to the common and then load to one of the screws of the traveler and the pilot light on the other traveler screw.
11-30-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By belgarid

I believe this is normal on some models. To...

I believe this is normal on some models. To verify that it is working correctly try connecting it to say a 1.5v and 9v battery and see if it reads correctly. Also try reversing polarity, it sounds...
11-29-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By belgarid

You should have 3 wires connected to the 3-way...

You should have 3 wires connected to the 3-way switch. 2 of the wires will be from the same cable and this should be what runs to the other 3-way switch. The other wire, should be black will either...
11-29-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By belgarid

If you get a reading of zero volts with the...

If you get a reading of zero volts with the breaker open you should be safe. Leave the breaker open when replacing the light. You may also want to place a peace of tape across the breaker with a...
11-29-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By belgarid

Do you have a two lead tester that is used to...

Do you have a two lead tester that is used to plug into outlets to check for voltage?

Another is with the power on, turn the light on. Then turn off the breaker that controls the circuit for the...
11-29-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By belgarid

Are you using a digital meter? If so, you are...

Are you using a digital meter? If so, you are most likely seeing what is called ghost voltage.
11-29-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By belgarid

It sounds like you have a 3-way switch. You said...

It sounds like you have a 3-way switch. You said you can turn on/off the light from two locations, if so, then both switches are 3-way switches. Now the question is does the power come into this...
11-24-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By belgarid

You can only have one wire under a given screw. ...

You can only have one wire under a given screw. You will need to pigtail the whites together and connect the pigtail to the silver screw.
11-24-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By belgarid

Can you just abandon the old K&T wire that runs...

Can you just abandon the old K&T wire that runs to the bathroom outlet and run a new wire to it from a different route?
11-23-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By belgarid

In looking at the instructions for installing...

In looking at the instructions for installing these devices it looks like you need both the hot(black) and neutral(white) for these devices to work as they draw some power of the RF transmitter. The...
11-18-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,874
Posted By belgarid

I found this manual on the Franklin website. It...

I found this manual on the Franklin website. It looks like you will be find with your generator.

http://www.franklin-electric.com/media/documents/M1311_60_Hz_AIM_Catalog.pdf
11-18-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By belgarid

Another option would be to use conduit and run...

Another option would be to use conduit and run individual conductors.
11-18-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By belgarid

I bet if you connected the incoming hot (black)...

I bet if you connected the incoming hot (black) to the white from the switch loop and connect the black from the switch loop to the brass screws on the outlet your downstream items will work.

It...
11-17-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,915
Posted By belgarid

Once you know what breakers control the heaters...

Once you know what breakers control the heaters you can turn the breakers off and see if any outlets or lights no longer work.
11-17-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By belgarid

One thing is see the pros recommend is to get a...

One thing is see the pros recommend is to get a panel with a copper bus not an aluminum one.
11-14-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,666
Posted By belgarid

Gen Tran has a "Switched Neutral Kit" that you...

Gen Tran has a "Switched Neutral Kit" that you can add to manual transfer switches. It states it can be used on most makes and models. You might want to check into it. Here is the link: ...
11-14-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,853
Posted By belgarid

If as you say part of the circuit is working and...

If as you say part of the circuit is working and part is not, the first two places to look would be the last outlet/switch that works on the circuit and the first one that does not work.

You may...
11-14-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,136
Posted By belgarid

No, 4500 Max is the max surge that it can handle....

No, 4500 Max is the max surge that it can handle. This would be for starting loads like a pump or other appliance that contains a moter. They draw more current when starting then when running.
11-13-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By belgarid

That is correct for the SERVICE panel.

That is correct for the SERVICE panel.
11-13-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,390
Posted By belgarid

You can add the ability to also switch the...

You can add the ability to also switch the neutral on several Transfer Switches. You could check into this and see if that can be added to your Transfer switch. This would allow you to power both...
11-10-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,175
Posted By belgarid

Ok, it sounds like you have a switch loop for the...

Ok, it sounds like you have a switch loop for the light/fan and separate power for the outlet. It sounds like you have two cables, one with 3 wires (red, black, white) and a second cable with 2...
11-10-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,175
Posted By belgarid

I am going to assume that the outlet you are...

I am going to assume that the outlet you are trying to wire back in as a GFCI, if so, you are wiring it incorrectly. A GFCI has two sides to the outlet, the line side and the load side. What you...
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