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02-06-20, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Derstig

Here is a picture of the wall/cover from basement...

Here is a picture of the wall/cover from basement side. The wall is about 1 ft thick and the fan is outside. Cable runs inside that hole that is 1 ft x 1 ft.
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02-05-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Derstig

I already wired a dial type switch to control...

I already wired a dial type switch to control on/off as well as speed. It is 2 ft or so from the fan.

There is no way to put the junction box “on” the fan. Fan is outside and within a metal...
02-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Derstig

Wiring an outdoor fan on basement wall

I have an old fan that is mounted on my basement wall (no idea what for). The fan is mounted outside of the wall and there is an opening in the basement with a panel screwed on. The basement wall is...
01-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Derstig

What does complete system mean? There are two...

What does complete system mean? There are two outlets on the ceiling. There is romex between them. Can I put the romex through the EMT and have EMT connect to box outlets?
01-17-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Derstig

Covering Romex with EMT

I have a number romex lines on the ceiling of my garage that I would like to “upgrade” to not only make it safer but look more professional. I can either take all the wires out and use MC lite cable...
01-17-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Derstig

Thank you for the help guys

Thank you for the help guys
01-16-20, 07:29 PM
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Views: 257
Posted By Derstig

Can I simply use this on one of the knock outs of...

Can I simply use this on one of the knock outs of each box?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-Rigid-Box-Spacer-91641/100144864
01-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Derstig

Combining two junction for a bigger one

Hello forum,

I am in the process of rewiring/cleaning up the electrical mess in my basement. Lots of badly done wiring, melted romex cables, hanging perpendicular to joists, its like spagetti if...
06-17-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Derstig

The outlets are all indoors. The sprinkler...

The outlets are all indoors. The sprinkler controller is also indoors (a conduit feeds all the sprinkler cables indoors from outside). The outlet was purchased about 3-4 months ago along with...
06-17-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Derstig

Question GFCI tripping very rarely - equipment questions

Hi there,

I have 3 outlets wired in series where the GFCI is the first outlet and the 2 others are wired after. This is my sunroom/office.

I started having an issue where the GFCI outlet...
04-18-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Derstig

Just to be clear, I am not in the process of...

Just to be clear, I am not in the process of adding anything. These are existing cables. The question was for leaving them alone vs fixing them and considering how much work this is, I wanted to know...
04-18-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Derstig

Question Unfinished basement - Logic behind boring holes to cross ceiling joists

This is more about understanding why the requirement is the way it is rather than asking what to do. I understand you have to bore holes on ceiling joists 2" from the edges and I understand the size...
04-13-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Derstig

Thanks Ray, I will get one of these

Thanks Ray, I will get one of these
04-13-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Derstig

I like that idea. Do they sell those in that form...

I like that idea. Do they sell those in that form or do you have to DIY them? If latter, whats the ideal components to use?
04-13-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Derstig

Yes you are right. In my case, hot to ground...

Yes you are right. In my case, hot to ground (metal box) always measured 118.9-119.9V which I think is ok.
04-13-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Derstig

I also want to point out here that just because...

I also want to point out here that just because you have 2 wires in an outlet doesnt mean there is no ground in that circuit. There are two scenarios that I have seen frequently:

- There could be...
04-07-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Derstig

This is what mine looks like. Not sure if its...

This is what mine looks like. Not sure if its detailed enough.
04-07-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Derstig

Well, it got more wires than I anticipated. 7...

Well, it got more wires than I anticipated. 7 ground wires and 6 neutrals and 4 hots and 2 hots to be exact. I used the big blue wirenuts, and I'm also glad back in the day when this project was...
04-07-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Derstig

It did work, I am relieved. Thanks everyone for...

It did work, I am relieved. Thanks everyone for your help!
04-07-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Derstig

What about this? ...

What about this?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/BELL-2-Gang-Weatherproof-Blank-Cover-PBC200WH/205689240
04-07-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Derstig

Need help with weatherproof box cover

I have had an issue this morning while closing the blank box cover for my junction box, one of the screws broke off. During the process of drilling it out, the screw hole ended up getting damaged. I...
04-06-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Derstig

I have used those 3/4” or 1” PVC junction boxes...

I have used those 3/4” or 1” PVC junction boxes and filled the holes with the yellow foam that expands like crazy. Inside the box, I did lots of electrical tape around wire nuts and outside the box,...
04-06-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Derstig

I thought those push in connectors were...

I thought those push in connectors were unreliable and also very hard to use when you have to remove one of the wires. Are the ones homedepot sells good or do you recommend a specific brand?
04-06-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Derstig

Did you reset the breaker properly? If its a gfci...

Did you reset the breaker properly? If its a gfci or afci breaker first you need to move it from the middle position to off and then to on
04-06-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Derstig

How to deal with 5-6 conductors in 1 wire nut

its a 12awg wire. Before you ask the box is one of those very deep 4-11/16” junction box. Its the neutrals that all have to be together. I suspect I need to strip more than 1” and use one of those...
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