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03-22-14, 01:47 PM
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So, in this application is it necessary to run 4...

So, in this application is it necessary to run 4 individual wires or am I able to use a cable such as this:

#6-3 THHN-PVC Tray Cable with Ground...
03-21-14, 11:45 AM
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So is PJ's suggestion of 6ga wire going to be...

So is PJ's suggestion of 6ga wire going to be sufficient?
03-21-14, 08:44 AM
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The garage is not attached to the house. ...

The garage is not attached to the house. However, part of the run is under the house in a crawlspace and the remainder of the run is through schedule 40 conduit, so the wire is never in an exterior...
03-21-14, 08:25 AM
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Posted By aardvarky

Wiring from Main House to Garage Sub-Panel

The Current Situation:
I have a 30 amp breaker in the main panel in the house. This is currently feeding 110 to a sub-panel in the garage. The garage sub-panel currently houses 3 single-pole...
10-12-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,472
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There does not appear to be a nameplate on the...

There does not appear to be a nameplate on the heater and nothing to indicate how many amps it requires anywhere on it. I have even tried taking off the faceplate and can't find anything. Where...
10-11-13, 09:41 PM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

How do I figure out how many amps the heater...

How do I figure out how many amps the heater requires?
10-11-13, 02:54 PM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

Do I need to replace any breakers in either of...

Do I need to replace any breakers in either of the panels in order to make all the connections?
10-11-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

Thanks. That still doesn't answer the question...

Thanks. That still doesn't answer the question of what I need to do in each panel to connect the wire I run.
10-09-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

The number on the main panel breaker for the...

The number on the main panel breaker for the garage is 30.

I think the conduit may go all the way. I remember seeing something in the crawlspace of the house, but I'd have to follow it and check...
10-09-13, 08:37 PM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

The neutral wire isn't connected to the ground. ...

The neutral wire isn't connected to the ground. There is another wire nut hiding behind the upper one in the photo.

The cable going to the house is not the orange NM-B. I took a closer picture...
10-09-13, 10:54 AM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

I had the home inspector take a look at both of...

I had the home inspector take a look at both of these panels when I bought the house. I also had the city electrical inspector out when the ground wire was put into the sub-panel. Neither of them...
10-08-13, 11:24 PM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

Here are some pictures of the panel in the house....

Here are some pictures of the panel in the house. I know that if I flip the breaker labeled Gar/Studio (second breaker down on the right) that kills the power to the lights and outlets currently in...
10-08-13, 09:04 PM
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Views: 21,472
Posted By aardvarky

220 Wiring at Sub Panel

The previous homeowners of my house installed a sub-panel in the garage. They also installed a wall heater in the garage as well. I think they ran 220 to the garage but never hooked up anything. ...
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Posted By aardvarky

Quick Connects

I am trying to install this fluorescent strip light and it of course comes with no wiring instructions. It has a quick connect and I just want to make sure I understand what I'm hooking up.
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08-21-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By aardvarky

So, I took a picture of a meter at the front of...

So, I took a picture of a meter at the front of my house. Is this where the water is coming into the house? I assume this is the water meter and not the gas meter due to the size of the pipes. Can...
08-16-13, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By aardvarky

What exactly is the difference between pressure...

What exactly is the difference between pressure and rate of flow? Are there different gauges for each of them?
08-15-13, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By aardvarky

Low Water Pressure

I am a first-time homeowner and I'm trying to understand how water pressure works. In the past 9 months that I've owned my home, the water pressure has gone from fine, to not so good, to bad, to...
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Views: 2,014
Posted By aardvarky

There is a switch for the power in the wall and...

There is a switch for the power in the wall and the speeds are controlled by the pull chain. I was under the impression that wall mounted motor controllers needed to have a receiver installed in the...
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Views: 2,014
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Now that you mention it, it's possible that the...

Now that you mention it, it's possible that the fan was mounted from the attic above. However, since then, that attic has been converted into 2 bedrooms and a bathroom so I have no access from...
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Views: 2,014
Posted By aardvarky

That manual seems to indicate that there are...

That manual seems to indicate that there are cotter pins holding up the fan, but I can't visibly see any of those either.

I did also find this parts list for the fan:
Nutone Authorized Parts And...
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Views: 2,014
Posted By aardvarky

There doesn't appear to be a plastic ring...

There doesn't appear to be a plastic ring covering anything.

I took a picture of the only tag I could find on the unit and tried googling to find a solution but came up with nothing. Maybe you...
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Views: 2,014
Posted By aardvarky

There don't appear to be any screws just below...

There don't appear to be any screws just below the ceiling, that is what is so confusing about it. The only visible screws are on the housing of the motor (the larger decorated brass portion)
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Views: 2,014
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Ceiling Fan Removal

I have an older ceiling fan installed in my living room. I am trying to detach it so that I can wire in a wall switch receiver. This seems like it would be an easy task but I have no idea how to...
Replies: 4
Views: 17,115
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How would you do it using a 3 conductor cable? ...

How would you do it using a 3 conductor cable? Do you pigtail the two black wires at the switch and then connect the red to one switch and the white to the other?

Or I guess, would it be as such?
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Views: 17,115
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Wiring a Ceiling Fan and Multiple Can Lights on Separate Switches

I am in the midst of a lighting project where I am installing 4 new can lights in a room that has an existing ceiling fan. After cutting in the holes I went to pull power from the switch only to...
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