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09-08-10, 09:28 AM
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Views: 7,181
Posted By nickdel

I understand the notion, but the NYC subway...

I understand the notion, but the NYC subway system runs 24 hours a day, every day, non-stop, ever. Even minutes after 9/11 we were there getting people out of the city. I am not allowed to shut off...
09-07-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,181
Posted By nickdel

Tape... I was taught that you should tape as...

Tape...

I was taught that you should tape as little as possible because it burns.

Working live...

The first "electrician" I worked with (employed by a licensed and insured company) told me...
08-12-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By nickdel

Did you try them one at a time in the strip? ...

Did you try them one at a time in the strip? Like, try one and if it works add a second, etc....
08-12-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By nickdel

An electrician couldn't do this, but,...

An electrician couldn't do this, but, technically, a homeowner could. The homeowner can screw up anything he wants after the meter ;) .

The reason is this (this is long and potentially boring -...
08-10-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By nickdel

Did you try one of the lights in the switch...

Did you try one of the lights in the switch controlled outlet without any power strip at all?
07-12-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By nickdel

The silver ones, if they're bare and the...

The silver ones, if they're bare and the directions indicate that they should be grouped with the green wire, are ground wires. I find it hard to believe that the old fixture's ground wire would be...
07-11-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By nickdel

How was the previous one wired? Didn't this one...

How was the previous one wired? Didn't this one come with directions? Generally, from the photos, white to white, black to red. The green would be put around the green screw on the fixture strap...
06-29-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By nickdel

Describe exactly what you did in every box, every...

Describe exactly what you did in every box, every connection and splice.
06-21-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By nickdel

As pcboss said, you do NOT have a neutral wire in...

As pcboss said, you do NOT have a neutral wire in this box. So, you canNOT use any of the wires already in the box as any part of the new light you are installing.

You already have a cable from...
06-20-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By nickdel

I think maybe he didn't know this, and since he...

I think maybe he didn't know this, and since he bought the house with the panel already installed, figured that the power company put it in.

Anyway...

What I'm confused about is your use of the...
06-20-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By nickdel

There is only one very specific instance where...

There is only one very specific instance where the white wire would be on the terminal of a switch, and if the other switches don't have white wires on them, then this situation does not qualify. ...
06-20-10, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By nickdel

If there are no white wires connected to any of...

If there are no white wires connected to any of the old switches, and there are no other cables coming into or out of the box (other than the power feed and the three switch leg cables)...

Get...
06-04-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By nickdel

My friend called me up one day and said that he...

My friend called me up one day and said that he had an interesting electrical question. He told me that for as long as he could remember, every time he took a shower and backed into the spigot, he...
11-08-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By nickdel

A three-way switch isn't an on-off proposition. ...

A three-way switch isn't an on-off proposition. It's an either-or proposition. It switches the path of current flow from path A to path B. If you have two three-way switches wired to control a...
11-03-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By nickdel

Ask for an Old Work Fan Box

Ask for an Old Work Fan Box
10-28-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,094
Posted By nickdel

I thought the code says that the lighting/fan can...

I thought the code says that the lighting/fan can only be on the same circuit as the GFCI if there is nothing else on that circuit - i.e. there is a dedicated bathroom circuit that has nothing else...
10-27-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,094
Posted By nickdel

No good. 1. You can't use the GFCI circuit...

No good.

1. You can't use the GFCI circuit for the lighting. And even if you decide to ignore the code (which the homeowner can do), don't put the lights/fan on the load side of the outlet. Use...
09-21-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By nickdel

No, so long as the one extra wire is consistently...

No, so long as the one extra wire is consistently not used. So, either always make the black wire dead, OR the red. Don't switch as you go along. It'll just be confusing if/when you have to go...
09-18-09, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,078
Posted By nickdel

I've seen a similar instance and it had to do...

I've seen a similar instance and it had to do with the neutral where the power comes into the house. if there is no neutral connection allowing a return to the pole, then any current that would...
09-16-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,936
Posted By nickdel

Don't put the lights on the load side of the GFCI.

Don't put the lights on the load side of the GFCI.
09-15-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By nickdel

Ditto. Try for the back-to-back installation. ...

Ditto. Try for the back-to-back installation. Even if there's a meter involved, try to get the mater and the panel back-to-back, or at least knockout to knockout.
09-15-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,177
Posted By nickdel

in the current box, do you know which...

in the current box, do you know which wires/cables are which? Which cable brings power into the box? Which are the switch legs for the light/fan? Not in the drawing or the directions, but in the...
09-14-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,449
Posted By nickdel

Need a bit more info. Are these two switches...

Need a bit more info. Are these two switches controlling the same lights (i.e. are they 3-way switches)? All the lights stopped working at the same time? How many wires were on the switch you...
09-09-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,981
Posted By nickdel

An interesting story for you. Back when I was in...

An interesting story for you. Back when I was in electrical school a friend of mine asked me to go over his house and look at something. He said that for years and years and years every time he...
08-27-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By nickdel

There's no direct connection from hot to ground...

There's no direct connection from hot to ground (through a load or not) anywhere in the circuit, except in the panel. The ground is for user protection. Only things that are NOT in the circuit get...
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