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02-12-15, 09:34 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

Exactly. The HVAC guy I had come over said that...

Exactly. The HVAC guy I had come over said that he had never seen anyone troubleshoot like I had so he just told me what I needed to get and that I'd easily be able to replace it myself and it would...
02-12-15, 08:46 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

Thanks for the info. Apparently, my defrost...

Thanks for the info. Apparently, my defrost panel is fried and i need to get a new one. Oh well....
02-11-15, 07:06 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

Update: I spoke to an HVAC guy who said that...

Update:
I spoke to an HVAC guy who said that I was so close, that he'd just walk me through the rest. Basically, he had me take all of the thermostat wires out of the furnace, replace the fuse...
02-11-15, 02:20 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

I should clarify, neither the breaker on the...

I should clarify, neither the breaker on the electrical panel nor the breaker on the actual furnace trips, only a fuse on the furnace blows out.
02-11-15, 01:05 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

Thermostat/Furnace/Heat Pump not working

Hi and thanks in advance for the help!

We noticed a few days ago that our heat pump and furnace weren't working. The thermostat, said "Aux heat" but the furnace would not be on. The problem was...
08-22-14, 08:18 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

That's what I thought, I'm just wondering how it...

That's what I thought, I'm just wondering how it did it before when there still wasn't a traveler. Weird.
08-22-14, 07:45 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

3 way switch with only 2 wires?

Me again!

A couple of months ago, we took out a closet in our living room (at the bottom of the stairs) and I had to re-route all of the wiring (at this point, I've rewired the whole downstairs...
08-22-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

Sorry, I'm not down on all of the vocabulary. I...

Sorry, I'm not down on all of the vocabulary. I guess I thought "receptacle" referred to whatever was "receiving"the power inside the junction box. Oh well... live and learn.
Anyway, it's...
08-22-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

Check the 1st picture, some gfcis and this...

Check the 1st picture, some gfcis and this double-gang switch have black screws for the LINE side of the receptacle.

Anyway, I figured it out! Turns out that a neutral wire had come loose on the...
08-22-14, 11:13 AM
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Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

So I decided to replace the black cable with a...

So I decided to replace the black cable with a new piece of cable, in case that was the issue (since its age was unknown). I also switched the feed to a different circuit to see if that was somehow...
08-21-14, 12:57 AM
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Posted By mrowmrow

When I tested today, I tested with the power on...

When I tested today, I tested with the power on and the wires separated. I guess I could see if it trips with the switches turned off, I don't recall if I tried it that way. I'll report back in the...
08-20-14, 07:34 PM
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Posted By mrowmrow

Exactly. According to everything I know, it IS...

Exactly. According to everything I know, it IS correct, so I can't figure out why it keeps tripping.

ARGH!
08-20-14, 05:14 PM
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Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

Multimeter results

Ok, sorry for the delay. I've been single parenting for the last few days and every time I'd get out my multi-meter, a child would act up.
Anyhoo, here are my results: 120v from hot (black wire...
08-17-14, 11:15 AM
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Posted By mrowmrow

The flood light and chandelier both only have one...

The flood light and chandelier both only have one cable. I'll separate and check for voltage in a bit (I have to take the kids to the grocery store).

Thanks so much for your help!
08-17-14, 12:13 AM
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Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

"While waiting on further info I will say the...

"While waiting on further info I will say the grounds need a wire nut to keep the connection secure."

Definitely! This is kind of a "let's make sure everything works before I secure everything...
08-17-14, 12:08 AM
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Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

Thanks so much for responding! Sorry for the...

Thanks so much for responding! Sorry for the delay, I was at work. I'll try to answer all of the questions:
I've only tested it and had the breaker trip as you see it (not putting everything back...
08-16-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By mrowmrow

Single gang / double switch issue

My head is about to explode. I'm no stranger to electrical wiring stuff and when I have an issue, it's usually something stupid that I just didn't notice and I'm hoping that's what this is, because...
01-24-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By mrowmrow

So far, I had just used my 1 volt tester, on the...

So far, I had just used my 1 volt tester, on the wires and in the ports and it sounds as soon as I get close, but I'll bust out my ohm meter and report back. Thanks!
01-24-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By mrowmrow

USB receptacle has power but won't charge/register on devices

Hi,

Months ago I installed wiring (90% sure I used 12 gauge romex) for an additional outlet next to my bed since the closest one was too far. At the time, I put in a "Newer Technology" receptacle...
07-30-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,036
Posted By mrowmrow

Convert square old-school skylight to solar tube?

Hi there,

We bought a 1978 tri-level in Seattle in April. It has 2 old school skylights, one above the stairs to the top floor and one in my son's room (also on the top floor). That skylight goes...
07-04-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By mrowmrow

It's working!!! Thank you so much everyone for...

It's working!!! Thank you so much everyone for all of your help!
07-04-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By mrowmrow

Lol, that all seems very clear NOW. I'm going to...

Lol, that all seems very clear NOW. I'm going to try the pigtail suggestion in a few mins and I'll report back.
07-04-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By mrowmrow

So if I understand correctly, I should keep the...

So if I understand correctly, I should keep the white wires that are in their own snarl amongst themselves and connect another pigtail from the black group to the second screw on my "fan" switch?
07-04-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By mrowmrow

Ok, so I just got out my multimeter again and to...

Ok, so I just got out my multimeter again and to test and make sure the meter itself was working, I tested some outlets and it worked. It shows that there's power to the light switch wires, but I'm...
07-04-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By mrowmrow

It's still not working. :wall: (Everything...

It's still not working. :wall:

(Everything else controlled by the wires in the box is working)
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