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12V boat and RV lighting in a residence.

Am I allowed to use 12v light fixtures meant for RVs and Boats in a residence? Can you provide a link to information about how they would be wired.
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Is it still against code to install a ceiling fan in a bathroom?

I found this on the net from 2014. Is it still true?

From 2014: "no cord-connected, hanging, pendant, lighting track or suspended ceiling paddle fan lighting fixture shall be located in an...
01-19-20, 10:29 AM
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Do these ceiling boxes meet the electrical code

Looking through pictures of some plastic ceiling boxes, I don't understand whey they meet electrical codes.

This Madison Electric box has 2 screws that are used for mounting the fan and could...
12-26-19, 11:12 AM
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Picture, no question but it looks like the ground...

Picture, no question but it looks like the ground is uninsulated copper.

250.130(C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or Branch Circuit Extensions.
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12-24-19, 07:02 AM
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Thank you for answering my questions. Are...

Thank you for answering my questions.

Are there any rules to the ground wire?

1) Can I attach the ground wire to the outside of the box with a screw?

For example, instead of disconnecting a...
12-23-19, 06:56 AM
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Adding a ground wire to 2 conductor wiring.

Some circuits in my house are 2 conductor wire in very good condition.

1) Can I add a grounding wire from the main electrical box the first junction box and then between each junction box.

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Can I use a wooden cross bar from knob and tube days to support a ceiling fan?

I have a knob and tube fixture mount made of a wooden crossbar between 2 joists holding a metal (gas?) pipe. I was able to unscrew the pipe.

Can I use the existing wooden crossbar from knob...
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Thanks for all the help. Using a pipe to extend...

Thanks for all the help. Using a pipe to extend my largest pipe wrench freed the pipe. It turns out doubling the length of the lever really does double the torque, and even made working from a...
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Consider buying and learning to use a voltage...

Consider buying and learning to use a voltage tester, neon circuit tester and maybe even a voltmeter. They are useful in answering the question, is that wire energized or not and will probably...
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Thanks everyone for the replies. Am I allowed to...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Am I allowed to extend the pipe through one of the knockouts in the pancake box? Any holes in the ceiling would be plastered, but the pipe would still extend...
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How to remove a gas pipe ceiling fixture.

I want to mount a modern lighting fixture or fan where a gaslight + knob and tube fixture was located. The gas and electrical are not active. A short section of pipe extends beyond the ceiling into...
11-03-18, 06:38 PM
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Is this knob and tube wiring?

I found this old wiring in a ceiling box. What should I do about it?

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10-21-18, 03:35 PM
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Does winterizing rust galvanized pipes?

Last year I winterized very old galvanized pipes and in the spring the water ran rust colored when I opened the taps. Should I fill the pipes with anti freeze to reduce air contact? Or am I just...
10-21-18, 03:30 PM
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First question is do you know how to shut the gas...

First question is do you know how to shut the gas off? Is there a valve nearby? Second look at the pipe, is there some way to get a T in it. You might post some pictures. But again first step is...
08-26-18, 10:42 AM
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Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
08-26-18, 10:34 AM
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"The plant I was referring to is actually called...

"The plant I was referring to is actually called butterfly weed. It's a native plant." OK thanks. Butterfly weed is Asclepias tuberosa which is a kind of milkweed, only with orange flowers that...
08-24-18, 09:28 AM
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I was under the impression the butterflies eat...

I was under the impression the butterflies eat milkweed and lay eggs in milkweed.

Why You Should Never Plant a Butterfly Bush Again
They're gorgeous, but they actually do more harm than good.
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08-24-18, 09:00 AM
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Should I plant Milkweed?

I am thinking of planting milkweed to encourage butterflies although the plants look interesting to me. Am I being an idiot? Will I regret it? Will my neighbors hate me forever because they spread...
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Would a 1/6 hp utility pump work as a sump pump?

I have large basement with 2 one third HP sump pumps in different locations but on the same circuit. During the summer I want to put a dehumidifier in the basement, on the same circuit. The circuit...
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Remove a very old HL Mustee 30" Shower Stall.

Is there a way, only working from above, to remove and hopefully be able to replace the shower stall? I need to repair a crack in the plastic wall. Otherwise I can buy a new one, but will still...
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Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos....

Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos. I have bought capacitors off ebay and they worked. You need to know the number of wires, I suspect yours is 5. On the old capacitor it probably...
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ebay seller lightingguru123 seems to have had...

ebay seller lightingguru123 seems to have had one at one time. Maybe they can help.

*ЕЙН RB FLC13 13Watt БАЛЛАСТ G24q 1 ОСНОВАНИЕ | eBay...
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When I search on rb-flc13 ballast I see them for...

When I search on rb-flc13 ballast I see them for sale. You just need that part?
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You might be able to email or contact their tech...

You might be able to email or contact their tech support. I think it is hunter.
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How can I tell if my attic fan can use a 1/5 hp fan motor?

Years ago my attic fan stopped working, so I went to home depot and bought a fan motor they had on the shelf. The fan motor I bought was 1/10 hp. I do not know what the original motor hp was.
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