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09-22-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By Austin Block

I think this transformer would be a suitable...

I think this transformer would be a suitable replacement for yours. It states that it replaces RT-1 transformers:
https://www.kyleswitchplates.com/ge-lighting-low-voltage-transformer-115v-277v/
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09-04-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Austin Block

Just pickup some bulk outdoor Cat5e or Cat6 ...

Just pickup some bulk outdoor Cat5e or Cat6
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HN6JNX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0AZJBbZVQKD25

Toss it in the same trench as your conduit or NM and you're all good!...
09-03-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Austin Block

A single Cat5e cable is only good for one gigabit...

A single Cat5e cable is only good for one gigabit network connection. In order to appropriately get two connections you'll need one of the following:
- Network Switch (search that on Amazon and...
04-26-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Austin Block

How were the original wires run? If there is...

How were the original wires run? If there is existing conduit, you may be able to add to it
04-16-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Austin Block

I would personally recommend a new switch and...

I would personally recommend a new switch and cleaning up the box (namely wiping the wires off in order to check their insulation).

But either way, you should move the wires from backstab...
04-15-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Austin Block

A photo would be helpful in this instance. Are...

A photo would be helpful in this instance.
Are you sure the screw terminals on the side of the switch aren't touching the metal box?
04-12-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Austin Block

Something like this? ...

Something like this?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/204071446
04-11-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Austin Block

Those testers are generally unreliable. Check it...

Those testers are generally unreliable. Check it with a multimeter
04-08-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Austin Block

All splices must be done in an electrical box....

All splices must be done in an electrical box. You cannot simply extend them with wire nuts inside the wall.

I suggest you add an additional outlet, keeping the current one, and going off of it
03-29-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Austin Block

Neighbor had this happen. There was full voltage...

Neighbor had this happen. There was full voltage at the outlet and breaker appeared to be fine. Solution was a brand new breaker.

I recommend you swap the breaker for a new one, they are cheap...
02-18-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,973
Posted By Austin Block

It should be okay. But do not use a wire larger...

It should be okay. But do not use a wire larger than the smallest. Determine the gauge of the wire from the panel, and match that to the second grounding block.
06-25-17, 02:07 PM
06-25-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Austin Block

I assume this is what you're referring to ...

I assume this is what you're referring to

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01-11-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Austin Block

Just pointing out. In the case of GE Panels with...

Just pointing out. In the case of GE Panels with Slim Style breakers (I own one), the breakers have no "trip" position. When tripped it goes fully to the off position.
01-11-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Austin Block

This is a built in cook top. Not designed for use...

This is a built in cook top. Not designed for use as a free-standing range.

It would be unsafe to "add a cord" in order to plug it in to a standard outlet.

According to the specs online it...
01-10-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Austin Block

I've gone ahead and ordered the extension ring...

I've gone ahead and ordered the extension ring from eBay.

While I'm at it. There are 8 (I think) 12ga wires in each wire nut (2x).
The wires are not actually in it, wire nut simply taped on (not...
01-10-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Austin Block

Thank you for the help. Garvin Industries has...

Thank you for the help.
Garvin Industries has the item but it is $4 plus $12 shipping.
eBay has is for $3 plus $6.

I think I'll do the eBay one.

As common as it (the extension rings) might...
01-10-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Austin Block

Home Depot says "Shipping is unavailable for this...

Home Depot says "Shipping is unavailable for this product" and "This item is not available in any stores within 100 miles of XXXXX."

I am continuing to look, will post back when I find one, just...
01-10-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Austin Block

4-11/16" Electrical Box

I have an electrical box (photos inserted below).
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It is likely from 30yrs ago, but I cannot determine anything.
It measures 4 11/16" width and height, unlike modern 4" boxes.
The...
11-09-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Austin Block

Well, the answer was yes however... I went...

Well, the answer was yes however...

I went to test for voltage and believe I discovered my mistake. The wires came pre-stripped on the ends of the new heater. I twisted the wire nuts on but...
11-09-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Austin Block

New Electric Baseboard Heater Not Working

So, I know the basics of electrical. I've wired outlets, switches, and ran some wire before.

I am remodeling a large room and I discovered a past home owner remove one of two electric baseboard...
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