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  • Posted in thread: Clueless Girl's Basement Overhead Light Not working on 02-20-2017 at 12:39 PM
    A simple test would be to take the two wires (red and black)off the switch and join them with a
    wire nut. If the light comes on when the fuse is installed then the switch was bad. If the
    light does no...

  • Posted in thread: Clueless Girl's Basement Overhead Light Not working on 02-18-2017 at 05:44 PM
    Not just with the switch off. Turn the breaker off. If you don't know which one, keep trying
    until the doorbell stops working.

  • Posted in thread: wiring a wall oven to 3 wire junction on 02-14-2017 at 11:25 AM
    If the cable from the wall is black, white and bare it can not be used for three wire 120/240
    install. That cable was only ever valid for 240 volt only installation.

  • Posted in thread: Need to unscrew nearly impossible to reach connector on 02-10-2017 at 07:30 PM
    Basin Wrench

  • Posted in thread: Crackling from breaker panel on 02-10-2017 at 09:26 AM
    Was the bus connection where the breaker attaches inspected?

  • Posted in thread: What would you like in a DIY shop? on 02-09-2017 at 08:49 AM
    band sawradial arm sawlathe - wood and metal.

  • Posted in thread: Replacing old light switches on 02-08-2017 at 07:03 PM
    The tab is NOT severed in the photo I am looking at in post #9.A few other issue that need
    addressing.1. The bare exposed wire is too much. The insulation should go tight against the
    bottom of the rec...

  • Posted in thread: Breaker keeps tripping on 02-06-2017 at 05:06 PM
    Which should not exceed 80% of the breaker rating.Which has totally no effect on if the breaker
    is tripping and does not apply by code for the loads specified.

  • Posted in thread: dead wires on 02-03-2017 at 10:47 PM
    Those work fine, if you have both ends of the conductor available, because they are end too end
    testers.They also work for tracing wires in walls. They are proximity sensors; at least the one
    I have i...

  • Posted in thread: dead wires on 02-03-2017 at 05:43 PM
    I have successfully used data line tracers to follow electrical wires. use requires power to be
    off.Here is an example of one brand

December 4, 2013  •  07:26 PM
You were right about the neutral reading 120 V with ground, the neutral could not have been in contact with hot anywhere because that would cause a short and trip the breaker

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