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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-08-2010, 02:55 PM
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Posted By rdmayers
You are showing all 4 switches as 3 way switches...

You are showing all 4 switches as 3 way switches , are all these switches controlling the same lights? If so there has to be 2 4 way switches involved . You can not use 3 way switches in all the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,265
Posted By rdmayers
Nobody seems to understand what i am asking. I...

Nobody seems to understand what i am asking. I would like to find out how a #10 neutral got to the range location. I know what the neutral does once it get there. What I am saying is they do not make...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By rdmayers
I guess you did not understand what i was saying....

I guess you did not understand what i was saying. Normally all the conductors in a cable are the same size. they do not under size the neutral. So the question i am asking is how there is only a #10...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-12-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,265
Posted By rdmayers
The wire size is correct for a 50 amp circuit,#6...

The wire size is correct for a 50 amp circuit,#6 is rated for 60 amps,but what i do not understand is you say the neutral is a #10. In a normal cable all the conductors are the same size except for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-29-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By rdmayers
Joe Did you look a the drawing slownsteady posted...

Joe Did you look a the drawing slownsteady posted on one of his threads. It clearly shows the hot and the neutral in the same cable. They use the lighting box to do there make up. There is nothing in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-27-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By rdmayers
Thanks for the drawing. That what i thought was...

Thanks for the drawing. That what i thought was happening but wasn't sure. It is odd but it works.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-26-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By rdmayers
can you id the switch legs going to then lights?...

can you id the switch legs going to then lights? Who ever wired the existing switches must not of had any 14-3. if you had 3 14-2 in the switch box they had to be using 2 of the 14-2 as travelers and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-26-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By rdmayers
Are these 3 way switch existing or are you...

Are these 3 way switch existing or are you wanting to make them 3 ways. if they are existing did they work at one time? I am a little confused. Is there a 14-3 at both 3 way switch location or is one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By rdmayers
if you have just 2 14-3 in the switch box most...

if you have just 2 14-3 in the switch box most likely all the make up is done in the second switch locations. The hot and the switch legs could both be in the second switch location and that may be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By rdmayers
Do you Know exactly what is on the circuit, and...

Do you Know exactly what is on the circuit, and how far did the electrician trace it before he gave up. It sound like you have circuit breaker so some of the electrical has already been ungraded. Are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-24-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,707
Posted By rdmayers
You will find the power you need in the lighting...

You will find the power you need in the lighting box. if you remove the existing fixture you will find the power connection for the existing switch,pick up the power for your fan there and you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-23-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,988
Posted By rdmayers
djosephs: are you sure these baseboard heater are...

djosephs: are you sure these baseboard heater are 110. They make them both 110 and 220. If you are not getting a voltage reading at the baseboard heater but you feel a tingle you need a different...
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