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  1. a13ph

    Heatpump Wiring Issue After Catastrophic Short.

    While out of town for a couple weeks last month my heat-pump/blower motor control wiring suffered a catastrophic failure. I'm not exactly sure what went first. Assuming it was the sequencer, it managed to take out the blower relay, the transformer, AND the dual 30A circuit breaker. The plastic...
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    External ethernet wiring in condo

    Background I live in a two-story condo that doesn't have ethernet wiring. My goal is to retrofit and get wires to as many locations as possible. After self-inspection and consulting with contractors and electricians, I have concluded that dropping wires from the attic to every room isn't an...
  3. L

    Wiring help changing from WR 1F79 to Vine TJ-225

    Hi. I just bought a Vine TJ-225 thermostat. I was reading the manual to properly install it and I'm really confused with some of the wires. My old thermostat is a "White Rodgers 1F79" and it has wires on the following terminals: "W2", "E", "O/B", "R", "G", "C and "Y". And The TJ-225 has the...
  4. B

    Install LED Ceiling Lighting in Master Bedroom

    I have a home that was built in the late eighties - I've lived in it since 2014. Almost all of the lighting fixtures are dated and don't do a good job of lighting our living spaces. We have been upgrading one room at a time, and in the MBR there is one super old ceiling fan that lights the...
  5. zepper

    3-way switch puzzle

    Hey guys, I can't be the first person who's done this, so I'm sorry if I'm asking something that's been asked (many times?) before. My wife wanted to replace our existing dining room ceiling light—a three-bulb mini-spot, off to the side—with a pendant light directly over the dining table. So...
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    Shop Light Fixture Wiring

    I am in the process of upgrading my lighting in my garage/shop (house built in 76). I took the old fixture out and noticed the wiring in the box didn’t include a ground wire or screw. The wiring also doesn’t run through conduit so there’s no ground there. Thoughts on how to properly ground the...
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    Goodman Heatpump, Honeywell Thermostat

    Quick background... 19 year old Ruud heatpump died in July (on the hottest day of summer, of course). The Ruud worked well for many years with a Honeywell CT3611(R4450) thermostat. Replaced the dead Ruud with a lightly used Goodman 2 ton unit (GSH130181). Since that hot day in July, I've been...
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    Current capacity of wire

    Hi Everyone, I have a wire similar to on image below: its rating is 14/76. I assume that it has 14 strands of 0.0076 inch diameter wire. What could be current capacity of this wire? is there any formula to calculate it? thanks
  9. sfimirat

    Wi-Fi Skateboard Lamp: Wiring Question

    I've seen a few different videos and how-to's on making these but none of them really go step-by-step. One of the longer ones is here but I feel like it skips some steps in the wiring: For example, how do you know which color wire you connect to the white and to the black when you are splicing...
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    Hard Wiring Existing dishwasher

    Hello, When I bought the home all new appliances had been installed. Well it looks like the dishwasher was partially installed. From what I can tell they stripped the plug from the cord exposing the wiring. It looks pretty simple to me, white to white, black to black, but I want to make sure...