Using 12 Gauge Wire With a 15 Amp Breaker?Is it alright to have a 15 amp breaker hooked up to 12 gauge cable? I know the 12 gauge is rated for a 20 amp breaker, but 15 amps is all that is required here.
Fluorescent Lights Burn Out Too Quickly?I am having trouble with my 8 foot florescent lights at my business. They turn black on the ends and only last about 2-3 days. Could it be the ballast?
Trouble Shooting Faulty Older Wiring?I live where there is old wiring. I have low voltage in the outlets. And I think some times, none. Up until the owners upstairs started their remodel job a month ago, everything was fine.
Am I Overloading a Circuit?I have a 15 amp breaker that started to trip. There is no pattern. It may trip after an hour or may trip after 1/2 hour, but it does not trip as soon as I reset it.
Troubleshooting Arc Fault Breaker?The arc fault breaker trips TV, DVD, and cable box. Why is this happening?
No Power After Replacing Receptacle on GFCI Circuit?I have 4 receptacle outlets on one circuit; someone shorted the circuit when they touched the side of one of the receptacles; the breaker would not reset so I wired in a new receptacle. Now the breaker resets, but I still have no power.
Replacing a 15/20 Breaker?Can you replace a 15/20 breaker with a 20/20 breaker, or replace it with a 15/15 breaker. I have tried to find a 15/20 breaker but can't find them anywhere.
Trailer is Having Power Problems?My husband bought a trailer in Feb. 08 and there was an outlet in the living room on one wall only that didn't work, the rest did. The living room light didn't work. He didn't worry about it for months then one day the light worked and so did the outlet.
Capping Off Wires and Covering With Blank Plate?I have Jacuzzi tub on a 20amp circuit with a GFIC on it, that has a bathroom add-on outlet tied in to the circuit with 14 gage wire. I feel sure this is a code violation. I can not get to the junction box to replace the wire with out tearing our the tile around the tub. What should I do with this outlet? I was thinking of capping off the wires and putting a closed plate over it. Would that be safe?
Light Is Delayed In Turning On?I have "slow electricity" in two of my light switches. One in a hallway and another in a bedroom. The switch is flipped and 1-2 seconds later the light comes on. Any thoughts, old switches maybe?
Overloaded Main Breaker Panel?My Westinghouse main breaker is going bad. We took the load off by wiring our electric furnace to a separate panel. We can no longer get a Westinghouse main breaker, as they don't make them. The main breaker no longer smells hot or feels hot. Do we need to worry anymore now that the load is off of the panel. Please help.
Outlet Doesn't Work After Cutting Through an Extension Cord?While I was trimming hedges I cut through my extension cord, now the outlet doesn't work. I've checked the breaker box and attempted to reset the outlet by pushing the reset button, nothing is working. Does this need to be replaced?
Water Damaged a Light Fixture?We had water leaking from our roof Swamp cooler and some of the water dripped around the bathroom light fixture. We fixed the leak but when we took off the fixture (the light wouldn't come on) we see a spark and then nothing.
I plugged in the vacuum and the power stopped working.I plugged in the vacuum and the power stopped. I checked all the outlets and fuses are good. I tightened wires on 4 outlets, 2 switches, panel box, and 2 junction boxes in attic for 4 ceiling fans. The tester shows I have power coming to outlets, but not enough to run anything.
Electric Power Loss?Home built 2000 has very high energy bills. The meter shows draw of at least 1 KW always (except when main breaker is opened), this is with all appliances, AC, TV, lights, etc. are off.
Losing Power When I Put a Light Bulb in a Socket?I have an electrical problem. I have power at my light switch and fixtures, but when I put a light bulb in the socket the power is no longer there. If I take the bulb out and power is back.
Changing a Main Panel in a Mobile Home?My question is that I am having a problem with my main breaker, so I want to change my main panel which is a Westinghouse main panel to a GE main Panel. My question is, could I change a mobile home main panel to a regular Residence Home main panel?
Why do some light bulbs stick in the fixture?Why do some light bulbs stick in the fixtures? I've noticed this mostly in my bathrooms, so I'm assuming it may have something to do with moisture causing rust. What can prevent this, once I get this bulb out, besides replacing the entire fixture?