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Do I need to get an electrician to sort this out?

Home electrical wiring with voltage between neutral wires - is this normal? [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Nov 12, 2012 - 6 answers

 

How to ground my home electrical in accordance with code?

Help me understand the national electric code with regard to rewiring and updating several rooms in my 1940s-era house. [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

iTunes and speakers for a small house?

What I have: a MacBook Pro running iTunes. What I need: some speakers and a way to get the music into the other rooms of a small house. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Nov 7, 2011 - 24 answers

Need help with garbage disposal

Need help with wiring a garbage disposal. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 answers

In-Wall Ethernet? Woo-hoo!

Ethernet ports in every room, but none of them work. The brains of the system which is in the wall of a closet is a Square D Multi-Link Structured Wiring System. How do I find out how it's set up and how do make it work as it should? [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Sep 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Shoud I use an unlicensed electrician?

I might hire an unlicensed electrician to work on my home. Is this bad? Worst case scenario? [more inside]
posted by thisisdrew on Feb 22, 2011 - 31 answers

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation?

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation? [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Dec 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Miswired receptacle.

This switch/receptacle has been miswired for years. For starters, neither device had the grounding wires attached. I want to put things the way they should be. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Mar 23, 2010 - 14 answers

hungry for amps

DIY: How can I swap my 1500W/220V in-wall space heater with two safe 220V outlets? I am in the state of Oregon and would prefer to do this myself. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Feb 4, 2010 - 8 answers

I've got ethernet ports in my house and I don't know what to do?

So I have ethernet ports in every room, and I'd like to somehow hook up the internet to them. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by petah on Jan 30, 2010 - 15 answers

What are these wires for?

What are these wires for in my kitchen? [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Apr 10, 2009 - 13 answers

This shouldn't be happening.

Help me diagnose repeated failure of my lighting dimmers. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jun 26, 2008 - 20 answers

Why do the lightbulbs in my office burn out all the time?

Why would the lightbulbs burn out much more frequently in one room of my house? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

AmateurElectrian Filter

Can anyone recommend a good book to learn home electrical wiring? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Nov 21, 2005 - 19 answers

My stereo's not ready to come out of the closet

Building a media closet in an existing home... [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Can I ground it myself?

Is there a safe, easy way to ground a household outlet? [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Sep 1, 2005 - 11 answers

What's causing my lights to pulse?

The lights in my house occasionally pulse--that is, they'll rapidly get noticeably dimmer and brighter numerous times within a matter of just a few seconds. I'd say "flicker," but they never seem to actually go completely dark. Does this indicate faulty wiring, or something else? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Mar 11, 2005 - 11 answers

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