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Bob Sponaugle

Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details. Please note that I am a homeowner who is self-taught. I know a lot, but I am not an electrician. I always base my answers on following the rules. If you are asking me how to jury-rig something, you probably won't like my answer.

Greg Hughes

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returns 10/21/2016
Troubleshooting electrical including appliances and HVAC.

Robert Wilber

Maxed Out
Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.

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2016-09-22 Lincoln AC-DC Welder IMT227 connection Sub-panel:

The grounds and neutrals should be separated everywhere in the panel. The case of the panel should be connected to the side that is grounded.  The neutral wires should be separated and not connected to

2016-09-20 3 phase generator MEP-804:

You are the one lacking social skills  you are an ingrate  I provide my opinion and professional knowledge for free to whomever I choose  Please complain to Angie's List so they can ban your opinions

2016-09-19 electrical wiring:

The brass screw is positive.  But I can't tell you which wire is positive because I don't know how they wired the lamp.  If the socket is a typical brass plated socket, then pull the cover off (without

2016-09-16 electrical wiring:

Take a look where the wires connect to the socket.  The wire that connects to the center bottom button of the socket (probably brass there too) connects to the brass screw near the narrower blade. The

2016-08-31 20 amp outlets:

What you think you hear is possibly cause to investigate.  Once you decide to do that you need an ammeter, a voltmeter and an rpm meter.  Photos or videos of the tests would probably be useful as well

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