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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #210 on: October 11, 2018, 09:14:13 AM »
Don't assume Romex is code. With that being said there is no issue with Romex.

So hypothetically if I go ahead and do it with Romex, what's the worst case scenario? (assuming I do everything correctly)

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #211 on: October 11, 2018, 09:18:35 AM »
So hypothetically if I go ahead and do it with Romex, what's the worst case scenario? (assuming I do everything correctly)
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IMHO in a private there would be no issue.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #212 on: October 11, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
The Code Police find you and make you rip it out and fine you.  :)
IMHO in a private there would be no issue.

Thanks.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #213 on: October 11, 2018, 01:38:11 PM »
Thanks. How do I find out if Romex is allowed? I have a whole bunch of old Romex running through my basement. Can I assume it's fine?

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Make sure that you are using the correct gauge of romex for the fuse.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #214 on: October 23, 2018, 08:26:52 PM »
Ok so I finally got around to looking at the wiring to try and figure out what's going on. In a nutshell: I have no idea what's going on.

I have a lightswitch that controls only one outlet, nothing else (as far as I can tell).

I pulled the switch out of the box, and found the following:

There are two Romex cables coming into the box. One has two wires (black and white) and one has three (black white and red). The two white wires are connected to each other, makes sense. The red wire is connected to the top screw on the switch. BOTH black wires are connected to the bottom screw of the switch. Huh?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #215 on: October 23, 2018, 08:46:55 PM »
My guess would be.
White = neutral
Black = hot
Red = switched

The other end of three wire Romex can be feeding another circuit.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #216 on: October 23, 2018, 08:59:10 PM »
My guess would be.
White = neutral
Black = hot
Red = switched

The other end of three wire Romex can be feeding another circuit.

Aha. This makes sense.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #217 on: October 23, 2018, 09:01:24 PM »
Aha. This makes sense.
Is one half of the outlet hot all the time? The other half is switched?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #218 on: October 23, 2018, 09:06:55 PM »
Is one half of the outlet hot all the time? The other half is switched?

Just checked and it's not. Good thought though

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #219 on: December 08, 2018, 08:43:39 PM »
Anyone know any licensed electricians in Flatbush?
I just got my Model 3 and would like a quote on installing a 2nd meter and 240v outlet for off peak charging

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #220 on: December 09, 2018, 03:11:28 AM »


Anyone know any licensed electricians in Flatbush?
I just got my Model 3 and would like a quote on installing a 2nd meter and 240v outlet for off peak charging

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #221 on: December 09, 2018, 05:46:09 PM »
I'm trying to connect a stereo system to speakers built into the wall. On the wall there are 4 colored wires coming out (3rd picture).

The wires for the stereo are the other two pictures. There's two connectors (that are marked with positive and negative wires on each) that plug into the back of the stereo (picture 2).

The wires are spliced to make another set of 4 wires in the middle.

Which wires do I connect to what?



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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #222 on: December 09, 2018, 05:49:17 PM »
Anyone know any licensed electricians in Flatbush?
I just got my Model 3 and would like a quote on installing a 2nd meter and 240v outlet for off peak charging
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #223 on: December 09, 2018, 06:07:34 PM »
Which wires do I connect to what?
You to find out which wires (3rd picture) go to which speaker terminals.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #224 on: December 09, 2018, 06:14:53 PM »
You to find out which wires (3rd picture) go to which speaker terminals.
How do I do that? Is there a way to figure that out using a multimeter?
Also what could the fourth wire be. Isn't there only positive negative and ground?
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