Originally Posted by J. V.
I bet if your store was flooded with water you would call a plumber. I bet if the heat quit or the AC quit, you would call a heating and air HVAC guy.
I know you would.
But everyone knows electrical work is easy and anyone can do it.
My issue with your comment was the yawn.
You are damn lucky to have this forum as most electricians do not give free advice.
You act as if you are owed this free service. You are not. You are lucky these guys helped you.
You had no idea as to what you were doing.
This is true, but not for everything. If a sink starts leaking, you buy a new drain and fix it yourself. If a main pipe bursts, you call a plumber. If wall outlet stops working, you call an electrician. You do not call an electrician to change a light bulb or ballast. That would truly be silly.
The yawn was not meant to look down on the site or anything like that. I said it after reading the 2nd page of crap that had nothing to do with what the original question was, and just slamming me for *not understanding a simple wiring diagram". The first page was full of incredibly helpful posts, including yours.
Forums like this exist for nearly everything in life. I help out in whatever fields I can, and others do this too. It is expected, and what makes forums so great. Forums would be nothing
if professionals and hobbyists alike felt as if their skills were so sacred they could not share them with anyone else.
This thread should have died days ago, please let it.