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  1. Electrical
    Going to install a Gosund smart 3-way switch (requires neutral) for the top of the basement. When I took the cover plate off and pulled the old switch out I noticed there was 2 separate 14/2 cables in the box. The one 14/2, the black is hot and the white is just loose in the box. No copper is...
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    Hi, I found this post by hammerlane https://www.diychatroom.com/f18/3-way-switch-single-pole-switch-148603/index2/#post955962 I have the same wiring scenario, except where this diagram shows how to remove the "end" switch I want to remove the "middle" switch. How do I do that?
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    I am doing some re-wiring in a detached garage and trying to bring it up to code. I would like to install a cut-off switch that cuts off all power to the garage. The garage is a branch circuit, so my understanding is that a simple switch would be acceptable for this. Where I run into a...
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    I'm running power from my panel in the basement to an outdoor shed. I'll be using a 20 amp GFCI breaker with 12/2 NM until it exits the house where I'll use 12/2 UF to continue to the shed. I'll also be running 12/3 NM from a basement light switch until it exits the house where I'll bury 12/3...
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    Good afternoon all, I just bought my first home and I'm replacing the switches and outlets to something more modern. I have two 3-way switches controlling one half outlet that worked before the replacement. After the replacement, the half outlet was constantly on. After some failed...
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    I am not an expert in home electrical wiring by any means. I recently installed a ceiling fan where a light fixture had been. In the ceiling box there was a 2 wire cable (black, white, and bare) coming in. I installed the fan to those wires no problem. The switch for the old light fixture was a...
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    We have a 'dead end' 3-way switch setup controlling a ceiling light in our kitchen. We would like to completely eliminate the 'dead end' switch side so that there is never any power to any of the wires in that box. If we can do that, then we want to drywall over that area and put a backsplash...
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    I'm working on a basement finish project, and need to add a light under the stairs. There are 2 3-way switches near where I want to add the new switch - 1 for the basement lights and 1 for the stairway light. There are 3 14-3 cables running into the box, so I assumed these switches were not at...
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    I have a few 3-way switches that control outdoor flood lights around my home. I would like to replace these switches with Z-wave enabled switches to add to my home automation system. The GE branded switches I'm looking at require you to replace the main switch with a ~$50 switch, then the...
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    Not sure the best way to describe this I have 2 lights that are being controlled by 3 switches. The first switch is a 3 way and only has 1 set of wires coming into the box, a black, a red and a white. The second switch is a 4 way with 2 sets of wires in the box, the black are tied...
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    Hello Everyone - I have two three-way switches in my garage that control a ceiling fixture. The primary switch controls a ceiling light and turns that fixture on and off without any issue … I call it the primary switch because this is the one that is used most often, it’s right at the entrance...
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    So, I'm adding a timer to my outside lights which are currently run by two three-way switches (one in the garage, one in the living room). I'll be replacing the garage switch with the timer. The timer is not a 3 way. It has black (line), blue (load), and white (neutral) wires. The white is...
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    Hi everyone, the special person I had wire my hallway did not do what I asked and instead put 2 lights on the 3-ways. So, what I want to do is wire 3 lights, to the 3-ways and a 4-way. I crudely drew my hallway with switch positions in the picture below. On the 1st switch is a 14-2 power in...
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    Friends, Since this my first post I would like to so I have read the posting rules so I would to start off with an introduction of my background and knowledge. I currently work as an IT Systems Administration and Engineering, or in slightly more lamens terms; I am an Information Technology...
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    I'm trying to do something that seems very simple to me, but I can't seem to find any products that can do it. I'm trying to add a second (remote) switch to an existing single-pole dimmer switch, effectively creating a standard three-way dimmer switch setup, but with one of the two switches...
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    Replacing the bulbs didn't work so I decided to replace the ballast (probably screwed up letting the thing flicker for days-- evidently that's bad). However, having taken it apart, I notice something odd: when switch is on I get the expected 120 V from the two wires, but when it's off I get...
  17. Electrical
    I have a 3-way switch next to a single pole. Each control 4 cans in my basement (65 Watts each, Halogen). I put in a 3-way dimmer and a single-pole dimmer (both 600 W rated rated Lutrons). It's the first stage of the 3-way so I'm good there. I got all the wiring correct, doing it the same as in...
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    I'm replacing several light switches in my mother-in-law's house to give it a more updated look (house is over 50 years old). I replaced the single light switches no problem, but the ceiling lights that are controlled by two switches is throwing me off. Right now, one of the two switches can...
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    Hi, I would need some help to install an occupancy sensor. I currently have two switches in my garage which are controlling one ceiling light. I want to replace one of the switches (Switch #2 in the diagram below) for an occupancy sensor. The occupancy I have purchased is a Pass &...
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    In the course of rewiring portions of my 1939 home I encountered an outlet box with a duplex and single outlet - no grounding of course. The single was disconnected and a lone red wire was hanging behind it. The duplex was pigtailed to three hot and three neutrals. When I shut off the breaker...
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