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  1. Electrical
    I'm working on replacing a ceiling fan in our basement. When I took out the old one, I realized that the box is only connected on one side. So there is quite a bit of play in the box, and it hangs down on the side that's not connected. Any suggestions for how to fix this before putting up the...
  2. Electrical
    We are renovating an older home. I started to put up ceilings fans in the bedrooms, but found something I had not seen before. When I pulled the old light down I found 4 separate 110 wires had been routed into the box. The 4 4 black wires were all tied together and taped, 3 of the white wires...
  3. Electrical
    FIGURED IT OUT... THE BEEPING VOLTAGE LOCATOR DEVICE CORRECTLY SHOWED THE RED WIRE AS HAVING VOLTAGE, BUT THE VOLTAGE METER SHOWED A VERY SMALL AMOUNT. SO I ATTACHED THE FAN WIRES TO THE RED WIRE (SWITCH LEG) INSTEAD OF THE BLACK AND IT WORKED! Famous last words.. OK here we go: FIRST the...
  4. Electrical
    Our existing ceiling fan was wobbling, so I took it down. Turns out it was installed in a light box. No good, especially since it was over our bed. So I took this opportunity to get a new fan that looks a little better for the room, but it's proving to be more frustrating that I expected...
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