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  1. Electrical
    Hello, First time homeowner here. My ceilings are on the lower side, and I just removed an old ceiling fan from my kitchen. My husband would nearly bang his head on it every time he was in there :biggrin2: I'd love to replace it with a different fixture. Since I'm already doing the work, I'd...
  2. Electrical
    I was replacing a ceiling fixture and idiotically to turn the power off. While the wires were live,the black and white wire touched the fixture mounting bracket and there was a loud spark. After turning the power off and installing the light correctly and turning the power back on, the light...
  3. Electrical
    This is my first post so please be kind. My wife and I purchased a track light fixture yesterday to replace the ceiling light in our kitchen. From the box in the ceiling we have 3 sets of black and white wires. Two blacks had been wound around each other with a third that was solitary. Two...
  4. Interior Decorating
    Hey guys So I saw a small artificial christmas tree with lights on it the other day and got this idea that it would look great if I could attach it upside down on my ceiling. It's short, about two feet tall and this is a guess but maybe weighs seven-twelve pounds. Anyway, I used half a roll of...
  5. Electrical
    I am installing a ceiling fixture after having removed the old fixture. The old fixture was a fluorescent fixture with no junction box. I installed a metal junction box and then installed the new fixture (which has a metal base). I keep getting faults when I turn the power back on. I have...
  6. Electrical
    Help! Ok so i have taken down my rose fixture to replace it with an ikea 3 light bar. However i can't figure out how to wire it. There are 3 Red Wires 3 Black wires and 3 green/ yellow wires. Theres three connections in the light for live, earth and neutral. How do i wire it because i put them...
  7. Electrical
    I would like to add another ceiling light in my kitchen. And to keep it simple, I would just like to tie-in to the existing halogen ceiling light and have both the new light and old light controlled by the existing wall dimmer switch. Is this do-able, I remember reading somewhere that you...
  8. Electrical
    Can I replace the existing chandelier with a heavier chandelier? Are there some weight restrictions for certian ceiling electrical boxes or can i mount any size chandelier onto the existing box? The exiting chandelier is about 10 lbs. and is currently attached over the dining roon table area. I...
  9. Electrical
    I'm a newbie for sure. First post. Anyway, I recently purchased a turn of the century fixer upper house which is currently occupied by renters (former owners). I'll move in in a couple of months. There is a chandelier type ceiling fixture in the dining room literally hanging from a thread...
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