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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I am not very electrically savvy, but I just replaced old Despard switches to a standard, single pole, double switch in my kitchen. Everything seems fine. The fan works, and the light works just fine (together and independent from one another). However, every hour or so, the circuit trips...
  2. Electrical
    I'm trying to trace a very frustrating problem. Does it seem normal that a circuit breaker would only trip when a switch is wired in? I'm wiring a shower light in a bathroom. There is just the line and load connected to a single pole switch. I got everything hooked up and turned on the breaker...
  3. Electrical
    A GFCI in my kitchen tripped, and wouldn't reset. I isolated the problem to be an instant hot water heater under my sink. This is the only device plugged into that particular outlet. When I unplugged it, the GFCI could be reset. But when I plugged the water heater into another outlet on the...
  4. Electrical
    A couple days ago my cat got stuck in my ceiling while we were doing bathroom renovations. We were able to get her out by taking out a recessed light located in the kitchen. The next day I noticed the lights kept dimming every so often but would stay on. Now a week later the lights will only...
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