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  1. Electrical
    Hey guys, I am new here. I was wiring in a new dimmer switch that needs a ground and my house apparently has all the ground wires in the switch boxes capped together with one wire running out of the top of the cap. The individual wires are not long enough to run to the switches, but the one wire...
  2. Electrical
    Hi, I recently have 3 lights on the same circuit breaker started to flickers. I have changed out 3 light fixtures, a dimmer wall switch and multiple dimmable light bulbs in the room that flickers the most. I am getting very frustrated, any advice would be helpful. Thanks
  3. Electrical
    I have the following setup with my lighting and ceiling fans and I'm trying to figure out how to properly set things up: I have 3 switch boxes in my home that I'm looking to fix: 1. 3 switch box outside patio area 2. 3 switch box inside living room leading to patio area 3. 3 switch box inside...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, So I have several thousand delicate cuts to make with a reciprocating saw and I want to be able to run the saw at a consistent, slow speed. Most saws out there have a variable speed based on trigger pull and as your hand fatigues the stroke rate starts to vary. The variable saws that...
  5. Electrical
    Hi! What kind of dimmer switch can you recommend for this Designers Fountain LED light fixture?: Designers Fountain LED1101-34 Halo 11-Inch LED I bought it on Amazon. (I'm not allowed to post links yet, otherwise I would) I don't know much about LED lights, so if you could be very specific...
  6. Electrical
    This is in my kitchen. The light switch on the left works a ceiling light directly above the switch. About 20ft over, there is a ceiling fan with lights on it. The light switch on right turns the lights on to the ceiling fan. Only the lights. The dimmer switch controls the actual fan, not the...
  7. Remodeling
    Hello DIYers, Could you look at my workflow and critique/advise? *Installing remodel recessed LED lights with new dimmer switch* #1 Ordered Remodel cans and Led lights. They match (GU 24) and the cans are IC rated--there will be insulation touching the cans. #2 Fish 12/2 from attic down...
  8. Electrical
    Hi, My housemate and I went out at about 8.30pm last night and are 100% sure we turned all the lights in the apartment off. When we got back to the apartment at about 11.45pm the same evening the ceiling lights in the corridor and kitchen area were on. Both sets of lights are powered by dimmer...
  9. Electrical
    Hi, I hope this is a simple question. I am replacing a dimmer switch and when I pulled out the old switch I saw that the ground wire was not connected. There were two ground wires in the back of the box that were connected in a wire nut. When I put in the new switch I would like to ground...
  10. Electrical
    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...
  11. Electrical
    LEDs are often not properly dimmable, or don't dim the same way that incandescent lamps do. They can still produce light at very low currents, which incandescents don't. Some dimmers are incapable of completely shutting off current flow unless the switch is in the off position. Even then, ay...
  12. Electrical
    I just moved to my house and didn't do any of the wiring, and I can't figure out a way to fix this, so maybe someone here has a suggestion... I have a dining room light that is controlled by a single pole dimmer switch. There are 2 black wires connected to the top terminal and a single white...
  13. Electrical
    Hello all! I have a dimmer switch which stays hot an hour after it's turned off. I bought the house from a nice man who did alot of the work himself. Should I be concerned ? The dimmer no longer works - only the on/off button. Is this reason for concern? Thanking you in advance.
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