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  1. Electrical
    I'm replacing a light switch with a dimmer. The ground wires in the box run through the box leaving no end exposed to attach ground from dimmer. Do I need to remove the box to get at the ground or are the wires grounded already?
  2. Electrical
    I'm sure you've seen this topic before, but every answer seems to be unique. So, I thought I would post my dilemma. Okay... I've got ONE light switch. It switches overhead lights and the top of all outlets in the room. But I want to install a dimmer for the overhead lights. And take the...
  3. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I'm currently finishing out my basement and I have a question on some lights I purchased off of Amazon. They are dimmable, but I'm running into the issue of not being able to find a contact for the company, to question what is the best dimmer so that it doesn't buzz, as these will...
  4. Electrical
    I have LED string lighting around the perimeter of my pool enclosure that I would like to control with a standard wall switch (rocker style or similar). The lights are fairly bright, so i'd like the ability to dim them. The lights are currently plugged into a GFCI outlet away from the house...
  5. Electrical
    I've replaced all the outlets and switches in my house, so I'm fairly comfortable and confident in these matters, but that may have been my downfall this time around. I replaced a switch with a new dimmer/fan combo to control a new ceiling fan, now the switch at the end of the line only works...
  6. Electrical
    Hey guys- I am on here asking for some advice and help. For those that may insist on hiring a professional, I have no problem doing so and have done that for many project in my house. However, for several direct replacement I did them myself with great success... except for this. We have been...
  7. Electrical
    I just set up a nice new water fountain - inside my home. It's supposed to work either inside or outside. But inside has problems. I would like to purchase and install a dimmer switch to slow down the 24v, 16 watt water pump. At current pump speed, the water sound is too high, and water...
  8. Electrical
    Hi there, I am new to electrical work but have looked all across the internet and am unsure of how to solve this problem. I am hoping you can provide me with some direction. I am replacing a 660LAG from Pass & Seymour with a Lutron MACL-153M-WH Maestro digital dimmer. I expected this to be a...
  9. Electrical
    Hello forum, I'm a homeowner with no electrical knowledge. I'm writing because I need a check-in to see if what's going on in my house is a problem with my electrician, or with the wiring. He's stumped but I'm not sure if that means my house is a really vexing problem or not. There seems to be...
  10. Electrical
    Okay so I have just updated the basement. I placed 5 LED flush mount LED lights on a 2 way switch. One of the switches is compatible dimmer. The LEDs are dimmable. I have the same parts set-up in our bedroom but with a single dimmer switch without issue but on 4 LED lights. The lights are 9...
  11. Electrical
    Hello DIY'ers, Does anyone know if any company makes a quad dimmer switch - meaning 4 separate lights can be turned on/off and each is dimmable - that is about the same size as a regular sized, single pole light switch? The most I have seen is a dual dimmer, such as the Lutron S2-L-WH 300-Watt...
  12. 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...
  13. Electrical
    I have two separate outlets connected to a touch-style Leviton dimmer. Aside from it being not to code, it's annoying and now appears to have stopped working. The outlets have six wires, plus a ground. The top right outlet is the only always-hot out of four. The other three are dead--which...
  14. Electrical
    I installed a new hanging light fixture with 4 LED lights that was on a dimmer. It made a humming sound so I went to the hardware store and bought a new dimmer made for LED lights and installed it, and the light still hums. Did I do something wrong? The light uses 24.5 watts total and the dimmer...
  15. Electrical
    We're planning to install led lighting in vented vinyl soffits around the exterior of the house. We want 6 lights on the rear of the house which are controlled by an indoor dimmer switch and a timer. On the front of the house we want six more lights on a separate dimmer switch and a timer. I've...
  16. Electrical
    I am in the process of converting my recessed lighting to LED. Currently there are six lights on a decora maestro dimmer. I know that I need a LED/CFL compatible dimmer. I tried to find a new LED compatible decora dimmer, but all the LED/CFL dimmers are rated at 150w (3 of my new lights). Short...
  17. Remodeling
    I am in the process of converting my recessed lighting to LED. There are a total of 6 lights currently on a decora maestro dimmer. I know the conventional dimmers will not work with LED or CFL. I went to the store to purchase a new compatible dimmer. I can't find a comparable LED dimmer rated...
  18. Electrical
    I am trying to replace a normal toggle switch with a dimmer. It is the only light switch that controls the light, but there is an extra wire. I wish I had a camera on me, and I don't not even have a smart phone to take a picture. There are four wires coming out of the wall, a red, white...
  19. Electrical
    I installed truck light halogen (MR16) and want to have a dimmer... tried 3 different and all make the annoying humming sound. Please help! As I also have a rope lights in another area and... same problem... I got dimmers for low voltage lighting and for halogen, non of those make a difference. :(
  20. Electrical
    Hi all, So i am installing a single pole dimmer switch at a lady friends apartment. the problem is, i didn't study the old switch when i detached the three wires from it. 2 black and a yellow. i figured the yellow was ground, and blacks were hot. every possible combination of these three...
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