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  1. Project Showcase
    This may or may not be another welding project. Okay it is mostly welding but since a majority of us have to stay at home right now I thought to myself it’s a good time to go through the scrap pile and make something without going to the store. We are planning on remodeling out...
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    I am a homeowner and I don't know much about electricity other than basic wiring. I was replacing some ceiling light fixtures today and I am unsure of the existing wiring situation. There are 4 wires coming into the box. Each with a black, white, & ground (12 individual wires). The way that it...
  3. Electrical
    Hi - Hoping someone can assist with this. I'll try to provide as much information as possible. The light fixture i'm replacing works fine and has probably been in place for 30 years +. I recently replaced the switch and now am looking to replace the actual light fixture. I'll try to attach...
  4. Electrical
    My canned light fixture can be slid downward when I think it should be absolutely stationary. I'm not talking about the trim ring - I've removed that. It is the can itself that can be slid down about an inch. I would like to install a conversion kit so that I can hang a five-pound pendant...
  5. Electrical
    I have three pull chain light sockets (the ones that include an outlet) in my basement that seem to need constant replacing due to the switch failing (usually jams). I've purchased various brands such as Cooper or Leviton, in both plastic and porcelain. Has anyone had any luck with durability...
  6. Electrical
    Ok here it goes. I am new to anything electrical. I bought my first home in January. My kitchen had an outdated dome type ceiling with 6 fluorescent lights under it and a ceiling fan/light in the center. I removed it all. The lights and fan had worked from the same switch. The light on the fan...
  7. Electrical
    My old bathroom light started to flicker from time to time. No other lights on that circuit or anywhere else in the house were affected. One day, the bathroom light stopped working altogether. I decided to go with a new light. I installed it and it doesn't work. The way the light is wired...
  8. Electrical
    I was planning on putting at least 4 recessed lighting fixtures in my room which is in the second floor that is attic accessible. I have a switch going to an outlet that works but I want to run the electric to the 4 lights with a dimmer AND have it work on that outlet still . Is it possible?
  9. Electrical
    Hello all. I'm a 63 yr-old homeowner looking for advice. Though I use an electrician for major jobs, I am competent with electricity (I used to repair electronic equipment), and I try to do simple jobs myself. I am now trying one task that always drives me crazy: installing a surface-mount...
  10. Electrical
    For the life of me I can't figure out how to line up something. Not sure a carpenter's level does this, but pushing me in the right direction would be great. Basically, what I'm doing is hanging a 4ft florescent light in the garage. I'm trying to make sure the light will be straight and not...
  11. Electrical
    I have my grandmother's chandelier, probably made in the 1960s. It has 3 lights. One of the light conduits burned to a crisp. Any ideas about where I can find parts to replace this? (circular, cardboard type material to seperate the positive from the negative). BTW: I am a New Yorker...
  12. Electrical
    I have a pair of antique, 2-arm, brass sconces that were handed down from my wife's great-grandfather, and have 2 questions about mounting and wiring. WIRING The sconces have been recently rewired for electric, with a rotary switch in the middle. The electrician is coming in to install boxes...
  13. Electrical
    I have a question related to the upcoming laws that will effectively ban incandescent light bulbs (at least in their current form). I understand that stores will continue to sell compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs with both the "old" threaded style base (so they are compatible with existing...
  14. Electrical
    I am new to the site and new to owning a home. I am trying to replace a light fixture in my dining room. I took the old fixture off and made note of how it was wired. However, when I tried to wire my new fixture in a similar fashion, it did not work. There are three sets of wires coming into...
  15. Electrical
    I have a 20-40 year old Mercury Vapor light fixture in my yard above the stairs that lead up to my house. It was non-functioning when I moved in. If I had to guess, based on it's appearance I would say that it is a 175Watt fixture. I can hear that the dusk to dawn feature is still working...
  16. Electrical
    New to DIY...My current bathroom light fixture takes has two globes one bulb each. My question is I wanted to add more light maybe a fixture that holds three or four bulbs. Can i just replace the fixture with a diffrent one with more light or do i need to call an electrician?will there be enough...
  17. Electrical
    my project started out as a simple lighting fixture change and now i'm in a real state of confusion. i'll try to explain as clearly as i can and hopefully someone will understand and help me finish this job... 1. i'm trying to swap an old lighting fixture for a newer one. 2. the fixture is...
  18. Project Showcase
    I finished this project (well, mostly... a few finishing touches still needed) about a month ago. I could not have done it without the help of this message forum. I'll try to refer to the threads that helped when I get to those parts of the project. For many people, this will seem like a very...
  19. Plumbing
    the cold water faucets in both my bathroom sink and tub turn themselves back on. fixtures are probably 40 yrs old. need to replace them or might new washers fix the problem?
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