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    I am attempting to install smart dimmer switches in a home I am still moving into. I have a general understanding for most trades. Not an expert by any means, but I have built a couple houses from the footings up. I have never seen a switch box with only 1 line into it. It is 14/3 and I have no...
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    Hello, we are redoing our basement in a 1960's house and the previous owner did a horrible job running wire for new lights and just cutting the wire where he needed then splicing it back together. He literally punched holes in the drywall ceiling to move the wire around then put in a drop...
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    Just purchased an IKEA ceiling light with three wires: Yellow/green White Black Need to hook up to house with: Red White Black Bare wire What is the magical solution?? Thank you for any help you can give me, Larry Beebe
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    I have an electrical issue and thought you folks might be able to tell me what might be going on. Our outlets in both bathrooms and the outlet outside have stopped working. Only one of them have the test/reset buttons. Usually when we reset it they will start working again but, this time...
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    HERE'S THE SITUATION: I have a 3-way, 30 amp wire coming from my fusebox and going to a light switch in my dining room. The wire then goes to a light switch at the top of the stairs to my basement. From there it goes to a third light switch in the basement for multiple lights in the ceiling. I...
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    Wow... I can't believe this happened, I was changiing an electric out let and acidently touched hot to ground with my pliers.... pow - no power.. I went out the electrical box and no braker was blown.... so I strated assessing the situation. 1. reset all breakers - still no luck 2. of couser...
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    Hello - I've searched the forums and I've read a bunch of different articles on how to make a switched outlet always hot and then wire in a ceiling fan and light - the problem is that whenever I hit the switch when I have the fan and light wired in, it trips the breaker. I'm pretty sure that...
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