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  1. Electrical
    Hello, Is there an easy method to add a light switch, either a push button or the twist knob, to a lamp that doesn't have one? Here is the lamp. Thanks, -K
  2. Electrical
    New homeowner here and weekend DIYer. Changing some light fixtures in my house and in my plastic box there is one hot wire and one neutral, but the bare copper ground wire appears to be screwed to the box. To attach the ground wire from the fixture, should I unscrew this wire that is in the box...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, First time homeowner here. My ceilings are on the lower side, and I just removed an old ceiling fan from my kitchen. My husband would nearly bang his head on it every time he was in there :biggrin2: I'd love to replace it with a different fixture. Since I'm already doing the work, I'd...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, I have attic fan that is plugged into an outlet that connected to my lighting fixture in the attic, so if we turn the light off the power to the fan cuts off my question is does any one have a suggestion for a novice to solve this problem so we can turn on and off the light in the...
  5. Electrical
    Hey all, First post here! i think this is the correct Category, but if it isn't - my apologies! (Just let me know what the proper forum would be.) So the CFLNI bulbs in one of my ceiling lights finally went dead and since I've loathed them ever since I moved in, I decided that instead of...
  6. Electrical
    Hi, I'm trying to hang a new light fixture and I didn't pay attention when I was unhooking the old one (whoops). I thought it would be easier than it is. As you can see in the photos, I have an old wiring setup with 3 black wires and 3 white in the ceiling. The light fixture has one black, one...
  7. Interior Decorating
    In the middle of a refurb and we are looking for staircase lighting ideas for a very dark staircase - picture attached . The carpets are light /navy blue with a white handrail . I was looking for something which will gel with the rest of the downstairs lights , picture attached . Any...
  8. Electrical
    I have a light fixture that says it can use a 60-watt maximum bulb. It seems that a typical 13W CFL is the equivalent of 60 watts of incandescent light. What is the maximum bulb wattage I can use if I install a CFL bulb? Thank you.
  9. Electrical
    Hello, I just bought 5 LED flush mount lights with built in lightbulbs. Based on the instructions, they seem easy enough to wire so I think I will give it a shot. The directions state black to black in a wire nut, white to white in a wire nut, and copper to copper in a wire nut (I'm guessing...
  10. Electrical
    The kitchen in the home which I just purchased has three fluorescent tube light fixtures recessed into the center of the ceiling and surrounded by a wood trim frame. I do not like the look of this gigantic lighting ensemble and would like to remove the light fixtures and replace with a modern...
  11. Electrical
    I just spent all afternoon removing three short fluorescent light fixtures from the basement laundry room. They were controlled from a simple wall switch. I replaced them with a four foot long LED tube light. I hooked up everything just the way I thought it should be. When I turned the...
  12. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I'm new to electrical and looking on advice on running 14/3 wire. Looking to join three lights in a circuit on a three-way. The current switch has a 14/2 coming in for power and a 14/2 to the light. For my new switch can I just run a 14/3 wire to the first light and then 14/2 to...
  13. Electrical
    Hi all, We are currently rewiring our bedroom and need some help. I see code requires at least one switched receptacle in every habitable room. Right now we have a switched wall light with constant power in (unless it's switched off at the base of the fixture). We would like to have the...
  14. Electrical
    Hello all, My wife bought some expensive light fixtures and we installed them on our new circuit which has AFCI breakers (since I did some previous work on the same circuit the inspector had me put them in). After installing them they looked nice and we went to sleep. I went to work the next...
  15. Electrical
    I returned from out-of-town and the 4-bulb light fixture in my bathroom wasn't working at all. I've checked and replaced the bulbs (all ok), and used a current detector to confirm (at least some) power to the switch, power to each individual bulb fixture, and that power to each fixture is...
  16. Electrical
    How would you connect this light fixture to a wall outlet? And do I need to ground it? How would you guys tackle this problem? D
  17. Electrical
    I'm trying to wire a new light fixture to a switched outlet. The outlet has a red wire on the bottom brass screw going to the switch, as well as a white wire going to the top white screw. There is another set of wires coming in from another outlet. This wire has the white going to the bottom...
  18. Electrical
    Hello, I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a wall switch that turns on/off a receptacle will instead control a ceiling light and leave the receptacle always hot. Receptacle: Has 2 cables coming into the box. The black wire of cable one is connected to the outlet. The white of cable...
  19. Electrical
    These fixtures were here when we moved in and I have no idea how to fix this. I pulled the chain for the fan and the whole thing just flopped down and is now hanging by its wires. I see no screw holes or any such thing to keep this thing together like on some fan/light fixtures. The top...
  20. Electrical
    Hi everyone, I am trying to build a grow light out of compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and I have already purchased bulbs. They are ideal for me because of the color temperature and the shape of the loop. The bulb is : -65W -6500K light temperature -4 pin tube -GX10W-4 base I have tried...
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