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  1. Electrical
    Hi, I am installing a new ceiling light fixture. I have discovered that there are more wires there than I expected. Specifically, there are two white wires, one red wire, and a ground. The fixture only has one white, one black, and one ground. More details: the are 3 wire bundles coming into...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I use a 600 watt metal halide light for my backyard security. A tree branch fell and destroyed the light and fixture in the most recent storm. I ordered a new fixture and bulb and the connector was just different enough that it didn't fit in the ballast. I figured that i could just cut/splice...
  3. Electrical
    Hi guys, my girlfriend decided to move into my sister's room not so long ago. We re-painted the room and cleaned up the room. All but left lightening. The room does not have a fixture outlet on the ceiling nor the walls. To overcome this, I am looking into an light switch that is connected to...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, I have a center light over a bathroom vanity mirror. I have removed the old light and located the junction box. From this box I want to run wires to either side of the mirror so that I can install sconces. I have purchased 2 new boxes and understand how to install them. HOWEVER, I need to...
  5. Electrical
    So originally, a switch in the bedroom was controlling a receptacle, only the bottom half (i did replace the receptacle because the connect between the brass screws was broken). The receptacle had two sets of wires coming in, one to the switch and one from a power source. It has a red wire on...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    My bathroom is shaped like a barn...it is 12x9. The 12 foot walls go up 6 ft on one side then slope at an appropriate 45 until it meets the 4 ft flat section of ceiling, the other wall starts this at just over 5 1/3 feet, until it meets the other side of the ceiling. The previous owner has a...
  7. Electrical
    The wall mounted light fixtures in both bathrooms were attractive for 6 years, but now have corrosion or rust on them, and the bulb sockets are loose! One bulb is rusted into the socket and will not be unscrewed. Does any manuf have a line of GOOD, moisture-resistant light fixtures that will not...
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    I found this site, by doing a Google search for DIY home repair. Back in September 2010, we were hit by a hail storm that damaged our home. I live in a mobile home, that I own. I have vinyl siding, and one side of my home was severely damaged. It looks like someone took a baseball bat to it...
  9. Electrical
    there is a light fixture on the side of the house. it looks pretty standard with white, black, and a copper ground wire, a ground screw and two mounting screws. a dog leash was thrown over the tin light fixture and all of the outlets and lights on the circuit stopped working. when the light...
  10. Electrical
    I have attempted to install a new light fixture in the hallway of my house (controlled by a switch) and have run into a problem. When the light fixture wiring is correctly hooked-up it shorts out and the breaker goes. In the electrical box on the ceiling there is: 3 white wires 3 black wires...
  11. Interior Decorating
    I hope someone can give some advice to an old lady who has lived in the same home for over 30 years..smile. We are in the process of redecorating our home to sell . Since we are on a strict budget, I have been purchasing items as I find them on sale. I found a couple of beautiful light fixtures...
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