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  1. Confused

    Electrical
    I have a light on a dimmer that is connected as seen below. The load from 2 is connected to 1 going to the lamp as well as one pole of the dimmer. The second cable, 3, seems to be going to the lamp also as a neutral? But the neutrals are connected in the box as you may see in the picture. i...
  2. wall switch wired backwards?

    Electrical
    Had some wall switches, with a dimmer incorporated, installed during a remodel. The one in the bathroom works, but the on/off position is upside down while the dimmer slide works in the same direction as the switches in the other rooms. I wonder if the wiring in that switch is incorrect. If so...
  3. 3 can lights on a dimmer switch - not working

    Electrical
    Hello to all, I am a relatively handy person and have successfully completed various projects/challenges over the years. Nonetheless, I am stumped by this one:). I have 3 can lights using incandescent bulbs on a dimmer switch which worked well for many years. A few weeks ago, all three...
  4. curiously wired light switch

    Electrical
    i recently had a light switch stop working in a small powder room. The single pole switch controls a fixture above a mirror, and there is a GFCI outlet near the sink. I reset the GFCI and the switch worked again. I assumed it was the GFCI. a few days later the switch stopped working and...
  5. Add light switch(es) to existing Nest system

    Home Automation
    Hi, I have a Nest system with several items on it, and would like to add one or a few light switches that I can control from within the Nest app. I only need basic controls like on-off; dimming would be nice. I don't need hue control or fancier features. What products do you recommend? I...
  6. 3-way switch help!

    Electrical
    Hi all. I have a pantry light wired to a switch in which the toggle broke off. Upon removing it I discovered it's a 3-way switch. However, it's not paired with another 3-way switch. Turns out since it's such a small house, the original owners or builder, wired the above-the-stove range light/fan...
  7. Light switch won't work

    Electrical
    I replaced a 3-way switch for a bathroom fan (the light switch it's connected to still works) and now the light switch on the outside wall doesn't work. It a single pole switch - the wires are hot but the light doesn't come on. Any thoughts?
  8. Switch is off but light is on

    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...
  9. Trouble reversing switched receptacle.

    Electrical
    I have a receptacle that is connected to a switch. It also has a 14/2 wire going to another receptacle in the next room. I just installed a ceiling light to be controlled by the switch. I'm able to turn the ceiling light off and on, the problem is, when i turn the light switch to off there is no...
  10. Rewiring a switch controlled receptacle to a ceiling light.

    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...
  11. Remote Control Light Switch

    Electrical
    guys i have 2 side by side switches on 2nd floor for front and back floodlights (don't know why builders put it on 2nd floor) I need to remote control it on 1st floor (2 remotes) Was thinking of something like the following ...
  12. BR Wiring challenge

    Electrical
    Greetings, All. I'm wiring my bathroom vent, light, and gfci outlet, and would like to get the board's collective wisdom. The power comes into the light. The gfci, light switch, and fan switch also come into the light. My two questions are 1. how do I wire the fan switch -- which is in a...
  13. Double Light Switch to Two Lights - PLEASE HELP [NZ 240v]

    Electrical
    Hi there, I have wired some lights, they are working but not how they should and I was hoping someone could look over my design. Below is a picture I drew of the set up, I'll explain more and discuss the problem below. Now the switch I am using is exactly like the one above. Each light (2)...
  14. Two Single Pole Switches Connected

    Electrical
    I am replacing some old switches in my house and came across a setup that seemed a little strange. It's a two gang box with two single pole switches (picture is attached). The left one controls a fan/light combination. The right one does not seem to do anything. I am a little confused about the...
  15. Light switch broke?

    Electrical
    Not my actual switch, but posting pic for reference. House was built in '83 and switch is probably original. I have a light switch in my kitchen that looks like the one pictured above. Yesterday, I went to turn the left switch off and it felt stiffer than normal. So, I turned it back on and...
  16. Securing Ground Wire

    Electrical
    This is my first post, so hopefully I am following the proper etiquette. I am trying to install an automatic 3-way timer switch (Honeywell PLS750C) and had a question about what to do with an unused ground wire. The area that I am working in is a 2 gang box with two separate 3-way switches...
  17. Light switch powers outlet

    Electrical
    We recently had an inspection because we are selling out 1950's house. The problem is the bathroom had a light switch that activated the lights that were built into the vintage medicine cabinet, problem is thats also where the outlet was so the lights had to be on to power the outlet. When we...
  18. Light switch won't work, but light is on

    Electrical
    I replaced a single-toggle light switch in my room yesterday since I was changing all outlets and switches to white rather than cream (the old light switch worked fine). After replacing the switch, I turned the breaker back on. The light in the room came on, but the switch does not control the...
  19. How much depth for Rocker light switches ?

    Electrical
    well certainly i have this question cause i don't think that 20 mm back box space is sufficient for Switches...having problem in that do i have to make it 25 or 30 mm ? to wire them. any help.?
  20. Rewiring switch for fan instead of outlet

    Electrical
    I have four rooms upstairs in my house that each have a single light switch that controls a single outlet in the room. I want to convert it so that the outlet is always on and then have the light switch control a ceiling fan / light combo. I'm not exactly sure where to start on this to make sure...
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