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  1. Electrical
    Hi all, I have a 1920’s house, most wiring has been updated but a few straggler circuits remain knob and tube. I am replacing a ceiling fan that has 3-way switches and noticed one incoming line in the ceiling box is 14/2 Romex and one line is knob and tube (or some other ancient & brittle...
  2. Electrical
    Hello, I have a floodlight on my garage that I am trying to wire. There is a light switch right were the light is going so that would be the easiest to connect to if possible. My question is, is there a way to connect to the wires on the light switch (black and white wires, garage is a two wire...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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