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  1. General DIY Discussions
    This is my second question in this chatroom. Not sure if this is primarily an appliance problem or an electrical problem. Yesterday, using the left-hand burners on the stove was creating a plasticky smell; the display & lights on the control panel flickered several times. Today I pulled it...
  2. Electrical
    I have a two switches, side-by side, that control a single light fixture. I am certain this was to potentially control a fan, if installed. And after removing the ceiling fixture, I found four wires: Black, Red, Green, Ground. I would like to add a new ceiling fixture (I do have attic access)...
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    Every light on 1 breaker just started rapidly and consistently flickering, no changes were made before hand. Just woke up this morning and they were all bad. I have changed every bulb, checked all switches and fixtures for loose wires, checked the breaker as well moves the breaker to another...
  4. Electrical
    Hi! I bought a new light fixture and I noticed that The box in the ceiling has the ground wire coming out (in white in the photo, I will have to clean it). However, the light fixture doesn’t have any connection for the ground (see photos). The box in the ceiling is made of plastic, while the...
  5. Electrical
    Hello! My electrical experience thus far is limited to electric fencing, lamps, and music equipment. 😂😬 But I would like to install a dimmer switch- which seems fairly straightforward. However I’m finding inconsistent info between my current set-up and YouTube videos and various other sources...
  6. Electrical
    Hi. I own a 2 bedroom condo. The bedroom’s didn’t have any lights or switches installed and I ended buying portable lights for temporary use. I would like to know how can install lighting with switches so that I can turn on when I enter the room instead of having to look for the plug in the...
  7. Electrical
    Hi all. I'm having trouble finding the requirements for a basement walkout in Ontario Canada. Can any of the folks that are familiar with the CEC for ontario help me out (@Shadow99, @joe-nwt, @pumpkin11)? It's a 6' door leading to a 5 x 12 landing and the stairs are 7' wide with a run of about...
  8. Electrical
    I have a switched receptacle one of the outlet live all time and one is switched to three way switch. I want a light fixture in the ceiling. Can I take the wiring out from the switched outlet and plug into ceiling junction box? Would that work? I don’t know if I am making sense. All I want is a...
  9. Electrical
    How many people does it take to change a light bulb? More than one apparently... I went to change some light bulbs in my new house and I cannot for the life of me, figure out how I'm supposed to take the fixture apart. The frosted glass sits on three "hooks" that are held in by screws without...
  10. Electrical
    Ok, so I've never seen anything like this before so I'm hoping for some assistance on how best to use what available. If this didn't feed outlets from box 3, it would be simple... The outlets should be always on. Assume all boxes have bare grounds connected etc. First box: 3 way switch, 12-2...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I'm trying to replace a ceiling light with a ceiling fan. I'm not sure how the fan connects to the mount. Maybe someone can help me out?
  12. Electrical
    I have a Leviton motion sensor switch I want to use. The switch in my garage is a rocker light switch, not one of the older ones. It goes to a fluorescent light with the long light tubes, not a regular bulb light fixture. Is there a reason why it wouldn't be changeable to the motion sensor? I...
  13. Electrical
    We are thinking of installing new ceiling lights, in Standard 10 feet ceiling. We originally have 4 inch diameter light in the hallway. My son would keep the door open to prevent getting hot, however this hallway light was hitting the side, peripheral of his eye, very small and lot of light...
  14. Electrical
    Hello everyone, I previously had an old light installed in my kitchen and I am now putting up a new light. I have the wires exposed from the ceiling showing two red wires pigtailed. Two blacks pigtailed. Two whites separated (one has a black strip on the insulation.) It looks like I would have 3...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Looking for tips on how to keep the lantern level on the pole? It fits over the top of the pole but there are a few millimeters of space between the lantern top and the pole base so it wiggles. There's some snap on looking things and a hole for a screw. I guess I could try finding a black...
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    This may or may not be another welding project. Okay it is mostly welding but since a majority of us have to stay at home right now I thought to myself it’s a good time to go through the scrap pile and make something without going to the store. We are planning on remodeling out...
  17. Electrical
    Hi guys! Hopefully this won't be a mouthful, so my step dad helped me replace a ceiling fan in my master bedroom which had 3 single pole light switches to begin with. Well, the light turned on with one switch, the fan with the other, and the last one didn't do anything just like before. But...
  18. Electrical
    Hi, I found this post by hammerlane https://www.diychatroom.com/f18/3-way-switch-single-pole-switch-148603/index2/#post955962 I have the same wiring scenario, except where this diagram shows how to remove the "end" switch I want to remove the "middle" switch. How do I do that?
  19. Electrical
    Hi all. I just bought some cheap floor lamps at Walmart that were on deep discount, and the main lamp has a 3 way socket. I want to change the socket to a standard because, 3 way LED's are expensive, and I don't like running the 3 way Incan's in the warmer months because of the heat. I...
  20. Electrical
    Hello everyone! I bought a new home and I am planning to install under cabinet kitchen lights. Because I don't want to make any opening, I am considering the option of wireless control. I have easy access to connect the lights to the existing outlets, but to control them, the only option is to...
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