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  1. Electrical
    I have two LED lights (identical fixed lamps on a ceiling about 6' apart) on a dimmer and one of them keeps occasionally flickering. This has been happening for years. I have tried swapping the bulbs (with each other and new ones) and swapping the fixtures with each other. I have also tried a...
  2. Electrical
    My bathroom sensor switch controlling both the light and fan buzzed and have some popping sound yesterday and the lights/fan flashed once then stayed off. i turned off the switch and turned it on again. after few on/off trials, it is now back to normal without any weird sound. just as usual. Is...
  3. Electrical
    So my wife and I are remodeling our home (first mistake, haha!) and she wants to add under-cabinet lighting in our kitchen. I bought some UtiliTech puck lights to install; they come in strings of 3 pucks and use 120 volts and 20 watt halogen bulbs. Looking to hard-wire the lights; one string...
  4. 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...
  5. Electrical
    Hi Everyone! My kitchen has 6 LED pucks in the ceiling for lighting that are controlled via a 3-way switch set-up (1 switch at each end of the kitchen). I'm trying to replace the 2 switches with the TP-Link HS210 smart switch kit (a smart switch kit for 3-way switch situations). I'm having a...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi guys! Me again. My 400 square foot building is coming to a point to where I need to make plans to install my electrical system. It’s going to be a woodworking shop. I want it to have AC, heat, and will be running equipment. I know very little about all of this so I have tons of questions and...
  7. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I'm currently finishing out my basement and I have a question on some lights I purchased off of Amazon. They are dimmable, but I'm running into the issue of not being able to find a contact for the company, to question what is the best dimmer so that it doesn't buzz, as these will...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I have a very small gap between one recessed light and my ceiling. I am wondering if there is an easier or quicker option to fix it rather than applying drywall compound, sanding, repainting, etc? Perhaps a caulk or another suggestion? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Photo is...
  9. Electrical
    I have LED string lighting around the perimeter of my pool enclosure that I would like to control with a standard wall switch (rocker style or similar). The lights are fairly bright, so i'd like the ability to dim them. The lights are currently plugged into a GFCI outlet away from the house...
  10. Electrical
    Hello - I was wondering if someone out there would be able to advise on the correct connections I need to make in order for the three lights in the attached diagram to operate independently via the three switches also depicted in the diagram. A 14/2 wire from a 15 amp breaker is feeding power to...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on an existing 15 AMP (14/2) circuit in my house. When I built in 2007, this circuit contained an outlet for the electronic ignition on my gas water heater, a single GFCI outlet in my basement, and it powered all the light fixtures in my basement (8...
  12. Electrical
    I have a 120V dimmable chandelier in my living room that works fine. I tried to put in a new 120V light and that one does not work. Knob and Tube wiring, the power comes into the light and then a wire leaves to the switch box. The switch box has 2 wires in it. The other wire in the switch box...
  13. Electrical
    Hello Everyone, My Bedroom light seems to been getting dim then going back to bright then dim every few mins I'm not sure how to source this issue or what's going on. I live in Manitoba, Canada and there's a breaker that controls everything downstairs by deep freezer. I haven't...
  14. Electrical
    Thanks in advance to everyone! I'm in the process of installing recessed lighting in my basement and I'm hoping someone can help with advice. Here are the specs: Ceiling height: 7.5 feet (approx 91 inches) Room size: 41ft 5in x 10ft 9in. (497in x 129in) Can size: 5 or 6 inch (Probably a 6...
  15. Electrical
    Here is my proposed layout for my open plan studio. I'm going for recessed 6" LED smart lights throughout, with the exception of three pendants over the 6' island. - Lights are 3' from walls, except in the kitchen where it is 2' ( ie. 12" from upper cabinetry). - They are spaced roughly 5-6'...
  16. Electrical
    Hey community, I’ve got a few questions with respect to recessed lighting I’m hoping the group can ‘shed some light on’ (I thank you *in Austin Powers voice*). Some background: Recently moved into an older house and the living room has no existing lighting (previous owners just had a few lamps...
  17. Electrical
    I am looking for a common measurement for can light placement/layout in a kitchen with uppers. I am aware that it is supposed to be approx. 12in from wall for over sink. I was thinking 36in from wall for wall with upper cabinets and 24in in from wall if no upper cabinets. cabinets will run...
  18. Electrical
    retrofitting the old 4 prong CFL lights in the kitchen to LCD's, bypassing the ballasts because half of them are bad and also to save energy. Anyway, retrofitted the first light just fine: 1 chord with 2 white wires married together, 1 chord with 2 black wires married together, a ground that I...
  19. Electrical
    Hello everyone - We moved into a our first home a couple months back. The last home owner remodeled the kitchen and ran wires for under cabinet puck lighting, but never installed the lights. I would like to finish the job and get the lights installed, but am a bit lost on how to do it with...
  20. Electrical
    I have an unfinished basement, the first light is controlled by a switch. There is power running through all of the lights through conduit, and the same circuit breaker is connected to all of my lights. I would like to change the next light over from a pull chain to the existing switch. I've...
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