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  1. Electrical
    Hello all, I'm a little over my head here and can't find examples of someone doing what I'm trying to do (safely). I have a low voltage landscape lighting system using a photocell, transformer, two hubs, 12 low voltage LED fixtures outdoors. It has been quite reliable turning all landscape...
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    Hello! We recently purchased a home built in 1952 that has GE/Bryant low-voltage wiring for all the overhead lights. We plan on ordering new switches and replacing all of them, and replacing relays as necessary. The replacement of switches seems pretty straightforward except for one area: the...
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    I'm wanting to find an low-voltage LED post lamp for the entrance to my driveway, that's fed by 12v landscape wiring. For the life of me I cannot find one anywhere. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? If not - why not? It almost seems as if they are illegal or something. If so - why...
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    Evening everyone, I am a novice when it comes to household wiring and electricals but have a decent understanding of how everything works just not much experience. So without making this story too long my wife re-did our utility closet in the hallway (paint, new shelfs, organization ect..) and...
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    Hi. I am trying to understand why our kitchen lights don't work. I'm in NZ on 240V/60hz, and I am not skilled. There is 7v incoming power registering on the multimeter at the main switch. (The lights have a double switch - one at each end of the room) The other switch has 0V, so is receiving...
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    Essentially, I'm having trouble adding a lamp to an existing circuit. I can get the existing lights to light, or I can get the new lamp to light, but not both at the same time. I cut the cable for the existing circuit, connected the new lamp, and reconnected the cable. The pre-existing lights...
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    First post on here... I just converted my gas lantern on my street lamp to electric and it is significantly less bright than I expected. I am using a 120VAC to 12VAC transformer. I first put two 3W LED bulbs in it and it wasn't very bright, so I replaced them with 5W LED bulbs and there was...
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    Up at the deer camp just moved my 4000watt generator to the cabin, 330' away from the well. It ran the submersible pump when located there (1HP submersible, 260' down, 110 volt because of the generator, #10 wire) so now the power is traveling 590' total, and the voltage drops from 119 at the...
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    I need to run a low voltage multiconductor cable (30V) through the attic above an attached garage. I'm wondering about the flame test rating & temperature requirements. 1) Is riser rated cable required? I believe not, though I'm looking for confirmation on this. 2) What temperature rating is...
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    We would like to install a USB outlet in the kitchen but we found out that it needs to be GFI type by code however as far as we know there is no USB GFI type in the market. Can someone give us an idea about installing a USB outlet in the kitchen?
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    Hi there, I've been looking at tutorials and such but I can't seem to find a solid answer. I've bought a low voltage outdoor transformer (120W magnetic power pack from Lowes), and I don't know whether the landscape cable needs to go from the transformer, to the lights, and then back to the...
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    I recently purchased a low voltage transformer from Volt to run some landscape lighting. The transformer I purchased is a 12 Volt Pro Multi-Tap Transformers / 1200watt: http://www.landscapelightingworld.com/Low-Voltage-Transformer-Outdoor-Lighting-Landscape-Lighting-s/31.htm. I'm not sure if...
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    Help! Our old ceiling fan started misbehaving (turning itself off and on at random) before it eventually stopped all together. We read that the transmitter on the remote could have gone bad so we bought a new one. When we tried to replace it, we read to turn the fan on the highest setting...
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    So I have this problem that has me stumped. Here is the details. My room is a small 8x16 room, I have 2 in use out of the 3 in one outlet is your standard house fan and in the other outlet is my battery back up supply connected to my computer (all dual receptacles). Now the problem, I put my...
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    Hello, Thanks for reading my post. I am running cat5 and RG6 to all the bedrooms through the attic. I want the job to look nice plus I want the cabling to be safe from anyone who may be in the attic. My largest concern is if I sell the house someday soon, will the inspector tell me no pcv is...
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    Setting: 60 yr old house with conduit/bx in Chic suburbs. Man agrees to wife's request to move a light fixture one foot. Man has owned the house for 20 years, done many projects (including electrical). Turning 50 on this very day, the man decides "today is the day" and slides the screwdriver...
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    My husband and I recently bought a new home that was built around the 1950s. Some of the rooms have been updated with new flooring and paint, but it doesn't seem as though they even touched the switches and switchplates. The majority of our switchplates are yellowed and cracked so we'd...
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    Hi, I need to install an antenna by my garage and have all the supplies. My question is what is the best, cleanest looking way to run the cable through the exterior wall (which is OSB & Hardiplank)? I've seen some people just drill a hole, run the cable and silicone around. This looks...
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    Hello, Firstly, I know very little about electricity but I'm a quick learner. I'd like to make a small heating coil that can reach a temperature of about 350 F in a matter of seconds using a low voltage DC supply (preferably a 9v battery). I understand that the battery would run out of juice...
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    Situation: I have a low voltage transformer, output 12V, 200W in my basement. I have a 12 gauge wire running from that to outside of the house, and then another 12 gauge wire connected to that. From that wire I am drawing 199W over two 50W bulbs, and nine 11W bulbs. Problem: The lights are no...
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