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  1. 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...
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    We bought a home built in the 70's and am working on upgrading some bedroom lighting. Currently, there are no ceiling light fixtures and would like to add a lighted ceiling fan. The existing electrical consists of 4 outlets and one switch that controls the top receptacle at each outlet. I would...
  3. Electrical
    So we just bought a new house and there are no outlets outside. We are looking for some advice on how to go about doing this ourselves. There is no existing outlets of any kind outside and I want to put one outside the door by the driveway and one to the back of the house. My husband is pretty...
  4. Electrical
    Hello! This is my first post. I've recently bought my first home (built 1974) and I'm trying as much as possible to do things DIY. I want to put my outdoor garage lights on a programmable timer. This is the dream: This is my current setup: The top switch controls the inside garage lights...
  5. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I just joined this forum in hopes to get an answer to my problem, thank you in advance for any advice you can give. I just replaced a pull chain ceiling fan/light with a remote ceiling fan/light in the family room and all of the outlets and switches in the family room and...
  6. Electrical
    First time here. Just looking to get some opinions and feasibility on a project I've been meaning to do: replacing one room's knob and tube electrical wiring with standard Romex from the breaker to the existing outlets. My home, which was built in 1930, has the two wire/cloth wire...
  7. Electrical
    Hello - I have a light fixture (3 actually) in the ceiling of my garage. The hole in the ceiling is 3.5" diameter. I purchased LED light bars to replace the fixtures but the light bar has a 3 pronged plug. The existing boxes mount to the joists. Does anyone have any ideas on how to...
  8. Electrical
    Hello, I just moved in into an old apartment in NYC. On Saturday I plugged my toaster just like i have done for 5 years and it caught on fire! I thought "must be the toaster was old, crumbs, etc". This morning I plugged my hand blender and the second i hit the on button there was a spark on...
  9. Electrical
    I'm replacing some outlets on a kitchen circuit. 20 Amp circuit breaker, 12 gauge wire. When I took the existing outlets out they were marked as 15 Amp. I went to Home Depot to shop for some new ones. When I told the person there what my configuration was he was very concerned about putting 15...
  10. Electrical
    Hi all. I am new to the site and hoping for some help with a wiring issue. I have an electrical outlet that is controlled by a light switch (the switch also controls the overhead lights). I'd like to make the outlet constant and leave the switch to only control the lights. I removed the boxes...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    my backsplash, too thick for outlet covers to fit to outlet. How do I fix? This is a double wide mobile home it looks like the electric outlets are press in I wont to put new backsplash up but not sure what to do with cover plates,
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