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  1. Electrical
    I have a bathroom with three light fixtures on the same breaker. The fixture farthest from the breaker, which has its own switch, is working. The two closest to the breaker, which are on two switches on the same switchplate, do not work. They stopped recently, at the same time. I have removed...
  2. Electrical
    I have two circuits that run from the panel with one three-wire (plus ground) Romex using a common neutral. One circuit runs the microwave. The other circuit runs to four outlets. I am installing a new sink and counter near the first outlet and want to install a GFI outlet. It works fine when I...
  3. Electrical
    I purchased a house in 1999. It had 2 switched ceiling lights on the front porch. Both quit working after a recent porch ceiling repaint. It was time for a new look so I bought 2 new lights. I disconnected a lot of wires and dismounted the old fixtures before I realized the dysfunction...
  4. Electrical
    I will be installing some new work outlets and switches, and am wondering what the optimal way to lay out the wire path in the wall. Are there any rules of thumb, when deciding how to wire up sockets and switches? Should I try and daisy chain (series) them as much as possible, or use a...
  5. Electrical
    ok so i thought i was golden. i wanted to put a motion detector light on the side of the garage. while there was no light box, there was a standard double outlet high on the wall that we never used. it was in the perfect spot and i figured the wires are all the same. i planned to just take...
  6. Electrical
    in the backyard there are three outlets. the first one has always worked. the other two did not (when we bought the house) we took off the face plates and found out that there were two sets of wires not connected. we assumed these went to the other two outlets so we connected them. This tripped...
  7. Electrical
    I have an old UV exposure box that uses 2 x T5 bulbs in series that stopped working. I got replacement bulbs and starters but to no avail.(it uses 2 Sylvania F8W/T5/BL350) The ballast in the unit has no markings on it. I have an old unused ballast marked 40W - 1,2m lamp HPF use 3.5uF - Class...
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