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  1. Electrical
    Hi all, new to the forum. I'm a new homeowner, so I'm sure this won't be my first post. I just bought a new ceiling fan to install in a bedroom. Removed the old light fixture and hooked up the fan black and blue to house black, fan white to house white, and fan green to house ground. The...
  2. Electrical
    120v household line. Feed line suddenly lost power. Tenant reports no heavy usage at the time - says she just finished a shower so possible condensation/steam issue caused the short. one gfci in bathroom works fine, no load on gfci just a direct 12-3 yellow feed line into gfci no load out...
  3. Electrical
    Here is a weird one that i can't figure out! I bought my house a few years ago and never really paid attention to the smoke detectors. finally they all started dying so i figured i would change all the batteries at once (yes i know i should change them yearly). After I plugged them all back in...
  4. Electrical
    Location: Indiana, USA. Hi, thanks in advance for your assistance. I caused an arc (line-to-ground) with my voltmeter lead. The light switch was grounded and the hot line was secured to the light switch. The lead contacted both the hot line screw of the light switch and the metal side of the...
  5. Electrical
    Went to troubleshoot a non working switched hall light on my 45 year old house. Found non working switched outlet in adjacent bedroom. Was only showing about 30 volts in both. Appears I have two switch outlets in different bedrooms, a ceiling fan, the switched hall light, AND the hall bathroom...
  6. Electrical
    Last night at 3AM, we were woken up by our smoke detectors going off. We have a system where the detectors are hardwired together and each has a battery backup. The result is that when one unit reports smoke, the whole house screams at like 120 dB, which is not a great way to wake up... No...
  7. Electrical
    I was replacing a ceiling fixture and idiotically to turn the power off. While the wires were live,the black and white wire touched the fixture mounting bracket and there was a loud spark. After turning the power off and installing the light correctly and turning the power back on, the light...
  8. HVAC
    Hello, I have a Trane Model #TUE100a936K3. It has 2 zones and is controlled by a Honeywell Controller. I am experiencing an issue with my unit. Here's what happens: If the unit is idol, and a both zones call for heat, the unit will go through it's normal start up with the small fan...
  9. Electrical
    A couple days ago my cat got stuck in my ceiling while we were doing bathroom renovations. We were able to get her out by taking out a recessed light located in the kitchen. The next day I noticed the lights kept dimming every so often but would stay on. Now a week later the lights will only...
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