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  1. Electrical
    I have an existing system that operates but is not wired/connected to the switches perfectly. Several questions. I will probably have the electrician come out, but now I am curious about some things that are not addressed in DIY books or on line. Existing Set Up I. Ceiling Fan with Light...
  2. Electrical
    I am replacing some old switches in my house and came across a setup that seemed a little strange. It's a two gang box with two single pole switches (picture is attached). The left one controls a fan/light combination. The right one does not seem to do anything. I am a little confused about the...
  3. Electrical
    Hi all, So i am installing a single pole dimmer switch at a lady friends apartment. the problem is, i didn't study the old switch when i detached the three wires from it. 2 black and a yellow. i figured the yellow was ground, and blacks were hot. every possible combination of these three...
  4. Electrical
    Hi All! Something happened to me that I have never seen before and I am looking for some ideas before I troubleshoot further. I have a single pole lightswitch that I went to replace. I shut the circuit breaker off in (Box A) and the light went out and fan stopped working. I took the light...
  5. Electrical
    Is there a dusk to dawn photocell sensor or a way to wire a photocell sensor in place of a single pole light switch in a scenario where only two wires come out of the wall, a black and a white? Our new home has a series of recessed lights under the eves of the home and at the end of the line is...
  6. Electrical
    Hello, I have a very simple question. I am wiring a parallel circuit of 4 plugs into a metal workbench. I know very little about electronics and want to make sure I am doing it right as I am in a shared space and don't need to go shorting the system or anything. I have: A single switch with a...
  7. Electrical
    Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words, so please see the attached. I'd like to use an existing 3-way switch as a source of power for a new switch & light. I do not want the existing 3-way switch to control the new light. I was initially thinking I could simply pigtail both the existing red...
  8. Electrical
    I installed a new light fixture to a 3-way switch (1 dimmer and 1 on/off switch) and the dimmer blew when I first tried to turn it on. So, I replaced the dimmer and the new light fixture worked for about a day until the new dimmer blew. I decided to replace the dimmer with an on/off switch. I...
  9. Electrical
    OK, I purchased an automatic light switch timer at Home Depot that I want to install on our front outdoor lights for when we are away, the problem is, the switch is only for single pole switches and our front lights are on a dual pole system. The main switch is next to the front door, and the...
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