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  1. Electrical
    Hey all, I’m currently living and working in East Africa. I'm looking for a wifi-compatible smart switch that I can put my house security lights on and can be controlled from a phone app. I'm traveling out-of-country soon and want to be able to turn my security lights on at night from anywhere...
  2. Electrical
    I'm replacing a light switch from the previous owner, which I think is a smart switch. It connects to an outlet. The top plug in the outlet is turned on by this switch. I'm happy to replace it with a regular old switch. Nothing fancy. I know that the black wires attach to other another, the...
  3. Electrical
    I've bought a house with a number of z-wave smart switches. I have a 3 gang box that had 2 smart switches (#1 & #2 on diagram) and one mechanical switch (#3) with no neutral wire. Smart switch #1 died, so I replaced it. So far, no problem. I thought I'd add a third smart switch to replace the...
  4. Electrical
    Going to install a Gosund smart 3-way switch (requires neutral) for the top of the basement. When I took the cover plate off and pulled the old switch out I noticed there was 2 separate 14/2 cables in the box. The one 14/2, the black is hot and the white is just loose in the box. No copper is...
  5. Electrical
    Hi, My apologies in advance for what may be a basic question... In the photo below, I'm trying to install a smart light switch that requires a neutral wire. Those wires that I'm connecting the switch's neutral wire (white) to are colored brown rather than white. (Same color as the load wire...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    My outside house lights are controlled by a dumb switch. On one side it has one white (nuetral) and one black (line) wire. On the other side it has a black load line. I have tried connect three different smart switches and properly connected the white to nuetral, and the line and load. I...
  7. Electrical
    Hi Everyone! My kitchen has 6 LED pucks in the ceiling for lighting that are controlled via a 3-way switch set-up (1 switch at each end of the kitchen). I'm trying to replace the 2 switches with the TP-Link HS210 smart switch kit (a smart switch kit for 3-way switch situations). I'm having a...
  8. Electrical
    Howdy, I'm looking at putting in a couple of smart switches, and remembered after I got them that I had wired my old switches at the end of the circuit so I don't have the neutral wire extending to the switch box. I do have an outlet a few feet below the switches that is on the SAME circuit...
  9. Electrical
    Hi, I am have a 3-gang box with one 3-way switch. I have replaced the 2 single pole switches with wifi smart switches and want to replace the double throw switch with a single pole wifi smart switch. It is suggested that I can do this by leaving the secondary switch on and wiring up the smart...
  10. Electrical
    I have a 3-way switch setup I have in a staircase (top & bottom). There's standard toggles there now and I want to replace them with a couple of Insteon smart switches. I had a discussion here awhile back about them, and I remember (I think) that one of the wires is a "traveler" between the...
  11. Home Automation
    Hi. I'm remodleing my living room and my wife would like to add LED recessed lighting. I have two on teh edge of my living room that are tied to a switch. I can access the ceiling to run the wires to add more recessed lighting but it is not as easy to run new line into the wall for a new...
  12. Electrical
    Hello all, I am renting an old house, I have started automating(SmartThings, Google Home) with smart outlets and smart switches. I was trying to change a light switch with a smart switch(GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Lighting Control Smart Switch, On/Off, In-Wall,Works with Amazon Alexa, 12722...
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