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  1. Electrical
    Hi all. I just bought some cheap floor lamps at Walmart that were on deep discount, and the main lamp has a 3 way socket. I want to change the socket to a standard because, 3 way LED's are expensive, and I don't like running the 3 way Incan's in the warmer months because of the heat. I...
  2. Electrical
    Hello, noob member here. ****EDIT: When I first registered the list of forum subjects must not have loaded right away. I now see there is an "Electrical" area I should've posted in. Can and admin move me to the right spot?**** My wife and I just bought a house in February this year. While...
  3. Electrical
    I need to wire a ceiling fixture I've built and could use some advice on how to do it. I will end up building several. Here's what I'd like to have: The fixture will accommodate between 2 and 8 sockets. Rather than daisy chaining I would prefer to have each socket independent so it's plug 'n...
  4. Electrical
    Hello DYI-ers! I've got a project going where I'd like to install a small battery-powered candelabra light socket into the body of an antique camera to create re-purposed small shelf or table lamp. The camera is a little mini thing from the 40's - so there's very little room for any hardware...
  5. Electrical
    Thanks in advance. I'm just trying to wire a table lamp with multiple bulbs and I have a few questions. I've wired chandeliers several times but I always clustered the wires - this won't work on this lamp. I've attached a diagram. I believe I've drawn a parallel circuit but not sure. Couple...
  6. Electrical
    One of my desk lamps took a dive off of a set of shelves in to a pile of dirty laundry today. When it landed, the light went out. Upon further inspection, i discovered that the light bulb wasnt broken, and that the two plastic pieces of the socket that were supposed to be screwed together were...
  7. Electrical
    Hello - I have a light switch that controls a socket, and I do not want it to. We just moved into this place, and the location is just pretty awful. The socket will either have an alarm clock or a computer plugged into it, and I do not want either of those controlled by a light switch. This...
  8. Electrical
    In a thread I posted a while back, user "gregzoll" mentioned that Edison lamp light bulb socket adapters are dangerous and are only suited for temporary use. Is it true that they are actually "the worst thing next to matches"?
  9. Electrical
    Hi all, Long time reading, first time posting. Thank you to those who offer your expertise here, it has been extremely useful. I'm building a 3-light pendant light from scratch similar to this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49645418/upcycled-recycled-quart-sized-art-blue I'm using 18-3 SVT...
  10. Tools
    Hi folks, Young beginner DIYer here, looking for some advice on building up my tool kit. So far, I've got the basics -- screwdrivers, hammers, level, slipjoint and adjustable wrenches, hand saw, and a cordless drill. These have served us well so far in our rental apartment living (leaky...
  11. Electrical
    I recently bought a waffle iron in Europe, thinking that I could hook it up to the US 240V grid with a little tinkering. I wanted to ask you guys for input before I do anything stupid, though. If I got it correct, the live wires in a US 240V socket are 180 deg. out of phase and hence have 240V...
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