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  1. Electrical
    My existing setup is I have a two pole switch which powers both my living room overhead light as well as my porch light. Pretty standard setup one hot black wire coming from a box into the 2 pole switch, with the other two black wires from the two lights wired to the other side of the switch...
  2. Electrical
    I bought a house with my wife not to long ago, that is going to need a good amount of work. I've replaced a couple old switches and outlets already, so I know the wiring of this house is a nightmare. Now I'm trying to replace a sliding dimmer switch with a normal light switch, but when I went to...
  3. Electrical
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the chatroom and I'm hoping someone here can tell me if I did something right (or wrong!). I'm replacing the switches in a double gang box that was installed in the 1980's (one is the light and the other is the fan). I've done several other outlet and switch...
  4. Electrical
    Let me start with a little background. I am the flagman/starter at a local dirt track raceway. On the starter stand there is a controller that illuminates the signal lights (Red/Yellow/Green) on poles on the outer perimeter of the race track. Last Saturday, when I depressed the yellow switch...
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    Hello!! I am new to this, so go easy on me... :o) I am trying to build a customer Lighting Control box for a Disc Jockey buddy of mine - so he can turn on/off 6 different nightclub-style fixtures. The idea so far: - Build a large box to mount 6x Duplex Receptacles; mounted on back of box so...
  6. Electrical
    I'm installing double pocket doors and would like to install a 3 switch box next to the opening of the wall. If your familiar with pocket doors, these are walls that contain 2x4 split studs (to accommodate the doors). Each split stud is 3/4" deep and then I have the thickness of the drywall to...
  7. Electrical
    Hi there, My husband and I are making some minor improvements in our kitchen and our next step is to remove our range hood/vent and the cupboard above it, and install an above the range microwave. I have instructions on how to remove the hood/vent, but it says to install an approved switch...
  8. Electrical
    I have a power outlet that is controlled by a toggle light switch. I would like the outlet to always be hot and not be controlled by a switch. What should I do?
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