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  1. Electrical
    After replacing the brushes on my B&D LE750 Type I Edge Hog, I discovered that I could not re-connect the power lead to the trigger switch. An inspection showed that the tiny metal angled bar, that passively grips an inserted wire to prevent it from falling or pulling out, is no longer there or...
  2. Electrical
    I have an outdoor neon sign on my patio that is wired to what used to be the patio light. I leave the sign's transformer switch in the ON position and use the patio light wall switch to turn it ON and OFF. However, nine times out of ten the sign simply flashes ON for an instant and remains...
  3. Electrical
    All too frequently I will go out to my shed during daylight hours and either turn on the lights to get better lighting on my work, or turn on the oscillating fan for ventilation. When I am done, I will lock it up and go into the house. Some time later, after dark, I will notice the lights are...
  4. Electrical
    I would appreciate any guidance on this please. I just changed out a dimmer switch to a regular "illuminated" switch. When I turn the switch "on", the light in the switch goes off, and the overhead lights go on. That is the way it is suppose to work anyway. Here is my problem, I can not keep...
  5. Plumbing
    I have an ejector pump that won't shut off sometimes. So my questions is, the switch that turns the pump on/off, is it a part that can be replaced or is it attached to the pump? I notice two cords coming out of the pit which leads me to believe that its a separate part. Also, is it the same...
  6. Electrical
    I am new to the site and new to owning a home. I am trying to replace a light fixture in my dining room. I took the old fixture off and made note of how it was wired. However, when I tried to wire my new fixture in a similar fashion, it did not work. There are three sets of wires coming into...
  7. Electrical
    I have a laundry room with a ceiling fan and florescent light on two separate switches. These share a breaker with the room next to it. The laundry room also has a GFI outlet that is on a separate breaker (no problems with this, works fine). The washing machine and dryer are on separate...
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