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  1. Electrical
    My wife has me replacing all our 30+ year-old toggle switches with rocker ones "because she likes the way they look". But, that's a completely different topic. My problem is that I am replacing an old 4 way switch and the old switch doesn't have different terminal colors so I have no way to...
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    In practice and in education I follow the more recent versions of NEC 404 to include a grounded (neutral) conductor at switch locations. This article from IAEI discusses the reason being for accommodating modern occupancy controls and preventing putting current on the EGC. Sadly, many new...
  3. Electrical
    I want to replace two separate single-bulb closet ceiling lights with LED fixtures that have built-in motion sensors on the fixture itself. But both lights are controlled by switches, and I will now want those switches to always be "on" so when someone walks into the closet, the light comes on...
  4. Electrical
    Hello. I am installing 2 single pole switches in a 2 gang box. The switches have screw terminals as well as push-in terminals. So instead of connecting the live wire using a pigtail to feed the 2 switches, can I connect the live wire to the screw terminal of the first switch and then use a...
  5. Electrical
    Hey everyone, I just joined this forum in hopes to get an answer to my problem, thank you in advance for any advice you can give. I just replaced a pull chain ceiling fan/light with a remote ceiling fan/light in the family room and all of the outlets and switches in the family room and...
  6. Electrical
    I have a ceiling fan that I am removing in order to install a basic overhead light. I am having issues swapping the fan/light switch out for a single pole switch. The fan switch was wired as follows: 1. The BLACK "To Fan" wire of the fan/light switch was connected to a single BLACK wire in...
  7. Electrical
    I recently went to Home Depot and picked up the only timer switch they had (Leviton 6161T), and they guy confirmed it was the only option. Unfortunately, after installing it I've learned it's meant only for incandescent lights and is not to be used with a bathroom fan. It seems to be working...
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    I replaced a single-toggle light switch in my room yesterday since I was changing all outlets and switches to white rather than cream (the old light switch worked fine). After replacing the switch, I turned the breaker back on. The light in the room came on, but the switch does not control the...
  9. Electrical
    Hi - I have replaced a ceiling fan with a regular light fixture but have messed something up with the wiring. I had an electrician try to guide me over the phone, but it didn't work, so I'm hoping someone here can help! When the fan was in place, all electricity on the circuit worked. When I...
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