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  1. Electrical
    First time owner of a 100-year old home. Many of the outlets and switches look terrible. I’d like to replace them and upgrade some switches to dimmers. It seems fairly straightforward and if it’s easily done I’d like to try to do it myself. I do know that many of the outlets do NOT have a...
  2. Electrical
    Maybe a dumb question, but I'm doing my own wiring for a custom Sprinter Van build. I'm wondering if I can have a switch in the middle of a circuit of LED lights. So basically, it would be + 12v Battery -> LED lights -> 2 way Switch -> LED lights -> - Battery/Ground. I'd really appreciate any...
  3. Electrical
    Hello, My name is Kevin and I am working on some electrical in my home. I swapped out a dozen light fixtures and half a dozen switches, quite inexperienced. I came into an issue where I have 2 switches for the same light, and I can't figure out how to wire them properly. I thought I put the...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, I'm new to the site and wanted to know if anyone has ever had to "Hot Wire" a Lazy Boy Lift Chair before. All the AC power to the chair was chewed up by a dog. I have the AC/DC power supply, The lift ram with a limit switch on it, the motor(gear box), and the actual hand pendant with...
  5. 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...
  6. Electrical
    I have already added strip lights in tracks with diffusers to the tops, bottom (toe kick) and under the wall cabinets. I am familiar with installing LED strip lights and I have had a lot of experience lighting everything from kitchens to decks to nurseries and nightclubs. What I haven't done...
  7. Electrical
    Hi - I've replaced tons of lightswitches at my home before, but have bungled things pretty good and am hoping someone has some tips for getting out of this mess. Otherwise, will have our electrician come out on Monday. I have two 3-way switches in our kitchen. I'm replacing them with Jasco...
  8. Electrical
    I am hoping someone can help me as I think I have forgotten a step. I am trying to change my two switches in my kitchen. one switch is for the light over my table and the other is for the 2 fluorescent lights above my island. When i went to change them out they are the switches that are self...
  9. Electrical
    Hi there- Ive done a fair amount of wiring in my days, but limited with three way. I have always followed diagrams in the past and there is no diagram for this situation. I am curious about rewiring my stairway light with the existing wiring. As of now there is a light at the bottom and top of...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Our outlet stopped working the other night, although the on/off switch connected to the same outlet was still working. I took the plate off and pulled out the outlet and switch and found 4 white wires together inside one twist cap. The 4 wires inside the cap consisted of 2 pairs of two wires...
  11. Electrical
    I must wire 3 lights using any type of switch Switch 1: when up must only turn on lamp A (switch 2&3 must remain down position) Switch 2: when up must only turn on lamps A&B (switch 1&3 must remain in down position) Switch 3: when up must turn on lamps A,B&C (switch 1&2 must remain in down...
  12. Electrical
    So I want to install 6 can lights in my living room and the problem is the electric. Right now, I have a flourescent light plugged into my outlet which is controlled by a switch next to my porch light switch. So my porch light and outlet switch are wired together. What I want to do is disconnect...
  13. Electrical
    I have 9 light fixtures in my basement. Every light is on/off controllable from 3 different switches (top of steps, bottom of steps, and from the middle of the basement) I want to break one of these 9 lights out and put it on it's own switch without interrupting power to the other 8 lights...
  14. Electrical
    I have a junction box taking power from two sources in the house and relaying it to two sources in the garage. There are 2 black wires and two white wires and one pink wirecoming from inside the house. There is one black, one blue, and one white and one pink coming from the garage. I have...
  15. Electrical
    I'm looking for a way to take a single pole light switch controlling one incadescent light and add a second "wireless" switch for dual control. I've looked at X10, Smarthome and others but have yet to find the right solution. Some sites recommend wiring a remote device in place of the current...
  16. Electrical
    I've attached a drawing of my situation. I removed two switches and a plug from my bathroom that were all junked up, taped, etc. and wanted to replace with new. I made sure each one I switched out the wires on for the other. Then after it didn't work I began moving things according to a book I...
  17. Electrical
    I was changing out old switches in an old apartment when I came across this enigma. Switches in the kitchen and hall both operate the hall light. The switch in the kitchen was a regular 3way switch job with a red, a black and a white wire. The switch in the hall had four wires, 2 black and 2...
  18. HVAC
    Hi there, Okay. My furnace comes on when it is supposed to and heats the house appropriately. After it sounds like it has shot off, it seems to reignite as if it wants to start up again. Recently it started trying to reignite twice. It's very strange and a bit concerning in a house with three...
  19. Electrical
    Hi, I just installed a Panasonic FV-11VHL2 bathroom fan. The installation guide stated it must be installed on a 20 amp branch circut. The bathroom only had a 15 amp branch, so I ran a new dedicated line to feed it, even put it on a GFCI, just because I love my family. Trouble is, I'm having...
  20. Electrical
    I have a timer/light switch which controls the outdoor motion sensor and patio lights. The motion sensor lights are obviously not original to the house, so I believe that the timer was probably not, either. I'm planning to remove the motion sensor lights, as we never use them, and they're...
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