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Removing a Ceiling Fan Which Wire To Use For The New Light?

by Dave Rongey

I would select the one that is closest to the door, whatever that color ends up being. Just be sure to…


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Can I install a larger size bulb in the light socket?

by Dave Rongey

Most Light sockets and lighting fixtures are designed, tested, and listed by the UL, Underwriters Laboratory, to be safe when installing the device under specific instructions and warning labels. To install using any other…


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How do I use existing electrical wiring for new deck lights?

by Dave Rongey

The 30 amp circuit could be converted to a 15 amp 120 volt circuit or a 30 amp sub-panel could be installed where a 15 amp 120volt circuit could be…


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Are 4-way dimmer switches available for my lights?

by Dave Rongey

There are a few options for 4-way switching, one of which is very affordable and is very reliable….


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How do I wire my 3-way switches?

by Dave Rongey

In order to answer this question you must first identify the configuration of your existing wiring configuration including….


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How do I wire new light fixtures to old electrical wiring?

by Dave Rongey

The wiring coming out of the wall looks like two black insulated wires and no copper or bare wires. No third wire at all…


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How do I connect wiring in my ceiling junction box?

by Dave Rongey

I tried pretty much every combination possible to hook up a 2-light ceiling fixture in the hallway, and none are working. I found out that now the bathroom light right off that hallway is no longer working too…


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How do I connect two fluorescent light fixtures together?

by Dave Rongey

Depending on the containment of the fixtures, how far the fixtures will be apart and if the wiring will be vulnerable to damage you could either use…


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DANGER – Do Not Power Wash Your Fixtures or Outlets!

by Dave Rongey

Question: I have a property light mounted over my garage door. I was hosing off the garage and sprayed the light and heard a pop sound. Answer: Spraying ANY electrical device with water is EXTREMELY Dangerous!


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How Do I Wire My New Light Fixtures?

by Dave Rongey

Some light fixtures have junction boxes with limited space so they should not be used for distributing the circuit to other locations…


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Is there a Dimmer Switch Rated for CU/AL Type Wire?

by Dave Rongey

We have a three way switch in the dining room and would like to put a dimmer in but cannot find any dimmers that are CU/AL approved.


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My Florescent Light Fixtures are Not Working

by Dave Rongey

I replaced all eight 4 foot 32 watt bulbs. I replaced the wall light switch. The circuit breaker seems fine. I have electronic ballast but unlikely both fixtures ballast went at same time. What should I do next?


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Can I use a Mercury Vapor Light with a Dusk to Dawn Control?

by Dave Rongey

I have a dusk to dawn light that takes 175 watt Mercury Vapor bulb.


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Electrical Question about Replacing a Fixture with a Ceiling Fan Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I am replacing a two bulb light fixture with a ceiling fan and light. I am having trouble with the wires from the fan to the junction box, as it seems there are more wires from the ceiling.


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Electrical Question about a Portable Infrared Sauna

by Dave Rongey

I’ve been building a portable infrared sauna. I know nothing about electrical work, but did my best to follow the instructions. When I plugged it in, there was a huge spark and popping – obviously, something is wrong.


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Electrical Question from Skip about Home Automation and Lighting

by Dave Rongey

Question: I am trying to control my walkway lights with motion sensor.


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