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Electrical Wiring for Post Lights


Electrical Wiring and Fixture Checks for Post Lights: I have a post light that isn’t working. There is power coming through the post wires.


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Cool Start Fixture Ballast Problems


How to Solve Static Electricity Noise


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Electrical Codes for Lights and Outlets


Does either a national or state electrical code require that smallest allowable gauge wire is 12-gauge…


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Add Lighting to Brighten Up Your Bedroom


I have an existing circuit in my bedroom and want to add lighting with switches in the closet. I figure I need to add a junction box and connect into the existing circuit….


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Wall Sconce Switch Electrical Wiring Diagram


I need a wiring diagram for a wall sconce with a pull chain switch and an outlet not controlled by the switch.(hot) Only two wires coming from the wall…


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Heavy Light Fixtures and Ceiling Boxes


The previous lights I took down must have been to heavy for the circular box in the ceiling and now the plaster has broken away and the box is low on one side…


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Be Careful With Light Fixture Conversions


I am trying to use a 100watt metal halide bulb in a normal lamp fixture, and am wondering if there is any way to do this with the correct modifications…


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Calculate Electrical Circuits for Lights and Outlets


Can I use a 12 gauge wire for 7 outlets and 12 lights…


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Electrical Question What is a 3-Way Switch


When a light fixture needs to be turned on or off from two locations two 3-way switches are used. A typical application would be…


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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights Wiring Problem


Question: We have run a coax wire from one switch to an under cabinet light fixture and it works fine.


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Can I Convert Two 3-Way Switched Lights To Be One 4-Way Setup?


I have 2, 3-way switch setups each controlling 1 light fixture. I’d like to tie them together into a single 4 way system…


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Electrical Question about Wiring for Three Way Switches


I am trying to wire a single pole switch and a 3 way switch into 1 switch Box. I believe the power comes in from the single light into…


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Will T5 Lamps Work With A T12 Electronic Fixture Ballast?


Retrofitting T12 or T8 to T5. Current fixtures utilize electronic ballast. Will T5 operate on existing ballast or require new…


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How To Wire a Digital Timer For a Lighting Control Panel


A digital timer provides a set of contacts which are used for the control circuit of the main lighting contactor or lighting relay. The control circuit requires…


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


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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Installing a programmable timer for an existing lighting system


If the new timer is to take the place of the existing system then you either need to identify that system and….


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